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Audio, ergo sum (I hear, therefore I am)

Winderlich, James (2014) Audio, ergo sum (I hear, therefore I am). Lutheran Theological Journal, 48 (1). pp. 28-40. ISSN 0024-7553


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Postcolonial theory addresses issues of human identity and its representation. By comprehensively addressing these issues through the lived experiences of colonizing and colonized people, the possibilities of equitable, reconstituted, hybridized identities exist. Postcolonial theory is used to critique the theological relationships shared between colonized, indigenous and colonizing, non-indigenous members of the Lutheran Church of Australia. Indigenous Lutheran people are adversely represented as alterity through the institutional structure of the Lutheran Church of Australia. This is evidenced by various organisational procedures and individual behaviours. For this to change non-indigenous Lutherans will need to surrender their dominance over the indigenous, non-indigenous discourse and listen carefully to the voices of indigenous Lutherans. Postcolonial theology is a reliable basis for indigenous Lutheran people to effectively represent themselves, and for non-indigenous Lutheran people to be transformed into a new identity as their hearers.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: postcolonial theory, postcolonial theology, identity, Australia, indigenous, non-indigenous, Lutheran, subaltern, alterity, ‘other’, Lutheran Church of Australia, discourse, hybridity, representation, self-representation, identity, Luritja, Arrente, Koonibba
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220299 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields not elsewhere classified
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
College/Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
Depositing User: Ms Rosslyn Darmody
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 00:12
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 04:18
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1770

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