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Towards an Integral Spirituality : Festschrift in Honour of Bishop Dr. D. Sundar Singh's 75th Birthday
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Edited by Rev. Dr. Samuel Jayakumar and Rev. Dr. J. A. David Onesimu.
Bibliographical Details xxiv, 264 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351483436
ISBN-13 9789351483434, 978-9351483434
Year of Publication 2019.
Further Details In Collaboration with Madras Theological Seminary & College, Chennai.
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The writings in the book "Towards an Integral Spirituality" have addressed a wide range of relevant biblical, theological, historical-missiological, religious and ministerial issues in relation to integral spirituality in the postmodern context of India. These interdisciplinary reflections on various issues will also provide alternatives in the understanding of `spirituality' as an experience of God in one's encounter with the marginalized and the exploited and in one's ordinary activities of daily life. Bishop Sundar Singh as a Wesleyan scholar, understands `spirituality' in a scholarly as well as in a pietistic manner; and develops his theology of prayer, rootedness in Christ, the mind of Christ, Christian fruitfulness, repentance, forgiveness, inclusivity, soul winning, shepherding and caring. Therefore, this book is an exploration towards an integral spirituality for the pastoral theology, missionary practices and the contemporary theological challenges.


Foreword / Rev. Dr. Jebaraj Samuel

Preface / Rev. Dr. Samuel Jayakumar and Rev. Dr. J. A. David Onesimu

A Tribute to Bishop Sundar Singh / The Father Bishop Dr. M. Ezra Sargunam

An Encomium about the Most Rev. Dr. D. Sundar Singh / Rev. Dr. D. Arputharaj

A Brief Biography of the Most Rev. Dr. D. Sundar Singh / Jayarani Sundar

Part 1
Biblical Perspectives

1. Psalm 22 - A Proof Text About Suffering Messiah / T. Aaron Martin

2. A Reflection on Liber Psalmorum / Thomas A. Curry

3. Holy Spirit Movements / Bill Vermillion

4. Sabbath : Rest for Renewal and Restoration / V. Baby Sigamony

Part 2
Theological Perspectives

5. No People to God's People : Towards Christian Dalit Liberation / J. A. David Onesimu

6. A Theological Reflection of the Church's Mission in the Liberation of Dalits in India / A. Vincent Thomas

7. Patriarchy and Its Different Forms of Subjugation of Women : A Feminist Analysis / Baby Rani

8. M. M. Thomas' Theology of `Prophetic Spirituality' in the Post-Modern Context / Arpit Simon Mathews

Part 3
Historical-Missiological Perspectives

9. Bishop V. S. Azariah : A Pioneer of Christian Unity in South India / Samuel Jayakumar

10. Indigenous Machine for Mission / Kingslee Libin Joel

11. Prayer and Evangelism / S. J. Kingsley

12. Toward an Integration of Missiology in Theological Education in India / K. Vijayan

13. The Use of Biblical Languages in the Context of Cross Cultural Mission / S. Selvin Durai

Part 4
Religious Perspectives

14. Political Use of Religion with Special Reference to Fundamentalism and Casteism in India / C. Solomon

15. Various Strategies, Dimensions and Approaches in the Scientific Study of Religion / K. Babu Jeyaraj

Part 5
Ministerial Perspectives

16. The Anatomy of the Episcopacy / Edward W. Williamson

17. Shepherding and Caring / R. George Edward

18. The Place of Pastoral Counselling in Palliative Care / R. Paul Sigamony

19. Training and Epuipping the Laity for Fuller Participation in Selected ECI Churches in Chennai / D. Chellappa

Part 6
BD Thesis Abstract

20. The Contributions of D. Sundar Singh Towards the Development of Evangelical Church of India, Chennai Diocese from 2005-2016 / J. Megavel Majesty

Rev. Dr. Samuel Jayakumar, Ph.D., is currently Director of Evangelical Theological Academy. He is the author of `Dalit Consciousness and Christian Conversion; Mission Reader'; and `Renewal of Mission'. He had co-edited `Mission Mandate ll'; and `Christian Contribution to Nation Building'. He had contributed articles to academic Journals such as `Transformation; Indian Church History Review; Religion and Society' and `Evangelical Review of Theology'. He is a Langham Scholar.

Rev. Dr. J. A. David Onesimu serves as the Principal of the Madras Theological Seminary and College and is a Senior Pastor at Evangelical Church of India, Nerkundram, Chennai. He did his Th.M. in Mission Theology from Seoul Theological University, S. Korea; M.Th. in Christian Theology under Senate of Serampore College (University); and Ph.D. from Asia United Theological University-ACTS, S. Korea. He also holds a Diploma in Korean Language from Yonsei University, Seoul, S. Korea. He was awarded Doctor of Theology (`Honoris Causa') by Kernal University, USA. He was ordained in 1986 by Korean Evangelical Holiness Church, S. Korea.

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