CSUatMQ (with Liam Miller): Mark Brett interview: Postcolonialism, Biblical Ethics,
Published on Apr 4, 2017
“Where, historically, colonial theology has left Aboriginal voices out of view, I think, as a matter of theological method you should start with Aboriginal voices and then bring in the larger conversation of the Biblical and Christian tradition into Christian identity – never leaving out voices because you do so at your own peril”
Liam sat down with Mark Brett, the Professor of Old Testament and Research Coordinator at Whitley College, part of the University of Divinity, to talk about his recent book POLITICAL TRAUMA & HEALING: BIBLICAL ETHICS FOR A POSTCOLONIAL WORLD.
We cover a lot! We do a conceptual rapid fire round, getting tweetable definitions for a host of complex terms. We talk about what postcolonialism offers conversations around secular democracy and human rights, we address the church, and its habit to fall into ethno-centrism, Mark explores how we begin to begin with Aboriginal voices, and the last 10 minutes is a can’t miss discussion on economics and Biblical ethics!
Political Trauma and Healing: Biblical Ethics for a Postcolonial world Mark G. Brett (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2016)