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  Lukabhashyam  
Lukabhashyam (Malayalam)
Dr. G. Chediath
        Lukabhashyam (Malayalam translation of the homilies and fgments on Luke by Origen) is translated by Rev.Frar. G.Chediath. Origen, (185 – 253) is regarded as one of the greatest theologian, who lived before the Synod of Nicea. He remained at the forefront of those who have influenced the Christian literature. He was born of Christian parents and later of a very young age became the head of the Alexandrian School. He spent all his life time in interpreting the Scriptures. He was a walking encyclopedia. His Biblical studies were not merely for studies alone but to lead his readers to higher level of union with God. The present book contains the homilies of Origen on Luke’s Gospel. There were only some fragments of the 39 homilies on the Gospel of Luke in this book.
  Lukabhashyam  
Agniye Dhyanikkunna Thoovalukal (Malayalam)
Dr. Philip Chempakassery (Ed.)
        Agniye Dhyanikkunna Thoovalukal is Bible stories in new forms edited by Philip Chempakassery. The Bible is the greatest story book and we come over some of the most imaginative and creative stories both in the Old Testament and New Testament. Bible tells us the story of God but it is an incomplete story because God and man continue to act and live. So, the last chapter of the story has not been written yet. The story of Bible will continue to inspire as interpretation always continues. So, a bunch of writers are trying to inspire the modern man in his milieu. There are about 15 short stories in this collection of Bible stories which are very intriguing and take one to moments of great heights of inspiration and God’s love.
  Lukabhashyam  
Arch Bishop Mar Ivanios in His Thoughts
Dr. G. Chediath
       Arch Bishop Mar Ivanios was the greatest ecumenical leader of the last century. He was a salubrious blend of an active man and a visionary. He was closely involved in the social and religious life of the people contributing generously towards bettering the quality of life. Yet, he was a visionary with high ideals and a wholesome philosophy of life. He has not written much what he has written stands out as genuine contribution for the enhancement of Christian theology. The book has edited by Rev. Fr. Chediath, Rev. Fr. Kurian Valuparambil and Rev. Fr. Philip Chempakassery. It is a collection of articles by different persons and an attempt has been made here to bring to attention of modern readers, the gems that are profusely scattered all through the writings and speeches of this man of extra-ordinary caliber, Mar Ivanios.
  Lukabhashyam  
Daivajanam (Malayalam)
Fr. Thomas Kuzhinapurath
        Daivajanam is a collection of essays, oriented to the people of God, by Rev. Fr. Thomas Kuzhinapurath. The book is very informative on every aspect as it has depended on all possible documents of the Church. The highlight of this book is that it has successfully brought top the front the rich implication of Revelation of God. Only through Salvation of Mankind can the presence of the hand of God be realized. Theology should become a very core of our life and experience to all. Only then can it produce any practical fruits. The author has special attention to show the centrality of the people of God in a parish. The author has taken special attention to analyze the energy source of the parish as liturgy, the role of priest, the participation of laity and a theology which is in search of the people of God.The author has also made an extensive study on them Canonical views of a parish which also makes this book, a unique one. There is a fusion of theology and the pastoral care and administration and role of the laity in this book of great erudition.
  Lukabhashyam  
Kalppadavukal (Malayalam)
Bishop Geevarghese Mar Divannasios
        “Kalppadavukal” is a collection of anecdotes and short stories which are very moving and intriguing. This story book helps us to find answers to some of the big problems which confuse us by taking the ordinary experiences and seeing it through the eyes of an extraordinary admiration. The book is intricately patterned to fit the minds of any reader occupied in any serious field of thought. This book clearly articulates the mind and attitude of a lover of humanity. It is a wholesome book for our spiritual illumination. The book is authored by Bishop Geevarghese Mar Divannasios.
  Lukabhashyam  
Noorumeni (Malayalam)
Fr. John Padipurackal
        Noorumeni is a collection of homilies suitable for Sunday homilies of the Malankara Catholic Church. It is really encouraging for the priests to read this book as it is sure to make sermons more lively, informative and arrest the hearers’ hearts and minds to the present state of their own spiritual mental conditions in a very disturbed world. The author of the book Fr. John Padipurackal has made a thorough study on man’s conditions and has brought out a very reflective book for the people of all walks of life. The author has strictly followed the biblical exegesis and successfully transmitted the message of the bible to the present context. It is a very must-read book especially for the priests and also for all who are interested to know the meaning of a particular word of God and their present living situation.
