• A Perichoretic Model for Christian Love : A Theological Response to “A Common Word Between Us and You”

      Tupamahu, Ekaputra (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2013-07-21)
      This article is basically a theological response to the Common Word Between Us and You. It gives a special emphasis on the Trinitarian concept of perichoresis and uses it as a model for Christian love in a pluralistic society. Close attention is given to Jurgen Moltmann’s social trinitarianism, and how it helps formulate a theological framework for a Christian attitude toward others.
    • Toward a Reformed Theological Interpretation of Scripture

      Sutanto, Nathaniel Gray (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2013-07-21)
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    • Ketegangan Antar Kelompok Agama pada Masa Orde Lama sampai Awal Orde Baru: Dari Konflik Perumusan Ideologi Negara Sampai Konflik Fisik

      Sukamto, Amos (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2013-07-21)
      Sejak masa awal kemerdekaan sampai masa munculnya pemberontakan PKI pada tahun 1965 Indonesia banyak diwarnai ketegangan antara kelompok Islam, Islam nasionalis, abangan, dan Kristen. Ketegangan tersebut tampak dalam perumusan dasar negara RI yang diakhiri dengan satu modus vivendi dikenal dengan nama Piagam Jakarta. Namun sehari setelah Indonesia merdeka ketujuh kalimat dalam Pembukaan Undang-undang Dasar 1945 tersebut dihapus. Pada saat inilah bibit ketegangan antara Islam dengan Kristen mulai muncul. Tahun 1950-an terjadi kebangkitan aliran kepercayaan (Kejawen), penganut gerakan ini menjadi basis utama bagi massa PKI. PKI merupakan oposisi utama bagi ideologi maupun politik Islam. Ketika PKI gagal mengadakan revolusi pada tahun 1965 banyak orang Islam yang membantu Angkatan Darat dalam menumpas para pengikut PKI. Karena kecewa maka banyak para pengikut PKI yang abangan memeluk agama Kristen. Konversi ke Agama Kristen dikalangan abangan ini telah menggeser kelompok yang dianggap ancaman bagi Islam dari kelompok abangan ke kelompok Kristen.
    • Lima Penggerak Bangsa Yang Terlupa: by Gerry Van Klinken

      Dwiana, Ignatius (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2013-07-21)
      A book review of Lima Penggerak Bangsa Yang Terlupa.
    • Yesus Belajar Ilmu Sihir di Mesir? Matius 2:13-23 dan Studi Yesus Sejarah

      Nggadas, Deky Hidnas Yan (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2013-07-21)
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    • Mind the Gap! Berteologi Ekonomi Kontekstual Melalui Penafsiran Injil Lukas 16:9-13 dalam Rangka Mempertimbangkan Ulang Konteks Kemiskinan Yang Parah di Indonesia

      Karundeng, August Corneles Tamawiwy (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2013-07-21)
      Permasalahan tingkat kemiskinan di Indonesia sudah menjadi berita yang panas dalam beberapa dekade ini. Seringkali kita memindai bahwa ketegangan yang menyebabkan meningkatnya prosentase kemiskinan di Indonesia terjadi di antara orang kaya dan orang miskin. Teologi yang muncul selama ini juga selalu berpihak kepada orang-orang miskin sehingga perhatian terhadap orang kaya sangat minim. Kekayaan dan harta dalam konteks kemiskinan ini akhirnya menjadi korban dan dipandang sebelah mata. Pekerjaan bahkan dijadikan hal yang duniawi karena secara tidak langsung menyimpan kebobrokannya sendiri sehingga tidak layak di mata Allah. Di dalam tulisan ini penulis mencoba meninjau kembali akar permasalahan ekonomi di Indonesia dalam ranah kekristenan, serta melihat teologi apa yang berkembang di dalam konteks tersebut. Selain itu, penulis juga mencoba mengusung sebuah “ladang baru” sebagai konteks berteologi kontekstual dengan mengangkat konteks kesenjangan ekonomi yang parah dalam rangka mempertimbangkan ulang konteks kemiskinan yang parah (overwhelming poverty) yang dipaparkan oleh banyak teolog-teolog besar dunia, namun secara khusus diangkat oleh salah satu teolog besar Indonesia yaitu Emanuel Gerrit Singgih ketika berteologi secara kontekstual di Indonesia. Dalam rangka inilah penulis menafsirkan teks Injil Lukas 16:9-13 sebagai landasan iman dan evaluasi teologis terhadap argumentasi yang menyangkut dengan kesenjangan kaya-miskin dalam Injil sebagai refleksi terhadap konteks kesenjangan ekonomi yang parah yang terjadi di Indonesia.
    • The Price of Monotheism: by Jan Assmann

