FACULTY OF THEOLOGY

Dean : Rev. DR. Alfred Joseph A
Courses and Eligibility
Following are the courses offered by the Faculty of Theology:

1. Certificate Course in Biblical Studies (C.B.S)

The minimum qualification for this course is Higher Secondary or its equivalent and sufficient knowledge of English. This course consists of minimum 2 semesters during which the candidate has to obtain 30 credits in Biblical studies.

2. Certificate Course in Theology (C. Th.)

Those who have minimum qualification of Higher Secondary or its equivalent and who fulfill the conditions prescribed by the Institute are eligible for this course. This course of two semesters (30 credits) is meant for those students who are not candidates for priesthood.

3.Diploma Course in Theology  (Dip. Th.)

Those who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (B.Ph.) or Diploma in Philosophy (Dip. Ph.)or Certificate Course in Philosophy (C. Ph.) or equivalent are eligible for this course. This course comprises of four semesters/two years of theological studies for non-clerical students. Clerical students who take four years of B.Th. studies, and have become basic course students, will also get a diploma in theology. The diploma students in theology are exempt from attending seminar and writing dissertation.

4. Diploma Course in Spiritual Theology (Dip. Sp.)

The minimum qualification is Higher Secondary or its equivalent and good proficiency in English. This course, conducted by Indian Institute of Spirituality in collaboration with St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute of Theology, consists of 2 semesters of one year during which special courses are offered in the Spiritualities of the East & the West.

5. Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)

Admission to the B.Th. degree course is open to all candidates who have passed the Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (B.Ph.) or Diploma in Philosophy (Dip.Ph.) or Certificate Course in Philosophy. (C. Ph.). This course comprises of seven semesters of theological studies (Three and half years) leading to B.Th. degree.

6. Master of Theology (M.Th.)

Admission to the M.Th. course is open to those who already possess a B.Th. degree or its equivalent. Any student holding an equivalent certificate should pass a qualifying examination conducted by the
Institute. This course comprises of specialised studies and research work in Theology and allied sciences. Its duration is of four semesters (2 years) at the end of which there will be a comprehensive exam leading to M.Th. degree.

7. Doctor of Theology (S.T.D.)

Those who hold a Master’s degree in Theology (M.Th.) are eligible for the doctorate in theology (Biblical Theology, Missiology and Spiritual Theology). Besides, candidates to this course should have aptitude for research. This course consists of at least four semesters (2 years) of research. During this period, students are expected to attend specific courses and seminars and to carry out research on a particular topic, under the guidance of a Director approved by the Institute.

1. DIPLOMA IN SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY (Dip. Sp.)

SYLLABUS
Sl No. Subject Professor Hour
1. Group Dynamics George Kannanthanam 15
2. Spiritual Direction Antony Mookenthottam 15
3. Personality Integration Joe Mathias 15
4. Meditation Antony Mookenthottam 15
5. Computer Science Tom Kanat 15
6. Introduction to Spirituality Joe Cherolickal 15
7. Introduction to the Bible SibichenPanthanmackel 15
8. Scientific Methodology Eugene Newman Joseph 15
9. Psalms Thomas Vallianippuram 15
10. Synoptic Gospels Virginia Rajakumari 30
11. Johannine Spirituality Thomas Vallianipuram 30
12. Acts of the Apostles Virginia Rajakumari 30
13. Pauline Spirituality Jose Maniparambil 30
14. Mariology Philip Valakodiyil 30
15. Christology Jacob Parappally 30
16. Spirituality of performing Arts Jayaseelan 15
17. Sacraments in General Philip Valakodiyil 30
18. Eucharist Benny Koottanal 30
19. Liturgy Anthony Dias 15
20. Church History Sr. Marykutty Joseph 30
21. Youth Spirituality Gilbert Choondal 15
22. Inner Healing Joy Puthusserry 30
23. Benedictine Spirituality Abbot John 15
24. Salesian Spirituality Joe Cherolickal 15
25. Carmelite Spirituality Sylvester 15
26. Franciscan Spirituality Reetha Vas 15
27. Pentateuch Terrance 15
28. Prophets Thumma Mariadas 15
29. Canon Law for Religious A. Rayappan 15
30. Human rights & Social Justice Riju Vazhaparambil 15
31. Basic Skills in Counselling Philip Thomas 30
32. Spirituality and Morality Joe Cherolickal 15
33. Feminist Spirituality Smitha Gabriel 15
34. Missiology Mathew Kalathungal 15
35. Gandhian Spirituality A. Pushparajan 15
36. Indian Spirituality Antony Mookenthottam 15
37. Indian Christian Spirituality Abhaya Rose 15
38. Eco-Spirituality Henry Jose Kodikuthiyil 15
39. Consecrated life in the
Third Millennium
David Delaney 30
40. Charism Philip Valakodiyil 15
41. Mission Oriented Community Life Benny Koottanal 15
42. The Spirituality of Discipleship Mathew Kavukatt 15
Dissertation Paper
  • Ashram Experience
  • Social Apostolate Exposure
  • Inter-Religious Dialogue
  • Vayalil Memorial Lectures

2. BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY (B. Th.)

2.1. TEACHING STAFF

Dr Alfred Joseph A – Dean of Theology

Heads of Departments

  • Dr David Stanly Kumar M.- Biblical Studies
  • Dr Lawrence A. – Systematic Theology
  • Dr Alfred Joseph A. – Spiritual & Pastoral Theology (In-charge)
  • Fr Anthony Raj A. – Moral Theology
  • Dr Simon Pinto – Missiology
  • Dr Antonysamy S. – Canon Law
  • Dr Eugene N. Joseph – Social Communication
EMERITUS PROFESSORS
  • Dr Joseph Francis B.
LECTURERS
  • Fr Anthony Raj A.
  • Fr Stany C. Fernandes
TUTOR
  • Fr J. Sagaya Arockia Raj
GUEST LECTURER
  • Mr. Mark D’Souza
PERMANENT TEACHING STAFF

PROFESSORS

  • Dr John Abraham
  • Dr Rayappan A.
  • Dr Antonysamy S.
  • Dr Joseph Titus P.
  • Dr Alfred Joseph A.
  • Dr Eugene Newman Joseph
  • Dr Richard Britto
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
  • Dr David Stanly Kumar M.
  • Dr Simon Pinto
  • Dr Lawrence A.
  • Dr Antony P. V.
  • Dr Antony Dias
  • Dr Jerome Anthonappa
  • Dr T. Lourdusamy
NON-PERMANENTTEACHINGSTAFF

VISITING PROFESSORS

  • Most Rev. Dr Lawrence Pius
  • Dr Assisi Saldanha, C.Ss.R.
  • Dr Christopher Vimalraj
  • Dr Lourdu Jeevaraj
  • Dr Henry Jose, msfs
  • Dr M. Soosai
  • Fr Udaya Kumar
  • Dr Joe Cherolickal, msfs
  • Dr Jerome Vallabaraj, Sdb
  • Dr Sr Prema, csst.
  • Sr Siji Lonan, FDCC
  • Sr Virginia, sdb
    Adv. Anil Albert D’Souza

2.2. COURSE DESCRIPTION

I. Biblical Studies (BS)

The course is basically to give a general introduction to the scientific study of the Holy Bible. It treats topichs such as Inspiration, Canonicity, Biblical Geography, Biblical Archaeology, Texts and Versions of the Bible, Biblical Criticism, Literary Genres of the Bible. The second part is dedicated to history and methods of Biblical Interpretation and Hermenuetincs.
Bibliography: Luke, K., Companion to the Bible, 2 vols. Bangalore:
TPI, 1987; Brown, R.E., et al., NJBC, Bangalore: TPI, 1992, 1023-1252; Kizhakkeyil, S., A Guide to Biblical Studies, Mumbai: St. Paul’s, 2008; Fitzmyer, J., The Biblical Commission’s Document: The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church, Rome, 1995.
David Stanly Kumar M.

The purpose of the course is to help the students to acquire adequate knowledge of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, namely Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. After analyzing the structure and the content of each of these books, the course offers an introduction to past and present scholarship on their formation and attempts to draw the theology of the Pentateuch.
Bibliography: Blenkinsopp, J., The Pentateuch: An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible, London, SCM Press, 1992. Fretheim, T.E., The Pentateuch, Nashville, Abingdon, 1996. Van Seters, J., The Pentateuch: A Social Science Commentary, Sheffield, Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.
Joseph Titus P.

