Author: L StanislausAlwyn D' Souza/Editor(s): L Stanislaus / Alwyn D' SouzaPublisher: ISPCKYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 178ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172147775
Dialogue is buzz-word today. One cannot understand mission today without dialogue. People have to understand the meaning of the Word of God in the context they live. God speaks very specially and differently in the given context. Faith in Jesus and commitment to the master draws every Christian to respond positively to the situation. In this volume, one understands that dialogue should be prophetic. As prophets encountered the people and interacted in the context and announced the Divine and denounced the evil in society, Christian dialogue should be prophetic dialogue. More so, this volume brings home fourfold prophetic dialogue: dialogue with the marginalized, people of different cultures, religions and faith seekers. What is the matrix of this prophetic dialogue? How can a religious community respond to the challenge? This book tries to find answers to similar questions.DR ALWYN D’SOUZA is the Programme Coordinator of Ishvani Kendra. He is a priest of the Archdiocese of Bombay and did his doctoral studies in Sociology of Religion a the Catholic University, Lonvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. He was formerly on the staff of the National Biblical Catechetical and Liturgical Centre, Bangalore. He offers courses and seminars at various religious institutes and houses of formation.
FOREWORDINTRODUCTIONPART IUnusual Friendship-All are Called, to Pass Over in Prophetic Dialogue: Reflections on the Spirituality of MissionFundamentalism and Christian ResponseLiberative Mission Among the Marginalized and the OppressedDialogue with Marginalized TribesChristianity and Cultures, Authentic in Dialogue: Beyond Relativism and EthnocentrismThe Challenges and Opportunities of Dialogue with Other ReligionsPART IIChallenges and Prospects in Eastern Indian Province Challenges and Responses in Central Indian Province Challenges and Responses in India Mumbai ProvinceChallenges and Prospects in India Hyderabad ProvincePART IIIConclusions of the Seminar on Prophetic Dialogue: Challenges and Prospects in IndiaAPPENDIX Gujarat Carnage: Challenges an Christian Response