Kristu Jyoti Publications

2019

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    Special Price ₹300

    In this volume the author exposes briefly the most important movements of the History of Contemporary Western Philosophy and the main representatives in each of these movements: The First Opponents to Transcendental Idealism, Reaction and Transformation of Transcendental Idealism (Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Soren Kierkegaard), The Left Hegelians (David Strauss, Bruno Bauer, Max Stirner, Ludwig Feuerbach, Karl Marx), Phenomenology (Edmund Husserl, Max Scheler), From Phenomenology to Existentialism (Martin Heidegger), Existentialism (Gabriel Marcel, Jean-Paul Sartre, Karl Jaspers), Personalism(Emmanuel Mounier),The Philosophy of Language (Ludwig ittgenstein, Bertrand Russell), Pragmatism (Charles Peirce, William James), Structuralism (Ferdinand Saussure, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Jacques Lacan, Louis Pierre Althusser).

    Special Price ₹220

    The theme of the 28th General Chapter of the Salesians of Don Bosco is “what kind of Salesians for the youth of today?” In the light of this theme, the Salesian Biblical Association reflects on the Word of God, which renews “our common dedication to the divine will’, (Const. 66) and in the daily life of the Salesian charism. Having the Gospel as the norm of Christian life and Don Bosco as father and founder, leads us to know Don Bosco from the Salesian tradition and to live “in a state of adoration”, attentive to the situations in which our young people live and suffer today. Here are the preconditions that guarantee re-reading, or better, a truly Salesian listening to the Word of God. This book contains a rich variety of articles that can assist us in meditating on the theme of the General Chapter and inspire us to subsequent course of action in our service of the young, walking on the path of true fidelity to the Lord in the footsteps of Don Bosco.

    Special Price ₹1000

    This book presents the results of an international survey conducted among the Salesians of Don Bosco in initial formation, with the aim of understanding what happens in the area of personal spiritual accompaniment. Responses came in from 4000 young Salesians and more than 500 spiritual guides and mentors from almost 60 nationalities and hundreds of formation communities around the world. The interviews were conducted by means of questionnaires in Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish. The survey was undertaken at the behest of the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Fr Ángel FernándezArtime, who wished, with his council, to take into account the experiences of young Salesians in initial formation, as well as postulants and those who had recently concluded the process of initial formation, besides also listening to those offering the service of spiritual accompaniment. It therefore not only leaves open but also provides the possibility for further study in an interpretive and prospective key.

    Special Price ₹500

    " Echoing the Gospel in Dialogue with Naga Culture", Presents the principles and tasks of an inculturizing catechesis in Nagaland and challenges the Church to present the Gospel message to the Nagas of today, attractively, eloquently, and meaningfully. It is a timely undertaking to present God and his message in and through the medium of Naga culture.

    Special Price ₹450

    Spiritual accompaniment and discernment played a key role both in pedagogy and in the history of the Salesian family. St. Francis de Sales and Don Bosco were great spiritual directors of their time. Their expertise in this area is evident in their practice and thought. The topics addressed provide a space for reflection on today’s challenges, with a historical, pedagogical and spiritual approach. Throughout the various reports, many questions have been debated which can help in the service of Salesian spiritual and vocational accompaniment, with particular attention to the accompaniment of young people. In these pages, we can find pastoral guidelines and operative proposals to develop new plans for spiritual accompaniment.

    Special Price ₹450

    Spiritual accompaniment and discernment played a key role both in pedagogy and in the history of the Salesian family. St. Francis de Sales and Don Bosco were great spiritual directors of their time. Their expertise in this area is evident in their practice and thought. The topics addressed provide a space for reflection on today’s challenges, with a historical, pedagogical and spiritual approach. Throughout the various reports, many questions have been debated which can help in the service of Salesian spiritual and vocational accompaniment, with particular attention to the accompaniment of young people. In these pages, we can find pastoral guidelines and operative proposals to develop new plans for spiritual accompaniment.

    Special Price ₹500

    The Second Vatican Council (1962-65) highlighted the contextualized existence of the Church when it defined the identity of the Church not only in terms of the mystery of Christ, but also in terms of the world in which she lives and works. The theme, Post-Conciliar Liturgical Renewal in India (1965-1988), is articulated in three chapters. While the first chapter situates the background of the liturgical developments in the Church in India prior to the Second Vatican Council, the second chapter presents the implementation of the liturgical reforms in India in three phases and the third chapter focuses on the role of the All-India Liturgical Meetings in the liturgical renewal of India. The results that the Church in India has achieved thus far serve as a good beginning, but there is a long way to go before we achieve what the Second Vatican Council envisaged by initiating liturgical renewal.

