This book attempts to develop a theoretical model of Christian education with a subaltern approach in Indian context. The educational ministry of the churches in India seems to face double ambiguity; on the one hand cognitive-theoretical and on the other cultural-practical. Moreover, it faces dialectical tension between universal and particular. While the universal and global outlook makes Christian education out of context and irrelevant, the stress on particular context may render it insular and parochial due to lack of solid theoretical model. Therefore, we face dialectical tension between these two opposing approaches. Likewise we face dialectical tensions between gospel/faith and culture, tradition and contemporaneity, identity and difference, and instructional-schooling and pastoral-community model. Christian education as theological praxis and incarnational in its content and style, how to bring into fruition these two opposing realties in Indian context in a subaltern approach is the main goal of this book.
Chapter 1: Historical Context of the Bodos and the Significance of History/Narrative in Epistemology
Chapter 2: Analysis of the Present Socio-Political and Economic Situations of the Bodos
Chapter 3: Bodo Saori and its Pedagogical Dimensions
Chapter 4: Postcolonial Theory, Hermeneutics, and Culture: A Theoretical Framework for Subaltern Education
Chapter 5: An Historical Analysis of Christian Education in Bodo Context
Chapter 6: An Analysis of Major Christian Education Theories with Contextual Theologies
Chapter 7: Catachrestic Christian Education in an Integrative/Dialogical Model: A Subaltern Approach
Chapter 8: Context, Method, Theological Approach, Learner/Teacher and Curriculum in Live Community Learning
Chapter 9: Catachrestic Catechesis: Live-Community Practices
Rev. Dr. Shyam Kumar Basumatary an ordained minister of Boro Baptist Convention, BTR, Assam; is a Professor of Christian Ministry, specializing in the area of Christian education. Presently he teaches Christian Education at the Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Assam, affiliated with the Senate of Serampore College (University).
He did his Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.) and Master of Theology (M.Th.) from the Senate of Serampore College (University). In 2015, he earned the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in theology from the Toronto School of Theology, Toronto, Canada, affiliated with the Association of Theological School in North America and Canada, specializing in Christian education.
He published a book titled, Keeping Faith: An Integrative Model of Christian Religious Education in Postcolonial Perspective. He has also published a number of articles in reputed journals.