Indian Theology of Liberation As an Authentic Christian theology is a bold attempt by a committed liberation theologian to construct, basing himself on a comprehensive and multidimensional analysis of the Indian situation as well as of the documents of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India and the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, a theology that is genuinely Indian and Christian. This well-documented, hermeneutically seasoned, thought-provoking and action-oriented work is a timely one which will stand in good stead all those who seek self-improvement and holiness. It is also a handy resource book, not only for exploring the lines theologizing must take in order to be fully contextual and truly responsive to the challenges of transformative action on society, but also for chalking out and initiating an authentic course of action in the interest of safe-guarding the integrity of those theologizing as well as of those who are displaced, deprived and marginalized in the name of national development. The general readers also will find in it much to provoke them to do for their neighbours, far and near, what the situations warrant if they themselves are to remain human.
About the Author:
MATHEW PAIKADA, OFM Cap., the Provincial of the St. Joseph's Province of the Capuchins, has a Doctorate in Theology from Westphalia Wilhelms University, Munster (Germany). Besides being a visiting professor in institutes of philosophy and theology in India, he also writes extensively on theological themes.