AN ASIAN LIBERATION THEOLOGY OF SACRED SUSTAINABILITY

A Local Theology in Dialogue with Indigenous Shamanism

  • Jojo M Fung Pastoral Institute in the Diocese of Melaka-Johore
Keywords: SACRED SUSTAINABILITY, ASIAN, LIBERATION THEOLOGY, Shamanism

Abstract

The task of doing local theologies in Asia calls for an interculturalreligious
dialogue with the hitherto little known and seldom
acknowledged traditional religions. The dialogue with shamanic
beliefs and practices is indeed a welcome change from the
conventional dialogue with the world religions of Asia.

Author Biography

Jojo M Fung, Pastoral Institute in the Diocese of Melaka-Johore

Fr Jojo M. Fung, SJ hails from Malaysia. He teaches at the Pastoral Institute in the
Diocese of Melaka-Johore and at the East Asian Pastoral Theology, Manila. He has
published many articles on contextual theology, missioloy and social justice.
Upcoming book: An Asian Liberation Theology of Sacred Sustainability: Indigenous
Shamanism and Christianity in Dialogue. He serves as a coordinator of the Jesuit
network known as Jesuit Companions in Indigenous Ministry under the aegis of
JCAP (Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific). E-mail: jojodear@gmail.com

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Published
2010-12-31
How to Cite
Fung, J. M. (2010). AN ASIAN LIBERATION THEOLOGY OF SACRED SUSTAINABILITY. Asian Horizons, 4(02), 401-415. Retrieved from http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/ah/article/view/2791