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Ekklesia (Ekklesia): Indian Conversations A Study of the Church

Fr. Samuel George (Editor) H. Joseph Lalfakmawia (Editor) Ajungla Jamir (Editor)

Jesus said, ".... I will build my church, and the gates of hades will not prevail against it" (Mat. 16:18). What concept/metaphor/image of the church was he alluding to? What are its nature, character, and function? Is it a relevant institution today? Well, these and few other pertinent questions are not just raised but grappled with an Indian/Asian perspective by various authors in the book. The focus of the book is on church as `Ekklesia', meaning "summoned or called out assembly of people".

It can also mean a convoked community. Present day, Indian church needs to redefine her character and existence in such a way that it becomes meaningful and relevant to our society. This book, `Ekklesia: Indian Conversations' is a humble attempt towards that goal.

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About the author

Fr. Samuel George

Dr. Samuel George holds a Master's degree in Sociology (MA), and Doctorate in Theology (Serampore University). He has served as a Christian theological educator in many institutes in North India. Currently, he serves as the Principal of Master's College of Theology (Serampore University), Visakhapatnam, India. He is a member of the Reference Group of the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN) of the World Council of Churches, Geneva. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of New Life Theological Journal.

He has also authored, Christology: An Introduction and The Historical Particularity of Jesus: A Dialogue with the Hindu view of History. Many of his writings are published in national and international journals. He comes from Jammu & Kashmir and is married to Dr. Atula Ao (Tsuedir) from Nagaland, a Biblical Scholar in the field of Old Testament.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ekklesia (Ekklesia): Indian Conversations A Study of the Church
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.01.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9351480542, 9789351480549
length xviii+385p., 25cm.