sebastian painadath

         

1. First Name: Sebastian

2. Family Name: Painadath

3. Address & Tel.No (Res): 0484- 2462805   

      Sameeksha, Kalady- 683 574. 

4. E-mail address:  spainadath@gmail.com

5. Address & Tel.No. (Off) : 0484- 2462805

Sameeksha, Kalady- 683 574. 

6.  Designation: Professor,  

7. Academic Qualifications (Specify the institution that granted the degree/s)

a) Bachelor: Malayalam 

b) Masters:  

c) Doctorate:  

                       L. Th. (Tübingen)

                      D. Th. (Frankfurt) 

d) Post-Doctoral studies:  

e) Other specialisations and diplomas, if any:  

8. Your special interests:

a) The topics you handle at present:

               Indian Spirituality                        

                       Indian Spirituality 

b) The topics you would like to handle in the future:  

9. The bibliography of your scholarly publications including the titles of your research works (please attach it in a separate sheet):

                       

S.Painadath SJ, Publications:  

Books: 

Dynamics of Prayer, Towards a Theology of Prayer in the Light of the Pneumatology of

            Paul Tillich,  ATC, Bangalore, 1981 

Yesu Vyaktiyum Saktiyum, Yatra Publ. Kottayam, 1992  (Malayalam) 

Das Sonnengebet,  Ein Übungsbuch zum Tagesbeginn, Kösel Verlag Munchen, , 2000  

Der Geist reißt Mauern nieder, Die Erneuerung unseres Glaubens durch interreligiösen Dialog, Kösel Verlag, Munchen,  2002  

Solitude and Solidarity, Ashrams of Catholic Initiative, (edited) ISPCK, Delhi2003 

De Geest breekt Muren af, (Flemish Translation of  Der Geist reißt Mauern nieder) Carmelitana, Gent, 2004 

The Spiritual Journey, Towards an Indian Christian Spirituality, ISPCK, Delhi, 2006 

We are Co-Pilgrims, Towards a Culture of Inter-religious Harmony, ISPCK, Delhi 2006 

Befreiung zum wahren Leben, 50 meditative Schritte der Selbsterkenntnis, Kösel Verlag, Munchen,  2006  

Co-worker for your Joy, Festschrift in honour of George Gispert-Sauch SJ, (edited) ISPCK, Delhi, 2006 

Prarthanānjali, 101 Prayers from Various Religions, Sameeksha, Kalady, 2006  (Malayalam)  

Moolyabōdhana-pādāvali, Handbook for Teachers for Inter-religiousValue Education,  Vols I-II-III   (edited), Snehasena, Cochin, 2007 

A Hindu- Catholic, The Theological Significance of Brahmabandhab Upadhyay, (edited), Proceedings of the Indian Theological Association 2007, ISPCK, Delhi, 2008 

The Power of Silence, Fifty Meditations to Discover the Divine Space within you, ISPCK, Delhi, 2009 

 

Articles (selections) 

      English/German 

1.      Christology and the Spiritual Heritage of Mankind,  Jeevadhara, (Kottayam, India),1972,  230-240.

2.      Die Bhagavad Gita, Ein indischer Weg zu Gott und zur  Gotteserfahrung, Geist  und Leben, 1982,  288-293.

3.      Unterwegs mit den Religionen Indiens, in:  Paul Imhof (Hg), Karl Rahner – Bilder eines Lebens, Herder, 1985, 153-54.

4.      Towards an Inter-religious Hermeneutics, Word and Worship, (Bangalore, India), 1987, 83-90.

5.      Contemplation and Liberative Action,  Vidyajyoti, (Delhi), 1988, 210-23.

6.      Mukti – der hinduistische  Befreiungsbegriff und seine Bedeutung für eine indische Theologie der Befreiung,  in: Felix Wilfred (Hg), Verlaß den Tempel, Herder, 1988,  51-68.

7.      Quest for Spiritual Masters,  Vidyajyoti, 1990, 387-399.

8.      Dynamics of a Culture of Dialogue, in: TK John (ed),  Bread and Breath, GSP, Gujerat, (India), 1991, 279-291.

9.      Spirituality, Christian and Secular, Kristujyoti, (Bangalore, India), 12/1991, 10-20.

10.  Die Bhagavad Gita und christliche Spiritualität,  in: Peter Schreiner, Bhagavad Gita, Wege und Weisungen, Benziger, 1991, 189-225.

11.  God is beyond  all Religions, in: Pushparajan(ed), Pilgrims of Dialogue, Sangam, 1991, 217-223.

12.  Towards an Indian Christian Spirituality in the Context of Religious Pluralism,  Indian Journal of Spirituality, (Bangalore),1991, 299-311.

