Towards a theological understanding of peace in the ecumenical context of Asian Christianity

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Abstract

This chapter highlights the need for Christians to work ecumenically towards a culture of peace with justice, particularly in Asia. The chapter underlines the significance of a public theology that engages creatively with the academy, the church and society. It takes up the example of the early Christian community that confronted and tranformed the Greco-Roman cultures of the First Century CE by upholding the Biblical mandate of building peace for all. It then examines the Asian context and presetns the Asian contribution to the Chrisitan understanding of peace.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSwords into ploughshares
Subtitle of host publicationTowards a culture of peace and Justice : Essays in Honour of Rt. Rev. Dr Isaac Mar Philoxenos
EditorsPrakash K George
Place of PublicationDelhi, India
PublisherISPCK and Chennai-Bangalore Diocese of the Mar Thoma Church
Chapter5
Pages41-57
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9788184652352
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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