Dr Karen O’Donnell is the Research Fellow in Digital Theology & Pedagogy at the CODEC Centre for Digital Theology at Durham University in the UK. Her research focuses on the significance of embodied experience for theological discourse. Her monograph Broken Bodies: The Eucharist, Mary and the Body in Trauma Theology is published with SCM Press in November 2018.
The vocation of the public theologian is to testify to their faith and in doing so to further the good news of Jesus in all our publics. At the same time, the aim of this public theological discourse ought not be to colonize other publics for Christianity.