Guest speaker: Rev Dr Carlton Turner
Caribbean Contextual Theology, in all its variety, continues to challenge the wider Christian theological tradition in fundamental questions about God, Faith and Culture, Human and Cosmological Destiny, Society and Politics, Christian Practice, and Concepts of the Church. In his recently published book, Rev Dr Carlton Turner offers an introduction to the unique and important contribution that the Caribbean theological lens can bring to the broader theological landscape. At this Black Theology Forum Dr Turner will explore different aspects of his book, and will interrogate what he means by a Caribbean Contextual Theological lens and how it consistently challenges toxic, anti-Black, and colonising versions of Christianity.
The Black Theology Forum is a most important site for the verbal articulation of Black theology in Britain and is recognised as the ‘go to place’ for a monthly encounter of lively, interactive, intellectual, and practical exploration amongst academics, practitioners, and those interested in, or new to Black theology. The forum is hosted by The Centre for Black Theology (CBT) and chaired by centre director, Dr Dulcie Dixon McKenzie. A guest speaker leads a conversation by way of a formal presentation followed by Q & A which always provides an opportunity to explore in more depth, themes and concepts in Black theology. It is always intentionally a constructive critical conversation on a wide range of topics that merges scholarship and transformative practice.