For the past three decades Indian theologians have been meeting every year in theological workshops to decipher the intricate Indian realities and to explore ‘new ways of theologizing’ with openness to radical changes both in the Church and in the society. The person who contributed the lion’s share in bringing together the recent generation of Indian theologians is Fr Joseph Constantine Manalel. This volume contains the essays in honour of J. C. Manalel on the occasion of his Navati. Part I is a tribute to him. Part II highlights the imperative and dynamics of theologizing in context. Part III, the heart of the volume, deals with theologizing in the actual context of the plurality of India’s ancient religions and cultures. Seeking an authentic contextual theology, many relevant questions are raised. To be or to become a Christian is it necessary to accept the Semitic world-view or the Greek philosophical categories? What is hindering the Christian faith from becoming equally at home in the context of India’s cultural and religious realities, as it became in Rome, Greece and Syria by subsequently becoming Roman, Greek and Syrian in its expressions? Part IV deals with the various aspects of theology’s partnership with the human and social sciences. Part V focuses on the ultimate goal of all theologizing as the ‘integral liberation’ of humanity and the entire creation. Theologizing in context calls for a new paradigm shift in the ‘mission’ of the Church and for a new spirituality’ by being ‘a little ﬂock’, the catalyst, the ‘leaven and salt’ for a new humanity.
Christ* Church* Mankind; The Spirit of Vatican II according to POPE JOHN PAUL II
The glory of God is the living man, say St. Irenaeus. This same perception so dear to John Paul II is central to the vision of faith that underpins Vatican II, reemerges in its documents, and shines out of the long and intense witness of Pope John Paul II.
Go To Galilee
from the birth of Jesus in a cave in Bethlehem to his burial in a cave outside of Jerusalem, from his hidden life in the hills of Nazareth to his public life along the sea of Galilee, from his Transfiguration on the mount called Tabor to his sermon on the mount in Galilee and his Ascension on the mount of olives. This book is an intuitive and contemplative approach to the scripture, we enter into the mystery of the life of Jesus and find our faith increase. Read this book and get more
One with God
this book argues that deification and justification do not exclude each other and that the 1999 joint declaration between Catholics and Lutherans is a biblically, historically, and a theologically sound basis for further talks about salvation. read this book and know more
Becoming a Vessel of Honor
this book is written for all those children of God who hunger and thirst after a close personal relationship with HIM. it is for those who long to ''hear'' his voice in their innermost being, who will not be satisfied with anything less than the experience of his presence and glory. the purpose of this book is to help you understand the rapidly expanding world of the occult so that you can not only cleanse yourself from any involvement in it but also so that you can avoid its traps. this is a good book to read