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Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology (JAOT)
ISSN : 27753425     EISSN : 26567997     DOI : 10.24071/jaot
Focus Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology (JAOT) is founded and sponsored by Sanata Dharma University School of Theology. It publishes scientific and critical thoughts in Asian Theology with Contextual and interdisciplinary approaches. Scope JAOT develops contextual theological discourses in dialogue with sociological, anthropological, comparative religion, religious studies, historical, cultural and psychological perspectives and takes the diversity of Asian societies and cultures as its context. The journal is open to scholars from all religious backgrounds.
Articles 20 Documents
Naming God Together: Muslim-Christian Theology of Mercy in the Indonesian Context Laksana, Albertus Bagus
Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology (JAOT) Vol 1, No 01 (2019): Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24071/jaot.2019.010101

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Using the method of the new comparative theology, this essay attempts to take the Indonesian context seriously, where the recent and highly divisive religio-political tension has given rise as well to an inclusive public theological discussion of God as the Merciful, and offers an explicit comparative theological analysis of God as Merciful in the Muslim and Christian (Catholic) traditions. On the structural level, these two traditions agree that Mercy has at least three dimensions, namely ontological (mercy belongs to the very being of God), personal (Gods mercy is made manifest in paradigmatic human person) and social (mercy has a dynamic of reaching out to others in solidarity). While being formulated and expressed within the confines of each theological system, mercy as Gods quality is shown to be at the center of Muslim and Christian naming of God. The two traditions move from philosophical theism to thepersonal and social dimensions of manifesting Gods mercy in the world. This comparative theological analysis of God as the Merciful will serve as a responsible public theology in the complex and pluralistic Indonesian society.
Book Review: A Lcs Chan Reader. Pioneering Essays on Biblical and Asian Theological Ethics Mahamboro, Bismoko
Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology (JAOT) Vol 1, No 01 (2019): Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology
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This book is a rare book which is an anthology written by Lcs Chan,an Asian moral theologian.
Transformative Leaders: Reflection on Priesthood in the Midst of Covid-19 Pandemic in the District of Sleman - Yogyakarta Riyadi, Stanislaus Eko
Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology (JAOT) Vol 2, No 02 (2020): Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24071/jaot.2020.020202

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Every darkness brings its own hidden light. The Covid-19 pandemic has shocked everyone and forced them to think about their existence and identity in a new fashion. This pandemic creates a crisis and a challenge to pass through this tough experience to a richer mode of life. Priests are called to think again about their identity and the meaning of being a priest in this pandemic. This research aims to know creative ways of the priests in the District of Sleman to undergo their mission as leaders of the Catholic community, especially in leading the parish to be a transformative Church that commits herself to solidarity and responsibility to the suffering of the people without any discrimination. Observation has been taken through a quantitative research and deep discussion with personal experiences of the priests. In this pandemic, any priest is called to take the first step to engage themselves in a web of cooperation and collaboration with people from different backgrounds. Priests are called to transform themselves to be able to lead other people into transformation. They should be transformative leaders of the community.
Rethinking the Justice of God with Asian Sensibilities Devadass, Clarence S
Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology (JAOT) Vol 1, No 02 (2019): Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24071/jaot.2019.010204

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This article proposes the need to rethink the concepts of justice with Asian sensibilities. For centuries the idea of justice has been read and interpreted along and within the classical Greek philosophical framework. In some ways, this Greek categorial framework is also seen in the concepts of biblical justice. However, in an Asian context, the character justice and its application need to be explored in the light of restoring harmony, with the self, other, cosmos and God, which is integral in many of the Asian spiritualities. In modern times, the theories of John Rawls and Robert Nozick are much quoted in studies regarding justice. However, Asian sensibilities call for a deeper exploration of justice for the purpose of harmony and that is the intent of this article.
Inculturation in the Catholic Church in Indonesia Rukiyanto, Bernardus Agus
Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology (JAOT) Vol 1, No 01 (2019): Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24071/jaot.2019.010103

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Indonesia consists of different ethnicities, cultures, religions, and beliefs. This diversity is a gift, but also a challenge for the Indonesian nation. Differences that exist often cause problems and conflicts between tribes and between religions and beliefs. In the midst of this pluralistic situation, the Church in Indonesia needs to develop inculturation in order to be open and to be able to make dialogue with every culture that exists in Indonesia, with different religions and beliefs as well as with the concrete situation occurring in Indonesia. This paper uses an analytical descriptive method to describe and analyze the concrete situation of the Church in its efforts to respond to socio-religious and political problems and challenges in Indonesia. It appears that the Church in Indonesia is very open and fully respond to every problem and challenge that exist in the midst of Indonesian people and society. This paper is expected to be an inspiration for the local Churches in developing its role to contribute to the development of the nation and the State of Indonesia, as well as to be an inspiration to other Churches in other parts of the world wherever experiencing situations more or less similar to the pluralistic situation in Indonesia.
Fostering Religious Education for Transformation in Indonesia: Dialogue with Transformative Learning Theory Asmara, Alexander Hendra Dwi
Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology (JAOT) Vol 2, No 02 (2020): Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24071/jaot.2020.020201

