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2005-2008: INSeCT Project

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Catholic Theology worldwide: Regional Reports

An INSeCT Project 2005–2008

Rationale:

Basic information about the state of Catholic theology in regions around the world is widely unknown and not easily available. The essays that have been written do not offer comparable information about the social and religious contexts, the regional theological institutions; and the pressing concerns of local theologies. There are currently no means of communication through which this information can be obtained, gathered, and disseminated.

In response to this situation, INSeCT is initiating a project inviting regional reports on the state of Catholic theology around the world. These reports will address three basic topics.

  • Part 1 will provide basic facts concerning the social, historical, and institutional context for theology in this region.
  • Part 2 will offer a description of the history of theology especially after Vatican II: trends, developments, problems, as well as urgent public, political, and ecclesiastical issues.
  • Part 3 will identify challenges for the future of theology in this region.

Dr. Michael Amaladoss, S.J., inaugurates this project with his report on the state of theology in Asia. Within the next calendar year we will post reports from Dr. Susan Rakoczy, I.H.M, on South Africa, Dr. Gideon Goosen on Australia, and Dr. Sergio Silva on Chile.

Promoting Dialogue about the Reports: An Open Invitation

In an effort to foster dialogue among members from a particular region about the report and to raise questions about the report from other areas of the world, once a report has been posted on the website, there will be a possibility for offering reactions to the current report by raising questions or additional information on the website.

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Asia is a vast continent. More than half the world’s population lives there. Two great and ancient cultures – China and India – have marked it. Besides these there is a rich diversity of cultures and peoples. It has been the cradle of all the world religions. Trade and migration has lead to much interaction. Contemporary Buddhism is one example of such interaction. Is it possible to speak of a common theological stream for such a vast continent?

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