(In)visibility and the Process of Public Theology

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In this article the notion of (in)visibility as a skill and an analytical device is brought into the fijield of public theology, and, using political and sociological insights from Andrea Brighenti and Pierre Bourdieu, a theoretical basis is established. Further, a liturgical and eschatological hermeneutic is applied to relativize (in)visibility and to locate its development as a skill in a Christian narrative context. The article argues that (in)visibility offfers a complementary paradigm to the auditory that otherwise attends predominantly to the substantive content of public theological interventions; hence, it contends, the process and consequences for others (not necessarily acting as public theologians) are to be encompassed in a model of public theology. In addition, a case study on a recent statement by a Roman Catholic bishop in Scotland is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-64
JournalInternational Journal of Public Theology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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