Interesting to consider the resonances between Christian theology and the definitional contours of critical theory. In its attempts to describe who God is and what God has done on the basis of God’s self-revelation, theology is explanatory, normative, critical, practical, and self-reflexive. (See the article on “critical theory” in The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy.) Theology is thereby free to affirm what it deems to be the correct insights of other critical theories, without bowing the knee to any critical theory in particular, because it is its own kind of critical theory. Reminds me of the relationship between theology and metaphysics in Robert Jenson’s description of theology as “revisionary metaphysics.”