The book, published by Kristu Jyoti Publications (Bangalore), carries the subtitle, “Social Reconciliation and the Recontextualization of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.” It is basically a doctoral thesis in sacramental theology for which the Catholic University of Leuven awarded doctorate to the author. Fr Thomas Anchukandam (INK Provincial) released the new book on the occasion of the meeting of the Animators of the communities and presences of the Province of Bangalore on July 18, 2010. Fr Joseph Oonnupalathinkal, the Novice Master of the author, received the first copy. It is paper back, xxv & 505 pages, and priced at Rs. 300/- The author is confident that the work will contribute towards the articulation of a liturgical rite that reflects, not only the theology of the sacrament, but also one that celebrates the reconciliation already experienced as well as leading to deeper reconciliation.

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