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Jayeel Cornelio and Ia Marañon

megachurches imbibe the middle-class disposition. From the English songs they sing to the high-energy sermons that focus on individual purpose, happiness, and peace, these megachurches imbibe the aspirations of an upwardly mobile segment of the Philippine population. In many ways, this replicates the social

Paul Ladouceur

essence and the divine energy is crucial to clarify how God makes himself known in creation. This distinction was the subject of a great philosophical, theological and spiritual quarrel in the 14th century over the possibility of knowing and experiencing God. The quarrel pitted the monks of Mount Athos

God and the World of Signs

Trinity, Evolution, and the Metaphysical Semiotics of C. S. Peirce

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Andrew Robinson

Christianity has been described as “a religion seeking a metaphysic”. Drawing on the philosophy of C. S. Peirce, Robinson develops a metaphysical framework centred around a ‘semiotic model’ of the Trinity. The model invites a fresh approach to the claim that Jesus was the incarnate Word of God and suggests a new way of understanding how nature may bear the imprint of the Triune Creator in the form of ‘vestiges of the Trinity in creation’. Scientific spin-offs include a new perspective on the problem of the origin of life and a novel hypothesis about the evolution of human distinctiveness. The result is an original contribution to Trinitarian theology and a bold new way of integrating philosophy, science and religion.

Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario

the Umayyad Caliphs began to wane and the Caliphate in Cordoba disintegrated into a series of separate Islamic Kingdoms known as ‘Taifas.’ Also, the Abbassid caliphate that relocated to Baghdad from Damascus embroiled the Umayyads in a trans-continental rivalry that would sap the energies of the

Arun W. Jones

writings and presentations, Raj brought to life the wonder and power of vernacular Indian Christianity. In his hands, the mundane became intensely fascinating, fully worthy of scholarly focus and energy. Raj had the knack of being provocative without being irresponsible in his scholarship. By carefully

John Clammer

—hence the ‘bottom up’ perspective that Wilfred proposes and illustrates in the book. What also marks the book as distinctive are the animating principles of justice, inclusion, equality and toleration that give the work its energy and unity. There are too many themes to discuss in detail in one review, so I

Felix Wilfred

at the Edinburgh conference, already foresaw new forms of Christianity in Asia that were unconstrained by past historical divisions. It would appear that bishop Azariah and others preferred to invest their energies in the future shape of Christianity in indigenous forms rather than remain trapped in

Ataullah Siddiqui

respect from other groups of Muslims. He was someone who constantly engaged, more polemically, with Christians, particularly with some prominent Christian converts from Islam. However, he also faced two other challenges and responded to them with same vigour and energy as he did against the Christians

Francis X. Clooney SJ

, and rituals of our traditions. The present is not so interesting as to deserve one hundred per cent of our energies. We need to take our time in studying our traditions, even when they do not seem immediately relevant. If we do not pay attention and study what has come down to us in word and practice

Prophetic Imagination and Empire in Asia

In Search for Peace Theologies in Korea and Japan

Jude Lal Fernando

things are, instilling energy through hope. Filled with love, his dialogical and critical prophetic word involves a radical conversion from imperial institutions and consciousness or rationality to a new orientation. Therefore, the prophetic imagination ‘presumed a contrast between that to which we cling