Theology and Praxis

  • Shaji George Kochuthara Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK)
Keywords: Gender, Theology, Praxis


The question of gender and gender justice cannot be limited to two genders, namely, male and female. Thanks to developments in various branches of science, today we understand more clearly that there exist more than two genders and that the question of gender justice pertains to all genders, though the issue of two genders is more common and conspicuous. Although this issue of Asian Horizons on “Gender: Theology and Praxis” focuses on the two genders of male and female, we do not limit our deliberations to these two genders.

Author Biography

Shaji George Kochuthara, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK)



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Shaji George Kochuthara, “Dowry as a Social-Structural Sin,” in Linda Hogan and A.E. Orobator, ed., Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church, Maryknoll, New York, 2014.

How to Cite
Kochuthara, S. G. (2019). Gender. Asian Horizons, 13(01), 3-10. Retrieved from