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Postcolonial Theology

Postcolonial theology is an umbrella term for the study of the relationship between empires and theologies that have erased specific peoples’ histories, identities, and agency. Postcolonial theology assumes that there has been a colonial theology. All global religions have had a role in this colonial construction and/or postcolonial decolonizing project as either enablers or silent spectators. Postcolonial theology's recent meteoric disciplinary rise conceals the evolving character of a multidecade endeavor grounded in indigenous, anticolonialist struggles. The lack of definition of postcolonial theology in many reference works may mislead readers new to this field to assume that the field itself is new. This entry takes into account the dating of postcolonial theology as a means to reveal its complex origins, the stakes for its critical analytical ...

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