Public theology and the translation imperative: A Ricoeurian perspective

@article{Dreyer2011PublicTA,
  title={Public theology and the translation imperative: A Ricoeurian perspective},
  author={Jaco S. Dreyer},
  journal={Hts Teologiese Studies-theological Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={67},
  pages={8}
}
  • J. Dreyer
  • Published 4 November 2011
  • Philosophy
  • Hts Teologiese Studies-theological Studies
The aim of this article is to contribute to the academic discussion on the inter-linguistic translation of the Christian message in the public sphere. There seems to be consensus amongst academic public theologians and social philosophers such as Habermas about the importance of translating religious language in the public sphere. Views differ, however, on the manner of translation. Five key aspects of Ricoeur’s paradigm of translation are discussed and offered as a framework for the academic… 
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