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By Elaine Graham

Public theology is an more and more very important sector of theological discourse with powerful worldwide networks of associations and teachers keen on it. Elaine Graham is among the UK’s prime theologians and a longtime SCM writer. during this booklet, Elaine Graham argues that Western society is getting into an exceptional political and cultural period, during which a few of the assumptions of vintage sociological idea and of mainstream public theology are being overturned. when a few of the gains of the trajectory of spiritual decline, commonplace of Western modernity, are nonetheless obvious, there are compelling and colourful symptoms of non secular revival, no longer least in public existence and politics - neighborhood, nationwide and international. This calls for a revision of the vintage secularization thesis, in addition to a lot Western liberal political concept, which set out separate or a minimum of demarcated phrases of engagement among faith and the general public area.
Elaine Graham examines claims that Western societies are relocating from ‘secular’ to ‘post-secular’ stipulations and lines the contours of the ‘post-secular’: the revival of faith-based engagement in public sphere along the ongoing – maybe intensifying – wondering of the legi¬timacy of faith in public lifestyles. She argues that public theology needs to reconsider its theological and strategic priorities with a view to be convincing during this new ‘post-secular’ international and makes the case for the renewed customers for public theology as a kind of Christian apologetics, drawing from Biblical, classical and modern sources.

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