Voices from Beyond Recovering the Prophetic Voice for Today: Biblical Essays in Memory of Prof. Dr Rui de Menezes, SJ
Edited by Thomas Karimundackal SJ
  • ISBN 13 : 9789351486374
  • year : 2022
  • language : English
  • binding : Softcover
“The essays in this book are a tribute to his [Rui] seminal contribution towards Indian biblical theology and biblical interpretation. …. Through his writings, he continues to invite us to take interest in the issues of our times, engage with them in the light of the Scriptures, and read the Scriptures in the light of the problems that we face today.” From the Preface “VOICES FROM BEYOND gratefully relates his [Rui] story - all that he had been to the institute, to a generation of students, and specially to the Church. It is indeed a great work, human and Christian.” Dr Jerome Stanislaus D’ Souza, SJ President, Jesuit Conference of South Asia “In this collection of biblical essays in memory of Prof. Rui de Menezes, … the authors re-discover the person and vision of Rui; the prophetic nature of Rui’s own teaching, writing, and interpretation of the Old Testament prophets; the call to mission and inclusive Church in the New Testament; and the Ignatian charism that came through in the life, love, and teaching of Rui.” Dr Roland Coelho, SJ Provincial, Goa Jesuit Province “Elegantly edited, this volume provides a precious treasure of biblical essays on a variety of topics which were dear to Fr. Rui and are extremely relevant to our times.” Dr Henry Pattarumadathil SJ Dean of Studies, Biblical Faculty Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome Contents Forewords Rui: A Great Human Being Rui: A Warm and Compassionate Person Rui: A Passionate Teacher and Biblical Exegete Preface VOICES FROM WITHIN Person and Vision 1. Human, All Too Human: A Prophetic and Critical Appraisal of Rui de Menezes’ Integrated Vision Kuruvilla Pandikattu, SJ 2. Rui de Menezes: Beckoned by the Prophet Amos Anthony da Silva, SJ VOICES FROM BEYOND Call from the Old Testament 3. Jeremiah: The Apex of Prophecy Georg Fischer, SJ 4. Prophetic Criticism as Salvific Interruptions against Hegemonic Patterns Joy Philip Kakkanattu, CMI 5. Prophets of Israel: Troublemakers or Troubleshooters? P. Joseph Titus 6. Prophetic Critique against the Judicial Corruption and its Relevance for Today David Stanly Kumar 7. Zion in Micah: Hope in the Interstices of Utopia and Dystopia Dominic S. Irudayaraj, SJ 8. The Metaphor of God as Father in the Old Testament Jacob Parappally, MSFS 9. God’s Vision for One Unified World Selva Rathinam, SJ 10. Named Woman of Samson and Unnamed Woman of Peter: A Feminist Inter-Textual Reading Peter Ignatius, SJ 11. “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue” - Justice in Deuteronomy and its Implications for a Just Society Thomas Karimundackal, SJ VOICES FROM DEPTH Call from the New Testament 12. Reign of God: A Paradigm for the Mission of the Church Jennifer Fernandes 13. “They Left Everything and Followed Him” Discipleship and Possessions in Luke-Acts C. Sunil Ranjar, SJ 14. The Prayer of Jesus in Gethsemane: A Model for the Challenging Times Errol Fernandes, SJ 15. Trilateral Relationship in Pauline Prayer (1Thess 1:2-10) A. Alfred Joseph 16. You must call no one on earth your father: On Interpreting these Times Francis X. D’Sa, SJ VOICES FROM ROOTS Call from the Ignatian Charism 17. Is Sacred Scripture at the Service of Spiritual Exercises or Vice-versa? Rolphy Pinto, SJ 18. The Echoes of Scripture in the ‘Two Standards’ of the Spiritual Exercises Joseph Cardozo, SJ Biographical Sketch and Publications of Prof. Dr Rui de Menezes, SJ (1939-2014) Contributors Dr. Thomas Karimundackal teaches Biblical Theology and Biblical Languages at the Faculty of Theology, Jnana Deepa (JD), Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Pune, and currently serves as the Head of the Department of Scripture Studies, and the Chairperson of the Doctoral Programme in Theology at JD. He is the editor of Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies, and AUC: Asian Journal of Religious Studies.