Week 10 – Sugirtharajah: Cutchery Tamil Versus Pure Tamil…; Israel

It is not surprising, then, that a colonized people should mirror the colonizer in behavior when questions of power are at stake.  Frantz Fanan offered as much as a response for the colonized to reclaim their own cultural life:  a switch of the colonizer with the colonized as a shift in power.  In this case, the caste system in India continued to wreak havoc on the indigenous there as to what dialects were used in translations of the Scriptures.  Again, it calls into question for those involved in the mission of God to peoples:  do we communicate the message of Jesus beyond the limited “personal salvation” message that would include the compassion of YWHW that includes the people low in the caste that cry out to God or the othering that occurs according to an elevation of culture (i.e., we’re better than you”, or “we’re right, you’re wrong”)?

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~ by Brian Shope on November 27, 2007.

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