Special Issue "‘Dramatic Theology’ as a Process of Discernment for Our Time"

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 September 2022 | Viewed by 121

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Nikolaus Wandinger
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Guest Editor
Department of Systematic Theology, University of Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: dramatic theology as a hermeneutical research tool reaching across theological subdivisions; soteriology as nexus of theological ideas

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For many, ‘Dramatic Theology’ has become a household name for a theological framework that aspires to interrelate different, seemingly opposed, theological claims and integrate them into a consistent whole without leveling their distinct emphases and concerns. Thereby, it has made significant contributions to the fields of Christology, soteriology, eschatology, the theologies of (original) sin, grace, and sacrifice, has engendered a theological reckoning with the ideas of God’s wrath and violence and – in connection with that – the theology of revelation and Biblical hermeneutics. To this purpose, Dramatic Theology has utilized but also adapted Mimetic Theory, and also developed a new approach to a theological ethics.

This Special Issue seeks to relate these insights to the specific challenges that face the world and the church today, and to broaden the scope of the themes treated explicitly to the interreligious and intercultural sphere.

We seek contributions that either depict and critically analyze the method of Dramatic Theology or inquire into its contributions to important fields of systematic theology (those already mentioned but also new ones) in the challenges or our present times; furthermore, we welcome contributions that probe the significance of this theological framework for interreligious and intercultural dialog, and show its versatility for important theological endeavors.

Dr. Nikolaus Wandinger
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • theological method
  • Biblical hermeneutics
  • theology of revelation
  • soteriology
  • sacrifice
  • Mimetic theory
  • divine/human violence
  • dramatic ethics
  • dramatic theology’s interreligious implications
  • dramatic theology’s cross-cultural implications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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