This course deals with the history of Israel from the point of view of Deuteronomistic History, a work which includes the Books of Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings. The continuation of the same religious history is seen in the Deuterocanonical books of 1-2 Maccabees and the Midrashic books of Tobit, Esther, and Judith.
Bibliography: Mills, M.E., Joshua to Kings: History, Story, Theology, London: T&T Clark, 2006. Römer T., The So-called Deuteronomist, London, T & T Clark, 2006. Ceresko, A.R., Introduction to OT: A Liberative Perspective (Revised and Updated Edition), New York, Orbis Books, 2001.
David Stanly Kumar M.

This course introduces the notion of prophecy in Israel and Ancient Near East (ANE), its origin, development and its contribution to the national theology at the back drop of the ANE. Further it considers the study of the pre-exilic Prophets and their message in their political and religious settings. Some key texts are taken for exegetical study.
Bibliography: Aune, D.E., Prophecy in Early Christianity and the Ancient Mediterranean World, Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1983; Brown, R.E., et al., eds., The New Jerome Biblical Commentary, Bangalore: TPI, 1995. Ceresko, A.R., Introduction to OT: A Liberative Perspective (Revised and Updated Edition), New York, Orbis Books, 2001.
Joseph Titus P.

The course takes up the books of Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Obadiah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi to understand their messages and theology in their socio-literary setting. Besides these prophets the course will also take up the prophetic books like Nahum, Habakkuk and Jonah for a brief study. During the course a brief study on Apocalyptic Literature will be undertaken and the books like Daniel and Joel will be analyzed.
Bibliography: Brueggemann, W., A Commentary on the Book of Jeremiah, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988; Allen, L.C., Jeremiah, OTL, London: T&T Clark, 2008; Vawter, B., and Hoppe, L. J., A New Heart: A Commentary on the Book of Ezekiel, ITC, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991.
David Stanly Kumar M.

The purpose of this course is to provide an up-to-date and uncomplicated introduction to the wisdom writings of the Old Testament. After providing background and preliminary notions about the wisdom movement in general, each of the five “wisdom books” – Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth), the Wisdom of Ben Sira (Sirach), and the book of
Wisdom – is treated in more detail.

Bibliography: Ceresko, A.R., Introduction to Old Testament Wisdom. A Spirituality for Liberation, New York: Orbis Books, 1999. Murphy, R.E., The Tree of Life: An Exploration of Biblical WisdomLiterature, New York: Doubleday, 1990. von Rad, G., Wisdom in Israel, New York: Abingdon Press, 1972.
Joseph Titus P.

The objective of the course is to make the students understand the complexity of the Synoptic Problem and the three stages of the Gospel formation, namely the context of the Historical Jesus, the Apostolic Tradition and of the Gospel Tradition and to make them identify these stages in the Synoptic texts.
Bibliography: Cf. NJBC, pp. 587, 1130, 1316 and Brown, R. E., An Introduction to the New Testament, Bangalore: TPI, 2004, 123-125; Ref. also Dodd, C. H., The Apostolic Preaching and its Developments, Harper and Brothers, 1944; Theissen, G., The New Testament, J. Bowden (trans.), London, New York: T & T Clark, 2003.
Alex Ancheles, cmf

The course provides an initiation to the synoptic study of the text and illustrates the various stages of composition of the passion and infancy narratives. The main points of the study shall be: Infancy Narratives (with a special reference to Mt and Luke), Passion and Resurrection Narratives of the four Gospels.

Bibliography (Infancy Narratives): Brown, R.E., The Birth of the Messiah, London: Chapman, 1977; Legrand, L., Christmas Then and Now. Christmas Meditations, Mumbai: St. Paul, 2000; various articles in the Word is Near You, Vol. 1, Bangalore: St. Peter’s Institute, 2001, 216-423; Horsley, R. A., The Liberation of Christmas: The Infancy Narratives in the Social Context, New York: Crossroad, 1989.

Bibliography (Passion and Resurrection Narratives): Brown, R. E., Introduction to the New Testament, Bangalore: TPI, 1997, 55-96; NJBC 1248f; Brown, R. E., The Death of the Messiah, 2 vols., Mumbai: St. Paul’s, 1996 131-145; Senior, D., Passion of Jesus in the Gospels (Passion Series vols.1-4), Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 1985-91.
Prema Vakayil, csst

The course provides an initiation to the synoptic study of the texts especially on the Baptist’s ministry and the Sermon on the Mount

