Friday, March 9, 2012
In the Mail Today
Paul Inje. A Two Dimensional Approach: Christ's Sacrifice in the Letter to the Hebrews and Sacrifice in Gandhian Thought. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation. 2007.
Here is the description from the back cover (and I type it exactly as printed):
"The choice of this theme has a theological and pastoral motivation. The willingness to dedicate Himself for offering sacrifice and the graciousness of Christ to represent God among human beings, and strengthening the believers in their faith were the inspiring motives behind this study, and these are to a very great extent analysed in the course of this study. The subject is introduced with a survey of its biblical and theological background, and patristic and reformative views of sacrifice. They are followed by comprehensive, literary outlook and the theology of the Letter to the Hebrews. This study is an intriguing question, namely, 'How can one bring a connection between two apparently diverse religious concepts?' The answer to the problem is attempted at by bringing in Mahatma Gandhi, the father of modern India. The impeccable strength and sacrifice of Gandhi is diligently brought out through the historical context by introducing the innovative Hindu concept and the development of sacrifice and modern intepretations and implications....."
This book is based on the author's Th.D. dissertation at Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich.