MI 08 Founding of Propaganda Fide and decolonizing of Missions 1Cr
The course deals with the historical context in which the Congregation of the Propaganda Fide was founded (1622): to work for the reunion of orthodox and Protestant churches; to promote and organize missions among the nations. Though the new geographical discoveries had opened new avenues and missionary fields for the Church, unfortunately in many lands the Church was seen as a sign of colonial domination, rivalry among the various religious orders in the mission fields, disinterestedness in the formation of indigenous clergy, lack of missionary adaptation and inculturation. PF made it clear: as a Shepherd of souls it was the prerogative of the Pope to spread the faith and not the colonizers; it was not centralizing the missionary work rather empowering the local churches with their own destiny.
Lourdu Prasad Joseph
MI 18 Theology of Mission in and after Vat II; based on the analysis of the Documents 2 Cr
Continuation of Vatican II documents and Post-Vatican II documents especially Evangelii Nuntiandi and Redemptoris Missio and other smaller documents. The course will consist of reading and analysis of the concerned documents.
Bibliography: Neuner J. and Dupisus eds. The Christian Faith (Bangalore: Theological Publications in India, 1992). Vatican Council II, Ad Gentes Divinitus, Decree on the Church’sMissionary Activity, 7 Dec. 1965, in A. Flannery (ed.), Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post-Conciliar Documents, (Bombay: St Paul Publications, 1991) 731-768. Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, Apostolic Exhortation on the Evangelization in the Modern World, 8 Dec. 1975, in A. Flannery (ed.), Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post-Conciliar Documents, vol. II (Mumbai: St Paul Publications, 1998) 711-761. John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio, Encyclical Letter on the Church’s Mission, 7 Dec. 1990, (Trivandrum: Carmel International Publishing House, 2005) 577-674; (ed) Vorgrimler’s Commentary on Vat II.
B. Joseph Francis
MI 19 Ecclesia In Asia With Special Reference to India 1 Cr
This course on Ecclesia in Asia first aims at giving a brief commentary on the contents of the document; Then it will tack the issues like, the dialectics of Proclaiming Jesus Christ as the Saviour of Mankind and the salvific values of other religions; Dialogue being the way of being the Church in Asia, what exactly is aimed at by dialogue with the other religions as envisaged by the document? The relation between proclamation and witness in the context of the world becoming more open to the civilization of seeing than to the civilization of hearing and in the context of Hindu fundamentalism (Hindutava) opposed to preaching Christ to the people; Thus the course will attempt to initiate the students more into a critical study of the document than into a mere reading and summarizing it.
Bibliography: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Ecclesia in Asia, James H. Kroeger & Peter C. Phan, The Future of Asian Churches: The Asian Synod & Ecclesia in Asia, Claretian Publications, QUEZON City, Philippines, Mariao Saturnino Dias (Ed), Evangelization in the light of Ecclesia inAsia, Claretian Publications, Bangalore, Fr. Saturnino Dias (Ed) Evangelization and Inculturation, Pauline Publications, Mumai, Kuncheria Pathil cmi, (Ed) Religious Pluralism: An Indian Perspective I.S.P.C.K. Delhi.
MI 21 Proclamation as the Mission of the Church 1 Cr
Proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ appears to be difficult and even impossible in today’s context. This could be seen in the praxis of the mission of the Church. This short course aims at convincing the students of the need, nature and possibility of Kerygmatic Proclamation in today’s context. After expounding the theology of proclamation, modalities of kerygmatic proclamation in the face of challenges today will be abalysed.
