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Oraon Christian's Way of Life : Interaction of Faith and Culture
Authorship Description
Dr. Clare Purakary HM.
Bibliographical Details xviii, 190 p. 24 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351483606
ISBN-13 9789351483601, 978-9351483601
Year of Publication 2019.
Series Christian Heritage Rediscovered - 83.
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Religion and culture are living realities connected with people. They both influence each other, and so the Gospel touches and transforms both. Culture itself through its symbolic aspects and concrete elements becomes a real road on which the Gospel with its transcendent values reaches the very centre of the human heart.

This unique book provides the missionary experiences of the author. It presents before the readers as how culture and religion interact together and renovate each other. The Liberative power of the Gospel was very much acceptable to Oraons, the people of the Lievens Mission. It not only set them free from their economic bondages but they found home in Christianity, as it has lot of similarities with their religion.

In this scholarly work, the author in her interpretative style has analysed the belief systems and way of life of the Oraons. She has also succinctly presented her unique and revealing research findings together with proposals for effective proclamation of the Gospel. This book is a scientific study offered by the author and without any doubt would assist future generation who prefer to learn and work for a local theology and
ultimately it's a purposeful evangelization.



1. Chotanagpur-The Land of Oraons
2. Inculturation in Evangelising Chotanagpur
3. Basic Beliefs of Oraon Traditional Religion
4. Various Festivals and Rites with Religious Connotations


Sr. Clare Purakary HM is a native of Kerala. She belongs to the Congregation of Handmaids of Mary, of Snehadeepti Province, Odisha, India. She has a Doctorate in Missiology from Pontifical Urban University, Rome. Formerly, she was a resident staff in the Regional Theologate of Odisha, Sason, Sambalpur; and Institute Mater Dei, Goa. Later, she was a visiting Professor in these institutes and taught Missiology and other theological subjects. She is in this teaching mission since 2004. Presently, she is engaged in the formation programme of her congregation. She also presented research papers in Fellowship of Indian Missiologists' (FOIM) conference and the same got published in FOIM series.

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