Anselm Min, Professor of Religion, CGU
"Theology and Scripture in the Age of Globalization"
The process of reconstructive theology for Min is the retrieval of Christian tradition in light of contemporary challenges. Globalization has become the most pervasive context and even feminist and ethnically-identified challenges must be reviewed in light of this new global paradigm of unequal power relations. Min argues for the inadequacy of theologically accounting for only one of the following five facets of globalization: the economic, political, cultural, environmental, and militaristic. Reconstructive theology must reveal a deity that is concretely universal and that can be found in the history of any and every people. However, a least-common-denominator approach will never suffice, evidenced by the fact that traditions have inherited imperialism as a false universalism.