  Lukabhashyam  
The Catholicos of the East
Dr. G. Chediath
         Dr. G. Chediath
“The Catholicos of the East” is an ecclesiological, historical study on the hierarchal formation of Catholicos in the Malankara Church. It is a book written originally in Malayalam by G. Chediath, an expert in the Church History. It is translated by Mr. A. J. Joy Angamadathil. The book primarily deals with the history of the Catholicate and its establishment in India. Often one finds books and articles published in Malayalam quite deficient in objectivity and historical basis. There are instances of falsification and distortion of history and at times one finds creation of new history and their repetition by others. This book is, therefore, an attempt to objectivity presents as far as possible, the facts relating to the founding of the Catholicate on the basis of historical documents.
  Lukabhashyam  
Hindumata Kristumata Darsanagal (Malayalam)
Fr. Idicula Pandiath
        Hindumata Kristumata Darsanagal is thoroughly a very informative book from the pen of Rev.Fr.Idicula Pandiath.This book is a great contribution in the world of letters to comparative religion studies. The author goes into the depth of the vision of life in both the religions-Hinduism and Christianity. The book also draws our attention to the Godwardness of man in the very concept of religion. The richness of Hinduism based on the religious texts like the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad-Gita are analyzed and they are used as aid to elucidate several realities which can be explained only through religious concepts. The author has used a very effective methodology by dividing the studies on the visions of both these religious into two sections. When the first section contains a very evaluative study of hinduistic concepts, the second part glance at the Christian scripture and the soteriological implications in it. At the last chapter we find a very interesting comparative analysis of the concept of life after death, the resurrection of the dead, the last judgment, heaven and the vision about God, about man and his destiny and many more co-related concepts in both the religions.
  Lukabhashyam  
Liturgical Prasanga Vediyil (Malayalam)
Dr. Philip Chempakassery (Ed.)
       Liturgical Prasanga Vediyil is a book of sermons on the Liturgy edited by Rev. Fr. Philip Chempakassery. It is dedicated to the Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Thimotheos on the auspicious occasion of the Sacerdotal golden jubilee anniversary of his priestly ministry. It is not a thesis, but an aid for preparing their homilies on liturgical services. It is doubtless that the book is of great work for all shepherds of the Church.
  Lukabhashyam  
Sreshtathayilek (Malayalam)
Dr. Daniel Mangalath
        Sreshtathayilek is a reflective study on the Gandhian ideals and the Christian values. The book is edited by Rev. Fr. Daniel Mangalath, a Professor of Philosophy and an expert in Gandhian philosophy. Similar to the “Search of Truth” in Gandhi’s own life, this book is a search after the Ultimate Truth that is, God. This book has a comprehensive philosophical reflection on religion, God, man, moral issues, political and economics. In short, it is the vision of the all reality as such. The Christian principles are also incorporated into these teachings and reflections of the Mahatma. At the end of the book, the author makes a very deliberate attempt to present the relevance of Gandhian thought in the modern world, particularly in India and specifically in Christian life. The book is very informative and shows all the signs of a solid methodology and a great sense of the theme in the present life situations. .
  Lukabhashyam  
Deivathinte Karunayum Snehavum (Malayalam)
Dr. Thomas Kulangara (Trans.)
       Deivathinte Karunayum Snehavum is a book on meditations. It is originally written by Franziska Maria called Gottliche Barmherzigkeit und Leibe. It is translated into Malayalam by Rev. Fr. Thomas Kulangara. These meditations are the results of years of inspiration through spiritual experience of the author. The objective of this book is to gush the love and mercy of Jesus to all humanity who is covered by great pain and sufferings. A lot of people have experienced the merciful hand and love of Jesus and then received great power through the meditation of these words of mercy and love. This book surely will lead one to greater spiritual experiences and to experience the greatest love of one for his brothers in the loving sacrifice of Jesus.
  Lukabhashyam  
Yoohannante Suvisesham: Origente Bhasyam (Malayalam)
Dr. G. Chediath (trans.)
