• Paul Kalluveettil Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK)


Every human institution needs fresh re-orientation and new
dynamics in order to make it lively, relevant and appealing to the
contemporary audience. Church, which was envisaged as a spiritual
movement by Christ, has developed during the centuries institutional
structures. Such systems were influenced by historical ideologies and
thoughts. Naturally human elements played an important role in
them. Thus one can say that the Church is both divine and human. As
a human institution she needs fresh outlooks and reformulations of
the structures. At this juncture Jn 3:8, “the Spirit blows wherever it
likes” becomes pertinent. This is the need of the present times. Some
reflections on such movements in the society of Israel may provide
insights and initiatives towards achieving this goal. Here is an
attempt to study three movements which flourished during the OT

Author Biography

Paul Kalluveettil, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK)

Dr. Paul Kalluveettil, CMI had his M.A. in philosophy and theology from
Pontifical Athenaeum, Pune and his licentiate and doctoral studies in the Sacred
Scriptures at Biblicum, Rome. He is professor emeritus at DVK and Marymatha
Major Seminary, Thrissur, Kerala. His publications include: Declaration Formulae in
the Old Testament Secular Covenants Bibliography, Declaration and Covenant: A
Comprehensive Review of Covenant, Vachana Bhashyam (3 Vols), Vachana Vedam, Syro-
Malabar Qurbana: Biblical Perspectives.


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How to Cite
Kalluveettil, P. (2010). NEW MOVEMENTS DURING THE OLD TESTAMENT TIMES. Asian Horizons, 4(02), 314-326. Retrieved from

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