Dalit Theology in the Twenty-First Century: Discordant Voices, Discerning Pathways by Sathianathan ClarkeDalit Theology in the Twenty-First Century: Discordant Voices, Discerning Pathways by Sathianathan Clarke

Dalit Theology in the Twenty-First Century: Discordant Voices, Discerning Pathways

EditorSathianathan Clarke, Philip Vinod Peacock, Manchala Deenabandhu

Hardcover | October 1, 2010

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This work marks the beginning of a new Dalit self-understanding and a new appreciation for the changed landscape of the twenty-first century where the agency of Dalits in the area of theology has exploded the monopoly of caste interpretations in a significant manner. This volume addresses howdespite its proud entry into the post-colonial, politically democratic twenty-first century world, India continues to straddle the structural inequalities and functional hierarchies based on its age-old caste system. It also looks at various Dalit, women, tribal, and other subaltern movements thatstruggle against insidious forms of caste-, class-, ethnicity- and religion-based violence and violation. A unique combination of Dalit theology with Dalit feminism and feminist theology, this book brings together the key directions and interests that Dalit Theology has taken in the newcentury.
Sathianathan Clarke, a presbyter of the Church of South India, is Professor of Theology, Culture and Mission at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC, USA. Deenabandhu Manchala, a pastor in Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church, is Executive Secretary in the programme area of Unity, Mission, Evangelism and Spirituality, World Coun...
Title:Dalit Theology in the Twenty-First Century: Discordant Voices, Discerning PathwaysFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:October 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198066910

ISBN - 13:9780198066910


Table of Contents

IntroductionSection I: Dalit Theology: Introduction, Interrogation and Imagination1. Sathianathan Clarke: The Heroine's Song in the Marathi Theatre between 1910 and 1920: its Code and its Public2. M. Deenabandhu: Expanding the Ambit: Dalit Theological Contribution to Ecumenical Social Thought3. Peniel Jesudason Rufus Rajkumar: The Diversity and Dialectics of Dalit Dissent and Implications for a Dalit Theology of Liberation4. Philip Vinod Peacock: In the Beginning is also an End: Expounding and Exploring Theological Resourcefulness of Myths of Dalit Origins5. Y.T. Vinayraj: Envisioning a Postmodern Method of Doing Dalit Theology6. Lalruatkima: TRANS-formative Possibilities: Tribal Formations in Conversation with Dalit TheologySection II: Foraging Dalit worlds, Freeing Theological Symbols, Forging Dalit Word Visions7. Esther Chitra: Jesus and Ambedkar: Exploring Common Loci For Dalit Theology and Dalit Movements8. Joseph Prabhakar Dayam: Gonthemma Korika: Re-imagining the Divine Feminine in Dalit Christian Theo/alogy9. Anderson Jeremiah: Exploring New Facets of Dalit Christology in Critical Interaction with J. D. Crossan's Portrayal of the Historical Jesus10. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos: Dalit Theology and its Future Course11. Sathianathan Clarke and Philip Vinod Peacock: Dalits and Religious Conversion: Slippery Identities and Shrewd IdentificationsSection II: Dalit Hermeneutics: New Christian Vedas, Old Gospel, Different Voices12. Evangeline Anderson-Rajkumar: Turning the body inside out: Contours of Womanist Theology13. Roja Singh: Bama's Critical-constructive Narratives: Interweaving Resisting Visible Bodies and Emancipatory Audacious Voice as TEXTure for Dalit Women's freedom14. Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon: The Servant in the Book of Judith: Interpreting her Silence, Telling her Story15. Surekha Nelavala: Visibility of Her Sins: Reading the "Sinful Woman" in the Gospel of Luke 7: 36-50 from a Dalit Feminist Perspective16. Nelvala G. Prasuna: Caste Branding, Bleeding Body, Building Dalit Womanhood: Touchability of Jesus