Majority World Theologies

Theologizing from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Ends of the Earth
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As Christianity's center of gravity has shifted to the Majority World in the twenty-first century, many younger churches in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are now coming of age. With this maturing comes the ability to theologize for themselves, not simply to mimic what they have been taught from the West. As theology is an attempt to articulate through human language and culture and contexts the timeless truths of the eternal and transcendent God, Majority World churches have much to offer the West and the world, as they contribute to a greater understanding of the Lord. Here is a collection of chapters exhibiting local theologizing from around the world, not just from the "big three" non-Western continents but also including the Middle East and indigenous North America.

  • ISBN: 9780878080885
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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 2018
  • Publisher: William Carey Library

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This remarkable compendium represents nothing less than a tour de force in our growing realization that the worlds of biblical and theological reflection can no longer ignore the sustained and profound work of majority world scholarship. Furthermore, the notion of “mere Christianity” can no longer ignore the deeper reality that the faith “once for all delivered to the saints” is received and embodied by a growing Christian family with profound insights for the whole church with vital contributions influencing bible translation, systematic theology, and biblical exegesis.
 

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With this book, the colours of world Christianity are painted yet more brightly. The wide range of papers contained here give us a delightful taste of what God is doing in building his global body, spectacularly
diverse yet united around the Lordship of Christ.
 

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Table of Contents

CONTRIBUTORS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION by Allen Yeh

PART 1: MAJORITY WORLD THEOLOGIZING
Chapter 1 | “Give Us Friends!”: V. S. Azariah and the Call for the Four-Self Church
Allen Yeh
Chapter 2 | Polycentrism in Majority World Theologizing: AnEngagement with Power and Essentialism
John Cheong

PART 2: AFRICA
Chapter 3 | Engaging Theology and Theological Education in the Majority World: Recognizing Visual and Symbolic Theology from theAkan People’s Illustration
Kofi Amoateng
Chapter 4 | Koinonia(Fellowship) around the Mwaki(Fireplace):Reflections on Twenty-first Century Global Theological Education
Diane Stinton
Chapter 5 | Bible Translation, Theology, and Witches
Robert J. Priest

PART 3: ASIA
Chapter 6 | Exploring Hindu “Insider Movements”: Syncretismor Authentic Contextualization? A Theological and MissiologicalAppraisal with a Fresh Approach
Natun Bhattacharya
Chapter 7 | Analysis of Han in King David’s Life: A Biblical Responseto a Korean Concept
Sunny Hong
Chapter 8 | Sharing the Gospel with Tibetan Buddhists through theCultural Paradigm of Pollution and Purity
James E. Morrison

PART 4: LATIN AMERICA
Chapter 9 | Santería as a Means of Resistance and Deterrent toOrthodox Christianity
Jessica Brooks
Chapter 10 | PRODOLA: A Latin American Doctoral Program ofTheology: Challenges, Opportunities, and a Way Forward
Rubén (Tito) Paredes
Chapter 11 | Latin American Christology: A Latino DiasporaPerspective
Rolando W. Cuellar

PART 5: FROM JERUSALEM . . . TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
Chapter 12 | A Critical Analysis of NaimAteek’s Palestinian Theologyof Liberation
Yousef K. AlKhouri
Chapter 13 | Towards an Indigenous Theology of Worship in Alaska:A Study of Recent Efforts to Contextualize the Art of Yupik EskimoDancing
John G. Ferch

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