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Asian Christianity and Theology
Inculturation, Interreligious Dialogue, Integral Liberation

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ISBN 9780367340810
August 20, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides a comprehensive exploration of Asian Christianity and Theology, considering how it is defined and how it has developed.

Asian Theology refers to a unique way of theological reflection characterized by specific methodologies that evolved in postcolonial Asia. Premised on the thinking of Asian church leaders and scholars, its focus is on the dialogue with the many cultures (inculturation), many religions (interreligious dialogue), and many poor (integral liberation) of Asia. The chapters look at each of these ministries in detail, with coverage of Asian biblical hermeneutics, Christianity’s engagement with Hinduism, Confucianism, and Islam, Asian women’s theology, and the rise of Pentecostalism.

The volume is valuable reading for scholars of Religious Studies, Theology, World Christianity, Asian Religion, and Asian Studies more generally.

Table of Contents


1 Asian Culture and Religions

2 History of Christianity in Asia

3 Asian Theological Methodologies

4 Asian Theology of Inculturation

5 Asian Theology of Interreligious Dialogue

6 Asian Theology of Liberation

7 Asian Biblical Hermeneutics

8 Christianity Engages the Asian Religions

9 Asian Women’s Theology

10 Pentecostalism in Asia

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Edmund Kee-Fook Chia is a member of the Theology and Philosophy Faculty at Australian Catholic University, Honorary Fellow at the University of Divinity, Australia, and Visiting Researcher at Radboud University Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. He previously headed the interreligious dialogue office of the Asian Bishops in Bangkok, Thailand (1996-2004) and taught at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, USA (2004-2011), before migrating to Australia. He is the author of World Christianity Encounters World Religions (2018), and editor of Confucianism and Christianity (2020) and Interfaith Dialogue: Global Perspectives (2016).