Author: Felix WilfredPublisher: ISPCKYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 309ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172145802
This book is addressed to all people of good will who are concerned about what happens to the poor in our Asian societies. Christian Hope is not a self centred hope-it is a hope for the world, for the whole of human family. Christians may find in this volume a help to critically reflect on our societies and above all relate their life and faith with the drams and hopes of the powerless. The book is also intended to help the Christians forge new relationships with the larger society, and in the process, become self-critical. People of good will and believers of other religious traditions may find in this book the struggles Christianity is undergoing in practicing the concern and love its Founder showed towards the poor and the oppressed in the society.
PrefacePreface to the Second EditionIntroductionPART I: GLOBALISATIN AND MARGINAL PEOPLESGlobalisation or Peripheralisation?The Agenda of the Victims The Poor Explore the Hopes for a New CenturyThe Poor in the Age of Globalisation: Challenge to ChristianityPART II: SUBALTERNS AND THEIR HUMAN RIGHTSHuman Rights and Asian PeoplesHuman Rights or the Rights of the Poor?Redeeming the Human Rights from Contemporary InversionsCountering New Avatars of Injustice: Judicial Activism TodayGender Justice: Christianity and the Fuller Humanity of WomenPART III: CHRISTIANITY AND CIVIL SOCIETYChristianity: Interlocutor in Civil SocietyChristians Between Identity-Politics and NationalismOur Neighbours and Our Christian MissionPART IV: RELIGION AND INTERPRETATIONSTowards a Subaltern HermeneuticsReligion in Search of New MediationsIndex