The Columbine Room (in the I.M. Pei Tower) at the Sheraton Downtown
This roundtable session explores liberating theology itself from its emphasis on property and the “ground” that theologians claim. More than criticism, this roundtable also explores the new avenues and approaches that emerge when embracing theology’s innate displacement from the world. The goal is to question the possibility of a radical, liberated, and improper theology.
The panel will move through a series of questions during its time in an active conversation among a diverse group of participants.
1: How can any theology prevent the reproduction of harmful economies? We are particularly interested in radical, theopoetic, liberation, and critical race theologies.
2: How can emphasizing it offer a self-negating perspective on the contemporary relation connecting debt, development, and liberation?
3: What new forms of immanent relations among humans (allies and accomplices) are opened by this theological venture? What prevents it from repeating past exploitations?
4: What kinds of communities become opened once theology divests itself of property?