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An Integrative Model of Christian Education in Postcolonial Perspective : A Subaltern Approach
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Rev. Dr. Shyam Kumar Basumatary.
Bibliographical Details xxx, 231 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9395457600
ISBN-13 9789395457606, 978-9395457606
Year of Publication 2023.
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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.

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