T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍OPIC QUESTION DISCUSS THE WAYS IN WHICH LIBERATION AND DIAL

T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍opic question Discuss the ways in which liberation and dialogue can be blended together in Christian theological imaginations See instructions below for writing Use the articles that I send only and instructions only from textbooks, i will send more articles by this evening….. If you are to use the textbook or article, please send it to me to check if this is okay…….. Please write in your own words as I can detect if work being copied from other work, I want this in your own words and to screenshot each article that you use for reference and page number in a footnote. Or to send me the article highlighted in color that you use for reference so I can see the draft where the information and what the scholar refers to …. To start the paper by going each stage below What do we mean by liberation theology? – Explain the history of the discipline Where do these theories of a theology of liberation come from? – Biblical context – Jesus, Christology – Jesus the liberator What is interreligious dialogue? What is the importance of interreligious dialogue? What are the barriers to effective interreligious dialogue? – colonialism, changing social contexts . globalisation, Christian ethnocentrism Have a look at this for somewhere to start with Christian ethnocentrism – Why Christian-Muslim Dialogue is Not Always Dialogical. Khan, Adil Hussain and Cowan, Michael A. 2, 2018, Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, Vol. 28, pp. 23-48. Christian ethnocentrism, colonialism and the Christian power dynamic – Christians in most cases view themselves as superior and successionally above others – what is the answer? Pluralism! What is pluralism? How can pluralism lead us to Jesus as liberator without trying to proselytise people of other faiths? – How does pluralism help us to avoid Chri‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍stian superiority in interreligious relations? Examples of people that view Jesus as liberator in pluralistic context – how have they made connections with their social contexts and Jesus – look at Peter Phan article document that I sent over to write this. How does interreligious dialogue help us to enhance relations and reinforce home traditions? The West isn’t poor (in relative terms) or oppressed (generally) – Why would the global South where other religions dominate listen to rich colonial Christians about the liberating power of Christ? Examples like the Dalit who suffer oppression and poverty in caste systems that search for figures that represent their own anthropological conditions and circumstances – The key is that they retain their own Hindu beliefs but through pluralism they can understand the value of an alternative salvific figure that gives them hope. This enriches their own faith and supports them in their pursuit of retribution. How can alternative religious perspectives enhance Christianity? How can Christians take the liberation message more seriously? How can the way that other religions take Jesus as a figure of liberation help to inspire Christians? How can examples of poverty and oppression help us to reinforce the core and perhaps forgotten values of Christianity of kindness and charity? Liberation is a crucial Christian value – through interreligious discourse we can reinforce the Christian position as liberators of the oppressed and poor as opposed to oppressors and colonisers. Jesus also provides the model of strength and retribution for the poor and oppressed in pluralistic contexts. Conclusion – Summarise key findings – link back to original question ‘how does interreligious dialogue help us to enhance relations and reinforce home traditions?’ – end with ‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍a message of hope for the future maybe?