Dictionary of Concepts and Movements

A.

  • Aboriginal (cf. Indigenous)
    Ab-original,
  • Academy / Academia
  • Accommodation
  • Adiaphora
    Greek word used in theology to connote “Secondary Things”.
  • Africana Studies
    The critical academic study of African history, culture and knowledge in the continent and in diaspora, the study Africa and African people in their own light but also in critical dialogue and debate with Western, Euro-American discourse on blackness in the last 500 years of European world expansion.
    Key text: African Critical Theory: From W.E.B. du Bois and C.L.R. James to Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral by Reiland Rabaka (2009)
  • African Theology
  • Pan-Africanism
  • Alienation
  • Alterity
  • Analogy
  • Anthropology
  • Apocalypse
  • Apocrypha
  • Apophatic Theology
  • Appropriation
  • Asian American Theology
  • Atonement
  • Authenticity

B.

  • Base Ecclesial Communities
  • Basismo
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Binaries
  • Black Australia
  • Black Is Beautiful
  • Black Liberation Theology
  • Black Power Movement
  • ‘Black Skin, White Masks’ (Fanon
  • Black Theology
  • Bolivarianism
  • Border Thinking
  • Bureaucracy

C.

  • Via Campesina
  • Canon / Canonisation
  • ‘Capital’ (Marx)
  • Capitalism
  • Caste
  • Centre
  • Class
  • Chalcedon
  • Christianity
  • Civilisation
  • Colonialism
  • Coloniality of Power
  • Colour-Blindness
  • Commodity / Commodification
  • The Commons
  • Common Sense
  • Communism
  • Communitarianism
  • Conciliar
  • Conscientizicao
  • Consent
  • Contextual Theology
  • Covenant
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Critical Race Studies
  • Critical Theory
  • Culture
  • Curriculum

D.

  • Dalit Liberation Theology
  • Decolonisation
  • Deculturation
  • Developmentalism
  • Dialectical
  • Diaspora
  • Difference
  • Discourse
  • Doctrine
  • Dogmatic Theology

E.

  • Ecumenical Councils
  • Ecumenism
  • Elites
  • Empire (cf. Imperialism)
  • Empiricism
  • English
  • Enlightenment
  • Epistemology
  • Eschatology
  • Ethnicity
  • Ethnocentrism
  • Ethnography
  • Ethnohistory
  • Eurocentrism

F.

  • Faith
  • Fanonian
  • Feminism
  • Feminist Theology
  • Fetishising
  • First Peoples/First Nations
  • First World
  • Forgiveness
  • Fourth World
  • Freedom
  • Free Will
  • Fundamentalism

G.

  • Gandhian
  • Gender / Gendered / Gendering
  • Genocide
  • Globalisation
  • Global Theologies
  • Gospel
  • Grassroots

H.

  • Han
  • Hegemony
  • Heresy
  • Hierarchy
  • Hispanic Theology
  • Historical Jesus
  • History from Below
  • Peoples’ Histories
  • Hope
  • Theology of Hope (Moltmann)
  • Human Rights

I.

  • Ideology
  • Idolatry
  • Imago Dei
  • Immanence
  • Immutability
  • Impassibility
  • Imperialism
  • Indigeneity / Indigenising
  • Indigenous Feminism
  • Indignados
  • Industrialisation
  • Infallibility
  • Intellectuals / Intelligentsia
  • Interfaith
  • Intersectionality
  • Islam
  • Islamic Liberation Theology (Shariati)

J.

  • Jewish Liberation Theology (Ellis)
  • Judaism

K.

  • Kenosis
  • Kingdom of God

L.

  • Language
  • Latin American Liberation Theology
  • Law
  • Liberal Theology
  • Liberation Theologies
  • Literacy
  • Loci
  • Logos
  • Love
  • La Lucha/Lugar (cf. Theology of Struggle)

M.

  • Marginality
  • Marxism
  • Marxist Theology
  • Mestizaje
  • Metropole
  • Migration
  • Militarism
  • Mimetic Desire (Girard)
  • Minjung Theology
  • Mission / Missionaries
  • Modernity
  • Mother Earth
  • Mujerista Theology

N.

  • Nationalism / Pan-nationalism
  • Nation States
  • Nativism
  • Natural Theology
  • Negritude (Césaire)
  • Neocolonialism
  • Neoliberalism
  • Neurodiversity/Neurotypicality
  • Nonviolence
  • Normativity
  • North(-South)

O.

  • Occidentalism
  • Oral Traditions
  • Orientalism (Said)
  • Original Sin
  • Other / Othering

P.

  • Panentheism
  • Pantheism
  • Paternalism
  • Patriarchy
  • Peacemaking
  • Peace Theology
  • Performance
  • Periphery
  • Philosophy of Liberation (Dussel)
  • Place
  • Plantation Slavery
  • Pluriversality
  • Political Theology (Metz)
  • Post-colonialism
  • Post-modernism
  • Post-structuralism
  • Poverty
  • Power
  • Privatisation
  • Process Theology
  • Propaganda
  • Protest
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Public Theology

Q.

  • Quakerism
  • Queering
  • Queer Theory

R.

  • Reality/realidad
  • Remembering
  • Representation
  • Resistance
  • Revelation
  • Revolution
  • Theology of Revolution

S.

  • Sacrament
  • Science
  • Second Peoples Theology (Budden)
  • Second World
  • Secularism
  • Self-determination
  • Sexuality
  • Signifier / Signified
  • Social Gospel
  • Socialism
  • Sola Fide/Gratia/Scriptura
  • Soteriology
  • Southern Thought
  • Sovereignty
  • Stereotyping
  • Subaltern (Gramsci)
  • Subaltern Studies
  • ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’ (Spivak)
  • Subjectivity
  • Subordination
  • Hermeneutics of Suspicion (Derrida)
  • Syncretism
  • Systematic Theology

T.

  • ‘Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy’ (Brueggemann)
  • Theodicy
  • Theologia Crucis/Gloriae
  • Theology
  • Thingification
  • Third World
  • Torah
  • Transcendence
  • Transculturation
  • Transgender/Transsexuality
  • Translation
  • Trans-textuality
  • Transmission
  • Tribalism
  • Trinity
  • Truth

U.

  • Underdevelopment
  • Unionism
  • Universality
  • ‘Unveiling Algeria’ (Fanon)

V.

  • Violence
  • Voice

W.

  • Whiteness
  • Womanism
  • Womanist Theology
  • Word of God
  • World Systems Theory

X.

Y.

Z.

  • Zapatismo
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