Human Responsibility in Salvation: Understanding Christian Soteriology in a Hindu Context is an important conversational theological work. Unlike many books in the area of systematic theology, where one question is followed consistently and argued out pointedly, this book offers an exercise in dogmatic theological hermeneutics. Dr. Joseph Oliparambil is making an effort to understand Christian soteriology in a Hindu context.
Dr. Oliparmabil is addressing the question of human responsibility in salvation in a real inter-religious and intra-religious context where Christians and Hindus have different and sometimes similar views on the same. What is achieved in this work is a renewed pre-understanding for doing Christian, Hindu, and Hindu-Christian theologies of salvation. The author has consulted a wide variety of literature in the field of Christian soteriology, Hinduism, inter-religious hermeneutics and comparative theology. This book is an elaborate preface to any Christian theology of salvation done in an Indian context.
1. Objective Redemption as the Basis of Subjective Redemption
2. Subjective Role in Salvation: An Appraisal of the Christian View
3. Hindu Subjective Soteriology
4. Christian Subjective Soteriology in a Hindu Context
Dr. Joseph Oliparambil is a Catholic priest belonging to the Archdiocese of Verapoly, Kerala. He was ordained a priest in 2003. After a few years of ministry in different parishes he did his licentiate in Youth Ministry and Catechesis. He served as the director of the Youth Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Verapoly for three years. In 2021, he completed his doctoral research in Systematic Theology at St. Joseph’s Pontifical Institute, Aluva, Kerala. At present, he is the rector of the Archdiocesan Minor Seminary at Kalamassery, Kerala, India.