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Verbum et Ecclesia

On-line version ISSN 2074-7705
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Abstract

VAN WYK, Tanya. Let us play: (un)shackling liaisons, (un)masking games and (un)hindered dialogue in the arena where theology takes place. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2017, vol.38, n.3, suppl.1, pp.119-134. ISSN 2074-7705.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v38i3.1659.

This contribution is a political-theological and hermeneutical reflection on the origin, nature, intention and contribution of a research theme identified within the dynamics of an institutional space, by taking a critical look at the 'rules' and the 'game' of university academia. Specific reference is made to institutional and faculty research themes, namely 'reconciling diversity' and 'Ecodomy - life in its fullness'. The institutional academic space is compared to a Hunger Games-style panopticon, with its 'rules' and 'play'. It is argued that these research themes can only make an authentic contribution if the 'play' and 'game' of the space in which these themes originate, are deconstructed. If this deconstruction can take place, there might be an authentic chance for unhindered dialogue towards the transformation of the academic space and the greater community it serves.

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