What is it about?
"Post-truth" is a heated topic in recent years. How can we make sense of it from a theological perspective? How do theologians understand the post-truth phenomenon so far? This essay studies the theological response to it hitherto and suggests a way to engage it by employing a German theologian, Paul Tillich's legacy. It attempts to show that this theological reflection can stimualte the public to rethink about the phenomenon.
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Why is it important?
Instead of viewing "post-truth" merely as a "problem" which many people perceive and so immediately desires to "resolve," this essay reveals the very nature and the complexity of the post-truth phenomenon, and subsequently it underscores the "religious" or the quasi-religous dimension of the phenomenon. Correspondingly, it highlights the relevancy, the critique, and the contribution of theology in reflecting on the post-truth politics.
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This page is a summary of: Confronting the Ideology Behind the Post-Truth Phenomenon: Outlining a Public Theology of Ultimate Concern, International Journal of Public Theology, December 2021, Brill,
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