Caribbean Theology: Preparing For The Challenges Ahead by Howard Gregory

By Howard Gregory

The e-book encompasses a choice of papers, discussions and reflections targeting the theological schooling and ministerial formation within the Caribbean. The individuals position powerful emphasis at the present prestige of Caribbean theology and on concerns and matters influencing and shaping the destiny course of this contextual theological expression. They realize the railroading of the schedule for Caribbean theology within the Eighties and the rising articulation within the Nineteen Nineties. in this foundation, they establish as pressing the duty of reflecting at the demanding situations which confront those that could search to articulate and boost extra the methodological matters in addition to issues concerning the content material of Caribbean theology because the zone strikes in the direction of the twenty-first century.

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There is no easier way to forfeit opportunities for commitment to human liberation than this. The matter of Paul wanting to send back Onesimus to Philemon is not necessarily one of wanting to uphold legality but a recognition of the liberating and transformative potential the whole experience will have for Philemon and the community that met in his house. • When the quest for freedom from social and political oppression is met by experience of the redemptive power of the gospel, it becomes an extraordinary event of great moment.

In his essay, he simply assesses his predicament and that of Tissa, a Sri Lankan. Naipaul writes: Was I able — as Tissa has asked — to imagine what went on inside his head? Only — I could have answered — by analogy with what went on inside of my own head. I was no stranger to the terrors he had tried to communicate. His sufferings, I divined, were not a direct result of the distempers associated with poverty, with a set of implanted ambitions strangled by straitened circumstances — bad enough though those are.

Let me hasten to add that I do not wish to promote a false and unliberating dichotomy between "worldly" and The Globalization of Theological Education / 39 spiritual well-being, that is between justice and justification. Nor do I wish to suggest that such an equation is characteristic of Caribbean theologies. Here, I simply wish to highlight the indispensable human need for inner healing, reconciliation and liberation from God. In his essay, "An unfinished journey", Caribbean writer Shiva Naipaul poignantly describes the indispensable human need for inner liberation, even in the face of oppressive and dehumanizing poverty.

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