Crosscurrents in Majority World and Minority Theology

  Conveners: Gene Green      Email conveners

As Christianity continues to expand in the global South and East, demand has grown for thoughtful biblical hermeneutics and theological analysis that addresses the concerns of the Majority World as well as minority Christians. This study group aims to harness this promising moment by addressing themes central to Majority World and minority biblical studies and theology that often find no place in western discussions around traditional theological loci. The group encourages engagement with the best resources from World Christianity, especially bringing the next generation of Majority World and minority scholars into dialog with each other.

This year’s session will focus on biblical and theological perspectives on Migration. Four invited presenters will summarize their papers (10 minutes each), followed by round-table discussion (75 minutes) of emerging themes related to migration.

  • K. K. Yeo, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Presiding (5 min)
  • Gene Green, Trinity International University (Florida), Presiding
  • Andrea Smith, University of California Riverside
    Decolonization and Migration (10 min)
  • Reggie Williams, McCormick Theological Seminary
    From the Field to the Factory: An Exodus in the Promised Land (10 min)
  • Christopher Hays, Fundación Universitaria Seminario Bíblico de Colombia
    Flight from Fear, Finding Hope: A Colombian Theology of Forced Migration (10 min)
  • Philip P. Chia, Chung Yuan Christian University
    A Biblical Theology of Migration: An East and Southeast Asian Perspective and Predicament (10 min)
  • Discussion (75 min)
Due to COVID-19, this program will not be held during the Fall SBL meetings. Please contact the conveners for more information.

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