Indonesian Journal of Theology
EISSN : 2339-0751
Current Publisher: Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia (10.46567)
Total articles ≅ 44
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Indonesian Journal of Theology, Volume 8, pp 1-7; doi:10.46567/ijt.v8i1.166
Artikel ini merupakan pengantar dari editor untuk edisi spesial Merenungkan Kembali Pertanyaan "Siapakah Sesamaku Manusia?"
Indonesian Journal of Theology, Volume 8, pp 91-94; doi:10.46567/ijt.v8i1.161
Diskusi atas buku Menolak Diam.
Indonesian Journal of Theology, Volume 8, pp 62-76; doi:10.46567/ijt.v8i1.159
This article discusses the importance of being a neighbor, as understood through Karol Wojtyla’s idea of “the acting person,” in the context and experience of the migrants and humanitarian volunteers on the U.S.-Mexico border. There are three parts to this article. In the first part, I discuss the reality that migrants and humanitarian volunteers face at the U.S.-Mexico border. Migrants live in a liminal and violent space at the border, and the volunteers choose to enter this space to meet the vulnerable others. In the second part, I examine an idea presented by then-Cardinal Karol Wojtyla in his book The Acting Person. In the book─published in 1969 before he became Pope John Paul II in 1978─Wojtyla addresses the importance of being a neighbor through conscious participation in actions “together with others” for the achievement of the common good. In the third part, I present a critical reflection on the connection between migrants’ context and humanitarian work experience at the U.S.-Mexico border and Wojtyla’s idea of the acting person as a neighbor. By putting the idea of a neighbor in dialogue with the context of the U.S.-Mexico border, I intend to broaden Wojtyla’s thought to address the contemporary circumstances at the border.
Indonesian Journal of Theology, Volume 8, pp 99-101; doi:10.46567/ijt.v8i1.163
Abstrak Diskusi buku Menolak Diam.
Indonesian Journal of Theology, Volume 8, pp 28-41; doi:10.46567/ijt.v8i1.103
Tulisan ini berupaya mempercakapkan lapar sebagai situs perjumpaan dengan Allah. Sejarah mistisisme Kristen memperlihatkan bahwa pengalaman berperan besar sebagai sumber teologinya. Setelah menjelaskan definisi teologi mistik, saya mengelaborasi pandangan Simone Weil tentang lapar sebagai pengalaman mistik dengan gagasan Dorothee Sölle tentang pengalaman mistik yang berdampak pada transformasi sosial. Melalui keduanya, lapar dapat dilihat sebagai pengalaman yang intim bersama Allah dan memiliki dimensi hospitalitas di saat yang bersamaan, guna meluruhkan sekat-sekat pembatas dalam sosial.
Indonesian Journal of Theology, Volume 8, pp 102-104; doi:10.46567/ijt.v8i1.128
Sebuah resensi untuk buku Doing the Work of Comparative Theology.
Indonesian Journal of Theology, Volume 8, pp 95-98; doi:10.46567/ijt.v8i1.164
Abstrak Diskusi buku Menolak Diam.
Indonesian Journal of Theology, Volume 8, pp 77-90; doi:10.46567/ijt.v8i1.120
An attempt to develop the postcolonial practice of interfaith with-ness as a means of radical protest and resistance against the religious fundamentalism and crony capitalism in India has enormous significance today. The postcolonial practice of interfaith with-ness is not only a theoretical postulation but also a radical with-ness (being with) shared with the religious others. The idea proposes a radical politics of recognition, politics of difference, and politics of creative dialogue, rather than an apolitical “practice of tolerance” on which the traditional idea of interreligious dialogue is grounded. As a humble attempt, several Christian expropriations of the idea are being voiced in this essay with a spirit of religious confidentiality. And, the study uses empire criticism and intersectionality as the primary analytical tools.
Indonesian Journal of Theology, Volume 8, pp 8-27; doi:10.46567/ijt.v8i1.127
The pandemic crisis that is COVID-19 has caused unprecedented suffering throughout the world. At such a time, the religious person can legitimately ask why God allows this and how one’s faith might wrestle with such tragedy. In my search of the Scriptures to respond to these questions, I find the Book of Job to be a fruitful dialogue partner—be it in the way it urges one to consider aspects of suffering that are not apparent or in how it resists attempts at oversimplifying God’s character. In this essay, I compare the Book of Job with Albert Camus’s novel La Peste, the latter being set during an epidemic. I argue that both literary works provide space for a theological voice to recognize and articulate suffering in terms of divine justice; both works also enable one to resist any concrete framework for explaining suffering. I then suggest that La Peste complements one’s reading of Job as Scripture by highlighting both the importance of active response to suffering as well as the relational dimension of suffering in the world, which should prove to be helpful in this time of crisis and beyond.
Indonesian Journal of Theology, Volume 8, pp 105-107; doi:10.46567/ijt.v8i1.158
Abstrak Sebuah resensi untuk buku Logika.