THE PRICELESS TREASURE
A group of tourists sits in a bus that is passing through gorgeously beautiful country;
lakes and mountains and green fields and rivers.
But the shades of the bus are pulled down.
They do not have the slightest idea of what lies beyond the windows of the bus.
And all the time of their journey is spent in squabbling over who will have the seat of honor in the bus,
who will be applauded, who will be well considered.
And so they remain till the journey’s end.
Distance Education Programme in Theology (DEPTh)
In a world of knowledge explosion the need to update the fundamentals of one’s faith life has become a necessity. Men and women from different walks of life express the desire to enrich their faith life in consonance with the contemporary world and its challenges. The study of theology – seen till recently as meant only for the clergy or the religious – is becoming more popular with the lay faithful who see it as a right as well as a duty emerging from their Christian vocation. Distance Education Programme in Theology (DEPTh) is an attempt to respond to this quest, and is designed as a life-enrichment course in the Indian/Asian context.
The Jesuit-run Vidyajyoti College of Theology, Delhi, has been in the field of theological education for a century and a half. True to its name ‘Vidyajyoti’ (light of knowledge) aims at spreading the light of theology far and wide. The Second Vatican Council had a dream when it wrote: “Let the laity, therefore, diligently apply themselves to a more profound knowledge of revealed truth…” (LG, 35). Sharing in the same dream Vidyajyoti has initiated the new Distance Education Programme in Theology (DEPTh) primarily for the lay faithful. It welcomes all who desire to deepen their Christian faith, and search for avenues of deeper participation in the mission of the Church.
Rediscovering Rebirth and Discipleship in Baptism
Rajakumar Joseph SJ
Prize: Rs 350, (USD 15). Discount for DEPTh - Rs 250 (USD 12)