Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection

A Tribute to a Great Teacher-Theologian SAMUEL RAYAN, SJ (1920-2019)

By: Dr. Poulose MANGAI, S.J.

Samuel Rayan is no more! The world-renowned Indian theologian passed away on January 2 in Kozhikode, Kerala at the age of 98. From 1972 till 2010, Sam belonged to the Jesuit community of Vidyajyoti College of Theology.

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A SONG BEAUTIFUL FOR GOD Remembering Samuel Rayan

By: Jomy THOMAS

We are gathered here to honour the memory of a great human being, a true humanist, and a mystic who contemplated divinity hidden in every living being – humans, beasts, birds, bushes, insects and trees.

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TOWARDS A THEOLOGICAL DECONSTRUCTION OF RELIGIO-CULTURAL NATIONALISM – PART I

By: Dr. Joseph LOBO, S.J.

Nationalism can be broadly defined as “persons’ loyalty and devotion to a larger group—country and state—that shares a common identity, origin, history, and language. Nationalism is also an ideology that holds that the nation is the basic element of social life,

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Abhishiktananda and Roman Catholicism’s Retrieval of the Sacramental Order of Reality

By: Dr. Enrico BELTRAMINI

While attempts to find a central key to unlock the theological concern of Abhishiktananda (also known as Henri le Saux OSB, 1910-1973) have yielded much insight to his thought, the quest for a focal point has nonetheless remained elusive.

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PRACTISING CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM DIALOGUE IN INDIA TOWARDS A METHOD

By: Dr. Joseph Victor EDWIN, S.J.

While sociological and anthropological factors are quite necessary for understanding Christian-Muslim relations, it must be noted that theological factors are foundational and compelling. In India’s multi-religious and multi-cultural context, an appropriate method to learn

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CATHOLIC BIBLICAL ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (CBAI) ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018

By: Laurence Culas

1. In the Golden Jubilee Year of the Catholic Biblical Association of India (CBAI), we, 61 members, have gathered for the Annual Conference at NBCLC, Bangalore, from 8th to 11th November 2018. We, the biblical scholars, ventured together to reflect on the theme:

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