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Reading Rainbow Spirit Theology: Learning from an Australian Aboriginal Theology

Cronshaw, Darren J. (2015) Reading Rainbow Spirit Theology: Learning from an Australian Aboriginal Theology. Mission Studies. pp. 418-441. ISSN 0168-9789

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    Abstract

    Rainbow Spirit Theology asserts that the gospel needs to be expressed in Aboriginal terms for Aboriginal people. The Rainbow Spirit Elders articulate an indigenous theology to help revitalize Aboriginal spirituality. Their contextualization model is anthropological; Aboriginal culture is their main source for doing theology. Scripture and church tradition are secondary sources that are creatively used to illustrate their developing theology of the land, suffering and reconciliation. The Gospel is the third source, with a focus on cosmic redemption, especially for the land and the crying need for justice and reconciliation. The book affirms but does not explicitly deal with personal redemption, but other writers are further exploring salvation images for Aboriginal people and what Jesus means to them. As these streams of reflection flow together, the Rainbow Spirit Elders hope to help all of Australia develop a deeper spirituality at home in our land.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Proofs
    Keywords (separated by commas): Contextual theology, contextualization, indigenous theology, Rainbow Spirit Theology, postcolonial theology, Australia
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Missiology
    D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
    A - World Religions
    Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
    Depositing User: Rev Prof Darren John Cronshaw
    Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 16:25
    Last Modified: 30 May 2016 16:25
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1992

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