oa Scriptura : Journal for Contextual Hermeneutics in Southern Africa - Glocalisation in the service of resistant discourses : towards ‘reading’ with Volker Küster

Volume 117 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0254-1807
  • E-ISSN: 2305-445X



‘Talking back’ in a non-confrontational way, this essay engages the German theologian Volker Küster’s ‘reading’ of what it views as resistant discourses from the global South. In the first instance, the essay attempts to ‘read’, with Küster, global political and social transformations since 1990, specifically looking at possible ways they have shaped theological discourses in the global South. Moving on, is Küster’s ‘reading’ of a selected number of the latter discourses. The essay also attempts to highlight analytically, how Küster came to the conclusion that a shift occurred from contextualisation to the so-called glocalisation. Finally, based upon an own ‘reading’ of the discourses and drawing on the discussants’ voices themselves, an argument is made for glocalisation in the service of contextualisation.

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