      Tupamahu, Ekaputra (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2014-01-05)
      A book review of The Price of Monotheism.
    • Mystical Love in Confession X: An Inquiry on the Name of the Divine

      Theojaya, Simeon (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2014-01-05)
      “God ” is, in the first place, a name. Before being a person or Being, the name “God” could be anything imaginable. “What’s in a name?” “Who is the one that we love and how could we finally give account to it?” Such are the questions this paper will try to answer. This study will conduct a reading based largely on Augustine’s Confessions X, and will be dissected into two smaller parts. In the first part, I will propose the possibility of applying a mystical approach to address this issue. Then I will examine how the saint travels across his memory in search of God, as a demonstration of the mystical journey into love.
    • Peran Organisasi Kemasyarakatan Keagamaan dalam Penanggulangan Kemiskinan : Kasus di GPIB Jemaat ”EKKLESIA” DKI Jakarta dan GPIB Jemaat ”NEHEMIA” Desa Cipayung, Kabupaten Bogor

      Sutisna, Rohadi Joshua (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2014-01-05)
      Reformation was introduced to Indonesia in 1998 but it has not been able to alleviate poverty. Many think that it is the government that holds the greatest responsibility for poverty. In fact, the government is not the only stakeholder in development. The private sector and civil society organizations also play an important role in it. The Protestant Church in West Indonesia (GPIB) as part of civil society organizations seems to play a very strategic role in development, including poverty alleviation. Some studies show that the quality of leadership is one of the factors that determine GPIB’s role in reducing poverty. This is closely related to the creation of people’s character that enables the religious civil society organization to make maximum contributions to reducing poverty. Therefore, the 12S-7C5P-3S-GT Navigation Model may provide the leaders and people of GPIB with guidelines to build their character so that they will be ready and able to play a concrete role in alleviating poverty.
    • A Pentecostal Lex Legendi For Fostering Polyphonic Perspectivalism in Pentecostal Tradition

      Rice, Monte Lee (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2014-01-05)
      I begin this paper by surveying qualitative distinctives of Pentecostal Bible reading, which together contribute to the missional localizing giftedness of Pentecostalism worldwide. In Part 2 I then suggest that detrimentally incongruent to these distinctives are several Fundamentalist-Evangelical mediated postures to Scripture. In Part 3 I address this incongruence by proposing a Pentecostal lex legendi (“rule of reading”), built on Telford Work’s “Trinitarian-Ontology of Scripture.” I argue that Work’s bibliology provides a compelling theological premise for both the Pentecostal dynamic and polyvalent understanding of biblical revelation, and substantiates theological pluralism as intrinsic to Pentecostal tradition. Further building on Work’s bibliology, I then propose a Pentecostal form of lectio divina (“sacred reading”) that structures the classical/medieval fourfold Scripture sense, to a constructivist understanding of the threefold Pentecostal soteriological experiences (redemption, sanctification, and Spirit baptism). I conclude by delineating how this Pentecostal form of lectio divina may help Pentecostals identify and utilize theological hermeneutics that best foster the Pentecostal missiological giftedness, and hence the pluralizing of Pentecostalism(s) worldwide.
    • Manusia yang Diciptakan Allah: Telaah atas Kesaksian Perjanjian Lama: by J. A. Telnoni

      Ekklesi, Benni Amor Salutavi (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2014-01-05)
      A book review of Manusia yang Diciptakan Allah.
    • Knowing Yet Not Knowing: The Irony of the Evangel in Romans 10

      Onggosanusi, Eko Nugroho (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2014-09-07)
      Is Romans 10 simply an excursus on the need for evangelism and mission in the midst of Paul’s “doctrine of predestination”? In this article, a chiasm is identified and utilized as a framework to further analyze Romans 10. It is demonstrated that the chiasm lends itself to accentuate the epistemological irony of Israel’s response to the gospel. Despite the glory of the gospel that was proclaimed in the Hebrew Bible, the majority of the Jews in Paul’s time remained in ignorance as they missed the hermeneutical key to understanding the Mosaic Law, namely, “Christ is the goal of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” Rather than an excursus within Paul’s doctrinal discourse, Romans 10 is the climax of the irony of Israel as the most privileged people who failed in their hearing and understanding.
    • Dari Terra Sancta ke Terra Incognita: Dua Contoh Negosiasi Identitas Umat Kristen Purba

