This book gives a persuasive answer to the need for public theology today. Rudolf von Sinner can draw from a rich basis of scholarship and experience related to the topic of public theology. His clear awareness of the contextuality of public theology is the reason for his repeated assurance in this book that we cannot speak about "public theology" but always only of "a" public theology. At the same time it is very clear for him that there is also an "intercontextuality". One of the great strengths of this book is its embeddedness into an international discourse on public theology, with a special emphasis on the South-South exchange. It is a contribution to public theology scholarship in its best sense. I proudly welcome its publication in our series.
(Bishop Prof. Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Evangelical Church in Germany}
Rudolf von Sinner is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná at Curitiba, as well as Professor Extra-Ordinary at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.