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Voices from Beyond Recovering the Prophetic Voice for Today : Biblical Essays in Memory of Prof. Dr Rui de Menezes, SJ
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Editor: Thomas Karimundackal, SJ.
Bibliographical Details xx, 272 p. 24 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351486370
ISBN-13 9789351486374, 978-9351486374
Year of Publication 2022.
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“The essays in this book are a tribute to his [Rui] seminal contribution towards Indian biblical theology and biblical interpretation. …. Through his writings, he continues to invite us to take interest in the issues of our times, engage with them in the light of the Scriptures, and read the Scriptures in the light of the problems that we face today.”

From the Preface

VOICES FROM BEYOND gratefully relates his [Rui] story - all that he had been to the institute, to a generation of students, and specially to the Church. It is indeed a great work, human and Christian.”

Dr Jerome Stanislaus D’ Souza, SJ
President, Jesuit Conference of South Asia

“In this collection of biblical essays in memory of Prof. Rui de Menezes, … the authors re-discover the person and vision of Rui; the prophetic nature of Rui’s own teaching, writing, and interpretation of the Old Testament prophets; the call to mission and inclusive Church in the New Testament; and the Ignatian charism that came through in the life, love, and teaching of Rui.”

Dr Roland Coelho, SJ
Provincial, Goa Jesuit Province

“Elegantly edited, this volume provides a precious treasure of biblical essays on a variety of topics which were dear to Fr. Rui and are extremely relevant to our times.”

Dr Henry Pattarumadathil SJ
Dean of Studies, Biblical Faculty
Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome



Rui: A Great Human Being
Rui: A Warm and Compassionate Person
Rui: A Passionate Teacher and Biblical Exegete


Person and Vision

1. Human, All Too Human: A Prophetic and Critical Appraisal of Rui de Menezes’ Integrated Vision
   Kuruvilla Pandikattu, SJ

2. Rui de Menezes: Beckoned by the Prophet Amos
    Anthony da Silva, SJ

Call from the Old Testament

3. Jeremiah: The Apex of Prophecy
    Georg Fischer, SJ

4. Prophetic Criticism as Salvific Interruptions against Hegemonic Patterns
    Joy Philip Kakkanattu, CMI

5. Prophets of Israel: Troublemakers or Troubleshooters?
    P. Joseph Titus

6. Prophetic Critique against the Judicial Corruption and its Relevance for Today
    David Stanly Kumar

7. Zion in Micah: Hope in the Interstices of Utopia and Dystopia
    Dominic S. Irudayaraj, SJ

8. The Metaphor of God as Father in the Old Testament
    Jacob Parappally, MSFS

9. God’s Vision for One Unified World
    Selva Rathinam, SJ

10. Named Woman of Samson and Unnamed Woman of Peter: A Feminist Inter-Textual Reading
     Peter Ignatius, SJ

11. “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue” - Justice in Deuteronomy and its Implications for a Just Society
    Thomas Karimundackal, SJ

Call from the New Testament

12. Reign of God: A Paradigm for the Mission of the Church
     Jennifer Fernandes

13. “They Left Everything and Followed Him” Discipleship and Possessions in Luke-Acts
     C. Sunil Ranjar, SJ

14. The Prayer of Jesus in Gethsemane: A Model for the Challenging Times
Errol Fernandes, SJ

15. Trilateral Relationship in Pauline Prayer (1Thess 1:2-10)
A. Alfred Joseph

16. You must call no one on earth your father: On Interpreting these Times
      Francis X. D’Sa, SJ

Call from the Ignatian Charism

17. Is Sacred Scripture at the Service of Spiritual Exercises or Vice-versa?
      Rolphy Pinto, SJ

18. The Echoes of Scripture in the ‘Two Standards’ of the Spiritual Exercises
     Joseph Cardozo, SJ

Biographical Sketch and Publications of Prof. Dr Rui de Menezes, SJ (1939-2014)


Dr. Thomas Karimundackal teaches Biblical Theology and Biblical Languages at the Faculty of Theology, Jnana Deepa (JD), Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Pune, and currently serves as the Head of the Department of Scripture Studies, and the Chairperson of the Doctoral Programme in Theology at JD. He is the editor of Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies, and AUC: Asian Journal of Religious Studies.

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