Sacramental Relationality: Eco-Theological Possibilities
Randy J. C. Odchigue
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In this paper the author explores resonances between the Manobo indigenous spirit-worldview and the Christian discourse of εκόταόις in order to put forward a framework of resistance against the violation of the integrity of creation. The proposal critically examines the dualistic anthropocentric outlook and provides an alternative perspective that sees the human within the web of eco-theological interrelationality. This paper contends that with the encounter of the Manobo indigenous system of knowledge and beliefs, a Christian sacramental-relational discourse can re-imagine itself to become a contextually relevant articulation of a contemplative praxis where resistance against ecological destruction becomes simultaneously a faith-response and a faith-action.

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