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An Introduction to Third World Theologies

John Parratt

An Introduction to Third World Theologies

John Parratt

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'This is an excellent title for theological students and others looking for an overview of the subject ... This book looks at Muslims' beliefs and practices, as they developed from their origins to the current day. It is suitable for anyone seeking more knowledge on the place of Islam in today's world conflicts.' Publishing News

- Publisher The greatest change which has come about in Christian theology over the last generation has been the explosion of contextual theologies in different parts of the world. This book provides an overview of the main trends and contributions to Christian thought of Third World theologies. It sets out the common context of these theologies in their experience of colonialism and western missions, and suggests that they have forged new ways of doing theology which are quite distinct from the theological traditions of the western world. With key contributions from experts in their fields on Latin America, India, East Asia, West and East Africa, Southern Africa and the Caribbean, this book situates Christian thought in the cultural and socio-political contexts of their respective regions, and demonstrates how Third World theologies are providing different perspectives on what it means to be a Christian in today's global world.

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'This is an excellent title for theological students and others looking for an overview of the subject ... This book looks at Muslims' beliefs and practices, as they developed from their origins to the current day. It is suitable for anyone seeking more knowledge on the place of Islam in today's world conflicts.' Publishing News
- Publisher

The greatest change which has come about in Christian theology over the last generation has been the explosion of contextual theologies in different parts of the world. This book provides an overview of the main trends and contributions to Christian thought of Third World theologies. It sets out the common context of these theologies in their experience of colonialism and western missions, and suggests that they have forged new ways of doing theology which are quite distinct from the theological traditions of the western world. With key contributions from experts in their fields on Latin America, India, East Asia, West and East Africa, Southern Africa and the Caribbean, this book situates Christian thought in the cultural and socio-political contexts of their respective regions, and demonstrates how Third World theologies are providing different perspectives on what it means to be a Christian in today's global world.
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Meet the Author

John Parratt

John Parratt is Professor of Third World Theologies at the University of Birmingham. He has taught and researched widely in Africa, India, and the Pacific. His books include Papuan Belief and Ritual (1976), Reinventing Christianity, African Theology Today (1995), A Reader in African Christian Theology (1987, revised and expanded1997), A Guide to Doing Theology (1996) and The Pleasing of the Gods, Meitei Lai Haraoba (with S. Arambam Parratt, 1997).

Table Of Contents

  • 1. Introduction John Parratt; 2. Latin America Jose Miguez Bonino; 3. India Kirsteen Kim; 4. East Asia Edmond Tang; 5. Africa, East And West Diane Stinton; 6. Southern Africa Isabel Apawo Phiri; 7. The Caribbean George Mulrain; 8. Postscript John Parratt.

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  • Catalogue Code 226527
  • Product Code 052179739X
  • EAN 9780521797399
  • Pages 198
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University
  • Publication Date Jun 2004
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.330kg

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