Bibliography: The bibliography given in NJBC, p. 638, George, A.et al., Baptism in the New Testament, London: Chapman, 1965; Legrand, L., Mission in the Bible, Pune: Ishvani Publication, 1994, 37-63; Betz, H.D., The Sermon on the Mount (Hermeneia), 1984; Several papers / articles by on Soares Prabhu, G.M., in Collected Writings of George M. Soares –Prabhu, Vol. 1 and 2 Pune, 1999; Saldanha A., The Lord’s Prayer and its Emerging Concerns, Bangalore: ATC, 2008; Saldanha A., “The Beatitudes”, Jeevadhara
39/230 (2009).
Virginia, sab

The miracles and parables of Jesus are found in the three synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke). This course covers most of the miracles and parables found in the Synoptics. The study will focus on synoptic comparison of the parables of Jesus in their cultural and literary contexts and explores how Jesus,’ “God-language” is made of realities of human existence.

Bibliography: See NJBC p. 1364/57 updated in R.E. Brown, Introduction to the New Testament, Bangalore: TPI, 2000, p. 132 n.12. for Miracles, see NJBC, 1369/89; G. Theissen, The Miracle Stories of the Early Christian Tradition, London, T & T Clark, 1983; G. Soares Prabhu, 3 papers in Collected Writings, vol. 3, Pune, 2003; L. Legrand, “Christ’s Miracles as Social Work”, IES 1 (1962), pp. 218-245 (=The Word is near you, vol. 2, 9-26).

Alfred Joseph A.

It initiates the students to a comprehensive reading of the Book of Acts. Special emphasis will be laid on the study of the Kerygmatic speeches, the narrative of Paul’s conversion, Cornelius episode, the Council of Jerusalem, Paul’s farewell speech at Miletus and Mission Impetus etc.

Bibliography: Dillon, R. J., “Acts of the Apostles,” NJBC 44, 722- 815. Bruce, F. F., The Book of the Acts, NICNT, Grand Rapids: W. B. Eerdmann, 1988; Legrand L., Mission in the Bible, Pune: Ishvani, 1994; Lake, F. K. (ed.), The Beginning of Christianity, vol. 5, 140-151 392- 402; Fitzmyer, J. A., The Acts of the Apostles, AB 31, New York: oubleday,1998.
Prema Vakayil, csst

This course is devised to give a detailed analysis of the text and the principle themes of the Gospel of John, and a general introduction to the Johannine Epistles. A careful exegesis of the selected texts from the Johannine Gospel will be given to make the students familiar with the Johannine understanding and presentation of the Christian message.

Bibliography: Beasley-Murray, G.R., John, WBC 36. Waco: Word Books, 1987; Bernard, J.H., Gospel According to St. John, ICC, ed. R. Schnackenburg, Christian Existence in the New Testament, vol. 2, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1969; Grayston, K., The Johannine Epistles, NCBC, Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1984.

Alfred Joseph A.

The Course focuses on the literary form of Letters in the Antiquity and in the New Testament and pays attention on the main stages of the development of Paul’s thought. The selected passages give a survey of the contents of the epistles in their totality with reference to Paul’s apostolic concern and the development of his theology.

Bibliography: O’ Connor, J. M, Paul: A Critical Life, New York: Oxford University Press, 1996; Fitzmyer, J. A., Romans, AB, New York, Doubleday, 1993; Jewett, R., Romans, Hermeneia, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007; Byrne B., Galatians and Romans, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2010; Fitzmyer, J. A., First Corinthians, AB 32, New York: Doubleday, 2008; Malherbe, A. J., The Letters to the Thessalonians, AB 32B, New York:
Doubleday, 2000.
Alfred Joseph A.

The course introduces the Pauline and the deutero-Pauline letters and offers exegetical studies on some selected key texts highlighting the theology and other major issues dominant in these letters.

Bibliography: Arnold, C. E., Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon, Michigan: Zondervan, 2002; Dunn, J.D.G., The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon: A Commentary on the Greek Text, NIGTC, Grand Rapids: W. B. Eerdmans, 1996; Fee, G. D., The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians, NICNT, Grand Rapids: W. B. Eerdmans, 2009; Brown, R. E., Introduction to the New Testament, Bangalore: TPI, 2000.
Alfred Joseph A.

This course gives a pastoral orientation to the students in the background of the pastoral perspectives found in the first and the second letters to Timothy and the letter to Titus. The pseudo-Pauline character, the literary genre, the occasion and the context, the theology and the ethics of the letters are dealt with. This also explores the importance of biblical foundation in the pastoral field.

