“Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, has undertaken a voyage to narrate the story of Christianity in India. It’s a voyage that has a deﬁnite beginning, but no ending…. It gives us a glimpse into the forms and beliefs of Catholic Christianity in India; it treats of its relationship to other Christian communities and to persons in India touched by Christianity. This narrative also highlights the positive outreach of Christianity to other religions and reﬂects on the contributions of thinkers and mystics from other traditions. The dynamics of the socio-political movements in the Indian sub- continent has impacted the Christian persuasions and vice-versa. All these find an echo in this narrative, shaping this into a very special Christian discourse. Dialogue rather than polemics marks the style of this narrative. In the religious, social, cultural and political map of India, Christianity inhabits a tiny but significant space; its texture and colour have taken deep roots in the national psyche. However this has not been made sufficiently visible to itself, to the nation and to other traditions. A Concise Encyclopaedia of Christianity in India is a step in that direction.” – From the Foreword by George Pattery, SJ
Responses to Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspect Of The Doctrine On The Church
Theological debate about the church has not only included the internal Catholic sphere but has frequently involved ecumenical dialogue, addressing the interior life of the Church and relations with relations with Christians of other confessions. This resource addresses basic aspects of Catholic doctrine with documented articles to offer a deeper understanding and an authoritative clarification on the difficulties and doubts arising from the discussions.
Clement Of Rome The Didache
The letter to the Corinthians by clement of Rome and the Didache are two of the most important documents from the earliest days of Christianity. Here we stand at the very fount of Christian teaching outside the new testament. Clement's letter and the Didache reveal how Christians were implementing and living out the faith taught by Jesus and passed on by the twelve apostles.
shades within shadows
we live under the shadow of rulers, religion and ritual; of childhood fears, adult realities and hovering death. we live in shadows of varying shades, from hues of darkening night, through lightening shades of gray, to brightest light. within these shades of many shadows, our stories sawn and mature, some sad, some happy, some tragic, mostly soon forgotten, but some preserved and written about. shades within shadows tells one such tale of an entire community sucked into a maelstrom that devastates and nearly destroys them.
Yours is the Church
this book provides an urgently needed and eye-opening reminder of the historical witness, cultural greatness, moral leadership, and perennial relevance of the catholic church. Christianity has radically changed the world for the better. in a book that's both thoughtful and entertaining, Mike Aquilina shows how the Gospel really has been the good news in the most practical ways possible. Even the atheist ought to thank...whoever he thanks...for the rise of Christianity.