Living Theologies: Reflections from Diverse Specificities is a compendium of theological, ecclesial and missional articulations from different perspectives that speak to the situations we live by. These reflections have emerged out of the intersections of faith, culture, traditions, ethics, etc., as they provide the rich resource for theologising in a particular context. As we live in difficult situations that are compounded by the pandemic, economic crisis, crony capitalism, discrimination, division and so on, these reflections reassert and reaffirm our faith in God whom we believe.
As our journey of faith is beset with problems and issues that threaten our life and the livelihood of people, these reflections provide the means by which we can strengthen our faith in God as he leads us on. To that end, if these reflections find meaning and relevance, to enlarge the horizons of our understanding of God’s plan for us; to provoke and strengthen our faith and encourage us to move forward with God who enables us by his presence to cope with the situations, the editors would be satisfied.
Biography of Rev. Dr. Vincent Rajkumar
Section I - Theology
1. Living Theologies: From Whose Perspective?
2. Living Theology @ 120 F
3. The Politics of Symbols, Speech and Silence: The Kerygmatic Task of Leveraging Language for Liberation and Life
4. Land, Livelihood and Religious Traditions: Re-Configuring Dalit Identity and Re-Imagining a Theology of Life
5. Kingdom of God: An Envisioned New World Order as a Living Theology
6. Towards a Theology of Ahimsa
7. Truth Still Matters! Post Truth Rhetoric and Justice Seeking People
8. Transnational and Trans(a)gressive Multiple Religious Identities: A Public Theological Interrogation of The Multiple Identities of Indian Christian Migrants in the UK
9. Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Justice: Towards a Womanist Theology
10. An Ontological Brooding: An Existential Deconstruction
Secton II - Ecclesiology
11. Can Pastoral Praxis Flourish in Institutional Settings?: A Homiletical and Biblical Exploration
12. Eucharist as Decolonial Practice: Celebrating Communion in the Context of Covid- 19
13. Reading the Joseph Episode in the Book of Genesis from the Perspective of 'Trafficking'
14. Ministerial Challenges: Covid-19
15. The Church in the Age of the Pandemic: Some "Abnormal" Reflections
16. Proclaiming Life by Discerning Hope: Encountering the Power of Death
17. Repression, Resistance, and Resolution - Exploring Transgender Self and Hijra Identity in the Autobiographies of Laxmi and Revathi
18. Towards a Rapid Church Growth Explosion: A New Dalit Ecclesial Paradigm
19. Inclusive Theology: A Prerequisite for Evolving a Trinitarian Third Article Ecclesiology
Section III - Missiology
20. Mission from the Margins
21. Grounded Openness
22. 'Intimate Terrorism' in the Times of the Global Sabbatical
23. In God's World: Called to be One
24. Hospitality in Secular India: Biblical Perspectives from the Old Testament: Poetic and Wisdom Texts
25. Movements Rising to Life With Jesus
26. Ambedkar and Gandhi: A Short Comparative Narrative and Its Relevance for Contemporary Dalits Movement
27. Women in Visual Images: Remapping the Narrative of the Woman who Anointed Jesus (John 12:1-8)
28. The Indian Church, A Nursery for Citizens! Exploration in Theology of Life
29. Unjust Leadership and Its Repercussions: A Case Study
30. Escaped from the Lion But Caught by the Bear: The Dalit Christians Struggle
31. A Common Search for a Relevant Mission: Reflection on the Long Time Swedish Appreciation of the Ecumenical Movement in India
Rev. Arun Kumar Wesley is a former Presbyter of the CSI Karnataka Diocese. He was the Editorial Consultant at Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society. He lives with his wife Rita and son Ashish in Bangalore, Karnataka.
Dr. Indukuri John Mohan Razu is a Professor of Christian Social Ethics. He has taught at the United Theological College (UTC), Bengaluru, and Clarke Theological College(CTC), Mokokchung, Nagaland.Presently, he is serving as a Consultant and Research Fellow for the Doctoral Division of ACTS Academy of Higher Education, Bengaluru. He contributes articles to international and national journals and periodicals;a regular contributor to Nagaland Post (largest circulated newspaper in Nagaland). He is also a member of International Academy of Practical Theologians (IAPT) and People's Union of Civil Rights (PUCL), Bengaluru. Out of his various edited and authored books, Ethics of Inclusion and Equality (3 Volumes) gotpublished by Gobethics.net, Geneva, Switzerland.