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Pyithu-Dukkha Theology


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3 reviews for Pyithu-Dukkha Theology

  1. Walter Brueggemann

    A great central reality of contemporary church theology is that Western hegemony has been decentered by the growth and vitality of gospel faith elsewhere in the world. This decentering of Western theology—with its imperial assumptions and its Enlightenment epistemology (either in the affirmations of progressivism or in the resistance of evangelicals)—means that theology can and will be expressed in other terms. This in turn means that neither Rome nor Wittenberg nor Geneva nor Canterbury is any longer the epicenter of theological work.

    In his wide-ranging study, David Moe brings a fresh voice to the theological conversation from his home base of Myanmar (Burma). Moe offers a liberationist hermeneutic concerning a preferential option that frontally critiques Western habits of racism, sexism, classism, nationalism, and abuse of creation. Self-emptying s the summons. We may learn it in a Buddhist mode or alternatively we may learn it from the Friday Messiah. Either way Moe invites us to fresh reflection and discipline.

  2. James H. Cone

    Using Myanmar as his context, suffering as his theme and Jesus and Buddha as sources, David Thang Moe
    makes an important interpretation of Asian Theology. I recommend it.

  3. Amos Yong

    I hope Emeth Press keeps this book in print for a long time, or if not, I hope copies from its initial print runs are picked up by many theological libraries and kept there for readers who are yet to come. This is because David Moe will be recognized in these next decades as a theological force to be reckoned with, one who first put Myanmar on the theological map in a way that invites, even urges, theologians from elsewhere to pay attention to how contextual theological reflection in general, and those inspired through Moe from that Southeast Asian and Buddhist site in particular, has wider and ecumenical relevance. Pyithu-Dukkha Theology admonishes that Burmese voices can no longer be ignored on the global theological platform, and it will be referred to in the foreseeable future by many who will want to see from where and how such initially resounded.

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