Published November 30, 2004
by Chalice Press .
Written in English
|Contributions||Catherine Keller (Editor), Michael Nausner (Editor), Mayra Rivera (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||270|
For seasoned readers of post-colonial literature, Heaney's book offers a fresh perspective by situating this post-colonial project as a form of practical theology that aims toward transformation. This book is a must-read for theologians who are not content with merely describing and uncovering Christianity's role in cultural domination, but who also seek to participate in the life of God whose transforming Spirit is 5/5(3). A theology in tune with postcolonial theory has the potential to creatively inform and transform ecclesial practice. Focusing on the relation of theology to postcolonial theory, Postcolonial Theologies brings together a wide diversity of authors, many of them fresh and exciting theological voices, in essays that are stunningly creative and prophetically : “This book introduces a mosaic of voices, narratives and conversations important for Christians not only in the Asia-Pacific, but also in other places where the connections between different forms of Christianity and different forms of colonialism need to be : Hardcover. The increasing interest in postcolonial theologies has initiated a vital conversation within and outside the academy in recent decades, turning many “standard theologies” on their head. This book introduces seminary students, ministry leaders, and others to key aspects, prevailing mentalities, and some major figures to consider when coming to understand postcolonial theologies.5/5(1).
Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Theology focuses on what postcolonial theologies look like in colonial contexts, particularly in dialogue with the First Nations Peoples in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. The contributors have roots in the Asia-Pacific, but the struggles, theologies and concerns they address are shared across the seas. Focusing on the relation of theology to postcolonial theory, Postcolonial Theologies brings together a wide diversity of authors, many of them fresh and exciting theological voices, in essays that are stunningly creative and prophetically lucid. All essays are theologically constructive, not merely deconstructive or critical, in their visions for Christianity. Here, in this truly groundbreaking study, highly respected feminist theologian Kwok Pui-lan offers the first full-length theological treatment of what it means to do postcolonial feminist theology 5/5(1). Kinyua, Johnson Kiriaku, “ A Postcolonial Analysis of Bible Translation and Its Effectiveness in Shaping and Enhancing the Discourse of Colonialism and the Discourse of Resistance: The Gĩkũyũ New Testament – A Case Study,” Black Theology 1 (): 58 –
The traditional advent of postcolonial studies came in with the publication of Edward Said's book Orientalism, which unmasked Eurocentric assumptions ascribed to Oriental life, thus generating a misrepresentative reality in the Western imagination that was imposed upon Eastern people. The ability of colonial groups to speak for themselves had been stripped away, wherein they were customarily the . Some of the questions that this project engages are: Is there a post-colonial understanding of sin and evil? How can we understand eschatology in post-colonial terms? What does it mean to be the church in a post-colonial framework? For those interested in the intersection of theology and post-colonial studies, this book will be important : Vítor Westhelle. The Postcolonial Theology Network (PTN) group has been a group since May ! This month we celebrate our 12th anniversary as a group! Over the years the PTN has gone through many different formats. In the earliest days the group had scheduled posts with book reviews and blogs. This ambitious book is must reading for all who care about theology of religions, a field often pronounced dead, but, as Daggers demonstrates, remains very much alive." - John J. Thatamanil, Union Theological Seminary, USA "This book presents a fresh, challenging postcolonial theology of religions in engagement with feminist and Asian theologies.