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Multi-Faith Response to the Dalit Movement in India

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Multi-Faith Response to the Dalit Movement in India

Introduction Indian social system is a very complex system which often perplexes people who are not familiar to it.  It is often considered to be an omnipresent system which has even penetrated into other systems which have never been part of it.  The tribes, and people who migrated into Indian sub-continent from other geographical areas, […]

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EASOW MAR TIMOTHEOS MEMORIAL LECTURE- 2013: Revisiting Ashram Movement

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EASOW MAR TIMOTHEOS MEMORIAL LECTURE- 2013: Revisiting Ashram Movement

 CHRISTI PANTHI ASHRAM, SIHORA EASOW MAR TIMOTHEOS MEMORIAL LECTURE- 2013 Revisiting Ashram Movement Rev. Dr. Ravi Tiwari  I deemed it a great honor bestowed upon me to be invited for the celebration of 71stAshram Day, which is also combined with the 125th anniversary celebration of the formation of Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association (MTEA). I am […]

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Bishop and Mrs. S. K. Parmar Lecture-2014: EPILOGUE

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Bishop and Mrs. S. K. Parmar Lecture-2014: EPILOGUE

EPILOGUE  During the course of discussions that followed the Bishop and Mrs. S.K. Parmar lecture series, it was suggested that I write a few reflections on the way Serampore College, as a full-fledged University, will be able to function in the interest of Christian Community, and for the benefit of general education in India.   I […]

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Bishop and Mrs. S. K. Parmar Lecture-2014: Towards Relevant Theological Education in India

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Bishop and Mrs. S. K. Parmar Lecture-2014: Towards Relevant Theological Education in India

Lecture III:   Towards Relevant Theological Education in India   In the last two lectures, I was trying to build up a case for the contextual studies in theological education as represented by the Serampore system.  I attempted to present the evolution of Serampore College through different stages in response to the context of plurality of […]

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Bishop and Mrs. S. K. Parmar Lecture-2014: Curriculum Revision: An introspection

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Bishop and Mrs. S. K. Parmar Lecture-2014:  Curriculum Revision: An introspection

Lecture II:    Curriculum Revision: An introspection  Serampore College maintained a vision about the theological education, which has been contextual and ecumenical.  Scientific rationalism, Western liberalism and the tenets of enlightenment shaped the intellectual fervent of the time of Carey and Bengal.  Carey’s model of theological education was a response to this situation.  As situations […]

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Bishop and Mrs. S. K. Parmar Lecture-2014: INTRODUCING SERAMPORE

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Bishop and Mrs. S. K. Parmar Lecture-2014: INTRODUCING SERAMPORE

LECTURE I:  INTRODUCING SERAMPORE   Introduction Very few are aware that Serampore College as the first University in this sub-continent is only four years short of celebrating bi-century of its existence.  Not many have heard of the Royal Danish Charter of 1827 which was granted to Serampore College with the power to grant degrees, diplomas […]

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Bishop and Mrs. S. K. Parmar Lecture-2014: Prologue

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Bishop and Mrs. S. K. Parmar Lecture-2014: Prologue

Bishop and Mrs. S. K. Parmar Lecture-2014  Theological Education: An Enterprise in Mission  Ravi Tiwari   Prologue I consider it a great honour, and privilege, for the invitation, extended to me, to deliver this series, established by my Guru and Bishop S.K. Parmar and his partner-in-life.   Bishop Parmar returned to Leonard, his alma mater, after […]

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INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE AT GRASS ROOT LEVEL

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INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE AT GRASS ROOT LEVEL

History of dialogue among the people of different cultures, different religions and ideologies is as old as the human civilization itself; so also the methodology applied in such exercises. Plato immortalized the process, and the method, through his most loved treatise on the life of his Guru, Socrates, and other philosophical works. Twentieth century can […]

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DIALOGUE-IN-PRAXIS

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DIALOGUE-IN-PRAXIS

Much has changed since December 6, 1992.  A new phase has appeared on the horizon of Inter- faith  Dialogue  which,  of  late,  has  assumed  a  more  cosy  and  relaxed  course  in  intellectual exercise.     The  process  of  structured  dialogue,  a  situation  that  was  the  hallmark  of  the ecumenically sponsored theology of dialogue in India, almost came […]

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HINDU PERSPECTIVE ON RELIGIOUS PLURALITY AND MISSIOLOGICAL IMPERATIVES:A STUDY IN INDIAN CONTEXT

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HINDU PERSPECTIVE ON RELIGIOUS PLURALITY AND MISSIOLOGICAL IMPERATIVES:A STUDY IN INDIAN CONTEXT

In the recent past, the Western Church and missionary organizations had taken keen interest in India, especially on the subjects that deal with the challenges of religious plurality/pluralism for Christian faith and Church in the context of Hinduism. In our enthusiasm, we often tend to overlook the fact that other great religious traditions too are […]

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CHRISTOLOGY OF RAJA RAMMOHAN ROY

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CHRISTOLOGY OF RAJA RAMMOHAN ROY

It is always a matter of great honour to be asked to felicitate a scholar at attaining a mile’s stone in life; in honoring him, we honour ourselves. Fr. Aleaz is such scholar that one may feel so. I am sure, if my father was alive, he would have blessed him at this juncture in […]

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AN EXPLORATION INTO THE CHRISTOLOGY OF GANDHI

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AN EXPLORATION INTO THE CHRISTOLOGY OF GANDHI

Jesus Christ is the center of devotion and commitment of millions of people through out the world, within the institutionalized churches as well as out side of them. It is recognized, even in the proto-/primitive church, that there are secret disciples, sympathizers and proselytes, ‘Churchless Christians’, ‘un-baptized Christians’, and they may be as many as […]

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Religious Fundamentalism and Nationalism: Reflections on Hindu perspective

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Religious Fundamentalism and Nationalism: Reflections on Hindu perspective

We, in India, since 1980s, have been watching, with deep concern, the unprecedented rise of religious fundamentalism, in almost all the major religious communities. The events, such as, conversions of few fishermen in South India, rise of militancy in the north-west, and tribal aspirations in the north-east, have all been ascribed to religious factors by […]

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MISSION AND MISSIONARY METHODS OF SWAMI DAYANANDA SARASWATI

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MISSION AND MISSIONARY METHODS OF SWAMI DAYANANDA SARASWATI

I was given freedom to choose a topic within the general theme, Mission in the context of multi- faith reality- Hinduism.  The general theme expected me to reflect upon Christian Mission in the context of religious pluralism with special reference to Hinduism.   This classical Christian missionary approach suggests that only Christians have a mission, and […]

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WOMEN IN MANU

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WOMEN IN MANU

Manu and Manusmrti are the two words that invoke mixed feelings. There are some who would like to perform the funeral rite for the man and his work as many times as possible, while other would like to make it the centre of Hindutva, relying point on matters of religious, social and legal importance. The […]

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