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Contextual theology : skills and practices of liberating faith / edited by Sigurd Bergmann and Mika Vähäkangas.

Contributor(s): Bergmann, Sigurd, 1956- [editor.] | Vähäkangas, Mika [editor.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021Copyright date: ©2021Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages) : illustrations, mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780429348006; 0429348002; 1000217264; 9781000217421; 1000217426; 9781000217346; 1000217345; 9781000217261Subject(s): Theology -- Methodology | Liberation theology | Christianity and culture | RELIGION / Christianity / Theology / General | RELIGION / Christianity / Theology / Liberation Theology | RELIGION / Christianity / GeneralLOC classification: BR118Online resources: Taylor & Francis Click here to access this RESOURCE ONLINE
Contents:
Foreword / Robert J. Schreiter ; Doing situated theology : introductory remarks about the history, method and diversity of contextual theology / Sigurd Bergmann & Mika Vähäkangas ; Can contextual theology bridge the divide? South Africa's politics of forgiveness as an example of a contextual public theology / Dion Forster ; Contextual theology on trial : African Pentecostalism, sacred authority, and sexual and gender based violence / Chammah Kaunda ; Gender, ethnicity and lived religion : challenges to contextual and liberation theologies / Elina Vuola ; Ecumenical liberation theology : how I experienced its arrival in Germany and Europe after 1968 / Ulrich Duchrow ; Economy, greed and liberation theology : a critique from a border location in India / Atola Longkumer ; The dissemination of Vikings : postcolonial contexts and economic meltdown / Sigríður Guðmarsdóttir ; Reclaiming tradition as critique of oppression / Teresa Callewaert ; Speaking from experience : comparing Mahdawi-Pentecostal approaches to equipment for mission and its theological justification / David Emmanuel Singh ; Theology in the Anthropocene ; and beyond? / Sigurd Bergmann ; Theology of "eco-anxiety" as liberating contextual theology / Panu Pihkala ; Contextualization through the arts / Volker Küster ; World Christianity as post-colonializing of theology / Mika Vähäkangas.
Summary: "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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Foreword / Robert J. Schreiter ; Doing situated theology : introductory remarks about the history, method and diversity of contextual theology / Sigurd Bergmann & Mika Vähäkangas ; Can contextual theology bridge the divide? South Africa's politics of forgiveness as an example of a contextual public theology / Dion Forster ; Contextual theology on trial : African Pentecostalism, sacred authority, and sexual and gender based violence / Chammah Kaunda ; Gender, ethnicity and lived religion : challenges to contextual and liberation theologies / Elina Vuola ; Ecumenical liberation theology : how I experienced its arrival in Germany and Europe after 1968 / Ulrich Duchrow ; Economy, greed and liberation theology : a critique from a border location in India / Atola Longkumer ; The dissemination of Vikings : postcolonial contexts and economic meltdown / Sigríður Guðmarsdóttir ; Reclaiming tradition as critique of oppression / Teresa Callewaert ; Speaking from experience : comparing Mahdawi-Pentecostal approaches to equipment for mission and its theological justification / David Emmanuel Singh ; Theology in the Anthropocene ; and beyond? / Sigurd Bergmann ; Theology of "eco-anxiety" as liberating contextual theology / Panu Pihkala ; Contextualization through the arts / Volker Küster ; World Christianity as post-colonializing of theology / 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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