Interrupting the Church's Flow

A radically receptive political theology in the urban margins

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Al Barrett
  • London, England: 
    SCM Press
    , October
     448 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


How can we develop and embody an ecclesiology, in contexts of urban marginality, that is radically receptive to the gifts and challenges of the agency of our non-Christian neighbours?

Drawing on resources from political theologies, and in particular conversation with Graham Ward and Romand Coles, this book challenges our lazy understanding of receptivity, digging deep to uncover a rich theological seam which has the potential to radically alter how theologians think about what we draw from urban places. It offers a game changing liberative theology rooted not in the global south but from a position of self-critical privilege.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Revd Dr Al Barrett is rector of Hodge Hill Church in the Diocese of Birmingham. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Queen's Foundation.



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