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Nyar-U: Towards a Karen Contextual Theology

Nyunt, Aung K. (2011) Nyar-U: Towards a Karen Contextual Theology. Master of Theology (major thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

The thesis argues for the importance of a contextual theology for the Karen people from Burma who have been struggling in their journey of suffering. It proposes building a Karen contextual theology around the cultural symbol of Nyar-U, fish-paste.The first chapter explores contextual theology as central for Asia, outlining two Asian theologies, Dalit and Minjung, as two fruitful responses.The second chapter explores the importance for the Karen people of the symbol of fish-paste and how this symbol helps to understand their suffering. In the light of this symbol, the third and fourth chapters further analyse the main issues facing the Karen people,especially their suffering, fear and division.The final chapter details how the symbol of fish-paste can assist the Karen to understand God in their lives and to face their suffering with hope.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (major thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Nyar-U, Karen Contextual Theology
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: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2010 23:52
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2016 00:26
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/731

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