Bibliography: John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio, Encyclical Letter on the Church’s Mission, 7 Dec. 1990, (Trivandrum: Carmel International Publishing House, 2005) 577-674. The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the Congregation for Evangelization of Peoples, Dialogue and proclamation, 19 May 1991; OR. 21 June, 1991, Polyglot Press, Vatican, Rome. Bevans, Stephen B. and Scherer, James A. New Directions in Mission and Evangelization 1: Basic Statements 1974-1991. New York: Orbis Books, 1992. Tormad Engelsviken, (ed) Mission to the World: Communicating the Gospel in the twenty first century, Oxford center for Mission Studies, Oxford, 2008, ISBN 978-1-870345-64-4. Bosch, David J. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission. New York: Orbis books, 1991. Kannookadan, Pauly. ed., The Proclamation of the Word of God in the Life and Ministry of the Church. Kochi: LRC Publications, 2008. Amaladoss, Michael. “Proclaiming the Gospel,” VJTR. Vol. 57 (1993) 26-32. Arinze, Francis. “The Urgency of the Proclamation in a World of Religious and Cultural Plurality,” in Evangelization. ed., Hayes, Michael. London: Burns and Oates, 2004. Chunkapura, J. “Proclamation of the Good News: Kingdom-Centred or Christ-Centred?” Indian Missiological Review. Vol. 19, no. 3-4 (1997) 143-148. Pathil, Kuncheria. “Proclamation of the Gospel in India Today,” VJTR. Vol. 64, no. 2 (2000) 85-102. Saldanha, Julian. “Proclamation in India Today,” VJTR. Vol. 63, no. 3 (1999) 184-191. Thoppil, James. “Proclamation in Ecclesia in Asia,” Mission Today. Vol. 2 (2000) 305-315. Thumma, Lucas. “Proclaiming Jesus Christ in Asia,” Indian Theological Studies. Vol. 37, no. 3-4 (2000) 225-244. Schroeder, Roger P. and Bevans, Stephen B. Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission for Today. Bangalore: Claretian Publications, 2005
Bp. S. Singaroyan
MI 24 Missionary Canon Law (Refer AC 01) 1 Cr
Archbishop A. Anandarayar
MI 25 Eucharist: Source and Summit of Mission 2 Cr
MI 27 The nature and Necessity of Contextualization
in Mission 2 Cr
Mission of the Church is the continuation of the Mission of Christ. Evangelization is the revealing and proclaiming the love of the Father manifested in the Son. She has to continue to proclaim this love so that humanity may have fellowship with God and among themselves. The Church in India exists in a multi-religious society. In such a society what is her role? What should be her attitude towards other religions? Which are some of the critical issues she had to face?
Bibliography: Mission for the Third Millennium: Course of Missiology, Rome: Pontifical Missionary Union, International Secretarist, 1993. Bellogamba Antony, Mission and Ministry in the Global Church, New York: Orbis books, 1992. Thampu, Valson, Rediscovering Mission: Towards a non-Western Missiological Paradigm, New Delhi: Trace Publications, 1995. Amaladoss, M., Approaches in or Apostolate among non-Christians, Bangalore: NBCLC, 1970. Bosch, D. J., Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shift in Theology of Mission, New York, 1995.
Mathew Kalathungal, msfs
MI 29 Pastoral Counselling for the Mission I Cr
The Counselling relationship is one of those unique places where you have the privilege of seeing evidence of God’s ongoing power and activity in today’s world. This course in Pastoral Councelling for the missions will give the students a focus on the Psychological, Biblical and theological basis of Christian Counselling practice. The aims of this course will be to understand and explain the issues and problems that people face in life from a thoroughly pastoral point of view. To enter deeply into people’s lives with the truth and power of God’s Word and the gospel of His redemptive grace. Personal self reflective work will help the student to understand and evaluate secular and Christian psychological theories and practices in order to develop professional competence within a thoroughly pastoral framework with a focus on ministry in the missions. The intent of the course will be to develop deep level of biblical and spiritual integrity in ones own personal life, relationships, and ministry and to develop a deep level of commitment to people and to a ministry of helping them with their lives in a way that is pleasing to God.
Bibliography: Adams, Jay E. Competent to Counsel. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Book House, 1970.
Backus, William, Telling the Truth to Troubled People: A Manual for Christian Counselors. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1985. Collins, Gary R. How to Be a People Helper, Ventura, Calif: Regal, 1976. Crabb, Lawrence J., Jr. EffectiveBiblical Counselling: A Model for Helping Caring Christians Become Capable Counselors. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan Publishing House, 1977. Egan, Gerard, The Skilled Helper, 3rd ed. Monterey, Calif.: Brooks/Cole, 1986. Haugk, Kenneth C. Christian Caregiving: A Way of Life, Minneapo-lis: Augsburg, 1984.
MI 31 Mission Leading towards Discipleship 1 Cr
“Go therefrore and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:19) is the missionary mandate of Jesus Christ to his disciples. While mission entails the making of disciples, discipleship is mission. Discipleship is the way of learning and of knowing. It is also about being and doing. Disciple is invited for this imperative; “Come, follow me” means is ‘to come and die.’ Each and every Christian is called to be the disciple of Christ. A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master; it is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher and the servant like his master. In order to be like Christ, the disciple has to be with Jesus, following him closely empty handed takeing up one’s own cross daily and be a witness to the love and compassion of Jesus and His father.
