Gabriele Dietrich

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Gabriele Dietrich
Born1943[1]
ResidenceFeminism and Sociology
Academic background
InfluencesProfessor Jacob Taubes, M. M. Thomas
Academic work
EraSociology
Main interestsSociology

Gabriele Dietrich (born 1943) is a Sociology Professor at the Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary, Madurai, affiliated to the nation's first University, the Senate of Serampore College (University).

Early life[edit]

Dietrich grew up in Germany during the post-Second World War period in a disarrayed atmosphere.[1]

Studies[edit]

In various stages of her study life, Dietrich went through the Universities of Marburg, Münster and Heidelberg.[1] She had done her research at the Free University of Berlin on Aztec religion.[2]

Researcher/Teacher[edit]

Dietrich first came to India in 1971 as a Researcher to the Christian Institute of Study of Religion and Society (CISRS), Bangalore during the Directorship of M. M. Thomas. After an extended stint with the CISRS, she left for Germany in 1973. On invitation from the Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary in 1975, she returned to India to take up a teaching assignment at the Seminary where she currently teaches.

Writings[edit]

  • 1971, Tod und Jenseits in der aztekischen Religion (in German),[2]
  • 1977, Religion and people's organisation in east Thanjavur,[3]
  • 1977, The Challenge of the Word,[4]
  • 1988, Women's Movement in India: Conceptual and Religious Reflections,[5]
  • 1992, Reflections on the women's movement in India: religion, ecology, development,[6]
  • 1998, Towards Understanding Indian Society,[7]
  • 2001, A new thing on earth: hopes and fears facing feminist theology : theological ruminations of a feminist activist,[8]
  • 2004, On reading the signs of the times,[9]

Honours[edit]

In 2004, an 11-member committee coordinated by Lalrinawmi Ralte of the United Theological College, Bangalore brought out a festschrift in honour of Dietrich[1] entitled Waging Peace, Building a World in which Life Matters: Festschrift to Honour Gabriele Dietrich.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Lalrinawmi Ralte, Stella Faria, Waging Peace, Building a World in which Life Matters: Festschrift to Honour Gabriele Dietrich, ISPCK, New Delhi, 2004. [1]
  2. ^ a b Gabriele Dietrich, Tod und Jenseits in der aztekischen Religion, Freien Universität Berlin, 1971. [2]
  3. ^ Gabriele Dietrich, Religion and people's organisation in east Thanjavur, CISRS/CLS, Bangalore/Chennai, 1977. [3]
  4. ^ Gabriele Dietrich, The Challenge of the Word, WSCF, 1977
  5. ^ Gabriele Dietrich, Women's Movement in India: Conceptual and Religious Reflections, Breakthrough Publications, 1988. [4]
  6. ^ Gabriele Dietrich , Reflections on the women's movement in India: religion, ecology, development, Horizon India Books, 1992.[5]
  7. ^ Gabriele Dietrich, Bastiaan Wielenga, Towards Understanding Indian Society, TTS, Madurai, 1998. [6]
  8. ^ Gabriele Dietrich, A new thing on earth: hopes and fears facing feminist theology : theological ruminations of a feminist activist, TTS/ISPCK, Madurai/New Delhi, 2001. [7]
  9. ^ Gabriele Dietrich, On reading the signs of the times in Samson Prabhakar (Edited), Together with People: Essays in honour of Rev. D. S. Satyaranjan, BTESSC/SATHRI, Bangalore, 2004, pp.125-134. [8]