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Contextualizing of Worship in India

US  10.00
  • ISBN: 9789388945479
  • Author: Jacob Joseph
  • Imprint: ISPCK
  • Subject: Contextual Theological Education
  • Edition: 1
  • Published On: 2019
  • Cover: Paperback
  • No. of Pages: 172
  • CD Included: No
  • Size (l * b): Demy


The 19th century poet and writer, Rudyard Kipling, famously said that “East is East, and West is West and never the twain shall meet.” Yet, remarkably, Jacob Joseph has accomplished the feat by bringing so many disparate worlds together in his book, Contextualizing of Worship in India. With keen insights taken from missiology, anthropology, ethnomusicology and ethno-doxology, Joseph has written a truly excellent book, helpful to both a new student interested in the contextualization of worship in India, as well seasoned musicologists who are trying to penetrate the challenging context known as India. This remarkable book represents nothing less than a tour de force in our growing realization that the hard work of contextualization in India must, in the end, be done by those who are true “sons of the Indian soil.” I welcome this volume as an important voice of majority world scholarship which brings together the latest insights of ethnomusicology and ethno-doxology into conversation with one of the most dynamic emerging Christian movements in the world, Indian Christianity