By R.R. Graviour Augustine
About the Book
The Catholic Church in Northeast India began officially as Prefecture Apostolic of Assam in 1890. Today it is a home of fifteen dioceses spread across seven states. This book deals with the Church’s efforts for catechesis in the last period of the first hundred years of her history and is the fruit of the research done under the title Catechetical Enterprise of the Catholic Church in Northeast India, 1962-1990.
The study has been accomplished in five chapters by drawing three fundamental catechetical criteria – theological, pedagogical and pastoral – from the teachings of the Church and employing them to expose and analyse what has been done and propose what could be done for catechesis in Northeast India.
The research considers faithfulness of the Church to the mission of Christ and the teaching of the universal Church responsible to the positive development seen in the various initiatives. It however observes areas of concern, as a result of a critical analysis, and suggests through a proposal ways for a renewal of catechetical enterprise/
It concluded with a positive note stating that the “catechetical springtime”, which the Church in Northeast India desires so much, could be actualized with the help of proposals made in the research.
About the Author
Raju Rajkumar Graviour Augustine is a diocesan priest from the Catholic Diocese of Kohima, Nagaland. He holds a doctorate in Catechetics from the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), Rome. Head of the committee for revising, preparing and editing the Grow-in-Faith Series, the Catechism Text Books for Northeast India, he has also brought out several publications and articles on catechesis. His book The Morung and Other Stories has been published in Italian Language and part of it in Gujarati language. He is now a resident professor at Oriens Theological College, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.
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Publisher: Vendrame Institute Publications, Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai, Shillong 793008, Meghalaya, India