Exploring Kenosis Spirituality: The Implications for the CMI’s Spiritual Formation

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Pratheesh Michael Pulickal

A Communication-Oriented Analysis

ISBN 978-3-643-91470-5
Band-Nr. 8
Jahr 2021
Seiten 386
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Tilburg Theological Studies/Tilburger Theologische Studien


This dissertation is a study of kenosis
spirituality aimed at determining how the spiritual
formation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) can be
effectively infused with a more profound and genuine
understanding of kenosis spirituality. Employing a
communication-oriented method involving three interconnected
and progressive steps, namely, an analysis of syntax,
semantics and pragmatics, and concentrating on the role of
the text-immanent reader, this study conducts an in-depth
textual analysis of five key texts. These have been chosen
from the Bible, the Eastern and the Western monastic
traditions, the early writings of the CMI, and the Indian
Christian Ashram to ascertain a deeper understanding of
kenosis spirituality. The study subsequently
considers how to introduce insights regarding
kenosis into the CMI’s spiritual formation.

Pratheesh Michael Pulickal, from Kerala,
India, a Catholic priest of the Syro-Malabar rite, belongs
to the CMI Congregation.