Bibliography: Bonhoeffer, D. The Cost of Discipleship, Simon and Schuster, New York: 1995. Valliara Jose, Christian Discipleship: A Challenging Vocation, Francscan Missionary Brothers Jyotisadan, Bangalore, 1983. Sugden Christopher, Radical Discipleship, Marshall Morgan & Scot, London, 1981. Abraham, K.C. The Cost of Discipleship, ISPCK, Delhi 2000.
MI 32 Indian Missionary Spirituality 1Cr
Church is essentially missionary. She shares in the mission of her master. The awareness and understanding of the mission of the Church has undergone a radical change from the past and this change calls for a renewed understanding of missionary spirituality, or the very spirit of mission in the third millennium. The term ‘mission spirituality’ has only been articulated as such relatively recently and has come to mean different things to different people. For the purposes of this present course, it is important to define this concept. Mission spirituality is specifically concerned with what is necessary for the Christian to engage in mission. It examines the sources from which mission arises. It suggests that Christian mission begins with the spiritual activity of discerning the spirits (according to the revelation of Jesus Christ) in order to discover the movement of the Spirit of God in the world and join with it. We examine whether Christian spirituality is missionary spirituality or is there a difference between both. At a deeper level, we will study the theological implications of mission spirituality when we answer the question: “what motivates and sustains mission?”
Bibliography: David J. Bosch, Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission, New York: Orbis, 1991; David J. Bosch, Witness to the World: The Christian Mission in Theological Perspective, London: Marshall, Morgan & Scott, 1980; Donald Senior and Carroll Stuhlmueller, The Biblical Foundations for Missions, New York: Orbis, 1983; Edmond J. Dunn, Missionary Theology: Foundations in Development, Washington: University Press of America, 1980; Jon Sobrino, Spirituality of Liberation: Toward Political Holiness, New York: Maryknoll Orbis, 1988; Louis Bouyer, A History of Christian Spirituality, Vol. I, The Spirituality of the New Testament and the Fathers, (Trans. Mary Perkins Ryan), Kent: Burns & Oates, 1986; Louis J. Luzbetak, The Church and Cultures: New Perspectives in Missiological Anthropology, New York: Orbis, 1993; Max Warren, I Believe in the Great Commission, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1976; Michael Collins Reilly, Spirituality for Mission, New York: Orbis, 1978; Thomas H. Tobin, The Spirituality of Paul, Delaware: Michael Glazier, 1987.
Jose Kumblolickal, msfs
MI 36 History of South Indian Mission 1 Cr
History of Missions consists in evangelizing those who are not Christians or more precisely, in evangelizing masses of people and environments which are non-Christian. Even a fervent apostolate is not missionary unless it goes out to meet these non-Christian worlds. The geographical idea of the mission is no longer the only one, there is now a sociological mission to the world of the new civilizations. In this course, we focus more on the history of missions by various missionary congregations and organizations in Tamilnadu and Karnataka from the Twelfth Century onwards.
Bibliography: Thekkedath, Joseph, History of Christianity in India, vol II, Bangalore: TPI, 1982. Schmidlin, Joseph, Catholic Mission History, Illinois: Mission Press, 1933. Neill, Stephen, A History of Christian Missions, Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1964. Saldanha, Julian, Patterns of Evangelisation in Mission History, Bombay: St. Paul’s, 1988. Pothacamury, P., Church in India, New York,Maryknoll, 1960. Silva, Severine, History of Christianity in South Canara, Bombay: Hindi Sanskriti-Sangam Publication, 1957
Bp. Anthony Swamy T.
MI 37 Pastoral Leadership in the Context of Mission 1 Cr
This course is built on the premise that: Leadership is vital for healthy churches. Leadership is vital for the church to influence the society in which we live. Leadership is vital to encourage church growth. Leadership is vital to enable Christians to grow in ministry. For this, we define Christian leadership as the discerning and sharing of God’s vision for His missionary church, and equipping and enabling the church to reach that vision. This course in Christian Leadership for the Missions explores Humility in the use of authority and power entrusted to them, Trustworthiness and integrity, Willingness to lead out of leadership gifting rather than from leadership position, A desire to encourage growth and development in others. A style of leadership that seeks to love and serve others and God, Future vision is earthed in an understanding God’s calling, An active prayer life.
