One of the important contributions of the second Vatican council is the re-discovery of the understanding of the church as the people of God. The incarnate effect of such an understanding is reflected in the emergence of basic ecclesial communities (BECs). The present study brings out the spirituality of BECs in the socio-religious context of Trivandrum/Kerala, India. Selvister Ponnumuthan, 1956, after ten years of pastoral ministry in the diocese, he continued his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University from where he obtained licentiate and doctorate in spiritual theology.They were not permitted this by caste rules supported by government regulations216. The Nairs ... 215 See R.L. Hardgrave, Jr., The Nadars of Tamilnad, 55-70. See also ... See also V.N. Aiya, Travancore State Manual, 1, 525-531. 217 See theanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Spirituality of Basic Ecclesial Communities in the Socio-religious Context of Trivandrum/Kerala, India|
|Publisher||:||Gregorian Biblical BookShop - 1996-01-01|