Two papers on Asian Theology, (given by Harry Parkin at a seminar arranged by the Institute for the Study of Religions and Society, Singapore, in 1984). pp. (iii), 25. Reproduced from typescript, A4.

Scope and Content

Preface, by the Rev. Dr. Harry Parkin, Singapore, 29 August 1984, p. i. East Asian Journal of Theology, Singapore, subscription form, p. ii. Yeow Choo Lak: A summary of Elements in Asian Theology, ATESEA, Singapore, Easter, 1983, p. iii

1) Yeow Choo Lak: Elements in Asian Theology (pp. 1-10). The beginnings of indigenous Theology: four basic elements in Asian Theology: growth, development, transformation, modernization. This involves alterations of goals, structures and the processes of theological thinking, as well as of customs, values and institutional thinking. There must be self-critical discipline and mutual criticism. In particular, Asian Theology will have to grapple with tribal or racial characteristics.

2) The Rev. Dr. Harry Parkin: The Asian Context of Asian Theological Education (pp. 11-25). Theological education. Dragons and pigs, i.e. Christianity's dealing with cultural symbols in Asian society; three parables relating to pearls (Confucian and Christian). Authority in the light of primal religious thought. Theology of inculturation. Openness to the universalities.

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