2nd semester Monday evening     Crosslisted as CT2/3331Y    (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.





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

  1. discuss 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 [level 3 only]



Level 2: Class presentation and 1500 word essay (40%); 3000 word essay (60%)

Level 3: Class presentation and 2000 word essay (40%); 4000 word essay (60%)



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

Chung, Hyun Kyung. Struggle to be the Sun Again: Introducing Asian Women’s Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 1990.

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

England, John. Living Theology in Asia. London: SCM Press, 1981.

Fabella, Virginia, and Park Sun Ai Lee, eds. We Dare to Dream: Doing Theology as Asian Women. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 1990.

Fernandez, Eleazar. Toward a Theology of Struggle, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1994.

Gonsalves, Francis. God of Our Soil: Towards Subaltern Trinitarian Theology, Delhi: ISPCK, 2010.

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.

Sugirtharaja, R.S., ed. Asian Faces of Jesus, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1995.

Sugirtharaja, Rasiah. Frontiers in Asian Christian Theology: Emerging Trends. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1994.

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

Tirimanna,V., ed. Sprouts of Theology from Asian Soil. Bangalore: Claretion Publications, 2007.

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


Lecturer:           JACOB KAVUNKAL SVD