Friday, October 02, 2009

CSCA's Christianity in Southeast Asia Series

Trinity Theological College's Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia (CSCA) has launched the first publication in their Christianity in Southeast Asia Series:

Issues of Law and Justice in Singapore
edited by Daniel K. S. Koh and Kiem-Kiok Kwa

"It comprises essays written by seven contributors representing various professions including theology and law academia.

The book provides a theological framework on the subject of law in the form of two essays written by Dr Koh himself and Gordon Wong, Professor of Old Testament at TTC.

Topics covered include criminal law, abortion, marriage, the social principles of the Church with a focus on the Methodist Church in Singapore, and faith, hope and love in the public square." (Christian Post, Sept. 25, 2009).

"In his offering on criminal law and punishment, lawyer and pastor William Wan commented on the extraordinary powers of the government minister and noted the potential for abuse.

Writing on religion and abortion, assistant professor of law Tan Seow Hon showed how the law on abortion was based on a eugenics social policy rather than moral justification and suggested that it was an ‘appropriate’ time for “renewed debate and review of the legislation”." (Christian Post, Sept. 29, 2009)

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