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Ashram Movement, The

Ashram Movement, The   Reference library

A.k. Tharien

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

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2012

...materialism and militancy. It raised the clarion call for detachment, simplicity and spirituality. The Ashram Movement is a remarkable phenomenon in the history of Christianity in India. a.k. tharien Pattathu, P. (1997), Ashram Spirituality: A Search into the Christian Ashram Movement against its Hindu Background , Indore: Satprakashan. Ralston, H. (1987), Christian Ashrams: A New Religious Movement in Contemporary India , Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen...

Jesudason, Savarirayan

Jesudason, Savarirayan (31 August 1882)   Reference library

Jessica Richard

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

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...this approach, and he later wrote several books in English and Tamil to popularize the idea of indigenous Christianity. For Jesudason, ‘Indian Christianity should mean Faith in the unique person of Jesus Christ in an Indian manner’. Jesudason was a pioneer of the Christian Ashram Movement, belonged to the Rethinking Christianity Group, and was a participant at the International Missionary Council at Tambaram * in 1938 . Jesudason took the quest for national independence seriously and coupled it with a strong impulse to serve the poor and needy by...

Ecclesiology, Contextual

Ecclesiology, Contextual   Reference library

Roger E. Hedlund and Paul Joshua Bhakiaraj

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

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2012
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Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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...both the Catholic and Protestant wings of the Church, primarily in India. Here worship of Christ takes place in the milieu of cultural Hinduism, wherein ‘Christianity’, with its negative connotations, is discarded and the person of Christ is venerated. Likewise, the Christian ashram * movement is significant in seeking to forge a contextual ecclesiology in the age-old ashram tradition of the region. A shift in the centre of gravity of the world Church from the West to the non-Western world has taken place. Christianity is now predominantly a southern...

Evangelization

Evangelization   Reference library

Roger E. Hedlund

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

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...liberation, development, and peace are concerns that are not foreign to evangelization in the papal exhortation. In India * , proclamation of the gospel received fresh impetus through Jesu Krist Jayanti 2000 as well as through the Catholic Charismatic Movement, the Christian Ashram Movement, and other new expressions. Authentic evangelization announces the gospel of Jesus Christ with the intention that people may find new life in Christ in all its fullness. In Asia, this takes place in living dialogue with multiple religions and cultures. Evangelization...

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