Relevance of Thempu in Pastoral Ministry: A Socio-Theological Perspective
Haokip, Paul Lelen
  • ISBN : 9789351484578
  • year : 2020
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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The book gives an in-depth qualitative study on indigenous Kuki Thempu who depended considerably on spirits for the physical and spiritual welfare of the village people. The innumerable cultic rituals he performed showed great respect centred around natural elements like trees, animals, rivers, streams, mountains, and most of all on Indoi. Seeking the goodwill of God and spirits was the primary aim of the Thempu to bring about health and social tranquil atmosphere. A retrograde journey to cultural roots can draw an immense wealth of heritage that could be valuable in effective pastoral ministry in Catholic religions tradition. Contents Foreword Acknowledgement Onomasticon General Introduction 1. Kuki Belief System, Thempu and the Catholic Priesthood 2. Understanding Indigenous Kuki Culture 3. Integrating Thempu Ethos with the Catholic Priesthood 4. Methodology, Analysis and Interpretation of Findings 5. Discussion for Pastoral Implications General Conclusion References Appendix A: Questionnaire (English) Appendix B: Questionnaire (Thadou-Kuki) Appendix C: Permission for Research