Gudina Tumsa’s Contributions to Theology

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Darrell Jodock


Gudina’s way of doing theology is important because it is both contextual and universal.  The dynamics are universal, the focus on relationality is universal, the holistic emphasis is universal, while at the same time these dynamics intentionally take seriously the here and now of particular individuals and particular peoples and engage their specific social settings so seriously that the end result turns out to be deeply contextual--but contextual in a way that does not set one part of the church against another.  There can still be a common witness to the centrality of the power and presence of Christ and the ongoing activity of God in the world.    

The kind of theology Gudina practiced continues to be of great value for all who confess the Christian faith, today and on into the future.  We honor him best by appreciating and learning from his theology.

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Jodock, Darrell. 2022. “Gudina Tumsa’s Contributions to Theology”. Global South Theological Journal 1 (1).