Corpus ID: 157142147

Becoming Indian. Towards an Indian Contextual Ecclesiology.

  title={Becoming Indian. Towards an Indian Contextual Ecclesiology.},
  author={Valle Vijaya Joji Babu},
ed from the persons and the processes of production.” 652 An affirmation of the non-literary forms of knowledge of the subalterns in India “removes the stigma that Hindutva places on the labouring class as non-reflexive communities,” and validates the “human knowledge that arises from the blood and sweat of everyday activity.” 653 649 Felix Wilfred, “Searching for David‟s Sling: Tapping the Local Resources of Hope,” Concilium (2004:5), 85-95. 650 Cf. Kancha Ilaiah, Why I am not a Hindu, 90-101… Expand
2 Citations
Towards a permeable Spirit ecclesiology in the context of North India
This research offers permeable Spirit ecclesiology as a viable way forward for the churches in the context of the challenges in North India. Broadly, the challenges of the church in North India areExpand
Spiritual Conversation: An Important Tool for Discernment of One’s Vocation in the Diverse Context of India
.............................................................................................................................. v AcknowledgementsExpand


Why I am Not a Hindu: A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy
'[In our childhood] all of us, the Dalitbahujans of India never heard the word 'Hindu' -- not as a word, nor as the name of a culture, nor as the name of the religion.' This is one of the provocativeExpand
Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India
With the emergence of Hindu nationalism, the conversion of Indians to Christianity has become a volatile issue, erupting in violence against converts and missionaries. At the height of BritishExpand
Dalit Consciousness and Christian Conversion: Historical Resources for a Contemporary Debate
Dr Samuel Jayakumar’s Dalit Consciousness and Christian Conversion represents an important contribution to the understanding of low caste conversion to Christianity in colonial India. Specifically,Expand
Culture and the making of identity in contemporary India
Foreword - B G Deshmukh Introduction - Kamala Ganesh Fields of Culture: Conversations and Contestations From Interior Landscapes into Cyberspace - Kapila Vatsyayan Fluidity and Dynamics of TraditionExpand
Class and Culture in Urban India: Fundamentalism in a Christian Community
The recent explosive growth of fundamentalist forms of Christianity has been a striking development in the Third World. This book is an ethnography of an urban Protestant community in India, tracesExpand
The Eucharist and Human Liberation
The eucharist is central to the life of the churches, but not in the forms in which it is so widely celebrated today. Liturgical reform is only skin-deep and does not touch the real problems; theExpand
Listen to the Heron's Words: Reimagining Gender and Kinship in North India
This book examines the expressive genres used by women living in rural communities in north India to resist and criticize pervasive ideologies of gender and kinship that subordinate women.Expand
Early Jesuit Missionaries: A Suggestion for Further Study
N THE August, 1956 issue of the AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST, M. O. W. Jeffreys compared Gillin's principles of directed cultural change with some practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Jeffreys drewExpand
Untouchable Pasts: Religion, Identity, and Power Among a Central Indian Community, 1780-1950
Asia is high, but there is also a considerable flexibility in this informal relationship. The nominal interest rates are often extremely high, but effective interest rates are usually lower, as theExpand
Constructing Local Theologies
The dramatic growth of the Christian community in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Oceania during the twentieth century has led to a substantial shift of outlook, particularly within the RomanExpand