Divinity after Empire (DaE)
For several decades, postcolonial scholarship has flourished in the fields of the study of literature, cultural theory, history and even biblical studies. However, the impact on theology has been weaker. As R.S. Sugirtharajah noted in 2004: "European colonialism has never been a popular subject for theological inquiry in Western discourse despite the very substantial links between the churches of Britain and the missions of the colonial world."
The series of events, below, thereby seeks to fill a significant gap in the scholarly discussion/literature.
- DaE, 3rd international conference Story Weaving: Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Theology. 24-26 January, 2012, Melbourne, Australia. Host: Mark Brett.
- DaE, 4th international conference 28-30 May, 2014: Limuru, Kenya. The Postcolonial Church: Theology, Identity and Mission. Conference Host: Esther Mombo, St Paul's University. More details to come...
- DaE, 5th international conference, 2016, Manchester, UK. Beyond Guilt and Victimhood? This conference will address the challenge of multiple identities in both former colonial contexts and in Britain. Conference host: Lincoln Theological Institute. More information to come...
- DaE, 2nd international conference, January 2010, United Theological Seminary, Bangalore The papers from this conference have been published as Decolonizing the Body of Christ: Theology and Theory After Empire (ed. David Joy and Joseph Duggan, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
- DaE, 1st international conference, Church, Identities and Post/colonialism - 1st-2nd May, 2008, University of Manchester
- 20-22 October, 2010, Postcolonial Roundtable, Gordon College, Massachusetts, USA
- 28-29 October, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA Society of Anglican and Lutheran Theologians
- Anglican Identities and the Postcolonial - 21 July, 2008, Lambeth