Postcolonial/Decolonial Theology

  • An Yountae
Part of the Radical Theologies and Philosophies book series (RADT)


Postcolonial theory or postcolonial theology and radical theology share important characteristics in common. Broadly speaking, there are two key elements: First, both theologies take a deconstructionist approach to theology that implies these theologies’ emphases on change and their rejection of rigid dichotomies. Second, radical theology shares a non-dualistic orientation with postcolonial theology. However, postcolonial theology does not reject transcendence itself. It does not advocate immanence without transcendence, the former over the latter. Rather, it challenges the binary separating the two. Such binary is still somewhat maintained in the early proponents of death of God theology as they tend to affirm immanence over transcendence.

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  • An Yountae
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  1. 1.California State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

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