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Freedom and Joy : Reflections on the Essential Characteristics of Christian Life Today
Authorship Description
Rev. Kurien Kunnumpuram.
Bibliographical Details x, 177 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351483193
ISBN-13 9789351483199, 978-9351483199
Year of Publication 2018.
Series JDV Philosophy Series - 3.
Further Details In Collaboration with Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune.
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The book looks at freedom and joy as the fundamental dimensions of Christian living.It reflects on the essential characteristics of Christian life today, which includes befriending the other, experiencing God, sensitivity to others, etc. It also explores Christian Mission in India Today, Growth in the Church's Understanding of Marriage and the Family, Reflections on `Laudato Si' and The Joy of Love: A Discussion of the Apostolic Exhortation on Marriage and the Family. The book also reflects on the Formation of Priests Today: A Study of "The Gift of Priestly Vocation." It is an inspiring and transforming book that makes us more human, liberative and close to God and fellow-human beings.



Part 1
Dimensions of Christian Existence Today

1. The Church of Jesus' Dreams

2. The Leadership Style of Pope Francis

3. Befriending the Other : Vatican II and the New Orientations

4. Freedom and Joy

5. Freedom from Ownership

6. Christian Mission in India Today

7. Formation of Priests in India Today : Some Observations

8. The Experience of God

9. Sensitivity to the Other : The Example of the Good Samaritan Man

10. Thoughts for Teachers

11. Growth in the Church's Understanding of Marriage and the Family

12. The Challenge of Martin Luther's Reformation : The Response of Vatican II

Part 2
Reflections on Recent Documents from Rome

13. `Misericordiae Vultus': Reflections on a Recent Papal Document

14. Caring for Our Common Home : The Study of the Encyclical on Ecology

15. The Joy of Love : Discussion of a Recent Papal Exhortation

16. The Formation of Priests Today : A Study of "The Gift of Priestly Vocation"

Rev. Kurien Kunnumpuram S.J. is a Roman Catholic, an Indian Jesuit priest and a well-known Christian theologian. Member of the academic staff of the Faculty of Theology at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth (JDV), Pune (India) (Emeritus), who contributed widely in the field of ecclesiology and anthropology. He was the founder-publisher-editor of `Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies', from 1998 to 2010. He was also the founding editor of JDV's Encyclopedia of Indian Christian Theology', till 2009. He was also the editor of `AUC: Asian Journal of Religious Studies'. He has authored more than 15 books and numerous articles.

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