Peter Rollins (born 31 March 1973) is a Northern Irish writer, public speaker, philosopher and theologian who is a prominent figure in Radical Theology.Drawing largely from various strands of Continental Philosophy, Rollins' early work operated broadly from within the tradition of Apophatic Theology, while his more recent books have signaled a move toward the theory and practice of Radical Theology. In these books Rollins develops a "religionless" interpretation of Christianity called Pyrotheology, an interpretation that views faith as a particular way of engaging with the world rather than a set of beliefs about the world.

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  • Peter Rollins (born 31 March 1973) is a Northern Irish writer, public speaker, philosopher and theologian who is a prominent figure in Radical Theology. Drawing largely from various strands of Continental Philosophy, Rollins' early work operated broadly from within the tradition of Apophatic Theology, while his more recent books have signaled a move toward the theory and practice of Radical Theology. In these books Rollins develops a "religionless" interpretation of Christianity called Pyrotheology, an interpretation that views faith as a particular way of engaging with the world rather than a set of beliefs about the world. In contrast to the dominant reading of Christianity, this more existential approach argues that faith has nothing to do with upholding a religious identity, affirming a particular set of beliefs or gaining wholeness through conversion. Instead he has developed an approach that sees Christianity as a critique of these very things. This anti-religious reading stands against the actual existing church and lays the groundwork for an understanding of faith as a type of life in which one is able to celebrate doubt, ambiguity and complexity while deepening care and concern for the world. He argues that the event which gave rise to the Christian tradition cannot itself be reduced to a tradition, but is rather a way of challenging traditions. In order to explore and promote these themes Rollins has founded a number of experimental communities such as ikon and ikonNYC. These groups describe themselves as iconic, apocalyptic, heretical, emerging and failing and engage in the performance of what they call 'transformance art' and the creation of "suspended space." Because of their rejection of "worldview Christianity" and embrace of suspended space these groups purposelessly attempt to attract people with different political perspectives and opposing views concerning the existence of God and the nature of the world. Although Rollins does not directly identify with the emerging church movement, he has been a significant influence on the movement's development. (en)
  • Peter Rollins (Belfast, 31 maart 1973) is een Ierse schrijver, theoloog en filosoof. Hij wordt wel verbonden aan de emerging church-beweging en het zogeheten postmoderne Christendom. Rollins is de oprichter van het experimentele toneelgezelschap Ikon, dat zichzelf omschrijft als 'iconisch, apocalyptisch, ketters, emerging en mislukkend'; het valt onder wat 'theodrama' genoemd kan worden. Rollins is gespecialiseerd in verschillende aspecten van de Continentale filosofie, zoals de fenomenologie. Hij doet onderzoek voor Trinity College Dublin en werkt voor de Olson Foundation. (nl)
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  • Peter Rollins (born 31 March 1973) is a Northern Irish writer, public speaker, philosopher and theologian who is a prominent figure in Radical Theology.Drawing largely from various strands of Continental Philosophy, Rollins' early work operated broadly from within the tradition of Apophatic Theology, while his more recent books have signaled a move toward the theory and practice of Radical Theology. In these books Rollins develops a "religionless" interpretation of Christianity called Pyrotheology, an interpretation that views faith as a particular way of engaging with the world rather than a set of beliefs about the world. (en)
  • Peter Rollins (Belfast, 31 maart 1973) is een Ierse schrijver, theoloog en filosoof. Hij wordt wel verbonden aan de emerging church-beweging en het zogeheten postmoderne Christendom.Rollins is de oprichter van het experimentele toneelgezelschap Ikon, dat zichzelf omschrijft als 'iconisch, apocalyptisch, ketters, emerging en mislukkend'; het valt onder wat 'theodrama' genoemd kan worden.Rollins is gespecialiseerd in verschillende aspecten van de Continentale filosofie, zoals de fenomenologie. Hij doet onderzoek voor Trinity College Dublin en werkt voor de Olson Foundation. (nl)
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