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Critical Theory


Critical Theory

with Christopher Watkin

The basic aim of ‘critical theory’ is to make visible the hidden structures of a culture, so as to critique society and then, in the best forms of critical theory, bring about improvements. Our guest today reckons the Bible has its own way of exposing the flaws of our culture–and, of course, pointing to the Good. The Bible, in other words, has a critical theory of its own.

Meet our guests

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Christopher Watkin is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Arts Faculty at Monash University where he leads a research project into the contemporary social contract. He is the author of Zondervan Academic’s new book Biblical Critical Theory: How the Bible’s Unfolding Story Makes Sense of Modern Life and Culture.

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