Public Lectures & Mission Research Colloquia


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
Held at OMSC, Great Commission Hall
Dr. Siga Arles

An Analysis of Emerging Theology in India

Dr. Siga Arles, director of the Centre for Contemporary Christianity and chairman of the National Association for Theological Accreditation, Bangalore, India, will examine the birth and development of Christian theology in India, giving special attention to the "balance (needed) between ecumenical and evangelical missiologies" and the "promotion of public theology." Dr. Arles, who was raised in the Church of South India in Kolar Gold Fields, a mining town in Karnataka, will also discuss the "emerging challenges" for keeping Christian theology relevant for relevant for India’s many contexts. Before starting the Centre for Contemporary Christianity, he was professor of missiology and head of the theology department at Serampore College, director of the Indian Institute of Missiology Research Centre, and founding chair of the India Ministries Fellowship. He is author of Missiological Education: An Indian Exploration (2006) and was editor of the Journal of Asian Evangelical Theology and the Indian Journal of Missiology.

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Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
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