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Reading for Liberation
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book summarizes the major findings which emerged in the course of this attempt to evaluate the suitability of the synoptic healing stories as a relevant biblical paradigm for Dalit theology. It analyses Dalit theology in the light of the problem of practical efficacy and identified several issues which stifled the prospects of liberative engagement. The book explores an exorcism focusing on the issue of the Dalit agency and deployment of resistance in self-liberation. Recognizing the resistive element in possession in contexts of oppression enabled an analogical hermeneutical engagement with Dalit forms of resistance. In the light of the widening gap between Dalit theology and praxis it attempted a reconfiguration of certain areas of Dalit theology using the synoptic healing stories as a biblical paradigm.