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. Copies of the papers will be available from November 1 on this page. For further information contact K. K. Yeo (kkyeo@garrett.edu) or Gene Green (gene.green@wheaton.edu).

  • K. K. Yeo, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Introduction (5 min)
  • Mitri Raheb, Dar al-Kalima University
    The Bible and Land Colonization (10 min)
  • Oscar García-Johnson, Fuller Seminary
    Faith Seeking for Land: A Latinx Decolonial Perspective (10 min)
  • H. Daniel Zacharias, Acadia Divinity College
    The Land Takes Care of Us: Recovering Creator’s Relational Design (10 min)
  • Hulisani Ramantswana, University of South Africa
  • Negotiation and/or Conquest of the Land: Reading the Land of Promise Motif in the Hexateuch through Decolonial Lenses(10 min)
  • Discussion (75 min)

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