Editorial Special Issue—Climate Change and the Common Good

Editorial Special Issue—Climate Change and the Common Good © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156973210X510848 International Journal of Public Theology 4 (2010) 269–270 brill.nl/ijpt Editorial Special Issue—Climate Change and the Common Good Clive Pearson Guest Editor The very first issue of this journal referred to the present being a kairos moment. This invocation of the right time was on that occasion designed to draw attention to how the language and aspirations of a public theology were surfacing around the globe. They were no longer being confined to the United States or indeed the United Kingdom. This theme was in the throes of becoming a global flow. It is in the nature of a public theology to make an attempt to discern ‘the signs of the times’. There is at least a double responsibility here: the first has to do with the capacity to identify and name occasional issues that exercise the public mind; the second has to do with the art of rhetoric. The language of kairos belongs historically inside the art of rhetoric—how is the well-made point to be inserted into a line of argument or an ebbing and flowing tide of public opinion? There is always more than one occasional issue seeking to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Public Theology Brill

Editorial Special Issue—Climate Change and the Common Good

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Publisher
BRILL
Copyright
© 2010 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1872-5171
eISSN
1569-7320
D.O.I.
10.1163/156973210X510848
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156973210X510848 International Journal of Public Theology 4 (2010) 269–270 brill.nl/ijpt Editorial Special Issue—Climate Change and the Common Good Clive Pearson Guest Editor The very first issue of this journal referred to the present being a kairos moment. This invocation of the right time was on that occasion designed to draw attention to how the language and aspirations of a public theology were surfacing around the globe. They were no longer being confined to the United States or indeed the United Kingdom. This theme was in the throes of becoming a global flow. It is in the nature of a public theology to make an attempt to discern ‘the signs of the times’. There is at least a double responsibility here: the first has to do with the capacity to identify and name occasional issues that exercise the public mind; the second has to do with the art of rhetoric. The language of kairos belongs historically inside the art of rhetoric—how is the well-made point to be inserted into a line of argument or an ebbing and flowing tide of public opinion? There is always more than one occasional issue seeking to

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International Journal of Public TheologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2010

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