Carl Chudy, SX, a Doctor of Ministry student, and Dr. Hans Harmakaputra, Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Theology and Muslim-Christian Relations, both had essays published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Social Encounters.
Father Chudy’s essay is titled, “The Virgin Mary: Bridging Muslims and Catholics.” It is available free at this link.
“This brief comparative study opens us up to the profound mystery of God that transcends the boundaries of both of our faiths. Parts of this essay reflect the author’s theological reflections on the Virgin Mary.”
Dr. Harmakaputra’s essay is titled, “Jesus, the Last Scapegoat: A Chinese-Indonesian Christian Theological Imagination for Peacebuilding and Reconciliation.” It is available free at this link.
“This essay suggests a Chinese-Indonesian Christian theological imagination of Jesus’ crucifixion that aims to deal with communal trauma and contribute to the peacebuilding and reconciliation efforts. This theological imagination can transform the negative feelings and trauma of Chinese-Indonesian Christians through the hermeneutic lens of memory, forgiveness, and hope.”
Congratulations to both Carl and Hans!