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Imago Christi, A Horizon of Human Becoming : Christology Engaged in Cross-Cultural Theological Anthropology
Authorship Description
Johny C. Lalhmingmawia.
Bibliographical Details xviii, 96 p. 23 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351482464
ISBN-13 9789351482468, 978-9351482468
Year of Publication 2018.
Series Christian Heritage Rediscovered - 59.
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As Christian theology envisions `imago Christi' to be the horizon of human becoming, a Christian anthropology needs to be grounded in Christology. This book argues that Christology is pivotal for an intercultural reading of the human and divine relationship. Bringing up to speed the insights from Friedrich Schleiermacher's understanding of the "Perfection and Blessedness" and Raimond Panikkar's understanding of the "Fullness of Man", the argument envisions a theological anthropology consonant with contemporary cross-cultural issues.

This book is an attempt to pursue the understanding of humanity, in the conceptual level, grounded in the Christian understanding of Christ. Selecting Schleiermacher and Panikkar, is an intention to engage in a cross-cultural interaction with a concern to bring out a better understanding of humanity for our time.





1. Image of God as Image of Christ : A New Horizon in Theological Anthropology

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Meaning and Origin of Theological Anthropology

    1.3 Theological Anthropology for Our Time

    1.4 Cross-Cultural Theological Anthropology : A Contemporary Challenge

    1.5 Human being as the Subject Matter of Theology

    1.6 The Relation of Theology and Anthropology

    1.7 The Mystery of Human Being

    1.8 Question on Human Dignity in Theological Anthropology

    1.9 `Image of God' as `Image of Christ'

    1.10 Conclusion

2. `Perfection and Blessedness' in the Christology of Friedrich Schleiermacher

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 The Context and Background

    2.3 Schleiermacher's Life and Experience

    2.4 The Two Major Works

    2.5 His Thought

    2.6 Understanding of Religion

    2.7 Understanding of Christ

    2.8 Christological Foundation of Humanity

    2.9 Humanity in the Light of Christ's Perfection and Blessedness

    2.10 Critical Evaluation

    2.11 Conclusion

3. `Fullness of Man' in the Christophany of Raimond Panikkar

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 The Context

    3.3 Panikkar's Life and Work

    3.4 His Thought

    3.5 Understanding of Christ

    3.6 From Christology to Christophany : `The Fulness of Man'

    3.7 Humanity in the Light of Christic Experience

    3.8 Critical Evaluation

    3.9 Conclusion

4. Constructing the Cross-Cultural Theological Anthropology

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Christological Issues Involved in Cross-Cultural Theological Anthropology

    4.3 Image of Christ in Creation and Incarnation

    4.4 Image of Christ as the Foundation of Cross-Cultural Theological Anthropology

    4.5 The Cross-Cultural Theological Anthropology

    4.6 Conclusion

5. Conclusion : Humanity in the Cross-Cultural Theological Anthropology

    5.1 Brief Summary

    5.2 Humanity in the Cross-Cultural Context

    5.3 Concluding Remarks


Johny C. Lalhmingmawia is an Assistant Professor of systematic theology. After completing his Bachelor of Arts (BA), he studied the Bachelor of Divinity (BD), in the Academy of Integrated Christian Studies, affiliated to the Senate of Serampore College, University. In 2013, he finished Master of Theology (MTh) in the department of Christian Theology from United Theological College, Bangalore. Presently, he is teaching at the Academy of Integrated Christian Studies (AICS), Aizawl. He is married to Lalhmingliani Fanai, and are blessed with a son named Meshach.

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