By Grace Ji-Sun Kim
This assortment demonstrates a optimistic power in reimagining with doctrines, which unlocks them from centuries of patriarchal constraint. It opens the way in which for glimpsing divine motion within the financial system of salvation, whereas human struggles for justice are positioned inside of a much broader enviornment whilst discrete theological assets are deployed during this method.
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Some are well-educated, better able to find voluntary work; others are illiterate but participate in a familiar Catholic form of the liturgy and find support in their welcome. There is a strong commitment to the viability of the church from middle class white British members, and support also from local white working class families who want to see the church thrive, who sometimes attend services, and who look to it for baptisms and funerals. Some black British members are longstanding, having received a rare welcome from previous members, now long gone, when they arrived at the church half a century ago as new immigrants from the Caribbean; others have found their way here in recent years.
It is ecumenical in that it draws on various faith traditions, affirming what can be said together. It is transformative through prophetic denunciation of structural violence and injustice and hope-filled annunciation of a vision of a transformed world. The process of consultation and collaboration between theologians, ethicists, economists, activists and others that was clarified above enables the doing of theology examined here. In this process, economy is reimagined and reconnected to the household, life, and community, as it was in the early church.
49 When a congregation gathers in doxology, the liturgy is also a pedagogical school. 50 Thus the patristic axiom lex orandi, lex credendi (the law of prayer is the law of belief) is affirmed. ”52 What is learned in this pedagogical school? What understanding of “central Christian witness” is shared and practiced in this diverse gathered congregation? How does contemporary Trinitarian theology inform our reflections? As I will show below, feminist Trinitarian reimagining is largely ignored in the wider revival of Trinitarian theology.