Theological thinkers are placed into contexts which inform their theological tasks but that context is usually limited to a European or North American centre, usually ignoring minorities and lesser mainstream theologies even in that context. This work focuses on the shift of Christian theological thinking from the North Atlantic to the Global South, even within the North Atlantic Church and Academy. It gives a Global perspective on theological work, method and context. Theologians from North America, Great Britain and Europe, Africa, Asia, Central and South America comment on how their specific context and methodology manifests, organizes and is prioritized in their thought so as to make Christian theology relevant to their community. By placing the Global South alongside the newly emerging presence of non-traditional Western forms such as Pentecostal, Aboriginal, and Hispanic theologies and theologians a clearer picture of how Christian theology is both enculturated and still familial is offered..
Contents: Preface; Living in a global world and in a global theological world, Darren C. Marks; A Christology from Advaita Vedanta of India, K.P.Aleaz; Theological popevki: of the fathers, liturgy and music, Hilarion Alfeyev; The missionary enterprise in cross cultural perspective: with particular focus on Madagascar, Carl E. Braaten; Constructing a South African theological mind, John W. DeGruchy; Globalization, religion and embodiment: Latin American feminist perspectives, Wanda Deifelt; A Chicano theological mind, Andr Quetzalcóatl Guerrero; The gospel is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes, Hwa Yung; Mujerista theology: a praxis of liberation - my story, Ada María Isasi-Díaz; A tale of many stories, Emmanuel Katongole; Indigenous peoples in Asia: theological trends and challenges, Wati Longchar; Global warming; a theological problem and paradigm, Sallie McFague; Beyond suffering and lament: theology of hope and life, Nyambura J. Njoroge; Method and context: how and where theology works in Africa, Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator; My theological pilgrimage, C. Ren adilla; A life story intertwined with theology, Andrew Sung Park; To give an account of hope, Gerhard Sauter; On belonging: doing theology together, Dirkie Smit; Catching the post or how I became an accidental theorist, R.S. Sugirtharajah; On being radical and hopefully orthodox, Graham Ward; Between the local and the global: autobiographical reflections on the emergence of the global theological mind, Amos Yong; Index.