Bibliography: John C. Maxwell, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadershi., Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publisher, 1998. Robert Shaw, Tough Trust, New York: Leader to Leader, 1997. Lynne Joy McFarland, John R. Childress, and Larry E. Senn, 21st Century Leadership: Dialogues with 10 Top Leaders, Nashville: Leadership Press, 1993, Janet C. Lowe, Jack Welch Speaks: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest Business Leader, New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1998. Rajan Chaudhry, “Dough Boy”, Chain Leader, 1997
MI 38 ‘Mission in the Deutero-Pauline Letters’ 1 Cr
In the Deutero – Pauline Letters the concept of mission is viewed from the perspective of growth in the qualitative sphere. This growth dimension is elucidated through the metaphors of ‘cornerstone and foundation’ ; ‘head and body’ ; ‘bridegroom and bride’ symbolizing the intrinsic and intimate union between Christ and the church. The vision and mission of the church is to be intrinsically united with Christ the head for its existence and to be intimately related to one another for its extension. The Pauline authors expound that author of growth process is God, the medium of growth process is Jesus and the recipients of this growth process are the church and the believer. The course aims at understanding these various nuances of mission.
Bibliography: D. Senior and C. Stuhlmueller, The Biblical Foundations for Missions, London, SCM Press, 1983. A.J. Gordon, The Holy Spirit in Missions, Harrisburg, Christian Publications, 1968. R.E. Brown, The Churches the Apostles Left Behind, London, Geoffrey Chapman, 1984. H. Doohan, Paul’s Vision of Church, Good News Studies 32, Delaware, Michael Glazier, 1989. Ben. F. Meyer, The Early Christians: Their World Mission and Self- Discovery, Delaware, Michael Glazier, 1991. L. Legrand, Mission in the Bible: Unity and Plurality, Pune, Ishvani Publications, 1992. J.A. T. Robinson, The Body: A Study in Pauline Theology, SBT 5, London, SCM Press, 1957. A. Joseph Lazar, Growth in the New Testament: A Lucan Perspective, Bangalore, ATC, 2008. L. Legrand, “The Spirit, the Mission, and the Church,” in A. Aloysius Xavier and M.D. Stanly Kumar, (eds.), The Word is Near You, ITSSS – 3, Bangalore, St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute Publications, 2004, 3, 179 -190. E. Schweizer, “The Church as the Missionary Body of Christ,’ NTS 8 (1961), 1-11.
A. Joseph Lazar
MI 39 The Mystery of Salvation: God’s Response to Human Search for Immortality 1 Cr
The topic deals with the centrality of the mystery of salvation in the Christian understanding of mission and its eschatological fulfillment. The content of the topic will be analysed from an inter-religious perspective; that is, from Jewish, Christian, Islamic and Hindu perspectives. The study explores new horizons of mission and new approached to missionary formation in the religiously pluralistic contxt of India.
Bibliography: J.L. Gay, “The Contemporary Missiology”, in Mission for the Third Millennium: Course of Missiology, Rome: Pontifical Missionary Union, International Secretariate [English Ed. By the National Office of the Pontifical Mision Organization, Bangalore, 1993. J.H. Kane, The Christian World Mission: Today Tomorrow, Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1981. S. Karotemprel (Ed.), Following Christ in Mission: A Foundational Course in Missiology, Bombay: St. Pauls, 1995. D.J. Bosch, Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission, New York Orbis Books, 1995. G. W. Peters, Biblical Theology of Missions, Chicago: Moody Press, 1976. Namita, A New Paradigm for Evangelization in the Third Millennium: In the Light of Mission in the Gospel According to St. John and the Early Upanishads, Bangalore: St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute Publications, 2000. J. A. Scherer & S. B. Bevans (Eds.), New Directions in Mission & Evangelisation, 3 vols. New York: Maryknoll.
MI 42 Mary as a Model for Mission 1 Cr
Can Mary be a model for Mission? “The Missionary” defines John Paul II” is a person of the Beatitudes” (Redemptoris Missio – 91). Mary who lived all the beatitudes becomes a role model for the Mission of her Son. Added to that, her life of meditation was wholly oriented towards Christ and was tending to the revelation of his salvific power (Cf. Redemptoris Mater – 22). Hence, the life of Mary can be taken as an example and a model for the Mission of the Church and for those who are actively involved in it. This course analyses the biblical perspective of the life of Mary in order to find out if it is relevant in today’s context of the Mission of the Church. This course also takes into consideration the reflections of various popes on the role of Mary in the Mission of the Church. It also discusses the relevance of Marian Mission in today’s context.
