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Rethinking Theology in India: Christianity in the Twenty-First Century

James Massey (Editor) T.K. John (Editor)

A seminal book entitled Rethinking Christianity in India was published in the year 1938 and since then it has been influencing people from different spectrum; it continues to play a major role in the ecclesiological and theological realms even today. However, the landscape of the country i.e., social, economic, political, cultural, and religious has been changing rapidly. Peoples movements including subaltern movements and human rights movements gained momentum in the social sphere. The trends in Christianity too were also rapid. Theology of dialogue, Theology of religions, Indian Theology, Liberation Theology and its various offshoots were among the outcome. Birth of subaltern theologies is part of that trajectory. In view of the changed scenario an attempt is being made to review the developments and probe emerging issues. Hence a project of this nature is being organized keeping in mind the dynamics of social movements, and that social transformation is a major agenda in current theology.

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About the author

James Massey

The Rev. Dr Habil, James Massey is currently the General-Secretary/ Director of Dalit Solidarity Peoples in India, which is a national multi-faith movement. He is also the Hon. Director of the Centre for Dalit Studies, New Delhi. He also worked actively for inter-faith dialogue in the Indian context with special interest in Sikh religion. For his work in Sikh religion he was awarded Doctor of Philosophy by Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany, and again Post-Doctoral Academic Degree (Habilitation) in the field of Religious Studies by the same university. Dr. Massey is the translator of the Punjabi Bible and has authored and edited more than 20 books, which includes: Masihiata: Ika Paricaya (Punjabi, 1976); Doctrine of the Ultimate Reality in Sikh Religion (1990); Towards Dalit Hermeneutics: Re-Reading the Text, the History and the Literature (1994); Dalits in India: Religion as a Source of Bondage or Liberation with Special Reference to Christians (1995); Roots of Dalit History, Christianity, Theology and Spirituality (1996); Down Trodden: The Struggle of India’s Dalits for Identity, Solidarity and Liberation, (1997); Current Challenges and Church Response (1998) and Dalits: Issues and Concerns (1998). His recent publications include Minorities in Democracy: The Indian Experience (1999), and Minorities and Religious Freedom in a Democracy (2003). He has also published a number of papers in academic books and journals.

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Title Rethinking Theology in India: Christianity in the Twenty-First Century
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.08.2013
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173049767
length 472p., Illustrations; 23cm.