A journal of academic theology

March 2017 Editorial

The results of the recent elections in the United States continue to focus the attention of people in every place on the political map. What the election portends for the long- term future we do not yet know. What we do know is that political realities, not only in the USA, but throughout the world, have had and will continue to have massive implications for all human beings, especially the poor and vulnerable, and for the fate of the Earth. The US election, and others to which it has been compared, certainly marks a historical moment of krisis, a moment of decision, but also of kairos, a moment of opportunity—even if seen through the darkened scrim of dread.

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