Bridge-building as a Way of Doing Theology: an Autobiographical Essay
Agnes Brazal
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Bridge-building is one metaphor that describes Brazal’s way of responding to her theological vocation. Trained to “bridge” people toward solidarity in the context of the Marcos dictatorship, she has carried this orientation and skill in doing theology and helped transform the theological research climate for Philippine and Asian women theologians. She developed a theological discourse analysis that bridges praxis, other disciplines, and theology, that she usually employs in doing vernacular-postcolonial theologies, connecting the local with metropolitan cultures. She contributed to the elaboration of the intercultural church as bridge of solidarity in the migration context, bridged virtual worlds in doing cybertheology, and focused on the link between nature, the poor, and theology in her latest foray in ecological and disaster theology.

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