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exchanges and enterprises of human living,” to “be familiar with their national and religious traditions, gladly laying bare the seeds of the Word which lie hidden in them” (AG, 11). Whiteman gives an example here of a student of his, a Thai woman, who exclaimed in one of his courses: “Now that I have been

In: Essays in Contextual Theology
Author: Pieter Vos

law Paul Cliteur defends a ‘secular outlook’ on life as the only 1 Especially in Germany but also in other countries where the word is adopted as an untranslat- able but still valuable concept. Initially, the German Bildung had a meaning parallel to the French and English civilisation. Since the

In: The Law of God
Authors: Pieter Vos and Onno Zijlstra

. Through the ages religion has contributed to the good life and to living well together. Adherence to God has motivated believers to contribute to the im- provement of education, care, community formation, good citizenship, equal regard of women and men, black and white, homosexuals and heterosexuals

In: The Law of God
Author: Jukka Helle

important to note that this is not a final, conclusive evaluation of the theology of the FABC . The Federation is a living organisation which keeps developing its theology in the midst of changing Asian contexts. Rather, it is my purpose to suggest observations on the question of what kind of process has

In: Towards a Truly Catholic and a Truly Asian Church

, whose theology also centers on the living ‘union with Christ.’ However, where Calvin then chooses to explain the Ten Commandments in the form of the tertius usus legis to show the direction to a ‘rightly ordered life,’ Schleiermacher bypasses the law because he profoundly believes that “propositions

In: The Law of God

God’s reign. Christians, as Paul writes, have been crucified with Christ, and live no longer as themselves but as Christ living in them (see Gal 2:20). As God sent Christ, so he sends us (Jn 20:21). The church is the great sacrament of Christ, a sign and instrument of Christ and of God’s reign (see LG

In: Essays in Contextual Theology

different, not least considering the diverse countries. Other religions of the “book” (Judaism, Christianity) were tolerated, but their adherents sometimes had a difficult life in Muslim society. Later on, when fundamentalism became an important force in some Muslim societies, freedom of religion and

In: Fullness of Life for All

different faiths, identification with the poor, and interreligious involvement in movements of creativity, innovation and renewal. A degree of risk is involved here because this ecumenism requires that stagnant discourse based on so-called “objectivity” or “neu- trality” be replaced by living and working

In: Fullness of Life for All
Author: Jukka Helle

which, typical for an inductive theological approach, starts from immersion in realities of everyday life, followed by discernment and analysis. Discovery of the seeds of the Word and the presence of the Spirit of God in Asian contextual realities was one result of the first phases of this cycle. A

In: Towards a Truly Catholic and a Truly Asian Church
Author: Jukka Helle

sacramental life, living in the same Body of Christ, believing in one God, one faith, one baptism – but it is a church incarnate in the people.” 282 The oneness between a local Church and the universal Church is constituted by the ministry of the pope, sharing the same Spirit, faith and sacramental life of

In: Towards a Truly Catholic and a Truly Asian Church