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Christian Theological Responses : Contemporary Contextual Concerns
Authorship Description
Prof. T. Swami Raju.
Bibliographical Details xviii, 182 p. 23 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 8192512193
ISBN-13 9788192512198, 978-8192512198
Year of Publication 2014.
Series Christian Heritage Rediscovered - 3.
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Christian Theological Responses : Contemporary Contextual Concerns

The Book provides a systematic study to understand social issues from a Christian point of view. It showcases various social concerns vis-a-vis Christian responsibilities towards them so as to prepare people to face the new challenges.

To elaborate, the presentation offers research papers and articles in relation to `Subaltern Movements' and `Uniqueness of Dalits Folk Religion', among others. It also exhibits pluralistic context of India and suggest ways and means of Christian inclusive pluralistic spirituality so as to promote harmonious social relations. Also, an important aspect of human life, `disability' or being differently able - physically or mentally - has been focused, which perhaps either has been ignored or neglected so far; but Author feels that it is required as a part of theological exercises in developing "an enabling theology for disability". The focal point of Christian ecclesiological concerns since 1910, i.e., `Ecumenism' has also been covered. The Author attempts to seek ways for more "inclusive ecumenism" by shifting the goal from `unity among Christians' to `unity of all human beings' irrespective of their religion, faith, sect, denomination and caste. One of the major social concerns of `Gender Discrimination' has also been highlighted. Author also puts in an analytical attempt to understand the impact of `Globalization' on world's economic, social, and cultural life. In addition, the Book provides an in depth detail of issues that are causing ecological and environmental crisis; ethical and medical crisis in the form of `HIV/AIDS'.

Thus, it fulfills the concern of Christian community by understanding the contemporary contextual issues and help building a healthier society. The Author attempts simultaneously to provide it as a text-book to theological trainees from multi-disciplinary perspective.



1. Subaltern Movements : Insights for Inter-faith Dialogue

2. Inclusive Pluralistic Spirituality for Harmonious Social Relations

3. Christian Response to Physically/Mentally Challenged : Disability Perspective

4. Distinctiveness of Dalit's Folk Religion

5. Christian Ecumenical Journey : Towards Inclusive Ecumenism

6. Eco-spirituality, a Contemporary Concern

7. Gender Discrimination : Theological Inquiry

8. Globalization and It's Impact

9. HIV/AIDS : Christian Concern


Born on October 10th 1959, Prof. T. Swami Raju completed his B.Sc., at Nagaram, Post Graduation in English from Andhra University and in Philosophy from Osmania University. He received Theological degrees from Senate of Serampore University: B.D. from ACTC, Hyderabad; M.Th. (Religions) from Gurukul, Chennai; and D.Th. (Religions) from SATHRI, Bangalore. Ordained in 1987 from the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church, he was involved in the Pastoral ministry for five years in Lutheran Church at Srisailam Project Colony. Having married to Susanna Bhanumathi in 1979, they are blessed with five children. Since 1993 he has been teaching in the Department of Religion and Society at Andhra Christian Theological College, Hyderabad. He has published widely in English and Telugu; English ones being - The Study of Religion: Methods and Perspectives (2004), Vira Cult in Folk Religion of Guntur District: A Dalit Perspective (2005), Christian Responses to Plurality of Religion (2006), Chennakesava Cult and Dalits (2010), and My Lord and I: A Living Testimony (2012).

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