Author: A SebastianPublisher: Intercultural PublicationsYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 109ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185574537
Does the Dalit context need a Jesus who is both human and divine? The Sinless Jesus and the Dalits represents an honest and vigorous attempt to answer this question in a jargon-free and lucid language.It is a fact that the overemphasis on one dimension to the near or total exclusion of the other has only jeopardized the very mission at the end. Liberative movements which emphasize only one dimension tend to end up on a negative note, acquiring in the process demeaning and enslaving proportions. An important reason, if not the only one, for such a development is to be sought in the inadequate understanding and appropriation of the inspiring model. It is the contention of this book that any project for human liberation can lead to durable results only if it springs from the totality of the person of Jesus and the Jesus event.In The Sinless Jesus and the Dalits, Father Sebastian explains how the sinless condition of Jesus, which does not dilute his human condition, provides an appropriate paradigm for an authentic commitment to the liberation of the Dalits. He also shows how the Dalit context needs, for a properly authentic and integral liberation, a Jesus who is not only fully human but also fully divine.
IntroductionJESUS’ SINLESSNESS AND THE EARLY CHURCHThe Early Fathers of the Church on Sin and SinlessnessSinlessness of Jesus in the New TestamentJesus’ Sinlessness and the Early CouncilsTHE SINLESSNESS OF JESUS: SOME THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVESJesus Sinlessness Made Possible by God The FatherJesus Sinlessness and the Concept of FreedomJesus Sinlessness from the Perspective of His Mission and Total Obedience to the FatherTHE MISSION OF JESUS AND HIS SINLESSNESSThe Commitment of JesusJesus’ Solidarity with all Human BeingsThe Palestinian ContextThe Political SituationThe Social SituationThe Economic SituationThe Religious SituationThe Twin Dimensions of The Commitment of JesusTHE DALIT CONTEXTSocial, Political and Economic Dimensions The Dalit PsycheThe Religious DimensionJESUS’ COMMITMENT IN THE DALIT CONTEXTJesus Faithfulness to the FatherA Common FallacyThe Sinlessness of Jesus in the Dalit ContextThe New ParadigmConclusionBibliographyIndex