Christian Commitment to Service: Faith in Practice
Edited by J Charles Davis and Jeevaraj Lourdhu
  • ISBN : 9789351484042
  • year : 2020
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Christian Service is essentially a requirement of Christian faith and an outpouring of Christian love. Christian faith and service are inseparable. Christianity is a communitarian faith and is rightly known for charitable activities. Charity is a hallmark of Christian faith. Christian service is a voluntary and dutiful commitment for charitable acts without expecting anything in return. Life of a Christian is to be filled with love, compassion and service. Service is not an option but a duty. This Festschrift Christian Commitment to Service: Faith in Practice contains a collection of articles on Christian service from interdisciplinary perspectives. It reflects on foundations, models and challenges of Christian service and presents recognitions of the service of a good shepherd and archbishop. Contents Preface Section A: Foundations of Service 1. The Understanding of Humans in Christianity / Eberhard Schockenhoff 2. Becoming Christ and Serving Others: Call to be a Pastor like Jesus / Jacob Parappally 3. The Kenotc and Life-Giving Jesus in the Gospel of John / Raj Irudaya 4. Self Service of the Other: Indian Spiritual Traditions / John Peter Vallabadoss 5. Behold, I Come to do Your Will: An Intertextual Study of Hebrews 10:5-7 and Psalm 40:6-8 / Yesu Karunanidhi 6. The Infancy Narrative as a Prelude to the Resurrection (Luke 2:41-52) / Joseph Lourdusamy 7. Human Dignity in Catholic History: Foundation and Motivation for Universal Service / J. Charles Davis Section B: Models of Service 8. Mary, a Symbol of Christian Unity / S. Santiaga Raja 9. Pope Francis as Pastor: A Model for Ministers in the Church / Michael Amaladoss 10. Companion of Refugees / A. Kulandai Samy 11. Human Affectivity and Spiritual Integration / Charles Alphonse 12. Humility Science and Humility Theology for Holistic Humanity / S. Stephen Jayard 13. Love at the Service of Others: Social Justice Perspective / Jeevaraj Lourdhu 14. Amicable Relationship and Mutual Collaborations with the Religious Congregations for Collective and Effective Ministries / M. John Diraviam 15. Law and Love: Norms for Buiding Communities / Sahayaraj Lourdusamy Section C: Challenges of Service 16. Hindutva Ideology and Agenda: A Democratic, Christian Response / V. Devasahayam 17. A Sign That Will Be Opposed: An Attempt to Unearth Reasons for the Attack on Christians in India / Nishant A. Irudayadason 18. The Indian Constitution and the Intervention of the Archbishop for a Fair and Healthy Democracy / Anandam Lourdu Section D: Recognitions of Service 19. Archbishop Antony Pappusamy: A Great Visionary, A Tall Leader and the Architect of Dindigul Diocese / P. Maria Joseph Christie 20. Significant Contributions of the Pastoral Theologian and the Inspiring Shepherd Archbishop Antony Pappusamy to the Building of Dindigul Diocese / Jeevaraj Lourdhu 21. Archbishop Antony Pappusamy: An Inspiring Priest / J. Charles Davis