    Special Price ₹500

    In the recent years, in India we have witnessed an unprecedented transformation of the ethnic, linguistic and ritual composition of the local church, particularly in the urban areas. People belonging to various liturgical traditions, linguistic groups and ethnic backgrounds frequent the same parish community or live under its territorial jurisdiction. This extraordinary situation, largely resulting from an augmented migration flow, calls for a meaningful intervention on the part of the Church so as to make it a mutually enriching experience of faith for the migrants and for the non-migrant members of the receiving community. This research is an attempt to assess the quality of relationships and interconnectedness that exist in the context of migration, particularly among the youth within the ecclesial communities in India and to propose the possibility of an intercultural ministry to the Catholic migrant youth in the pluralistic urban context of India by re-visioning the Catholic youth ministry in urban India utilizing the “Integrative Hospitality” way.

    Special Price ₹75

    This book describes the Salesian Society which is made of clerics and laymen who complement each other as brothers in living out the same vocation. The vocation is one, namely the Salesian Vocation, Salesian Consecrated Life. It is lived out in two ways, as clerics and as laymen. The author examines the charism of Don Bosco, which is essentially pastoral and educative and argues that both priests and brothers are needed to actualize this charism fully against the background of creation and covenant which are related to the Christ Event and invites each member to face courageously and creatively the challenge to promote both these forms in a world that is progressively becoming secularized. He also addresses the issues related to Salesian Consecrated Life clearly and masterfully.

    Special Price ₹250

    This book in honour of Fr. Zacharias Mattam SDB is a collection of Essays on discipleship in Christ, who dares to follow Christ and walk in the New way. The central theme is a call to discipleship.

    Special Price ₹750

    The author has made a study on James William Fowler who is the father and pioneer of the faith development theory and his name has become synonymous with theory of faith development. He has identified six stages of faith-growth extending well to the life span of the human person from infancy to adulthood. This study makes a thorough research into Fowler’s concept of faith and its development, through a careful analysis of the basic sources of the theory, from the theological sources of Richard H. Niebuhr and Paul Tillich and from the psychological sources of the theories of Erik Erikson, Daniel Levinson, and the cognitive structural developmental theories of Jean Piaget and Lawrence Kohlberg and from the sources from comparative religion from the theory of Wilfred Cantwell Smith. The author also presents the developmental stage theory of religious judgment of Friz Oser and applies the contributions of the theory of faith development to faith education.

    Special Price ₹225

    This study is an attempt to present the fundamentals of Islam. It deals with a brief history of the origin of Islam, life of Muhammad and his call to be a prophet, the Quran and other sacred texts of Islam, the seven articles of Islamic faith, the five pillars of Islam, major Islamic sects and denominations, Islamic religious and cultural practices, customs and traditions, Sharia (Islamic law), Islamic teachings on marriage, family and divorce, a brief history of the relationship between Islam and Christianity in the past, Islam in contemporary Europe, and how Islam views Christianity, especially with regard to some of the fundamental dogmas and beliefs like, the Holy Trinity, divinity of Jesus Christ, passion, death, and resurrection of Christ, sin, redemption, etc. The study also makes some critical reflections on Islam with special attention to issues related to human rights, religious tolerance, violence, women in Islam, situation of Christians in Islamic countries, and the problem of Islam and modernity. The study concludes with an invitation to all Christians to enter into dialogue with Islam, following the lead given by Vatican II and the magisterium of the Popes.

    Special Price ₹225

    The Illustration on the Cover Page is a fresco painted by Filippino Lippi (1457-1504) in the Carafa Chapel of St Thomas Aquinas located in the Church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva in Rome. The fresco belongs to the period 1488-1493. The two women in the foreground represent Theology and Philosophy. The tall, fair woman represents Theology, and the slightly shorter, darker woman stands for Philosophy. They are standing alongside each other and close together indicating the close alliance and collaboration between the two sciences, each supreme in its own field. Theology points with her hand to the figure of Thomas Aquinas in contemplation before the Crucified Lord, suggesting the source from where Aquinas derived his wisdom. Curiously, the man in the foreground whose back faces the viewer, and who is in animated discussion with some personage, who seems by his dress and appearance to be a pagan or Islamic thinker, has his left hand just below and parallel to the hand of Theology, and pointing in the same direction to Aquinas in prayer. This suggests that even in philosophical discussions with persons of other faiths, Aquinas is a trusted guide.