This course tries to critically examine several features of all theological endeavors: particularity, contextuality and historicity. It also articulates how theologies are spatially and temporally shaped. Accordingly, the relationship between theology and context will not be conceived as a kind of linear application of some ready-made theologies to the contemporary contexts, but a kind of interpretive effort which tries to correlate the Christian traditions with the contemporary cultural, socio-political and economical context. It will also discuss the practical dimension of the ‘doing’ of theologies. It is according to all this that some examples of contextual theology will be introduced.
Old Course Code (2009-10 and before) : RST5220