13.  Atmabodha, the Challenge of Indian Spiritual Heritage to Christian Theological Reflection, in: Pathil (ed), Religious Pluralism, ISPCK, Delhi, 1991,  45-63.

14.  Mukti- the Hindu Notion of Liberation, in: Dan Cohn-Sherok (ed), World Religions and Human Liberation, Orbis,  New York, 1992, 63-78.

15.  Towards an Indian Christian Spirituality in the Context of Religious Pluralism, in: Dominic Veliath SDB (ed),  Towards an Indian Christian Spirituality in a Pluralistic Context, Dharmaram, Bangalore, 1993, 3-15.

16.  Paul Tillich’s Theology of Prayer, An Indian Perspective,  in: Raymond  Bulman (ed), Paul Tillich, A Catholic Assessment, Glazier, Minnesota, 1994, 218-41.

17.  Die Ashrams – eine Bewegung für spirituelle Integration, Concilium, 4/1994, 323-31.

18.  Awaken the Mystic in the Church, Vidyajyoti, 1995, 815-22.

19.  Meister Eckhart,  in: Vandana (ed), Sabda Sakti, Sangam, Bangalore, 1995, 277-281.

20.  Coincidentia Oppositorum, Nicholas de Cusa in Search of the Harmony of Religions,  Vidyajyoti, 1996, 455-60.

21.  The Spiritual Dynamics of Dialogue,  Vidyajyoti, 1996, 813-24.

22.  Den Mystiker beleben – den Propheten wachrufen! Zur Begegnung östlicher und westlicher Spiritualität, Ordensnachrichten, Wien, 5/1996, 20-30.

23.  Der Geist weht wo er will. West begegnet Ost. Christentum und hinduistische Spiritualität,  Zeichen unter den Völkern, Missio, 1996, 71- 74.

24.  The Father of Jesus is Mother. A Meditation on the Symbols of the Gospel according to John. Jeevadhara, 1997, 204-11.

25.  Theological Perspectives of FABC on Inter-religious Dialogue, Jeevadhara, 1997, 272-88.

26.  The Meaning and Scope of Religious Pluralism,  Jeevadhara, 1997, 353-361.

27.  Contemplation and the Future of Mission in Asia, Indian Missiological Review, 1997, 114-22.

28.  The Interpersonal and Transpersonal Dimensions of Asian Spirituality,  in: FABC Papers, Hongkong,  1998, Nr. 83, 8-15.

29.  Hermeneutics in Indian Theology, Vidyajyoti, 1998, 303-14.

30.  Bhagavad Gita’s Contribution to the Future of India,  Jnanadeepa, 1998, 19-30.

31.  Christ, Church and the Diversity of Religions, Jeevadhara, 1998, 161-92.

32.  Ecosophy, Lessons from India’s Spiritual Heritage , in: Mattam (ed), Ecological Concerns, An Indian Christian Perspective,  Bangalore, 1998, 92-103.

33.  Hin zu einer Kultur des interreligiösen Dialogs, in: J. Röser (Hg), Christsein 2001, Herder, 1998, 204-06.

34.  Östliche Mystik und Christentum, Jahresbuch der Diözese Gurk, Klagenfurt, 1998, 85-87.

35.  Hindu Rites of Passage and Christian Sacraments, The Way, (London),1999,  131-40.

36.  The Understanding of Christ in  the Indian Renaissance,  Jeevadhara, 1999, 165-87.

37.  The Liberative Spirituality of the Bhagavad Gita,  Jnanadeepa, 1999, 27-33.

38.  Dem Geist Raum geben. Zu einer Spiritualität im Dialog der Relgionen,  ForumWeltkirche, Herder, 2000, 14-17.

39.  Gott als Subjekt unseres Seins,  Katechetische Blätter, 2000, 357-59.

40.  The Eucharist as Sacrament of the  Earth, in: Gonsalves, (ed), Body, Bread, Blood, ISPCK, Delhi,  2000, 133-46.

41.  Gebet und Meditation. Perspektiven eines indischen Theologen,  in: Ulrich Willers (Hg), Beten, Sprache des Glaubens, Tübingen, 2000,  103-113

42.  Peace in the Vedantic Age of Hinduism,  Jnanadeepa, 2001, 5-13.

43.  The Spiritual and Theological Perspectives of Ashrams,  Vidyajyoti,  2001,  214-28.

44.  Dem betenden Geist Raum lassen,  Geist und Leben,  2001, 161-66.

45.  Rooted and Related. A Meditation on Inter-religious Harmony,  Word and Worship, (Bangalore),  2001, 5-6.

46.  The Church’s Theology of Religions,  in: Edmund Chia, (Hg),  Dialogue, Resource Material for Catholics,  FABC Office, Bangkok, 2001, 51-75, 102-105.

