Since the 1960’s largely due to the trend of decolonizaiton of many former colonies in the world the human experience of the marginalized, colonized and otherwise silenced voices of pre-60’s production of knowledge there emerged many new theoretical perspectives including feminist, queer, ethnic based theories that all contributed towards understanding things in a new way through incoporating individual, social and cultural expeirience.
This ia also true in the developmetnt of theology. Women have borrowed feminist theology, the queer community (inlusive of gay, lesbian, bisexual transgendered communities), africans, native americans, asians, etc., have used their experience to create ethnic based perspective from which to look at the teachings of the church.
I am personally excited about this because for the first time in history we are now moving towards the global fulfillment of Jesus’ mandate to the church to go forth into the world, etc., the beauty of this command is the incutluration fo the chruch into many cultures, the church grows too as it shares the good news of Jesus…so now we have an African Jesus, a Native American and Asian Jesus…wonderful stuff.
I do believe that we will be seeing many challenges to status quo systematic theological positions and I think that is a good thing…what is your opinion on new theological perspectives that incorporate the human experience into the forumla of producing theological perspectives in understaniding the scriptures, the teachings of the chruch fathers and mothers, the teaching fo the church itself, etc.?