New issue of IJPT prepares VI GNPT Consultation

Comprising a series of works, including original articles and book reviews, the International Journal of Public Theology, the scientific journal of the Global Network for Public Theology, reaches its 16th volume. The publication, conceived by Prof. Dr. Rudolf von Sinner and Prof. Dr. Jefferson Zeferino, Chair and Vice-Chair of the GNPT Executive, respectively, highlights the interdisciplinary reflection on religion and the city, paving the way for the VI Consultation, to be held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR) , from October 03 to 06, 2022, in Curitiba, Brazil.

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Check the titles and authors of this edition:


  1. Is There No Sense of Shame among Evangelicals? The Idolatry of Bolsonaro and the Constraints of the Gospel by Rudolf von Sinner
  2. Curitiba, Brazil: Social Crisis and Policy Innovation for Cities in Light of Laudato Si’ by Jucimeri Isolda Silveira, Jaci de Fátima Souza Candiotto and Maria Cecilia Barreto Amorim Pilla
  3. The Eutopian City: The Challenge of Urban Conviviality in the Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti Encyclicals by Jelson Roberto de Oliveira and Clovis Ultramari
  4. Religious Symbols in Public Spaces in Brazil: Controversies and Propositions by Celso Gabatz
  5. Ex- and Post-Evangelicalism: Recent Developments in Brazil’s Changing Religious Landscape by Raimundo Barreto and Fábio Py
  6. Public Theology in the Context of the Religious Dualization Phenomenon in Multiple Modernities by Alfredo Teixeira, Alex Villas Boas, and Jefferson Zeferino

Book reviews

  1. The Aesthetics of Atheism: Theology and Imagination in Contemporary Culture, written by Kutter Callaway and Barry Taylor. Author: Dylan Parker.
  2. A Church for the World: The Church’s Role in Fostering Democracy and Sustainable Development, edited by Samuel Yonas Deressa and Josh de Keijzer. Author: Thomas Hampton.
  3. Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism, written by Jonathan Tran. Author: Calida Chu.

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The Global Network for Public Theology (GNPT) is an academic research partnership that promotes theological contributions on public issues, especially those issues affecting the poor, the marginalized and the environment in a glocal (global-local) context.

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