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Summary

Standard works on Christology seldom give much consideration to the way Christ is perceived outside the Western tradition. The Other Jesus is an in depth study of understandings of the person of Jesus Christ by major Asian Christian theologians of the 20th century. Taking examples mainly from India and Japan, the author shows how the religious and social contexts of these countries have shaped the way in which Jesus has been understood. The final chapters examine how new approaches to Jesus have emerged from people movements in Asia in Dalit, Minjung, and feminist perceptions. Throughout the author seeks to relate Asian perspectives to Western Christologies, and to suggest ways in which they present challenges to the world wide church.

Details

Pages
154
ISBN (eBook)
9783653024104
ISBN (Book)
9783631626078
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (November)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 154 pp.

Biographical notes

John Parratt (Author)

John Parratt was previously Professor of Third World Theologies at the University of Birmingham (England). He has taught and researched extensively in Africa, India and the Pacific, and is the author of numerous books on the interaction of religion, culture and politics in the non-Western world.

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Title: The Other Jesus