‘Emotional Wellbeing’ is a topic of utmost public importance in the face of existential crises humanity is facing due to war, disease, disaster, and death in recent times. Human emotions and emotional wellbeing play a great role in the social wellbeing of people and communities. Co existence in the creation and healthy social life among people and communities depend on emotion and emotional wellbeing. Therefore, the book explores and attempts to provide intellectual and practical resources for addressing the emotional challenges facing people and communities in our times now and to strive toward the emotional wellbeing of individuals and the social wellbeing of the community at large. The book makes a theological affirmation that the very God of the Bible is the God of Emotion and human emotions are part of the Imago-Dei. Emotion and Emotional Wellbeing are the creative design and the vision of God for living beings, especially human beings, to live in peace and harmony in creation.
1. Miriam, Dance and Emotional Wellbeing
2. A Psycholinguistic Reading of Psalm 6 in the Context of Covid -19: 15 Towards a Theology of Emotional Wellbeing
Aravind Jeyakumar Moniraj
3. Jesus’ ‘Agony’ in the Garden at Gethsemane: A Socio-Literary Approach to Mark 14:32-42
Shanthi Sudha Monica
4. Emotion and Emotional Wellbeing in Christian Theological Thought: Exploration towards Positive Theo-Psychology
5. Theological Schizophrenia: An Ethical Deconstruction on Structural Functions of Emotions
Mervin Shinoj Boas
6. The Theology of Life-Celebrating: Towards the Wellbeing of Humanity
Nelavala Gnana Prasuna
7. Intersubjective Transpersonal Approach to Emotional Wellbeing: A Theoretical Exploration from a Religious Perspective
8. Yoga and Emotional Wellbeing: Trajectories of Yoga Practice from Ethnic to Global Phenomena in View of Network Hermeneutics
9. “Emotion” as a Mode of Counter-source to Construct Subaltern History with Reference to Banjara Community
10. Emotional Struggles and Wellbeing of Missionaries in India: A Historical View
S. David Joseph Raj
11. Emotional Wellbeing: Reading Naomi in Mission Perspective
12. Emotional Wellbeing and Ministry of the Church: Towards a Posthuman Missiology
Vinod S. Sailus
13. Divesting into Realities of Christian Family: Towards a Postmodern Reconstruction of Emotional Wellbeing
M. Peter Singh
14. Information and Communication Technology: A Space for Emotional Wellbeing
Samuel Sounderaraj Singh D.
15. Dynamic Space of Women during Covid -19 Pandemic: Emotional Wellbeing from a Gender Perspective
16. Emotional Wellbeing of Tribals in India
Rev. Dr. Songram Basumatary is an ordained minister of the Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church (NELC) who hails from Assam, India. Currently, he teaches at Gurukul Lutheran Theological College & Research Institute, Chennai as Professor and HoD of the Department of Theology & Ethics and also serves the College as Principal. He has written and published wide variety of articles and edited a number of books. He is the author of the book – Ethnicity and Tribal Theology: Problem and Prospect for Peaceful Co-existence in North East India published by Peter Lang (2014); and co-author of the book – Your History is Not of Our Story: Reimaging Historiography of North East India published by CWI (2019).
Rev. Dr. Wilson Paluri is an ordained minister of the Church of North India, Durgapur Diocese, and serves as a Professor of Religion and Cultural Studies at Gurukul Lutheran Theological College & Research Institute, Chennai. He facilitates healthy dialogue with people of other faiths as a Lausanne Catalyst for Hinduism Network, and as an associate partner with Life Focus Society and Hethne Initiative. He is on the Editorial Board of Doon Theological Journal and has contributed several peer-reviewed articles for renowned journals in the area of Indology, Social Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Inter-faith Relations, and Diasporic Studies. He has also co-edited a book, Christian Engagement in Social Change: The Role of Theological Education published by CWI (2018).