        G. Chediath (trans.). Yoohannante Suvisesham: Origente Bhasyam, (Malayalam translation of Origen, commentary on the Gospel according to John). Origen is a great theologian of the Oriental Church. He has written a number of commentaries on the Bible. Among the New Testament commentaries, Origen’s Commentary on the Gospel of John is regarded as one of the ancient Textual Commentary. He equally excels in commenting on Old Testament and New Testament passages and uses Allegorical and typological and sometimes a mixed form of both, ie., Anagogical style of interpretation. His argument is that only a person who knows the mind of Christ can under the Gospel of John. His argument is that one cannot assimilate this Gospel of John unless and until one becomes Mary’s Child and sleep by the side of the Lord to understand the mystery of faith.
  Lukabhashyam  
Christumargam :
Communio in Christo Orderinte Niyamavali (Malayalam)
Dr. G. Chediath
        ‘Christumargam : Communio in Christo Orderinte Niyamavali’ is translated by Prof. Dr. Geevarghese Chediath. The original is Ordesregel der Communio in Christo and it is written by Mother Marie Therese. It contains the directives of the order Communio in Christo. These rules are helpful for meditation, reflection and prayer. Although, they are called rules, they do not have strict juridical languages. In it one finds the reflections, admonitions and view of life of Mother Marie Therese. It is useful for priests and laity, married and unmarried alike. The purpose of this order is to put into practice the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, to bring of closer to the daily life and thus effect the proposed renewed of the Church. Mother Marie Therese realized that the content of the teaching of the Second Vatican Council is the same as the love shown by our Lord in His life. She wanted to express the love of God through the loving activities towards one’s neighbour, to present once again the shining face of Christ to the world and thus realize the Kingdom of God. Communio in Christo is initation of Christ. It shows the way to all those who have a good will.
  Lukabhashyam  
UNITY and TRINITY
The God of Christianity
Dr. Philip Chempakassery
       The very idea of writing a book on the Holy Trinity is praise-worthy as it is the most difficult task to exhaust such a huge mystery which envelops our own being. More than an analysis, the study could be a spiritual one as the author himself refers to the present of man where he wants to avoid all God-talk and God himself not out of an atheistic mentality. Even if the idea of writing such a book on the inexhaustible reality Holy Trinity, seems a difficult there was a pressing need for a text book to understand the Trinitarian doctrine which is the central mystery of Christian faith. As stated earlier, though central it is the most difficult for comprehension and theological elucidation. Difficulty should not be understood as impossibility or should it frighten us. More than just solving the mystery, the Christian faith demands us to be part of the mystery. This demand of Christian faith is taken seriously and an attempt is made to solve the difficult problem. And the result is this book – Unity and Trinity: The God of Christianity.
Rev. Philip Chempakassery is the author of this comprehensive book. In this book, he has gone through the biblical implications for the formulation of a Trinitarian theology, the expression of Trinitarian faith in the first four centuries, the Church fathers teachings on Trinity especially the early Alexandrian theologians. The book also discusses the great confusions that arose among thinkers on the Concept of Trinity and corresponding to it, the dogmatic settlement brought about in circumstance is also mentioned. The book also goes to the theological formulation of the doctrine among the modern theologians, the deviations from the correct Trinitarian doctrine, filioque and filioquism, Trinity and liturgy etc.
  Lukabhashyam  
THE PENTATEUCH – An Introduction
Dr. Philip Chempakassery
        The Pentateuch – An Introduction is a text book for all who want to know more about the Scripture It is written By Rev. Fr. Philip Chempakassery, a renowned theologian, and teaching at the St. Mary’s Malankara Major Seminary. The Pentateuch is a mine of spiritual and religious treasures. The deeper we look the more we feel that much more is still lying unseen and unknown. The Pentateuch has something to say about everything starting with the world going up to the mystical union with God. The Pentateuch is of supreme importance for the people who believe in God to be personal, and to the Christians in particular for whom God in the communion of persons. Within the idea of God the Pentateuch gives the idea of man and the world. The Pentateuch has something to say about all fundamental questions man asks in his life.This work is a humble attempt to make the message of the Pentateuch available to the ordinary believer. No attempt is made by the author to go into the intricacies of Biblical scholarship. It explains in simple language the message of this first group of sacred writings.
