Para uma teologia do futuro como futuro da teologia

Translated title of the contribution: Theology of the future as the future of theology

João Manuel Duque*

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The category of the future can be approached theologically from the formal perspective - debating the way of access to this future or even the way of its elaboration - or in the material perspective, debating the various contents imagined for that future, without being able to circumvent the central question relative to the possibility or not of accomplishing all that one imagines: either by practical impossibility or by ethical or even theological impossibility. Placing the question in these terms - concretised in the debates on the various human utopias - requires a reflection on the process of the imagination and on the ways of its relation with reality and possibility. It is in the context of this reflection that some elements that should constitute a theology of the future can be formulated, which are presented as very fertile for the near future of theology.

Translated title of the contributionTheology of the future as the future of theology
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)343-376
Number of pages34
Issue number68
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Eschatology
  • Future
  • Imagination
  • Post-human
  • Utopia


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