      Tjen, Anwar (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2014-09-07)
      This article is an attempt to learn from the struggle for identity in early Christianity. Since its birth from the womb of Judaism, Christianity was challenged to redefine its identity, rooted as it was in Judaism vis-à-vis the influence of Hellenization. Such a journey into unknown territory (terra incognita) unavoidably led to the birth of new identity which, on the one hand, remained an integral part of its original matrix, but at once challenged its exclusive character. In this overview, two main examples of reinterpretation are presented to illustrate the case, first, by Paul who radically reinterprets Torah and the identity of God's people in Christ, and second, by the author of 1 Peter who reinterprets the identity of "Christianos" as "aliens" and "exiles" in their Graeco-Roman milieu. As can be learned from these examples, negotiation, and renegotiation are an inevitable necessity when Christianity penetrates new territories in its encounter with the "other", in order to root itself in new terra incognita.
    • The Advaitic Experience in Christianity and Hinduism : Comparing Jacques Dupuis’ Discernment about Jesus’ Awareness with Saradananda’s Notes on Sri Ramakrishna’s Mystical Experience

      Hutagalung, Toar Banua (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2014-09-07)
      Relationality between Jesus the Son and God the Father becomes a perfect model of God and humanity. But, how do we understand the meaning of this relationality? Why in Hinduism, especially, in Advaitic tradition, this relationality issue becomes an essential element to realize the one God? Can we do a pilgrimage of our faith by comparing Christian and Hindu traditions? This study will examine on mystical approach of Sri Ramakrishna’s experience as a Hindu and the discernment of Jacques Dupuis’ on awareness as a Catholic. The notion of relationality would be exposed within those two different traditions, each with different perspectives. One will question Advaita and the other will delve into awareness. In the end, advaitic perspectives will help us to comprehend the relationality of God and humanity through our readings of understanding Dupuis’ awareness.
    • Analisis Kritis Liturgi Perjamuan Kudus Huria Kristen Batak Protestan

      Pakpahan, Binsar Jonathan (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2014-09-07)
      The liturgy of the Eucharist is a communal rite that becomes a very important foundation of the theological construction of the church. The church must have a good foundation of the Eucharist as a place where they can encounter God as a community. As a result, the theology that comes from this encounter will encourage the church to act out in her theology in the world. In 2014, Huria Kristen Batak Protestan (Protestant Batak Christian Church/HKBP) is trying to reformulate their church order. This research encourages HKBP to look at their theology of the Eucharist more seriously. By using a critical analysis towards the HKBP liturgy of the Eucharist, this paper shows the inconsistency between the HKBP church documents view on the Eucharist. The inconsistency is caused by the different times of the writing of the documents, which were never synchronized.
    • God as Sound-Conciousness

      Ludji, Irene (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2014-09-07)
      This paper describes the concept of sacred sound in Hinduism as a way for the Hindu to approach and to know the Christian God. Different from Christians who are known as the people of the book, Hindu people are known as the people of the sound. The vocalic syllable Om or Aum and the repeating/chanting of the sacred sound in Hindu worship give a unique room to a new and different way of knowing God. God is no longer perceivable as the powerful figure in the book but as consciousness. The word “consciousness” in this paper refers to the ability of believers to be mindful and responsive to God. This paper will also describe the concept of sonic theology as a different way to perceive God in Hinduism and relate it to the practice of Yoga that is widely practiced in the modern world today.
    • Nyantri Bersama John Titaley: Menakar Teks, Menilai Sejarah dan Membangun Kemanusiaan Bersama: by Steve Gasperz dan Tedi Kholiludin (eds.)

      Maliogha, Albert Josua Putra (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2014-09-07)
      A book review of Nyantri Bersama John Titaley.
    • Embracing the World: Praying for Justice and Peace: by Jane E. Vennard

      Sasongko, Nindyo (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2014-09-07)
      A book review of Embracing the World.
    • Hapus Perilaku Pelecehan Spiritual dalam Penanganan Kasus Perempuan Korban Perkosaan

      Kristianto, Paulus Eko (Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia, 2015-02-13)
      Incidents of rape are often broadcast on the news and other media. Although the frequency of reported rape need not equate to its being commonplace, there is a danger of desensitization. We're such conditioning to continue, women victims could be placed at greater risk for gender inequality. Pastors are in a special position, to execute the duties of priesthood and prophet (civic justice advocate), as part of an overall strategy of ministry to the community. But when a pastor does not play this role, perhaps due to the politics of influence and power vis-à-vis his or her position, in the analysis of the present author this should be regarded as spiritual abuse. Therefore, this paper considers the following proposal: such pastors must turn to reflect upon the nature of pastoral service and upon the attitude Jesus showed throughout his exemplary ministry. Only such reflection will combat the proclivity toward perpetuating the aforementioned spiritual abuse.