Richard Twiss :: A Theology of Place

  • “When we do theology, we want to do theology in place,” says Dr. Richard Twiss, Author and President of Wiconi International, “we want to do theology in the earth, versus a modernist, enlightenment-era way of considering learning and education.” Place-based theology, which is similar to place-based education, is a way of thinking about God and theology with history and location in mind. Rather than taking a student out of their context and putting them in an isolated, cerebral environment, place-based thinking requires a student to wrestle with difficult subjects within the student’s context. “We’re freeing Christianity from Western cultural captivity…as indigenous scholars we’re trying to free theology from those same kinds of notions.”

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