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Compassionate God

An Exercise in the Theology of Transposition

Compassionate God

An Exercise in the Theology of Transposition

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334019510
Number of Pages: 300
Published: 08/04/2015
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Already well known for his Third-Eye Theology, Dr Song here concerns himself with the question of Christianity in a pluralistic world. For many believers, what Christianity is and what it stands for culturally and spiritually are so different from other cultures and religions that it cannot project itself into them. Christianity is Christianity; it is not Hinduism or Buddhism. Communication between one and the other at the human level is not possible. However, there is another kind of theology, one capable of transposition. This kind crosses the boundaries of cultures, religions and histories in order to have deeper contacts with the strange and mysterious ways and thoughts of God in his creation. It calls for a sensitivity that can respond creatively to vibrations coming from the depth of the human spirit outside the familiar realm of everyday life. It requires from us largeness of heart and mind to realize the meanings that at first appear alien to our religious consciousness. Asia, with its great diversity of religions and cultures, its large number of nations and peoples whose spiritual heritages are at once their despair and their hope, invites us to such a theological adventure. Where it leads is for the reader to discover.

Choan-Seng Song