Bibliography: Davies, M., The Pastoral Epistles, Epworth Commentaries, London: Epworth Press, 1996; Guthrie, D., The Pastoral Epistles, TNTC, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990; Hawthorne, G. F. et al. (ed.), Dictionary of Paul and his Letters, IVP Academic: Intervarsity Press, 1993; Johnson, L. T., The First and Second Letters to Timothy: a new translation
with introduction and commentary, AB 35A, New York: Doubleday, 2001.
Alfred Joseph A.

This particular course mainly attempts to analyze the theology and message of the Catholic Epistles (James, Peter and Jude). Some Key texts are taken up for in-depth study.

Bibliography: Brown, R. E., An Introduction to the New Testament, Bangalore: TPI, 2004; Johnson, L. T. The Letter of James. Garden City: Doubleday, 1995; Achtemeier, P. J., 1 Peter, Eldon TayEep (ed.), Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996. Best, E., 1 Peter, London: Oliphants, 1971.
Virginia, sab

This course addresses the introductory questions such as authorship, date of composition, purpose and literary genre of the Epistle to the Hebrews. It aims to investigate the structure and theology of this epistle. It tries to explore the theology of the epistle.

Bibliography: Ellingworth, P., The Epistle to the Hebrews, A Commentary on the Greek Text, NIGTC, Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1991; Koester, C.R., Hebrews. A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary, AB 36, New York: Doubleday, 2001.
Prema Vakayil, csst

The book of Revelation is an unveiling of Jesus. The book is about Jesus! Who is he, and what has he done? The course studies the book as the impact of the Paschal Mystery on History and Cosmos. It discovers also the historical situation which gave birth to the book.

Bibliography: Abir P. A., The Cosmic Conflict of the Church, Frankfurt: Peterlang, 1995; Harrington W.J., Revelation, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 1993; Schusler Fiorenza E., Revelation: Vision of a Just World, Minneapolis, 1991.
Prema Vakayil, csst

The course aims at enabling the students to read New Testament passages in Greek. It also familiarizes them with several Greek expressions which are important for biblical and theological studies. We concentrate on the Elements of basic Greek grammar and Vocabulary and enable the students to read and understand important theological Greek phrases and sentences at the beginners level.
Bibliography: Martin, R.A., An Introduction to Biblical Greek, Bangalore: TPI, 2009.
David Stanly Kumar M.

The course aims at enabling the students to read Old Testament texts in Hebrew. It also familiarizes them with several Hebrew expressions which are important for biblical and theological studies.

Bibliography: Martin, R.A., An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, Bangalore: TPI, 2009.
David Stanly Kumar M.

II. Systematic Theology (ST)

An initiation into the nature and method of theology, giving the background in which theology is born and a brief outline of its history leading up to the present day and finally a vision of the pastoral dimension of the study of theology.
Bibliography: Pathil, K. & Dominic, V. Indian Theological Series: An Introduction to Theology. Bangalore: TPI, 2007. Bevans, B. An Introduction to Theology in Global Perspective. New York: Orbis Books, 2009. Illathuparampil, M. et. al. The Contemporary Theologians: Context and Contributions. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2006.
Antony P.V.

The free, generous, self-disclosure of God to humanity (Revelation) has been the greatest gift of God to humanity. The students are exposed to the experience of Christian community (What we have seen and heard), from the Biblical, Theological and Indian perspectives.
Bibliography: Dei Verbum; Nostra Aetate; Dulles, Avery, Revelation Theology, London: Burns Oats, 1970; Latourelle, Rene, Theology of Revelation, Bangalore: TPI, 1972. Haught, John, Mystery and Promise: A Theology of Revelation, Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1993; Fackre, G., The Doctrine of Revelation: A Narrative Interpretation Edinburgh:
University Press, 1997.
Stany C. Fernandes

Faith is the progressive response of the human beings to the loving revelation of God. Faith is fundamental to Christian life. The students are introduced to the types and stages of faith in one’s Christian life. Biblical, Patristic and Theological understanding of faith is also given due attention in this course.
Bibliography: Hermisson, H.J., Faith, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1981; Mouroux, Jean, I Believe: The Personal Structure of Faith, London: Geoffrey Bles, 1959; Helm, Paul (ed.), Faith and Reason, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Stany C. Fernandes

