Hts Theological Studies 70 (3):01-06 (2014)

Authors
Abstract
'My city of ruins' is the title of a song by Bruce Springsteen and will accompany a public theological reflection of imagining alternative cities. A city of ruins is either a city of ruins in the sense that it is a city in ruins. Alternatively it is a city of ruins in the sense that it is a city that is built from ruins, like a phoenix rising from the ashes. The article will reflect on the second alternative namely the poiesis of a habitable, sustainable and political space in a time when all the meta-discourses of constructing and social engineering lie in ruins . The article will focus on Derrida's ideas of deconstruction and the hope and prayer of perhaps. Springsteen's song includes the prayer: 'come on, come on, rise up!' A city of ruins prayed into existence, rising up by the call of those longing for a liveable, sustainable city to rise up from the ruins of too many empty promises of the various political agendas. Creating and imagining a city of prayer, which involves the prayers for justice incarnate in the broken language of revolutions, and transformations and political construction, thus calls a city of promise into existence
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.4102/hts.v70i3.2723
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 53,666
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Art and the City: Introduction.Mandy Suzanne Wong & Joanna Demers - 2012 - Evental Aesthetics 1 (3):4-9.
Art and the City: Introduction.Mandy-Suzanne Wong & Joanna Demers - 2012 - Evental Aesthetics 1 (3):4-9.
The City-Place as a Work of Art. Introduction.Maria Popczyk - 2016 - Folia Philosophica 35:101-114.
The Earthly City in the Latin West and in the Land of Rus'.Iu Svatko - 2000 - Russian Studies in Philosophy 38 (4):62-71.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-04-10

Total views
17 ( #567,897 of 2,349,159 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #511,414 of 2,349,159 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes