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Jesus Beyond Borders : Towards a `Glocal' Christology
Authorship Description
Dr. Samuel George.
Bibliographical Details xiv, 339 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351481611
ISBN-13 9789351481614, 978-9351481614
Year of Publication 2016.
Series Christian Heritage Rediscovered - 46.
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Jesus Beyond Borders : Towards a `Glocal' Christology

This book addresses the fundamental twin-foci of Christology, i.e., Divinity and Humanity of Jesus, the Christ and its relevance to Christologizing. In the study of Christology, there is always the tendency to adhere to either of the two. There are very few attempts to find an integrated path, a middle-way.

The author takes up the `challenge' to attempt a shot at the middle-way in Christology. Therefore, when we talk of `Jesus Beyond Borders,' there is an integrated approach to Christology and not a `Borderless-Christology.' A unitive paradigm is the sole-motif of being borderless. Finding the common ground is the approach of such a position. In such a Christological paradigm, there is an inter-play of seemingly contradictory categories, such as divinity and humanity of Jesus, the Christ. Therefore, it is a Christology of Complementarity. The book is a treat for those who are willing to amplify their radius of understanding Christian theology from a new aspect.

Contents

Foreword

Preface

1. Jesus Beyond Borders : Towards a `Glocal' Christology

2. Christology : Indian Conversations

3. An Appropriation and Critique of Stanley J. Samartha's Christology in a Religiously Plural Context

4. The Hypostatic Union of Jesus Christ in the Writings of Thomas Aquinas : An Enquiry

5. `Churchless-Christ' (A Hindu `Plea') : A Christian Theological Response

6. The Emergence of Christology in the Early Church : A Methodological Survey with Particular Reference to the Anti-Heretical Polemics of Irenaeus of Lyons

7. `Jesus of History' and the Gospel-Culture Debate in India

8. God of Life, Lead us to Justice and Peace : A Disability-Informed Reading of Christology

9. Jesus, the `Peedith Sevak-Sardar' : Towards a Relevant Christology in India

10. Christology and Complementarity : Search for a `new' `Lingua Franca'

11. `Unknown Christ' : Jesus Christ in the Writings of Raimundo Panikkar

Bibliography

Dr. Samuel George (hailing from Jammu & Kashmir) is Professor of Christian Theology at Allahabad Bible Seminary (Serampore University), Uttar Pradesh. He holds a Master's degree in Sociology (MA), and Doctorate in Theology (Serampore University). He has served as a Christian theological educator in many Institutes in north India, and from 2012-2015 he served as the Principal of Master's College of Theology (Serampore University), Visakhapatnam, India. He is a member of the Reference Group of the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN) of the World Council of Churches, Geneva. He is the author/editor of the following books: `Christology: An Introduction' (Serampore, 2013); `The Historical Particularity of Jesus: A Dialogue with the Hindu view of History' (Punthi Pustak, 2014); `"The Gospel as Public Truth": An Indian Multi-Religious Perspective on Lesslie Newbigin' (CWI, 2015); `Ekklesia: Indian Conversations' (CWI, 2015); `Christian Theology: Indian Conversations.' Vols. 1 & 2 (BTESSC, 2016). Many of his writings are published in national and international journals. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of `New Life Theological Journal.' He is married to Dr. Atula Ao (Tsuedir) from Nagaland, a biblical scholar in the field of Old Testament.


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