CREATION OF A JUST AND COMPASSIONATE SOCIETY

A Feminine Project

  • Shalini Mulackal Vidyajyoti College of Theology
Keywords: Abba, Community, Compassion, Feminine, Inclusive Discipleship, Masculine, Patriarchy, Reign of God

Abstract

God desires that human beings live in peace and harmony with one another and nature. This harmony was lost when sin entered the world and patriarchy emerged as a consequence (Genesis 3: 16). Women lost their God given identity and were given an identity constructed by the patriarchal society. In the process, certain human qualities like compassion, nurturance, and cooperation, which were termed as feminine were also suppressed. This resulted in injustice and oppression, taking humanity farther away from its task of creating a just society. Jesus' experience of God as Abba, his proclamation of the Reign of God and his integrated personality wherein he combines both the feminine and masculine dimensions of the human psyche paves a new way. The creation of a just and compassionate society is possible only when the feminine qualities of the human psyche are recognized as equally valuable and allowed to blossom both in men and women.

Author Biography

Shalini Mulackal , Vidyajyoti College of Theology

Dr Shalini Mulackal is a Presentation Sister, teaching systematic theology at Vidyajyoti College of Theology. She is the President of Indian Theological Association (ITA), former coordinator of Indian Women Theologians Forum (IWTF) and Ecclesia of Women of Asia (EWA). She has published many articles and has contributed two volumes to the Dalit Bible Commentary series.

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Published
2016-12-31
How to Cite
Mulackal , S. (2016). CREATION OF A JUST AND COMPASSIONATE SOCIETY. Journal of Dharma, 41(4), 353-372. Retrieved from http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/jd/article/view/439