The traditional Christological doctrines of the Church are studied according to the gradual development till the high mark of Chalcedon (451 AD) is reached. Further reflection brings us up to date with a deeper and modern understanding of Jesus in his genuine humanity with a human consciousness, human freedom, limitations etc., without denying his divinity
even a little bit, which is in keeping with Chalcedon’s balance. Soteriology (Christ’s saving work) is treated only in a general way leaving the intricacies to Scripture, Ecclesiology and Sacramental theology. Indian concept of Soteriology as found in Indian religions is considered briefly.
Bibliography: Joseph Francis, Jesus Christ, Our Lord, God, Brother and Saviour; Jon Sobrino: Christology at the Cross Roads; Gerald O’Collins: 1. Interpreting Jesus 2..What they are saying about Jesus, 3. Jesus, A Portrait, Grillmeier: Christ in the Christian Tradition. Walter Kasper: Jesus The Christ; Jose A. Pagola, Jesus, An Historical Approximation; Roach Kereszty, Jesus Christ, Fundamentals of Christology; Roger Haight, Jesus, Symbol of God; Michael Amaladoss, The Asian Jesus.
Lawrence A.

The Trinitarian Mystery seen in general from the Sacred Scripture and in particular according to its development through the centuries in the Church focuses its attention on its relevance to one’s spiritual life and apostolate. The idea of divine triad and the concept of Trimurthi is discussed briefly and compared with Christian doctrine of Trinity.
Bibliography: Anthony, K., The Trinity of Love, Wilmington, Michigan: Michael Glacier, 1989. Arendzen J. P., The Holy Trinity, London: Sheed & Wards, 1937. Maloney: Invaded by God.
Simon Pinto

This course on Ecclesiology gives the concept and scope of Ekklsia. The historical development of the nature and mission of the Church from its New Testament origins to the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and Post-Vatican developments are dealt with. It is centered on the theme of ‘communion’ and presents mostly the Church as the community born out of Resurrection. The Church is understood as the people of the new covenant
and it is presented as a pilgrim witness to holiness and mission.

Bibliography: Dulles, A., A Church To Believe In, New York, 1982. Dulles, A., Models Of The Church, New York, 1974.
Simon Pinto

The search for Christian unity is one of the principal concerns of the Church. The course on ecumenism deals with the history of modern ecumenical movement and highlights the need for ecumenical formation. A brief introduction to various Catholic documents on Ecumenism is made.
Bibliography: Amalorpavadass, S. (Ed.), Ecumenism In Perspective, Bangalore, 1976. Anderson, G. Justification By Faith – Lutherans And Catholics In Dialogue VII, Minneapolis, 1985. Bea, A. The Unity Of Christians, New York, 1963.
Simon Pinto

The course on Mary clarifies in the light of Scripture and Tradition the position and role of Mary in the Salvation History. It looks into the various situations and reasons in which a proper study on Mary emerged. It deals with a proper exegesis of the direct and indirect Marian passages in the OT and in the NT, Mary in Patristic Tradition, Marian Dogmas, Mary in Islam and Marian Devotion.
Bibliography: Brown, R. E., Mary in the New Testament, Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1978; Brown, R. E., The Birth of the Messiah, London: G. Chapman, 1977; Brown, R. E., The Virginal Conception and the Resurrection of Jesus, London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1974; Gambero, L., Mary and the Fathers of the Mary Mother of the Saviour Church, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1999. J. Neuner, SJ., TPI, 2015
Joseph Francis B.

What are Sacraments? How Jesus Christ is the Primordial sacrament. The nexus between Christ – Church and sacraments. Death and Resurrection of Jesus and the contact with the Risen Lord in every sacrament.

Bibliography: Jose Saraiva Martins, The Sacraments of the New Alliance, Bangalore: TPI, 1988. Herbert Vorgrimler, Sacramental Theology, Trans. Linda Maloney, Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1992. Kenan Osborne, Christian Sacraments in a Postmodern World: A Theology for the Third Millennium, New York: Paulist, 1999.
Lawrence A.

This course deals with the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation – the two of the three sacraments which form the Sacraments of Christian Initiation – in order to show the inter-relatedness of these means of grace. The biblical, historical, dogmatic and pastoral dimensions of these two sacraments will help us understand them better and approach them with conviction.
Bibliography: T. A. Marsh, Gift of Community; Baptism and Confirmation, Liturgical Press: Collegeville, 1990, Minnesota; J. Martos, Doors to the Sacred: A Historical Introduction to Sacraments in the Catholic Church, New York: Doubleday & Co, 1982; B. Neunhauser, Baptism and Confirmation, New York, Herder & Herder, 1964.
Lawrence A.