Bibliography: Bojorge, Horacio, Image of Mary According To The Evangelists, New York: Alba House, 1978; Galot, Jean, Mary in the Gospel, The Newman Press: Westminister, 1965; Haring, Bernard, Mary and Your Everyday Life, Liguori: Liguori Publication, 1977; Laurentin, Rene, Mary’s Place in the Church, London: Burns & Oates, 1965; Lozano, John M., Model of Disciples Mary Mother of the Lord, Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 1988; Ouellet, Marc, “Mary and the Future of Ecumenism”, Communio 30/1 (2003) 26-38; Miller, J. Michael, “Mary’s Faith Journey: Model for the Disciple,” Homiletic and Pastoral Review 91/5 (1991) 9-18; Neuner, J., “Mary Model of the Church,” Vidyajyoti 59/12 (1995) 793-801; Kroeger, J., “Mary Mother of the Missionary Church”, Mission Today 6/2 (2004) 110-124; Monteiro, Lyra, “Discipleship Through Mary at the Service of Her Son and His Mission”, Awakening Faith 4 (2002) 179-187; Susngi, R, “Role of Mary in the Missionary Dimension of the Spirituality of St. Maria Dominica Mazzarello”, Indian Missiological Review 15/4 (1993) 27-36; Kroeger, James H., “Mary Mother of the Missionary Church”, Omnis Terra 38/5 (2004) 179-185; Dominguez, Olegario, “Mary Model of Missionary Spirituality in the Church”, Omnis Terra 100/6 (1979) 242-258; Bellagainba, Anthony, “Mary and Mission Today,” African Christian Studies 5/1 (1989) 19-46; Bifet, Canon J. Esquerda, “Mary Star of the New Evangelization,” Christ to the World 51/5 (2006) 453-455; Relevant Papal Documents.
Xavier Terrence T
MI 43 Grace and Mission 1Cr
“Grace is the living, loving, vibrant relationship between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit on the one hand and the human being on the other. This relationship is lived and experienced in this world where you find many religions speaking about and trying to live this relationship with God in their own style according to their God-given perception. God goes beyond boundaries in relating to the human beings. This relationship also transcends time”
Bibliography: Karl Rahner: Theological Investigations Vol I (articles: Nature & Grace; Grace & Freedom). Elizabether Dreyer; Manifestations of Grace. Conrad De Meester: With emplty hands. Piet Fransen: Divine Grace & Man; The New Life of Grace. (ed) C. M. Vadakkekara: Divine Grace and Human Response. Leonardo Boff: Liberating Grace. Louis Bermejo: The Spirit of Life. Jose Thacil: Man and his destiny. Joseph Jaswant Raj: Grace in Saivasiddhanta. Arulsamy: Saivism, a perspective of Grace. Brian O. Mc Dermott: What they are saying about the Grace of Christ, Bill Huebsch: Aspirituality of Wholeness, the new look at Grace.
B. Joseph Francis
MI 44 Mission in the Synoptic Gospels (Ref: ET 08 Pg. 151) 1 Cr
MI 45 Missioner and Mission 1 Cr
We begin with Jesus, the source and model of Mission, to understand our mission, not as destroying and conquering, but as helping to build up the Kingdom of God. We need to look at Jesus, his very being was his mission; his mission was the manifestation of the kind of person he was. So in our efforts to be missioners, we need to understand what kind of persons we are. The “world” has its own way of seeing and identifying persons; we need to have the Rock Foundation (Mat 7.24f) that Jesus spoke of. Our faith in Creation gives us a way of looking at ourselves and it gives us a solid foundation. An understanding of us as “graced beings” also strengthens that foundation. We shall look at our work as missioners, which all of us are by our baptism, on the basis of who we are. The emphasis would be on the type of life that we lead, rather than what we do and say.
Bibliography: “Mission as Common Witness”, Mission as witness of the whole people of God, in David J Bosch, Transforming Mission, Bangalore, Centre for contemporary Christianity, 2006, pp:574-614.
