Dr. J. Paul Rajashekar is Luther D. Reed Professor, Systematic Theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.
Theological Education in an Era of Globalization: Some Critical Issues
January 2015: Globalization and Theological Education (Volume 15 Issue 1)
Globalization affects all aspects of our lives, from the products available at the supermarket to the music we hear on the radio. Church is not immune to this, nor should it be. However, Rajashekar points to how theological education has not effectively embraced the gifts of globalization. Instead, the pattern has been to continue to see white male theology as universally applicable and correct, and theology coming from the global South as relevant only in its own context. Rajashekar explores how this power imbalance influences the theology being produced as well as how students of theology are being educated in the all over the world.