Reformed Contextual Ecclesiology

  • Neal D. Presa
Part of the Asian Christianity in the Diaspora book series (ACID)


This chapter frames the need for a contextual, constructive ecclesiology informed and shaped by the Filipino American Christian diaspora, because the Filipino American diaspora is the fastest-growing immigrant group in the United States, and with that diaspora necessarily come the culture and religion of the Philippines. In short, a Global South theo-praxis, through the Filipino American diaspora, has arrived and has been in the United States for more than a century. This chapter briefly discusses the indigenous theology of struggle of the Philippines, and how a contextualization of that theology of struggle for the diaspora is essential, and, in fact, has already become a part of the diaspora’s lived experiences as Filipino American Christians.


Contextualization Theology of struggle Kasamahan Bayanihan Diaspora 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neal D. Presa
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  1. 1.Village Community Presbyterian ChurchRancho Santa FeUSA

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