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date: 25 May 2019

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Chapter 6 focuses on Asian theological trends in the south, southeast, and eastern regions of the continent. It describes a narrative theology that is rational, holistic, and pluralistic. Also, the contextual nature of Asian theology can be seen in its resources, which are inherently Asian. This is in contrast to Christian theology, which is limited to Christian scripture and dogma. Asian thinking has also affected the manner in which scriptures are read and interpreted, allowing for a more symbolic take on the Bible. As Asians were converted to Christianity, however, they saw the positive aspects in the tradition in which they are rooted and made attempts to establish a relationship between it and their Christian faith. Despite this fact, people in the region are divided by violent religious conflict.

Keywords: Asian theological trends, narrative theology, contextual nature, Christian theology, Christian scripture, dogma

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