“τετέλεσται (tetelestai): It is finished”
I’m pleased to announce that I have completed the manuscript which I tentatively title “Theological Education and Christian Scholarship for Human Flourishing: Hermeneutics, Knowledge, and Multiculturalism.” pp. 355
I’ve been working on this book since 2013 (7 years). Technically, I began thinking about writing a book on the subjects of theological education and Christian scholarship in my second semester in seminary (Spring semester, 2003) (17 years ago) when I found myself in despair and was thirsty to read works in Biblical and Theological studies by non-European White writers and thinkers.
In 2003, I became more disappointed when I discovered that all the textbooks assigned in my seminary classes were written by White Christian thinkers and theologians. I was also frustrated to discover that the theological education and the theological curriculum were tools that were designed to promote the “Western Canon” and the “Eurocentric-epistemological paradigm. “
In 2003, I have asked where the non-white voices in the theological education and Christian scholarship? (They were there and in fact, christian thinkers, writers, and theologians from the darker/brown/yellow nations of the world have been there for years. My seminary education and professors just didn’t validate them and acknowledge their merits and contributions to theological education and christian academic scholarship). Consequently, I had determined to do more research on the subject matter of my current book and to write a book about it.
I wrote the entire manuscript without bothering to send a book proposal to potential publishers. I have intended it to be so because I wanted to complete the book before consulting an academic press. Now, it is done. It needs a home. It needs to be out!
***Check out the table of contents below and let me know what you think about it. If you’re interested in reading it and offer some constructive feedback, I will be honored and will be glad to email the manuscript to you. 🙂