Monday, May 15, 2006

Purple Theology...

there is no freedom of God without the politics of justice and compassion, and there is no politics of justice and compassion without a religion of the freedom of God. (Brueggeman 1978)

Beyond Partisan Theology...

David Fitch
- got me thinking and pointed to Scott McKnights thoughts (here) based on Brian McLaren's plea for purple politics — neither red nor blue but purple which is the result of a taking the good and shedding the not so good. He then asks what might Purple Theology look like?

He suggests that
"Purple Theology will transcend the “partisan” nature of current theology, which means it will transcend Evangelical, Fundamentalist, and Liberal — in all their varieties. It will take the good and shed the not so good. It will be at the same time both broad and orthodox."
Brueggeman in The Prophetic Imagination (1978) tackles a partisan approach when suggesting
"The point that prophetic imagination must ponder is that there is no freedom of God without the politics of justice and compassion, and there is no politics of justice and compassion without a religion of the freedom of God."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gordon,

David Fitch is speaking at our cafe tomorrow night about his book, The Great Giveaway. He is a friend of mine (he even talks about us in his book). Wish you could come and hear him - he is brilliant.

Gordon said...

that would've been great - is it to late to recard and post it as an MP3?

Anonymous said...

Gordon,

I will post the audio of David Fitch at FRWY.ca from last night, sometime tomorrow... just for you.

Gordon said...

thanks Pernell - something to listen to while trying to get fit!!