Reilly, Michael Collins, SJ: Spirituality for Mission, Orbis 1978. Raguin, Y.: I am sending you – spirituality of the Missioner, 1973 “Witness on Behalf of the Gospel, in Senior, D & Stuhlmueller,C.: The Biblical Foundations for Mission, Orbis, 1983, pp. 335f. “The Biblical Idea of Marturia (Witness): K Luke, in Documenta Missionalia, no 5, ed. By M Dhavamony, 1972, pp 55f. Comblin, J. The Meaning of Mission, Orbis, 1978. Gittins, Anthony, J.: Bread for the Journey, Orbis, 1993. a very good book. Mattam, J. : The Religious life within a Christian Vision of Reality, GSP, Anand, 2007, pp: 1-89; “Towards a Relevant theology of Grace: the Divine in the Human” in Indian Theological Studies, 45 (2008), 9-29
MI 47 Parish and Evangelization 1 Cr
Evangelisation through Pastoral Ministry in the parish and Christian institutions. Celebration of sacraments and Church worship to re-evangelise the community and to make the Christian faith meaningful to the Non-Christians. Dialogue with peoples of other faiths and traditions in the context of Parish ministry. The role of evangelization in small communities, Christian neighborhoods and in all the fields and areas that come under the influence of the local parish setup.
Bibliography: Vat II Documents a) Evangelii Nuntiandi b) Redemtoris Missio c) Ecclesia in Asia Federation of Asian Bishops Conference Documents from 1970 to 2000. Legrand L., Mission in the Bible, Pune: Ishvani Kendra, 2001. Neuner, J. & Dupius, J., The Christian Faith in the Doctrinal Documents, Bangalore: TPI, 996. Staffner, H., The Open Door, 1978. Staffner, H., The Significance of Jesus Christ, 1985. Irudayaraj, X., (ed), Liberation and Dialogue, 1989. Amaladoss, M., Making All Things New, 1990. Amaladoss, M., Walking Together, 1992. Land of the Trinity: A Study of Modern Christian Approaches to Hinduism, 1975.
Joseph Maria Abraham
MI49 The Role of the laity in the Mission of the Church 1 Cr
One of the most remarkable features of the post-Vat. II ecclesial scene is the emergence of the laity. For long considered and treated only as the passive beneficiaries of the ministry of the clergy, the laity today are coming forward in ever increasing number to take up ministries old and new that were earlier thought of as the exclusive prerogative of only the clergy. This course will start with a brief analysis of the contemporary ecclesial context, with particular focus on the coming to age of the laity. It will proceed to search the Scriptures for the foundation for the right understanding of their role, critically analyse the developments in the course of history that lead to their dormancy, of course, with quite a few notable exceptions. The recent teaching of the magisterium and the contributions of theologians will also be explored to reclaim the laity’s authentic vocation so that they “carry out their manifold apostolate both in the church and in the world (No. 9 Vat. II. Laity).
Bibliography: Congar, Yves. Lay People in the Church: A study for a Theology of the Laity, London: Chapman, 1965. Hoebel, Thomas. Laity and Participation: A Theology of Being the Church, Bern: Peter Lang, 2006. John Paul II. Christifideles Laici: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Vocation and Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and in the World. Dec. 30, 1988. Lakeland, Paul, The Liberation of the Laity: In Search of an Accountable Church, New York: Continuum, 2002. Sebastian, K.T. The Era of the Lay People: Reflections on the Role of the Lay People in the Church and in the World. Mumbai: Pauline Books, 1998.
MI 50 Mission as Socio-Political Transformation 1 Cr
Mission is concerned about the societal transformation since the plan of God is to create a new earth and new heaven (Rev 21:1-2). Any given society is made up of basic system called socio-economic-political; Also the meaning system called cultural-religious-ideological. Every human person and all the more every Christian is beckoned by God of Mission to contribute his or her part commendably and challengingly. This course outlines the various challenges that a missioner is obliged to encounter in a country like ours, a multi-religious, multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi ethnic India.
Bibliography: Vatican Council II, Gaudium et Spes, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, 7 Dec. 1965, in A. Flannery (ed.), Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post-Conciliar Documents, (Bombay: St Paul Publications, 1991) 811-897. Roman Synodal Document, “Evangelisation today” 1974. The Indian Church in struggle for a new society, (ed) D.S. Amalorpavadoss, NBCLC, Bangalore, 1981. Jerry Rosario, All the best in Mission Today, Vaigarai Pathipagam, Dindicul, revised edition in 2009.