      47. Gottes  Werden im Menschen. Theosis – eine vergessene Grunderfahrung der christlichen Spiritualität,  Christ in der Gegenwart, 15/2001, 117-8.

48 .We are Co-Pilgrims, A Christian Understanding of  Interreligious Harmony,  in:   Footprints of Dialogue Pilgrims, ed. by A. Nampiaparambil, Cochin:  Chavara    Centre, 2001, 72-74.

             49. Rooted and Related, A Meditation on Interreligious Harmony,  Word and  Worship, NBCLC 5-6, 2001, 149-153.

       50. Meditation auf dem Weg des Dialogs,  in: J.Lähnemann  (Hg), Spiritualität  und ethische Erziehung, Erbe und Herausforderung der Religionen,  EB  Verlag, Hamburg, 2001, 2002-06.

              51.Inter-religious Hermeneutics in Theology,  in: Third Millennium  (Gujerat,India),    4/2001, 6-21.

              52.The Spiritual Encounter of East and West,  in: Santivanam (ed),  Jules Monchanin as seen from East and West, ISPCK, Delhi, 2001,  91-99.

      53.Gott als Subjekt  unseres Seins,  Werkmappe Weltkirche, Missio, Wien, 123/2001, 8-9.    

      54.Towards a Culture of Dalogue in a Religiously  Pluralistic Milieu,  The Living Word,  2002, 211-21.

               55. The Bhagavad-Gita, A Christian Approach, in Western Encounter with Indian Philosophy, ed. by A. Thottakara CMI (Festschrift for Thomas Kadankavil CMI, Dharamaram, 2002, 127-137.

               56. Hat das Ordensleben eine Zukunft in der Kirche ? Ordenskorrespondenz, Bamberg, 2002, 259-63.

   57.Divinisation, the Unfolding of the Divine in the Human,  in: L. Fernando (ed), Seeking New Horizons,  ISPCK, Delhi, 2002, 278-287.

   58. Church as the Continuation of the Table-Fellowship of Jesus,  in: R.Rocha (ed),  Dreams and Visions,  Jnanadeepa, Pune, 2002, 71-91.

   59. Das eine Wort und die vielen Schriften,  Missio Arbeitsmaterial, 2003.

   60. An Asian reading of the Gospel of John,  East Asian Pastoral ReviewManila, 2004, 176-190.

   61. Gott als Subjekt  des Betens,  in: Werner Schüßler (Hg),  Das Gebet als Grundakt des Glaubens, LIT, Münster,  2004,  29-47.

   62. The Integrated Spirituality of the Bhagavad Gita, A Contribution to Hindu-Christian Dialogue,  Journal of Ecumenical Studies, USA, 2004, 305-24.     

  63.  Integration through Sprituality According to the Bhagavad Gita”, Jnanadeepa, Pune, July 2004,17-28

64. Towards a Culture of Interreligious Dialogue”, in Christian Contribution to Nation Building (Commemorative Volume of the Centenary of Thomas/Francis Xavier, ed. by Selvister Ponnumuthan, Ernakulam: POC, 2004, 314-319

65 Gott as Subjekt der Betens, in the Book: Werner SchuBler/Reimer (Hg), Das Gebet alsGrundakt des Glaubens, Tillich-Studien Beiefte-2, LIT-Verlag, Munster, 2004,29-47

               66.Meditation zur Fastenzeit, 1-5 (Verwurzelt sein, Getragensein, Genährt  werden, Verwandeltweden, Verbundensein), Christ in der Genewart 2004 (9,10,11,12,13)

               67.Diversity of Religions and Unity in Spirituality, in Thomas D’Sa (ed.) The church in India in the Emerging Third Millennium, Bangalore: NBCLC, 2005,   625-62.

   68.Harmony between the Mystical and the Prophetic Streams of Spirituality, Third Millennium, July-Sept, 2005, 7-18.

               69.Respect the Diveristy of Religions, Recognize the Unity in Spirituality, Word and Worship, Mar-Apr., 2005.

               70. Inculturation of Life-Style in Saturnino Dias (ed.) Rooting Faith in Asia – Source book for Inculturation, (FABC Handbook), Bangalore: Claretian, 2005, 347-352.

   71. Diversity of Religiohns, Unity in Spirituality, in: L.Boeve (ed), Religious Experience and Contemporary Theological Epistemology,  Leuven, 2005, 141-151.

