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SCM Dictionary of Third World Theologies

SCM Dictionary of Third World Theologies

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334029311
Published: 15/11/2003

This reference work is unique. It makes available in one volume the breadth and richness of the theology devoted to issues specifically related to the Third World and its theological concerns.

It is written solely by the people normally relegated to the periphery. The contributors are men and women of the Third World, including indigenous peoples from different continents, diasporans who find homes outside their native lands, and marginalized people who inhabit the so-called First World.

A quick glance at the current lexicographical works on theological and biblical disciplines shows that they tend to be Western-oriented and written from a Eurocentric perspective. The Third World concerns listed in them are either added as an afterthought or tailored to suit Western protocols and expectations.

This dictionary attempts to redress the balance, viewing everything through the prism of a Third World lens. The Dictionary includes over 150 short entries on themes such as:

'Asia', 'Capitalism', 'Colonization', 'Feminism', 'Globalization', 'Orthodox Theologies', 'Poverty', and 'Racism'.

They are inclusive of geographical, cultural and denominational variations.

R S Sugirtharajah

R. S. Sugirtharajah was born and brought up in Sri Lanka and had his postgraduate education in India and the UK. He is Professor Emeritus in Biblical Hermeneutics at Birmingham University, UK and has taught and lectured in several countries.

Virginia Fabella, R. S. Sugirtharajah

Professor R.S. Sugirtharajah is a Senior Lecture in Biblical Studies at the University of Birmingham. Virginia Fabella is a Filipino Maryknoll Sister, and teaches on the faculty of the Institute of Formation and Religions Studies in Quezon City, Phillipines.