American asian asian christianity face in making theology
New Day Publishers, , pp. These statistics are taken from Time Almanac Boston: I would like to quote three brief paragraphs from his speech so that we listen to the Hindu voice:. This is where some hard sayings are due about Asian cultures in general. The fourth quality of citizenship is pluralist sensibility. One of the consequences of this says Rambachan is that "even when Christian thinking about other religions changes, this does not translate itself into review of the nature and meaning of mission".
Life is meaningful and worthy when it is living, i. And a person or community may see their own approach to Reality as the most challengingly relevant one to them, and possibly to all others as well. We struggle to live—we live to struggle. They are fields in which radical new thinking is called for. In relation to theology of struggle everyone should ask the very basic and fundamental question:
Therefore, theology needs not be a contextualized theology, but be most significantly a contextual or relevant theology. But God remained the God of the nations. The mutual solidarity among human beings is itself part of the cosmic solidarity of all creation. All these movements and theological efforts also employ a variety of biblical hermeneutics and theological methods in seeking to respond theologically to the Asian social, political, economic, cultural, and religious reality. Three Mile an hour God: Traditional, premodern societies are closed systems of identity based on gender, class, status, origin, religion, region, etc.
It is interesting, however, that the word "parish" originally meant a district or a geographical entity, rather than a group of people who believed in a particular way. Aug 04 TO Nov 30 We form communities based on nationality, culture, language, caste, ethnicity, race and so on. Therefore Understanding God and Naming God whom we worship is the primary foundation in constructing any kind of theology. Postmodern Citizenship as a Task and Challenge. I provide a fuller discussion of a theology of solidarity in Min