Dalit Theology and Dalit Liberation: Problems, Paradigms and Possibilities

1st Edition

Peniel Rajkumar

Routledge
Published January 28, 2010
Reference - 218 Pages
ISBN 9780754665137 - CAT# Y237186
Series: Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

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Summary

In fulfilling the long-awaited need for a constructive and critical rethinking of Dalit theology this book offers and explores the synoptic healing stories as a relevant biblical paradigm for Dalit theology in order to help redress the lacuna between Dalit theology and the social practice of the Indian Church. Peniel Rajkumar's starting point is that the growing influence of Dalit theology in academic circles is incompatible with the praxis of the Indian Church which continues to be passive in its attitude towards the oppression of the Dalits both within and outside the Church. The theological reasons for this lacuna between Dalit theology and the Church's praxis, Rajkumar suggests, lie in the content of Dalit theology, especially the biblical paradigms explored, which do not offer adequate scope for engagement in praxis.

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