MI 48 The Contemporary Religious Fundamentalist movements and their Implications for Mission. 1Cr
This introductory course is significant in the current context of religious fundamentalism and the consequent clashes and violence in India. It traces the roots of fundamentalism, fundamentalist movements, and their effects on Indian (global) life and society, covering the several connected issues like secularism, communalism, minority rights, conversion, etc. and discussion based on the readings from prominent exponents and ideologues in this area. What this means to us Christians in India is studied in the background of the several Council and other Church documents. The study is both theological in reflection and pastoral in practice.
Bibliography: Amaladoss, Michael S.J.: The Challenges of Fundamentalism, IDCR Publications, Loyola College, Chennai, 2009; Beyond Dialogue – Pilgrims to the Absolute, Asian Trading Corporation, Bangalore, 2008; Making Harmony – Living in a Pluralist World, IDCR & ISPCK, Chennai and Delhi, 2003; Making all things New: Dialogue, Pluralism, and Evangelization in Asia, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, 1994; Anderson, Walter K. and Sridhar D. Damle: The brotherhood in Saffron: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Hindu Revivalism, Vistaar, New Delhi, 1987; Armstrong, Karen: The Battle for God – Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Harper Collins, London, 2000; Arockiasamy, S S.J. (ed.): Responding to Communalism: The Task of Religions and Theology, Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, Anand, 1991; Saldanha, Julian S.J.: Conversion and Indian Civil Law, Theological Publications in India, Bangalore, 1981; Savarkar, V. D.: The Indian War of independence, 1857, S.T. Godbole (ed. and trans.), Rajdhani Granthagar, New Delhi,  1947; Hindutva - Who is a Hindu? Sixth edition, Veer Savarkar Prakashan,  1989; Sekhar, Vincent: Building Strong Neighbourhoods – Religion and Politics in Secular India, Claretian Publications, Bangalore, 2008; Practice of Interreligious Dialogue – A Formation Manual of Education and Training of Clergy and Religious, Claretian Publications, Bangalore, 2006; Religions in Public Life – A Practical Guide to Religious Harmony, Claretian Publications, Bangalore, 2004; Quest for Harmony: An Anthology of Religions in Dialogue, Claretian Publications, Bangalore, 2002; Shourie, Arun: Harvesting our Souls – Missionaries, their design, their claims, Books Today, New Delhi, 2000; Missionaries in India – Continuities, changes, dilemmas, ASA Publications, New Delhi, 1994; Arun Shourie: Religion in Politics, Roli Books International, New Delhi, 1987.
Vincent B. Shekar.
Courses Proper to the Alternative Cycle
MI 17 Methodology 1 Cr
MI 10 Mission in the Old Testament 2 Cr
MI 06 Jesus and His Mission in the Synoptic Gospels 1 Cr
MI 13 Mission Theology of the Fourth Gospel and the
The Missionary Methods in it 1 Cr
MI 14 Mission in the Acts of the Apostles 1 Cr
MI 09 Pauline Theology of Mission 1 Cr
MI 12 Mission in the Patristic Era 1 Cr
MI 08 Founding of the Congregation of Propoganda
Fide and the decolonizing of Missions 1 Cr
MI 04 Theology of Mission till Vatican II
Based on the analysis of Magistarium 2 Cr
MI 15 Mission Today 2 Cr
MI 23 Proclamation as Mission 1 Cr
MI 02 Uniqueness of Christ – A Mission Challenge 1 Cr
MI 11 Mission as Prophetic Dialogue with Culture
and Religion 1 Cr
MI 01 Missionary Co-operation 1 Cr
MI 25 Mission as Liberation and Human Integral
Development 1 Cr
MI 05 Mission as a witness to Christian Charity
in the Apostolate of Mother Teresa 1 Cr
MI 33 Mission through Mass Media and Communication 2 Cr
MI 34 Family as the Field and Agent of Mission
(Familiaris Consortio) 1 Cr
MI 35 Education as Mission 1 Cr
MI 36 Seminar 1 Cr
a) Ecology and Mission
b) Pastoral Counseling as Mission
c) Methodology of Missionaries in India
d) Missionary Leadership in Today’s Context
e) Mission to Dalit and Woman in the Indian Context