Joas Adiprasetya (STH ’09)

in Alumni/ae Publications
October 2nd, 2013

An Imaginative Glimpse: The Trinity and Multiple Religious Participations is the newest publication from Joas Adiprasetya.¬†Joas Adiprasetya is the President of Jakarta Theological Seminary, Indonesia, where he also teaches systematic theology and theology of religions. Here’s the book’s description:

“In contrast to the popular notion that the doctrine of the Trinity hinders Christians from engaging with the reality of religious diversity, this book argues that the doctrine is the best way of constructing contemporary theology of religions. An Imaginative Glimpse reexamines three prominent Trinitarian theologians of religions (Raimundo Panikkar, Gavin D’Costa, and S. Mark Heim) and proposes a fresh and creative model by bringing the classical idea of perichoresis to its present-day multifaith situation. Opening a new alternative in both Trinitarian theology and theology of religions, Adiprasetya’s approach adds a distinctive contribution to the ongoing and challenging discussion in both fields. By using perichoresis imaginatively as a multidimensional category for multiple religious participations within the Trinity, Adiprasetya argues that the model is able to respect all religions on their own terms, while at the same time being faithful to the Christian standpoint.”

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