Mati dan Bangkit Bersama Kristus

Sebuah Spiritualitas Kristen Berdasarkan Refleksi Biblis Kolose 2:16–3:4




spirituality, religious precepts, Colossians, love, union with Christ


What is “spirituality”? The term finds wide usage in the literature today, yet its meaning remains nebulous. One crucial problem lies in how precepts and propositions are maintained as truth, oftentimes becoming obstacles for the flourishing of authentic spirituality. In our reading of Colossians 2:16–3:4, we see the challenges Colossian Christians faced as stemming not from what has been termed the “Colossian heresy,” but rather from what we are calling the “Colossian orthodoxy.” Those who were enthusiastically eager in spiritual matters built stumbling blocks for the spiritual growth of others. In contrast, the epistolary author underscores for the Colossian church just how important is their union with Christ, which must be manifest in their everyday lives. We contend that authentic spirituality relies upon the love of God for the people of God, not on religious precepts.


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Author Biographies

Emanuel Gerrit Singgih, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana

Pdt. Prof. Dr. (h.c.) Emanuel Gerrit Singgih, Ph.D. is a professor at Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, Fakultas Teologi,  Yogyakarta. He wrote many articles and books published nationally and internationally. His latest publication is a book entitled Korban dan Pendamaian, published by BPK Gunung Mulia (March 2018).

Nindyo Sasongko, Fordham University, Department of Theology

Pdt. Nindyo Sasongko, M.A.T.S. (in spirituality), is a Ph.D. student in Theology at Fordham University, United States, and an editor of the Indonesian Journal of Theology. With Asosiasi Teolog Indonesia (ATI), he is currently preparing an edited volume on missiology, as a result of the 5th Annual Meeting of ATI (2017) in Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Satyabhakti, Malang.


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How to Cite

Singgih, E. G., & Sasongko, N. (2017). Mati dan Bangkit Bersama Kristus: Sebuah Spiritualitas Kristen Berdasarkan Refleksi Biblis Kolose 2:16–3:4. Indonesian Journal of Theology, 5(2), 178-193.