   72. Meditationen zur Fastenzeit 1-5, Christ in der Gegenwart,  2005, 7-11.

   73. Mysticism, the Depth Dimension of Spirituality, Journal of Dharma4/2005,    395-409

  74. Dialog als die neue Sprache der Mission, Forum Mission, Switzerland, 1/2005,   150-165.

   75. Awaken the Mystic, alert the Prophet, Jeevadhara,  Sept. 2006, 372-378

   76. Meditationen zur Fastenzeit 1-5  Christ in der Gegenwart, 2006, 8-12

   77. Creedal Formula, End or Beginning? The Nicea-Constantinople Creed in the age of Dialogue initiated by Vatican II , Jeevadhara,  May, 2006, 211-220

   78. Erkenne, wer du bist, und werde, der du bist, Christ in der Gegenwart 25/2006, 2005-06

   79. Ecosophy: An Indian Paradigm of Eco-spirituality, Jnanadeepa, July 2006, 149-161

    80. Towards the God beyond God – The Mystical Way of Meister Eckhart and

          the Vedantic Path of the Upanishads. In: S.Painadath SJ / L. Fernando SJ 

          (Ed.) Co-Worker for your Joy, ISPCK/ Vidyajyoti, 2006, 284-311

 

     Malayalam

1. Christuvijnaneeyavum Manushyakulathinte Atmeeya Sambathum (Christology and the 

    Spiritual Heritage of Humanity ) Jeevadhara,  June, 1972, 276-85

2. Eiswarapremathil Valarunna Samuham (Community in God´s Love according to the

    Gita), Jeevadhara, August, 1982, 293-302

3. Nerchakalchakal (On Offerings) Talent, Nov. 1983, 521-529

4. Matam Manavavimochanathinnu (Religion for Human Liberation) Jeevadhara, Oct.

   1984, 349-372

5. Mathavum Samuhavam Yesuvinte Nattil (Socio-religious  Background of Jesus)

   Talent, 1984,  August- Dec. 1984, (five articles)

6. Darsanikarkku Vazhikattiya Rahner (Rahaner the Theologian) Malayala Manorama,

    03.04. 1985 April,

7. Gitayum Vimochanavum (Libration in the Gita) , Jeevadhara, Oct and Dec 1985 (two

    articles)

8. Vimochanam  (Liberation in John´s Gospel) Jeevadhara, 1985 April,  94-101

9. Arshabharathathinte Atmavinethedei(Pope John Paul in India) Jeevadhara, 1986 Oct.

    334-344

10. Sree Naranayadarsanathile Vimochanam (Liberation in Narayana Guru)

    Mathrubhumi, 07.09.1987

11. Vedanikkunna Daivam (Suffering  God) Mathrubhumi, 01.04.1988

12. Chritanubhavathinu oru advaitabhashyam (Indian Christology) Jeevadhara, Oct.

    1989, 296-309

13. Mathanatarasamvedanam Chraistavadarsanathil(Theology of Dialogue) Jeevadhara,

     Febr. 1990, 325-346

14. Swargasthanaya Pitave (Our FatherJeevadhara, Febr. 1991, 136-143

     Christmas (On Christmas) Mathrubhumi, 25.12.1992

15. Jesuvinte Vayaktitwavum Prabodhanavaum(Jesus: Person and Message) Jeevadhara,

     Febr. 1992, m196-217

16. Sannyasa  Bhrarateeyeyadarsanathil(Religious Life in India) Mathavum Chintayum,

     1993, 524-536

17. Samanvayam (Harmony) Jeevadhara,  1993, 301-312

18. Uthanam (On Resurrection) Jeevajwala, 1994,5-6

19. Matantarasamvedanam Manavavimochanathinnu (Dialogue and Liberation )

     Jeevadhara, 1994, 346-356

20. Yesuvinte Manushyadarsanam (Jesus and the Human Concern) Assisi, Dec. 1994, 8-1

21. Matam Manavavimochanathinnu (The Liberation  Vision of Sree Narayana Guru) in:

      T Bhaskaran (ed), Sree Narayana Guru, Keral University, Trivandrum, 1994, 134-146

22. Chraistava Adhyatmikata (Christian Spirituality),  Jeevadhara, Dec. 1995, 422-430

23. John Paul Marpapa( John Paul II and Dialogue) Jeevadhara, 1996, 369-379

24. Atmasakshatkaram Nalkunna Jesu (Jesus and Self-Realisation) Jeevadhara,  1997,

      190-98

25. Chraistavarum Itaramathangalum (Christians and other religions) Prabudhakerala

      Hindu Magazine, 1998, 180-02, 215-218

26. Meister Eckhart , Prabudhakerala Hindu Magazine, 1998, 331-333

27. Matasauhardam (On Inter-religious Friendship) Satyadeepam, 24.02.1999

 

