Towards a Liberation Theology of Indigenous Minority Language Groups: A Case Study on the Welsh Language.
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractThe status of indigenous minority language groups in Europe has been underresearched in theology and religious studies. In the United Kingdom alone, besides English, there are at least ten languages that are indigenous to these islands and many who use those languages see all that is associated with their linguistic identity under threat: music, arts and literature; communities; ways of thinking; ways of being in the world. This article focuses on Welsh language users in particular as both a minority and oppressed group in the United Kingdom. Along with a concern for other experiences of oppression, this paper argues that the experiences of minority language groups need to be taken seriously by scholars of religion and theology and invites contributions from our disciplines to debates about the place and status of minority language groups. To that end, this paper begins to map the contours of a liberation theology of the Welsh language.
CitationMorris, W. (2016). Towards a Liberation Theology of Indigenous Minority Language Groups: A Case Study on the Welsh Language. Practical Theology, 9(1), 58-70. doi: 10.1080/1756073X.2016.1162998
PublisherTaylor & Francis
DescriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Practical Theology on 01/07/2016, available online: doi 10.1080/1756073X.2016.1162998
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