The Santal and the Biblical Creation Tradition

Anthropological & Theological Reflections

Timotheas Hembrom


adivaani, Kolkata, 2013

Language: English

xii+290 pages

5 x 8 inches

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Timotheas Hembrom offers a brief and lucid introduction to the lifestyle and belief system of the Santals, showing that though they are a people of no scripture, they have as much knowledge about God the creator as the people pf scriptures. Hembrom also conducts an exegetical study and compares the Biblical and the Santal’s creation narratives. His findings and conclusions prove to be relevant for any reader interested in faith and the origin of religion.

This book is a reflection for his love for words and language, and what he is at the core – a Santal, an Adivasi and a Theologian.

Timotheas Hembrom

Rev. Dr. Timotheas Hembrom has over 40 years of Theological teaching experience and is an ordained Priest of the Church of North India. He has taught at Chera Theological College, Cherapunji, Bishop's College, Kolkata, Gossner Theological College, Ranchi and The Santal Theological College, Benagaria. He's a second generation Christian and educated Santal and wears many hats. He's a writer, editor, singer-musician, and songwriter. He has been the editor of Santali monthly magazine Jug Sirijol published by the Santali Cultural and Literary Society, Kolkata, for over 30 years, and continues writing for them. He's had the accomplishment of recording Santali Christmas songs and messages for the All India Radio for about 10 years.