Crosscurrents in Majority World and Minority Theology

Topic for 2019: Land

As Christianity continues to expand in the global South and East, demand has grown for thoughtful biblical hermeneutics and theological analysis that addresses the concerns of the Majority World as well as minority Christians. This study group aims to harness this promising moment by addressing themes central to Majority World and minority biblical studies and theology that often find no place in western discussions around traditional theological loci. The group encourages engagement with the best resources from World Christianity, especially bringing the next generation of Majority World and minority scholars into dialog with each other. This year’s session will focus on biblical and theological perspectives on Land.

Four invited presenters will summarize their papers (10 minutes each), followed by round-table discussion (85 minutes) of emerging themes related to land. Copies of the papers will be available from November 1 at https://www.ibr-bbr.org/scripture-global-context. The papers will appear in a new series entitled “Contemporary Currents in Majority World Theology,” published by Langham Monographs conjointly with a US-based publisher (announcement pending).

There will be no call for papers. Although all papers are invited, the coordinators welcome suggestions. For further information contact K. K. Yeo (kkyeo@garrett.edu) or Gene Green (gene.green@wheaton.edu).