Contextual theology : skills and practices of liberating faith /

Contextual theology : skills and practices of liberating faith / edited by Sigurd Bergmann and Mika Vähäkangas. - 1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages) : illustrations, maps - Routledge new critical thinking in religion, theology and biblical studies .

Foreword / Doing situated theology : introductory remarks about the history, method and diversity of contextual theology / Can contextual theology bridge the divide? South Africa's politics of forgiveness as an example of a contextual public theology / Contextual theology on trial : African Pentecostalism, sacred authority, and sexual and gender based violence / Gender, ethnicity and lived religion : challenges to contextual and liberation theologies / Ecumenical liberation theology : how I experienced its arrival in Germany and Europe after 1968 / Economy, greed and liberation theology : a critique from a border location in India / The dissemination of Vikings : postcolonial contexts and economic meltdown / Reclaiming tradition as critique of oppression / Speaking from experience : comparing Mahdawi-Pentecostal approaches to equipment for mission and its theological justification / Theology in the Anthropocene ; and beyond? / Theology of "eco-anxiety" as liberating contextual theology / Contextualization through the arts / World Christianity as post-colonializing of theology / Robert J. Schreiter ; Sigurd Bergmann & Mika Vähäkangas ; Dion Forster ; Chammah Kaunda ; Elina Vuola ; Ulrich Duchrow ; Atola Longkumer ; Sigríður Guðmarsdóttir ; Teresa Callewaert ; David Emmanuel Singh ; Sigurd Bergmann ; Panu Pihkala ; Volker Küster ; Mika Vähäkangas.

"This book advances that history by exploring stories, images and discourses across a worldwide range of geographical, cultural and confessional contexts. Its twelve authors not only enrich our understanding of the significance of the contextual method, but also produce a new range of original ways of doing theology in contemporary situations. The authors discuss some prioritised thematic perspectives with an emphasis on liberating paths, and expand the ongoing discussion on the methodology of theology into new areas. Themes such as interreligious plurality, global capitalism, ecumenical liberation theology, eco-anxiety and the anthropocene, postcolonialism, gender, neo-pentecostalism, world theology, and reconciliation are examined in situated depth. Additionally, voices from Indigenous lands, Latin America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe and North America enter into a dialogue on what it means to contextualise theology in an increasingly globalised and ever-changing world. Such a comprehensive discussion of new ways of thinking about and doing contextual theology will be of great use to scholars in Theology, Religious Studies, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Gender Studies, Environmental Humanities, and Global Studies"--

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Theology--Methodology.
Liberation theology.
Christianity and culture.
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