The Role of Oral Traditions in Theology

The Role of Oral Traditions in TheologyBy G. Patrick

About the Book:
Oral Traditions express the pulse of the people. They are windows that open up a world of emotions, beliefs and social interactions of peoples and communities. They embody people’s life patterns, self-perception and their interpretations of God, world and society. Much valuable material that would deepen our understanding of culture lies awaiting those who will systematically study oral narratives. The author makes a systematic and scholarly attempt to integrate ‘oral texts’ in developing a contextual theology. The book will be of immense help to those who are interested in theologising in the tribal context as tribal life is rich in oral traditions.

About the Author:
G. Patrick holds a post-graduate degree in Sociology and an M.Phil in Christian Studies from the University of Madras. Currently he is pursuing his Doctorate in the same University and working on the project “The phenomenon of popular religiosity among the subaltern peoples with special reference to Kanayakumari District in Tamil Nadu.”

Publisher: Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, 1999
Pages: 126
ISBN: 81-85408-00-25

Price: INR 100, USD 10

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