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Restoration, Revision, Adaptation and Organic Growth of the Liturgy and the Syro-Malabar Church

 Restoration, Revision, Adaptation and Organic Growth of the Liturgy and the Syro-Malabar Church   Fr Antony Nariculam   Introduction The Syro-Malabar Church has been in a process of soul-searching from some years to find out ways and means of restoring and revising her liturgy in the light of […]

Principles of Liturgical Theology and the Indian Context

Principles of Liturgical Theology and the Indian Context Antony Nariculam  Introduction Today there is no difference of opinion regarding pluralism in theology and theological methodology. But, pluralism that claims that all points of view are of equal value ends up in relativism. All opinions, as a matter of […]

MUSIC IN LITURGY: Liturgical Music in the Syro-Malabar Church

MUSIC IN LITURGY ILA MEETING, NBCLC Bangalore, 26-28 October 2007   Liturgical Music in the Syro-Malabar Church [*] Introduction    The development of the Syro-Malabar liturgy and its musical tradition has a long history. It has had Syriac, Indian and Western influences. Its history is spread over five […]

Unitive Pluralism: An Answer to Religious Extremism

Unitive Pluralism: An Answer to Religious Extremism Vincent Kundukulam The greater danger in the religious world today is that the believers, in fear or pride, cling to their own religion and refuse to learn from the stranger. A world of strangers is a world of enemies. In a […]

Social Involvement of Syro-Malabar Church: A Historical-Critical Analysis

Social Involvement of Syro-Malabar Church (A Historical-Critical Analysis) Kundukulam Vincent Introduction All religious segments play a significant role in shaping the vision and character of the national civilization. They influence the national life through spirituality, ethics, culture and social involvement. The Syrian Christians, though a minority, have been […]

Religion, Violence and Civil Society

Religion, Violence and Civil Society   Vincent Kundukulam         Introduction   From the genes of our animal ancestors, we humans have inherited loyalties toward our own kin and aggression toward outsiders. This was essential for the survival and development of the most viable genotypes. Today […]

Reception of Inter-religious Dialogue in India

Reception of Inter-religious Dialogue in India Vincent Kundukulam     To assess the reception of the Second Vatican Council by the Indian Church with regard to inter-religious dialogue is a complex exercise for many reasons. First of all, the initiatives for dialogue vary from place to place on […]

Conversion in the Hindutva Context

Conversion in the Hindutva Context Vincent Kundukulam Introduction The history of religions is a history of religious conversions and reconversions. Conversion from one religion to another has always been an issue of friction when it brings the individual in conflict with the family, neighbour and society. Today the […]

Hindutva Understanding of Saffronisation

 Hindutva Understanding of Saffronisation [Paper presented in the symposium jointly convened by Church History Association of India and the Pontifical Institute, Alwaye] 2 November 2002 Vincent Kundukulam Introduction In the first session, listening to Dr. K.N. Panikkar, I am sure that we have deepened our understanding of saffronisation, […]

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