  Lukabhashyam  
Ente Ullamkaiyil (Malayalam)
Dr. Philip Chempakassery
        This book is a collection of articles which touches all spheres of christian life especially Catholic Church. The subject matters of the articles vary from asceticism, celibacy, resurrection and crucifixion. The author has analyzed and meditated these subjects with the aid of his own experience. So it has a very closeness to reality that man faces in the present state of living. The author also has tried to take the readers to new heights of thought along with him. The objective of these articles is primarily to discipline one’s spiritual and mental attitude in accordance to the mind of Christ. The book invites each one to think about their own state -of - being (existence). The author himself admits that the articles were written not with the goal of publishing it as a book. It is the struggle of the author himself which has helped in the evolution of his thoughts. These articles are sure to touch our lives and the thought – provoking articles are capable of creating a new attitude towards life, suffering and death.
  Lukabhashyam  
Absolutism and Theism
Dr. Thomas Kulangara
        Rev.Fr.Thomas Kulangara is the author of the philosophical theme “Absolutism and Theism”. Sankara’s absolutism and Ramanuja’s theism represent two basic polarities embedded in religious experience not only within the Vedanta-Hinduism but also in religious traditions across the world. S.Radhakrishnan’s philosophy is used by the author to solve these divergent points in Hindu philosophy. Radhakrishnan considered these two models as complementary and worked out a conceptual frame work to harmonize them. Here in this book we find a good presentation and critical evaluation of S. Radhakrishnan’s philosophy of religion. By unveiling the essential unity of all religions and convincingly demonstrating the need and possibility of mutual enrichment of living faiths, he has made known to believers that fellowship of religions is no longer an option but an imperative.
  Lukabhashyam  
Memory and Presence : A Theology of the Eucharist
Dr. Philip Chempakassery
       Memory and Presence – A Theology of the Eucharist is authored by Rev. Fr. Philip Chempakassery. The liturgy, the divine sacrifice of the Eucharist is the outstanding means whereby the faithful can express in their lives and manifest to others, the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the true Church. In the practical life of a Christian there is no ritual, no celebration, which is as powerful as the Eucharist to express the true nature of the Christian life individually and socially. This supreme value of the Eucharist calls for an apposite understanding of this mystery and an appropriate appreciation of its importance. The Church has always been at pains to explain to this mystery to the faithful. The Eucharist is a mystery as anything to do with salvation. By the very fact that the Church goes on repeating its teachings on the Eucharist shows that it needs to be expounded and the teachings need to be clarified. This book is not meant as an addition to the theology of the Eucharist but this book helps to solve all problems concerning the theology of the Eucharist.
The direction of the book is from Bible to practical life through speculation. In this order, the Bible, both the OT and NT are examined for a theology of the Eucharist. From there the Book proceeds to consider the contribution of speculative theology in this field. Finally the practical implications of celebrating and participating in the Eucharist are also discussed in the book.
  Lukabhashyam  
A Challenge and A Promise
Dr. Daniel Mangalath
        A Challenge and Promise is thoroughly a philosophical treatise on man and life. The text does not limit the reflection to Gandhi’s Anthropological views alone but goes beyond that and brings out a Philosophical implication regarding man and life. The author himself asserts at the very beginning of the prologue that it is a search after truth, not an objective, search but a very subjective one, “Man, know thyself”. This is the dictum which takes the reflection ahead. It is doubtless that this book is a gem to study the Gandhian thought in a nutshell. The special contribution of the author is that he has effectively used a great methodology and presented his finding in a logical sequence. Even the themes seem to the flowing like a stream. The author of this book is Rev. Dr. Daniel Mangalath, an expert in Philosophical anthropology with a lot of years of teaching experience. The book represents the very mind and the heart of the author to see a world where God-man relation blooms limitlessly.
 
 
Salvific Law
Thomas Kuzhinapurath

        Salvific Law examines the relationship between salvation and law, focusing in particular on the Code of Canons of the Oriental Churches (CCEO). The book begins with an examination of man’s need for salvation and man’s need for law from both historical and theological perspectives. A detailed analysis of the CCEO follows, revealing that the Code of Canons of the Oriental Churches is not only a legal code to govern the church, but more importantly it serves as a vehicle of love (caritatis vehiculum) to bring all mankind to the salvation of Jesus Christ.
        Salvific Law succeeds in demonstrating that the Code of Canons of the Oriental Churches has a particular congruence with the Divine Will. The aim of both is the salvation of soul. While this book will be of interest to theologians and canonists, it is also particularly suited for priests and even the laity. The sections regarding the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Penance demonstrate how God’s saving love for man is made manifest in canon law.

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