“MELAMPAUI DUNIA LATIN : KEMURIDAN DAN KEWARGAAN DALAM TEOLOGI PUBLIK KEKRISTENAN ASIA”

  • James Haire

Abstract

Abstract: This article looks at the issues of discipleship and citizenship in the context of Asian Christianity in terms of “belonging”. The concept of discipleship refers to the concept of belonging within the church, while the concept of citizenship refers to belonging within the nation-state. Thus the issue of belonging within these two spheres is a sub-set of the questions relating to public theology within Asian Christianity. The first issue considered is the question as to what extent the assumptions of public Christian theology actually are the assumptions of post-Enlightenment western Christian theology alone, and therefore have only very indirect links with Asian Christianity. The second issue is the intercultural nature of Christian theology, and its implications for public theology, including discipleship and citizenship. The third issue is the reality of Asian society and Asian Christian theology, particularly public theology. Where Christianity is a minority (albeit, large minority), what is the contribution of a public Christian theology to the debates of civil society? In this section the author looks at the concrete reality of violence in Asia, and seek to analyse how the dynamics of Pauline theology frequently used in Asia engage with the fact of violence. Finally the article seeks to answer the question as to what we can learn from Asian Christian contexts on the interaction of faith and culture in relation to Christian discipleship and engaged citizenship. Keywords: kekristenan, budaya, teologi publik, gereja, lokal, global, Asia, reformasi.

Author Biography

James Haire
Pendeta Profesor James Haire AM KSJ MA PhD DD DLitt DUniv adalah mahaguru teologi pada Charles Sturt University (CSU), Canberra, Australia; Direktur Eksekutif Pusat Kekristenan dan Kebudayaan Australia, CSU; Direktur Pusat Penelitian Strategis Teologi Kontekstual dan Teologi Publik, CSU; bekas Ketua Dewan Gereja-Gereja Nasional di Australia (NCCA); bekas Ketua Gereja Kesatuan di Australia (UCA); dan anggota Komite Eksekutif dan Komite Jenderal Konferensi Kristen Asia (CCA) antara tahun 2005-2010. Ia adalah pendeta Gereja Masehi Injili di Halmahera (GMIH) Indonesia dan Gereja Kesatuan di Australia (UCA). Ia menjadi mahaguru tamu di Universitas Halmahera Indonesia, dan telah mengajar di Indonesia selama hampir 40 tahun.

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Published
2018-08-01