SACRED ENCOUNTER OF THE LIVING SPIRIT

Narratives and Living Faith in Rûah Elohim

  • Jojo M Fung East Asian Pastoral Institute and the Loyola School of Theology, Manila.
Keywords: Ancestral Spirits, Creational Pneumatology, Jewish Mysticism, Indegenous Religions, In-spirational Co-creativity, Interreligious Dialogue, Mythological World, Religious Pluralism, Primal Religions, Rûah Elohim

Abstract

With the inclusion of the plural religions as integral to God’s economy of salvation, the Church has changed her perspectives on the beliefs of the primal religions. This shift has enabled theologians to generate a more sensitive theological framework in appreciation of the primal religions. The emerging perspective of creational pneumatology postulates that Rûah Elohim, who emanates creation, has assumed a panentheistic corporeality with the Cosmos-Earth. This perspective further posits that all created ancestral and nature spirits are the localized presence of Rûah Elohim, and nature/Earth is the divine expression of Rûah Elohim. This corporeal perspective facilitates the integration of the lifegiving spirits with the faith of the indigenous Christians

Author Biography

Jojo M Fung, East Asian Pastoral Institute and the Loyola School of Theology, Manila.

Fr Jojo M. Fung, SJ hails from Malaysia. He teaches Contextual Theology at the East Asian Pastoral Institute and the Loyola School of Theology, Manila. He has published many articles on contextual theology, missiology, environmental theology and ethics. Upcoming books: Cosmicism: Foundations for Creational Pneumatology and Enspirited Leadership, Sacred Sojourn of an Asian Pilgrim and Trinitarian Cosmicism: Mystagogy for Schola Contemplativa. He serves as an international Chaplain of the Global Movement of Catholic Students, a board member of Sacred Springs: Dialogue Institute of Spirituality and Sustainability, and President of the Board of the Asian Lay Leadership Forum. Email: jojodear@gmail.com

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Published
2019-12-31
How to Cite
Fung, J. M. (2019). SACRED ENCOUNTER OF THE LIVING SPIRIT. Asian Horizons, 13(04), 607-618. Retrieved from http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/ah/article/view/2256