The Eucharist is the culmination and centre of all sacraments and indeed of the whole Christian life. It occupies the central place in the life of the Church because it contains Christ himself with his work of salvation. This deals with the question of Christ’s Real Presence and presents the Eucharist in its various dimensions as Sacrament Memorial, Meal, Sacrifice etc.

Bibliography: Brant Pitre, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist; Chauvet, L.-M., Symbol and Sacrament: A Sacramental Reinterpretation of Christian Existence, (trans.) Patrick Madigan and Madeleine Beaumont, Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1995. Chenderlin, Fritz, Do This as My Memorial, Analecta Biblica 99, Rome: Biblical Institute, 1982. Luis M. Bermejo, Body Broken, Blood Shed, The Eucharist of the Risen Christ.
Lawrence A.

The “ministerial” situation today and the problem of discovering an adequate terminology; the ministry from Old Testament and New Testament and from the early Church with special emphasis on the emergence of special ministries and their evolution in the history of the Church are discussed. This leads to real reflection on the sacrament of orders of which the episcopate is the apex. Ecumenical dimensions, the mutual recognition of ministries and the question of the ministry of women are also studied.

Bibliography: Areeplackal, J., Spirit and Ministries, Bangalore, 1990; Bartlett, D. L., Ministry in the New Testament, Minneapolis, 1993. Bernier, P., Ministry In The Church, Connecticut, 1992. Brown, R., Priest And Bishop:Biblical Reflections, London, 1970.
Joseph Francis B.

The treatise critically examines our attitudes towards the World, the self and God. It includes a very brief comparative study of various philosophies that lead to the adoption of a certain attitude in one’s life and concludes with the specific Christian answer to man and his problems as described in “Gaudium et Spes”. The world and its creation along with relevant ecological considerations; man and his origin; his fall and the nature of Original sin are dealt with in the context of the consequences to an attitude towards God, Man and the World.
Bibliography: Athappilly, Sebastian. Mystery and Destiny of the Human Person: A Theological Anthropology. Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2007; Joseph Francis, B. God-Man-World: Christian Anthropology. Bangalore: St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute Publications, 2001.
Henry Jose, msfs

The processes of Justification and sanctification are intimately connected with the activity of the Holy Spirit and are a gift of God. They are an invitation to enter into a dialogue relationship, the initiative to which is always from God leading us into a familial and intimate relationship with God. The oriental and Indian perspectives are touched upon briefly. Oriental theology of Grace as well as brief comparative study of Grace in Bhagavad Gita, Saivasiddhanta and Virasaivism are undertaken.

 

Bibliography: E. Dreyer; Manifestations of Grace; L. Bermejo: The Spirit of Life; J. Jaswant Raj: Grace in Saivasiddhanta; Conrad de Master: With empty hands.
Joseph Francis B.

A Christian understanding of death and what follows it, namely, particular judgement, purgatorial maturation, hell or heaven are examined. The Resurrection, Parousia and Final Judgement are all examined in the light of the teaching of Scripture and the Church’s tradition. The aim is predominantly pastoral. Indian attitudes towards death.

 

Bibliography: L. Bermejo: Light Beyond Death; R. Moody: Life After Life; P.C. Phan: Responses to 101 Questions on Death and Eternal Life; Kramer:
Joseph Francis B.

This is a theological and eminently a pastoral course, reflecting on the Sacrament of Anointing of the sick and the pastoral practices connected with the care of the sick and the dying. The Church’s documents in this connection would be commented on.
Bibliography: J.L. Empereur, Prophetic Anointing: God’s Call to the Sick and the Elderly and the Dying, Wilmington: Glazier, 1982. John Ziegler, Let Them Anoint the Sick, Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1987. A. Daniel, Toward a Theology of Healing and Wholeness, Leuven: Onvitgegeven Proefschrift, 1993.
Ayres Fernandes

This course offers to the students the history of the status of the Laity in the Church. Due attention is given to the understanding of the Second Vatican Council on the role and responsibility of the Laity. In addition, the obligations and the rights of the Laity according to the Code of Canon Law and the modern trends will be treated briefly.
Bibliography: Vatican II, Apostolicam Actuositatem, November 18, 1965; Vatican II, Lumen Gentium, November 21, 1964; Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes,December 7, 1965; Vatican II, Ad Gentes, 41, December 7, 1965;Code of Canon Law, Bangalore: TPI, 1983; Congar, Yves, Laity Church and World, London: Geoffrey Bles, 1960.
Bishop Lawrence Pius

