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Title: Living right while righting wrong : a theology of protest shaping the Salvationist response to injustices against the world's poor and marginalised
Author: Swan, Wendy Florence
ISNI:       0000 0004 6497 5704
Awarding Body: King's College London
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis explores the theological underpinnings of The Salvation Army‘s advocacy on behalf of and with the poor and marginalised of the world and argues that the widespread forms of human suffering require an understanding of Christian salvation that is beyond the narrow focus of the soul. It proposes that the telos of shalom provides a theologically rich framework for the creative development of a first order theology of protest that is original, Christologically grounded, doctrinally sound and normative for the life of discipleship. Using a Trinitarian construct, the work identifies the sacrificial nature of the protest act as a key practice in the announcement of the Lordship of Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom of God. If the thesis is correct in its appropriation of a theology of protest, the Salvationist community (and by extension the church) is challenged to seize its prophetic responsibility to participate in humanity‘s redemption by living right and righting wrong.
Supervisor: Sedmak, Clemens ; Davies, Oliver Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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