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This essay attempts to construct a model of religious education for transformation that effectively addresses the growth of everyday religious conflict in Indonesias post-Suharto era. Using the lens of transformative learning theory, this essay emphasizes that the task of religious education should not merely serve as an intra-ecclesial agency of church or religious maintenance but must retrieve its task to reconstruct and to transform social situations. Such a vision emphasizes the task of religious educators to inform and form people to bring them into the fullness of life for themselves and others to transform the world. This essay draws insights from two scholars in transformative learning theory Jack Mezirow and Paulo Freire who point out two foundations for transformation: (1) critical reflection, and (2) dialogue. These two visions can inspire religious educators to introduce critical reflection in their curriculum and to develop interreligious education that nurtures dialogue and collaboration. By focusing on developing critical reflection and interreligious education, religious education can offer transformation in Indonesian society plagued by ongoing conflict.
In Search of the Babayi: A cartography of a Distinct Filipina Theoethics Suico, Alfonso Jr Pascual
Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology (JAOT) Vol 1, No 02 (2019): Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24071/jaot.2019.010205

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This paper on methodology is an attempt to find a distinct Filipino theology and ethics by retrieving the sense of the babayi (woman). The babayi comes from the ancient Asiatic script called the baybayin. Inspired by the courage and resiliency of the Filipina woman in the face of tragedy and war, the goal is to map out a theo-ethics that is uniquely reflective of the Filipino woman within the broader feminist and liberation ethics. As a method, it critiques the prevailing framing of Western feminism common among Filipino women writers. Following intersectionality, a paradigm that analyzes oppression as the crossroad of racism and poverty, this method locates the Filipina in the multiaxial framing of history, the struggle of poverty and discrimination, displacement, religion and dialogue, and ecology. This multidimensional approach considers the long history of oppression experienced by our people, reflects inherent Filipino values and provides a method for understanding the Filipina and her allies today.Keywords: babayi (woman), intersectionality, feminism, liberation
The Methods and Criterion of Origen and Maximus Confessors Exegesis in Interpreting Scriptures Verses on Violence: its Relevance to Prevent Radicalism and Fundamentalism Widodo, Agus
Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology (JAOT) Vol 2, No 01 (2020): Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology
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Radicalism and fundamentalism, commonly characterized by acts of terror and violence, are considered as serious threats to Indonesia as a nation. One of the triggers of radical and fundamentalist movements is the misunderstanding on some verses about violence, war, and murder in the Scriptures. The radicals and the fundamentalists tend to interpret literally and use those verses to legitimate their actions. This paper has no intention to blame and to correct verses of the Scriptures that are literally provocative for violence, but to offer some inspiration from patristic tradition about how to interpret the Bible verses on violence. There are three methods and one criterion, that is, method of esegesi orante, method of allegorical-spiritual, method of the Scripture interprets Scripture, and the criteria of ??????? (?phleia: benefit). These methods and criterion may also be applied to interpret and to understand Koran verses on violence, as there are some provocative verses in regard to violence in both Scriptures. Moreover, Muslims also have the Tafsir (exegesis, commentary) as a methodology for reading and explaining the Koran, even accepting hermeneutics as a method of interpretation that is very relevant to understand the message of the Koran.DOI:doi.org/10.24071/jaot.2020.020101
Asian Aproaches and The Theology of Karl Rahner Yew Kim, Lawrence Ng
Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology (JAOT) Vol 1, No 01 (2019): Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24071/jaot.2019.010102

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This article explores how Rahners work can fit within an Asian theological approach of understanding God. For many Asians, religion is a lived experience and being a Christian is a choice that can be counter-cultural. Christianity is still commonly perceived as a Western religion in many parts of Asia. This may result in a re-thinking of what it means to be an Asian Christian beyond the Western context. This article will offer some thoughts on the Asian approach to theology and then consider aspects of Rahners thought that can appeal to Asian sensibilities. Though Rahner comes from a Western context, there is a commonality in his work, which can speak to the Asian lived faith experience and their orientation towards the divine.
Quo Vadis Catholic Church? Searching for Identity of a Church with Timorese's faces Pinto, Joel Casimiro Costa
Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology (JAOT) Vol 2, No 02 (2020): Journal of Asian Orientation in Theology
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24071/jaot.2020.020205

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This article presents a panorama of church life in the context of Timor-Leste. In 2015, the Catholic Church in Timor-Leste commemorated 500 years of the evangelization mission. It is within this context that this paper asks: After five centuries of evangelization in Timor-Leste, Quo Vadis Catholic Church? We pose this question to ourselves. This question and the theological reflection arising from it feels heavy to us. The question can also be: Quo Vadimus? As a Church, where are we going? This essay describes the three periods of evangelization in Timor-Leste each having its special and unique characteristics. These characteristics give each period a unique evangelization identity. This article ends by providing some proposals for the future of the Church with Timorese faces.

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