Dalit Theology after Continental Philosophy

Dalit Theology after Continental Philosophy

by Y.T. Vinayaraj

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319810027
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/08/2018
Series: Postcolonialism and Religions
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 143
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Y.T. Vinayaraj teaches Theology at the Dharma Jyoti Vidya Peeth and Nav Jyoti Post-Graduate Research Centre (NJPGRC), New Delhi, India. He holds a PhD from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, USA, and is an ordained minister of the Mar Thoma Church. His research areas are Continental philosophy, cultural hermeneutics, and Dalit theology.

Table of Contents

1. God as the ‘Transcendent Other’: A Critical Engagement with "The Theological Turn”

2. Spivak and the ‘Subordinated Other’: The “Third World Turn” in Continental Philosophy

3. God, Human, and Creation: Spivak and Postcolonial Theologies
4. De-Othering God: Dalit Theology after Continental Philosophy


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“In this work, a subaltern voice resounds with clarity and dissonant virtuosity. The author presents his readers with a subversive incision into the “third world turn” in recent philosophical theology. With audacious proficiency, Y.T.
Vinayaraj enunciates a new platform for postcolonial theology. In opportune time, distinct and lucid accents that have long been trampled join a planetary conversation. We salute this advent!” (Vitor Westhelle, author of Eschatology and Space: The Lost Dimension in Theology Past and Present)

“This book challenges us to reactivate the audacious spirit of Indian materialist philosophies of Lokyata/Carvaca to reimagine God as the “enfleshed immanent other.” Y.T. Vinayaraj analyzes, interrogates, and critiques continental philosophers and liberation theologies, offering a rousing conclusion that calls for a “third world turn.” This book is a significant contribution to
Indian Christian theology and is certain to become a landmark of Dalit postcolonial discourse.” (Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon, Associate Professor,
Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, University of Divinity, Melbourne,

“Proposing an immanent God of Dalit theology conceived away from transcendence is a double move towards liberation for humans and resolution of the alienation between the divine and the human. This is a radical step that could visualize an alternative politics of liberation informed by the immanence of the divine transforming the human, yet integral. Traversing continental philosophy and postcolonial theory, this book is set to become a classic in the field.” (P.
Sanal Mohan, author of Modernity of Slavery: Struggles Against Caste Inequality in Colonial Kerala)

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