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The Ethic of Interfaith Dialogue: The Imperative for Theological Reflection and the Missional Vacation of the Indigenous Theologian of South and South East Asia

Palapathwala, Ruwan (2006) The Ethic of Interfaith Dialogue: The Imperative for Theological Reflection and the Missional Vacation of the Indigenous Theologian of South and South East Asia. Sri Lanka Journal of Theological Reflection, 4 (4). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1800-086X

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Abstract

The author's premise is that interfaith dialogue is an historical necessity and therefore an important dimension of indigenous theological reflection. Without the ethic of interfaith dialogue the church's mission in South an South-East Asia is subjugated by its inherited conlonial framework of mission and the present homogenising global force - globalisation - which promulgates the ideals of Christendom in the forms of capitalism and neocolonialism. Hence the ethic of interfaith dialogue in theological reflection is an imperative for the theologian in the South and Southeast Asian contexts to fulfill his/her missional vocation as a theologian. In this vocation the function of theological reflection is not a matter of a cerebral process of intellectual examination, but a way of being - living and acting - with a profound understanding of God's mission in the world.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Proofs
Keywords: Ethic of interfaith dialogue, theological reflection, missional vacation, indigenous theologian, South and South East Asia
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: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
C - Systematic Theology
A - World Religions
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2011 22:10
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 00:50
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/506

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