Patrick Gnanapragasam. Professor of Christian Studies.
Religion, modernity and postmodernity, public religion and theology, religion and civil society, contextual theology, subaltern religions
Underlining the creative potentialities of the self and social collectives to negotiate a world filled with challenges and opportunities, the essays in this volume reflect upon the transformative value of the public role of religion for an increasingly inter-connecting world. They critically analyse the contemporary issues like fundamentalism, politics of the market, violence, etc. and explore the subaltern avenue to democracy, secularism and civil society from the perspective of public theology. Students, research scholars, civil society activists, and teachers will find an active conversational partner in this book. The book draws from contemporary social and political theories, history, economics, cultural studies etc. and weaves them into a theological discourse inspired by faith… It would require that serious scholars not only read it, but also take time to digest what it offers.