Contextual Theology for the Twenty-first Century

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  • Copyright: 2012-09-30
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A compact collection of essays on contextual theology in which the reader is offered fresh perspectives from the United States, Latin America and Oceania. These voices emphasise the significence of contextual theology for our twenty-first century and poro

Author Biography

Stephen Bevans is Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Professor of Mission and Culture at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, USA. He is the author of Models of Contextual Theology (2002) and An Introduction to Theology in Global Perspective (2009). Katalina Tahaafe-Williams is the Director of Communitas, a programme of contextual and public theology at United Theological College, Paramatta, NSW, Australia. She is a co-author of The Multicultural Toolkit (2005) and Mission and Ministry in Multicultural Contexts (2009).

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Contextual Theology and the Twenty-First Century Church
What Has Contextual Theology to Offer the Church of the Twenty-First Century?p. 3
The Centrality of Contextual Theology for Christian Existence Todayp. 18
The Cons of Contextuality…Kontextualityp. 38
Theology in Particular Contexts
The Necessity of a Second Peoples' Theology in Australiap. 55
Context, Controversy, and Contradiction in Contemporary Theological Education: Who Bene "Fits" and Who Just Simply Doesn't Fit?p. 69
A Future for Latin American Liberation Theology?p. 87
Contextual Theology and the Mission of the Church
A Theology of Mission for the Church of the Twenty-First Century: Mission as Prophetic Dialoguep. 99
Mission as an Invitation to the Feast of Life: Revisioning the Ecumenical Understanding and Practice of Mission in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 109
Concluding Reflectionsp. 126
Bibliographyp. 129
Notes on the Contributorsp. 137
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