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Church Communion of Individual Churches

Biblico-Theological Perspectives
on the Communion Ecclesiology of Vatican II

By :  Mathew Vellanickal


ISBN :  978-81-7109-971-9
Total Pages :  352
Price: Rs.250

This book is a biblico-theological presentation of Ecclesiology, guided in particular by the ecclesiological perspectives opened up by the Second Vatican Council's teaching on the mystery of the Church. It is the first book, ever written, that gives a full-scale theological treatise on the nature of the Church as Communion of Individual Churches. This is a book that helps to have a genuine understanding of ecclesial unity in diversity. A notable feature of this book is the clarification of the expressions 'Particular Church' and 'Individual Church', the usage of which is confusing in the documents of the Vatican II. The presentation of apostolic succession as a succession of faith along with

About The Author

He has a Licentiate in Theology from the Urbanian University in Rome and a Doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome. He had his post doctoral studies at the Catholic University of Wurzburg, Germany. He has many years of experience as Professor of the New Testament at Paurastya Vidyapitham, Vadavathoor, and as a Visiting Professor at JnanaDeepa Vidyapith, Pune, and other theological faculties. He has been a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission as Consulter to the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, Rome, and a member of the Theological Advisory Committee of FABC. He continues to make his biblical theological cotributions as member of several International Commissions for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches. He has authored over 35 books and around three hundred articles, biblical and theological, in English and Malayalam. Currently he is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Changanacherry.

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