2nd semester Monday evening        Crosslisted as DM9331Y        (Min. No. 8)

The unit will offer students a review of the major Asian theologians as well as the major theological themes that have developed in the Asian context of religious pluralism, different cultures, the poor, and marginalized groups like women, dalits and others.

An introductory unit in Missiology/Theology

Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

  1. critically evaluate the work of at least one significant Asian theologians
  2. articulate three major Asian theological themes
  3. compare three characteristics of Asian theology with that of western theology
  4. examine the relevance of Asian theology for mission in Asia
  5. make a case for contextual theology
  6. critically assess how an Asian theological theme is relevant in Australia


Class presentation and 2000 word essay (40%); 4000 word essay (60%)

Amaladoss, Michael. Making Harmony. Living in a Pluralistic World, Chennai: IDCR, 2003.

Clarke, Manchala, and Philip Peacock. Dalit Theology in the 21st Century. Oxford: University Press, 2011.

Kavunkal, Jacob et al. Church In The Service of Asia’s Peoples. Pune: Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, 2003.

Kim, Sebastian, ed. Christian Theology in Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge Universiy Press. 2008.

Parratt, John. The Other Jesus: Christology in Asian Perspective. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2012.

Phan, Peter. Christianity with an Asian Face. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2003.

Pieris, Anoma. An Asian Theology of Liberation. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1989.

Suh, D.Kwang-sun. The Korean Minjung in Christ. Hong Kong: Commission on Theological Concerns, 2002.

Tan, Jonathan Y. Christian Mission Among Peoples of Asia. New York: Orbis Books, 2014.

Wilfred, Felix. Asian Public Theology: Critical Concerns. New Delhi: ISPCK, 2010.