Is God Christian?: Christian Identity in Public Theology: An Asian Contribution

Is God Christian?: Christian Identity in Public Theology: An Asian Contribution

by D. Niles

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Overview

Is God Christian? Christian Identity in Public Theology: An Asian Contribution is a sequel to Niles‘s previous book, The Lotus and the Sun: Asian Theological Engagement with Plurality and Power, and continues the narrative of the social biography of Asian theology. It enters the theological efforts of the author‘s generation as a collective enterprise to survey methods that in the arena of public theology confront and reject the assertion that God is Christian or there is a Christian god among other gods. The focus is on the issues and questions that affect the people and societies of Asia. The theology envisaged here is not the kind that will confine itself within the Christian community but one that will have an import for the actors in public life. Asian Public Theology will be one that will be inherently interreligious in nature. Accordingly, the theological methods explored in this book are not concerned narrowly with problems in Christian theology, but rather with challenges posed for Christian theology in the wider arena of social and political life in Asia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506430263
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

D. Preman Niles is one of the outstanding contemporary Asian Christian theologians. As the first director of the World Council of Churches' Department on Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation, he played a pivotal role in building up a theological basis for struggles for justice and environmental concerns. He also served as the associate general secretary and secretary for theological concerns in the Christian Conference of Asia. He is the author of The Lotus and the Sun: Asian Theological Engagement with Plurality and Power (2013), From East and West: Rethinking Christian Mission (2004), and Faith in a Global Economy: A Primer for Christians (1998).

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Cross-Textual Hermeneutics: A Counter-Colonial Approach 27

2 Cross-Textual Reading: Demonstrating A Method 63

3 Postcolonial Hermeneutics: Confronting Colonialism 95

4 Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: Addressing Colonial Entanglements 129

5 Subaltern Hermeneutics: Counter Theological Approaches 163

The Exploration. Continues: Some Concluding Remarks 191

Index of Names and Places 197

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