A book ‘Reading in context’ release in Mokokchung
Dimapur, Feb. 21 (EMN): The Tribal Development and Communication Centre (TDCC) in Mokokchung district launched a book “Reading in Context: 1 King 1:11 in a contemporary tribal world” authored by Dr. Temsüyanger Aier. The book was formally dedicated and released by the principal of Clark Theological College (CTC) Rev. Dr. Mar Pongener at CTC Multi-purpose hall, Aolijen, on Sunday.
The author Dr. Temsüyanger Aier is an associate professor in the department of Old Testament and biblical languages at Clark Theological College, Aolijen, Mokokchung, He did his Bachelor of Science from Kohima Science College, Jotsoma (NU), Bachelor of Divinity from Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Master of Theology from Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute, Chennai, and Doctorate in Theology from Sathri/ Senate of Serampore College, West Bengal, an update from CTC stated.
It stated that the author, in this book, employs a sociological method in studying and understanding the social realities of the Solomonic period, and examines how far this paradigm would be of assistance to address the realities and peculiarities of the contemporary Naga society. In the book, the author argued that the vitality of a biblical text could be discerned only against its dynamic relation with the contexts of the reader, it stated.
Further Dr. Aier emphasised the inevitability of analysing the biblical texts and the writer’s contemporary context that help examine and understand the power of the powerless or the marginalised as a key for a new paradigm of equals in the people’s quest for liberation and social transformation.