Author: Felix Wilfred
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172145802
This book is addressed to all people of good will who are concerned about what happens to the poor in our Asian societies. Christian Hope is not a self centred hope-it is a hope for the world, for the whole of human family. Christians may find in this volume a help to critically reflect on our societies and above all relate their life and faith with the drams and hopes of the powerless.
The book is also intended to help the Christians forge new relationships with the larger society, and in the process, become self-critical. People of good will and believers of other religious traditions may find in this book the struggles Christianity is undergoing in practicing the concern and love its Founder showed towards the poor and the oppressed in the society.
Preface to the Second Edition
PART I: GLOBALISATIN AND MARGINAL PEOPLES
Globalisation or Peripheralisation?
The Agenda of the Victims The Poor Explore the Hopes for a New Century
The Poor in the Age of Globalisation: Challenge to Christianity
PART II: SUBALTERNS AND THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS
Human Rights and Asian Peoples
Human Rights or the Rights of the Poor?
Redeeming the Human Rights from Contemporary Inversions
Countering New Avatars of Injustice: Judicial Activism Today
Gender Justice: Christianity and the Fuller Humanity of Women
PART III: CHRISTIANITY AND CIVIL SOCIETY
Christianity: Interlocutor in Civil Society
Christians Between Identity-Politics and Nationalism
Our Neighbours and Our Christian Mission
PART IV: RELIGION AND INTERPRETATIONS
Towards a Subaltern Hermeneutics
Religion in Search of New Mediations