III. Moral Theology (MT)

This course deals with nature and function of Christian ethics. Based on VeritatisSplendour, a detailed study on the source, meaning and limits of moral norms is studied. The basis of morality, human acts, sin and conversion is dealt to assist the students to have some clarity to the fundamental moral norms.
Anthony Raj A. / Christopher Vimal Raj

This course on “Theological Virtues” clarifies in the light of Scripture, Catechism of the Catholic Church and Second Vatican Council Documents the role and the relevance of virtues, in particular the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity in the life of a Christian. Special attention is paid to the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae. It helps the students to understand the virtues as fundamental to lead a good Christian and human life.
Sagaya Arokia Raj J.

This course provides a general introduction to the Decalogue in order to realize that the Commandments of God are the expressions of love and fidelity. We have our obligation to worship One True God (I Commandment), adoration and reverence to God’s holy name (II Commandment) and to worship our God on holy and feast days (III Commandment) is studied here.
Anthony Raj A.

Sources of Law: Customs, Common Law, Equity, Legislations, Precedents. Law of Contracts: Indian Contract Act 1872: Offer, Acceptance, Consideration, Capacity, Consent, Lawful objects. Brief Introduction to the following topics: Principles of natural justice, Law relating to trusts and registration of societies(Trusts Act and Societies Registration Act), Indian Marriage Laws and Law relating to wills.
Anil Albert D’ Souza

Christian marriage viewed from biblical, dogmatic, moral, canonical and pastoral aspects: Marriage from the light of the sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Fathers of the Church and their emphasis on moral and pastoral aspects of marriage and marital problems are studied. From the light ofFamiliarisConsortio, the marital dignity and obligations are also studied.
Anthony Raj A. / John Abraham

This course is based on VII and XI Commandments of God. We study and analyse the moral concepts of Social Justice with special reference to CBCI documents and the Magisterium of the Universal Church. We deal with the Catholic teachings on private property, work, ownership, contracts, violation and restitution of justice.
Christopher Vimal Raj

The important element of human sexuality, the theological and biblical teaching on human sexuality is studied. Here we learn the difference between the meaning of love, affection, friendship and agape. A critical study of Celibacy, Contraception, Abortion and Sexual Aberrations is also done.
Anthony Raj A.

Scriptural, dogmatic, moral, canonical and pastoral aspect of the Sacrament of Penance; call of Christ to conversion, the nature and necessity of conversion, the ecclesial dimension of the sacrament of reconciliation. The virtue of penance, the community dimension of the rite and jurisdiction in Law and practice.
Anthony Raj A. / S. Antonysamy

Importance and dignity of man’s life; Medical ethics and duty to protect and preserve life; Christian view of sickness and health care; care of the sick and the dying and the role of the physician and the medical personnel in illicit and unethical practices; euthanasia, procured abortion, sterilization, genetic manipulation and the morality of human experimentation.
Udaya Kumar

This course deals with IV and VIII Commandments respectively. A detailed study of both the Commandments will only reveal to us that both are interrelated. We learn here that we need to honour our parents and everyone who take the place of our parents. Similarly a life of truthfulness and obligations towards our dependentsare also studied here.
Anthony Raj A.

In this course we will be dealing with the sources, development and principles of Catholic social teachings. We discuss the relevance, importance and content of social documents from the Magisterium of the Catholic Church with the special reference to the FABC’s documents related to social issues of our time. The normative approach of Catholic social teaching lacks a framework for concrete, practical decision-making and remains giving moral instructions only.
Richard Britto

IV. Missiology (MI)

India has a unique distinction of having given birth to two world religions and other religious sects. In such a multi- religious society what is the role of the church? what should be her attitude towards them? and how she should carry on her God-given mission? The Church being “the universal sacrament of salvation” has to evangelise the world in all its legitimate aspirations for progress and plenitude. In this context, the Church’s mission is prone to
misunderstanding and misinterpretation unless she presents herself as an interlocutor. This course will explore the possibilities of meeting these challenges.
Bibliography:Valson T., Rediscovering Mission: Towards a non-western Missiological Paradigm, