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Wider Contextualized Biblical Spirituality
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Edited by Johnson Thomaskutty and Mathew Chandrankunnal CMI Associate Editors: RSV Sukumar Babu and Thangminlun Vaiphei.
Bibliographical Details xxiv, 278 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351485501
ISBN-13 9789351485506, 978-9351485506
Year of Publication 2021.
Further Details In Collaboration with Ecumenical Christian Centre, Bengaluru.
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“I am very happy to introduce this great work on Biblical Spirituality which has collated and corralled a variety of reflections based on the Bible against the background of the cross currents of  the modern age. Fr. Mathew Chandrankunnel CMI and Dr. Johnson Thomaskutty have done a marvellous job in bringing together scholars with expertise in different areas of biblical scholarship to reflect on contemporary situations. As believers in Jesus Christ, we re-enact in our lives the experience of the Lord in His incarnational existence. Every facet of human life and every aspect of the universe were touched by the life of Jesus so that the Word of God has got a message for everyone and everything, however insignificant it may appear to be. From ‘The Cry from the Margins’ to ‘The Healing Ministry and Biblical Spirituality,’ the authors have made an attempt to examine the different aspects of human life in the light of the compassion and love offered through the Bible. I congratulate all the writers who have used their scholarship and intellectual acumen to examine the realities of human experience through the prismatic lens of the Bible.”

                                                                                   Cardinal Mar George Alencherry
                                                             Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church

“This collection of articles on Wider Contextualized Biblical Spirituality will provide an excellent reading to anyone who appreciates the inclusiveness of Biblical spirituality that embraces the contextual realities of the Indian communities. The articles are wide-ranging, the editors and the authors seek to delve into Biblical spirituality from various perspectives—cry from the margins, eco-gender issues, God’s silence, subversiveness, Messianic identity, inclusiveness, discipleship, holism, male-female pairing, Pentecostal experiences, contextualization, intertextuality, identification with the marginalized, pneumatic nomism, ‘lived experience’ of the divine, tribal identity, and healing ministry and borderless church. This book is a rich mine of information on Biblical spirituality and contextual interpretation, taking our attention toward a wider hermeneutical interplay to gain a deeper understanding of the spiritual truths. I warmly recommend this book to all serious readers of the Word.”

                                                                                                    Chilkuri Vasantha Rao
                                                                                      Dr. Theol., Hamburg University
                                                                     Principal and Professor of Old Testament
                                                        The United Theological College, Bengaluru, India


Preface, Mathew Chandrankunnel CMI
Foreword, Cardinal Mar George Alencherry
Introduction, Johnson Thomaskutty

1. Cry from the Margins as Prayer: A Search for Biblical Spirituality of Prayer / Joy Philip Kakkanattu, CMI
2. Eco-Gender Spirituality in the Hebrew Bible: A Symbiotic Relationship between God, the People and the Land / Shiju Mathew
3. The Spirituality of God's Silence in Lamentations / Balu Savarikannu
4. A Subversive Spirituality of Prophet Jeremiah / Akanksha Samuel Makasare
5. The Messianic Spirituality in the Large Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaa) and Its Relevance to the Indian Christian Spirituality / Yeshwanth Bakkavemana
6. Matthean Inclusive Spirituality / Laurence Culas
7. Spirituality and Discipleship: The Role of Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52) in the Markan Narrative / J. Stanly Jones
8. Holistic Spirituality in Luke 19:1-10 and Its Response to Poverty in India / Atoholi Swu
9. Male-Female Pairing in Luke-Acts: Spirituality of Inclusive Humanism / Prema Vakayil CSST
10. Luke-Acts Paradigm and Pentecostal Spirituality / Goerge Philip
11. Johannine Spirituality in the Indian/Asian Contexts / Johnson Thomaskutty
12. Logos and Dharma: A Spiritual-Hermeneutical Analysis of the Fourth Gospel to Proclaim Jesus as Sanatana Sat Guru / Mathew Chandrankunnel CMI
13. Identification with the Marginalized: The Pattern of Jesus' Spirituality / Sajitha Varghese
14. Pneumatic Nomism: Law Obedience and the Spirit in Pauline Spirituality / Arren Bennet Lawrence
15. 'Lived Experience' of the Divine: Towards Understanding Community Spirituality in Johannine Epistles / Asish Thomas Koshy
16. Tribal Spirituality and the New World: The Vocation of a Transformed Identity in the Book of Revelation / Supongmayang Longkumer
17. Healing Ministry, Borderless Church and Biblical Spirituality / Arul Dhas T.

Index of the Ancient Sources
Index of Authors

Johnson Thomaskutty, PhD., Radboud University Nijmegen, Holland, is Associate Professor of New Testament and Dean of Biblical Studies at Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India. He is also author of The Gospel of John: A Universalistic Reading (New Delhi: Christian World Imprints, 2020); Saint Thomas the Apostle: New Testament, Apocrypha, and Historical Traditions (London/New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2018); Dialogue in the Book of Signs: A Polyvalent Analysis of John 1:19-12:50 (Leiden/Boston: E. J. Brill, 2015); and several articles in journals and books. He also edited An Asian Introduction to the New Testament (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2021; forthcoming); and Serampore Mission: Perspectives in Contexts (Delhi: ISPCK, 2019).

Mathew Chandrankunnel CMI, PhD., University of Leuven, Belgium; and Postdoc, Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, Harvard University, Boston; Professor of Philosophy of Science at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram and Christ University; and present Director of Ecumenical Christian Centre, Whitefield, Bengaluru. He is the author of Cosmosophy: Physics and Philosophy of the Cosmos (Dharmaram Publication, 2014); Navajeevan Sadhana (Dharmaram Publications, 2013); Ascent to Truth: Physics, Philosophy and Religion of Galileo (Chavaara Publications, 2011); Quantum Holism to Cosmic Holism: Physics and Philosophy of David Bohm (Global Vision, 2008); Philosophy of Physics (Global Vision, 2000); and others.

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