28. Mathangalile Vaividyam (Diversity of Religions, Unity in Spirituality )

      Mathrubhumi, 25.12.1999

29. Keralathile Mathasamskaram (Religion in Kerala) in: Scaria Zacharia (ed) 500

     Varsham Kerala, Tapasam  Publ. DC Bks, 1999, 44-49

30. Kurbana (Eucharist and Daily Life) Satyadeepam, 26.07,2000

31. Nalathe Atmeeyata (Spirituality for Tomorrow) Prabudhakerala Hindu Magazine,

      Oct, 2000, 407-410

32. Matasamanvayathinte Samskaram (Culture of  Religious Harmony in Kerala) in:

      Vijay Issac (ed), Christjayanti Souvenir of the Kerala Bihops Conference, POC,

      Cochin, 2001, 285-290

33. Manushyanile Divyata (On Divinisation of the Human), Satyadeepam, 19.12.2001

      Sarvadharmasaaram (Harmony of Religions) Prabudhakerala Hindu Magazine,

      March  and April, 2002

34. Maulikata vetinju (Overcoming Religious Fundamentalism) Mathavum Chintayum

      2002, 61-70

35. Keralathile Mathamekhala (ReligiousConflicts in Kerala) Jeevadhara,  2002, 309-319

      Mathangalute Kambolavatkaranam (Commercialisation of religions) Satyadeepam,

      04.09.2002

36. Chraistavatmeeyatayum Vedantavum (Spirituality Christian and Hindu)

      Prabudhakerala Hindu Magazine, 2003, 410-412

37. Paristhithiyute Kraistavadarsanam (Theology of Ecology) Satyadeepam, 19.05.2004

38. Mathangalile Yantrikata (Prophets Protesting against Ritualism ) Prabudhakerala

      Hindu Magazine,  2004, 384-387

39. Navodhanacharyanmarude Kristu Darsanam, in: Thomas Panikulam (ed.), Bharatham

      Kanda Kristu, Jeevan Books, 2005, 122-140.

40. Bhoomi Darsanam Vedangalilum Bibililum, Prabudhakerala Hindu Magazine,

      March   2005, 106-110.

41. Bharathiya Vidyabhyasa Mulyangal, Prabudhakerala Hindu Magazine, Oct. 2005,

      408-11.

42. Daivam Manushyanayathu…(On Divinisation of the Human) Assisi, Dec. 2005, 9-11

43. Bhagavad Gita Sadhana (A Retreat with the Gita) Series of Articles in

      Prabudhakerala Hindu Magazine, 2006 March- December

44. Agolavatkaranavum Geethayum, (The Crisis of Globalisation and the Response of the

       Gita)  Prabudhakerala Hindu Magazine, Oct. 2006, 445-449

45. Tiruvonam, Samanvathinte Utsavam (Tiru Onam, Festival of Harmony) Deepanalam,

      31.08.2006

 

Articles on the Bhagavad Gita. 

1. Idea of a Salvific Community in the Gita,  Jeevadhara, 1982/ 305-311

2. Bhagavad Gita´s Vision of Liberative Action, in: Puthenangady (ed)Towards and Indian 

                    Theology of Liberation, ITA Papers,  NBCLC, Bangalore, 1986, pp. 49-65

3. Life in Spiritual Freedom. Samnyasa according to the Gita,  In Christo, 1996/ 1-5

4. Bhagavad Gita´s Congribution to the Future of India, Jnanadeepa,  1998/ 19-30

5. The Liberative Spirituality of the Bhagavad Gita,  Jnanadeepa, 1999/ 27-33

6. Does the Gita  advocate Violence?   Jnanadeepa, 2002/ 23-30 

7. The Spiritual Process according to the Bhagavad Gita, in: Thottakara (ed), Western

             Encounter with Indian Philosophy, Dharmaram, Bangalore, 2002, 127-137

8. Integration through Spirituality according to the Bhagavad Gita,  Jnanadeepa, 2004, 17-28

9. The Integrated Spirituality of the Bhagavad Gita – An Insight for Christians:

             A   Contribution   to the Hindu-Christian Dialogue, 

             Journal of Ecumenical Studies, (USA), 2002, 305-324

10. Ecosophy: An Indian Paradigm of Eco-spirituality, Jnanadeepa, July 2006,

         149-161