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Bad Theology: Oppression in the Name of God

Leah Robinson

Why does bad theology happen to good people? Is it even possible for theology to go "bad"? On the one hand, the answer ought to be 'no'. It comes from God, so how can it be bad? Yet theology is predominately human construct, and as a result, humans can influence their theological conclusions with their own desires and beliefs. The result, more often than we care to admit, is 'bad theology'. Drawing on a careful definition of 'bad theology' as theology which denies human flourishing, avoids self-reflection and doesn't seek justice and equality, Leah Robinson offers a series of penetrating case studies which show what bad theology can look like when put into action. As we look at how theology can be bad, she argues, we might begin to understand how it might be better.

Book Details

  • Publisher: SCM Press
  • Publish Date: Apr 28th, 2023
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.45in - 0.56lb
  • EAN: 9780334061052
  • Categories: Christian Theology - General

About the Author

Robinson, Leah: - Rev. Dr. Leah E. Robinson is Associate Professor of Religion and Practical Theology in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has previously served as Lecturer in Practical and Pastoral Theology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland as well as Lecturer in Practical Theology and Peacebuilding at the University of Glasgow, Scotland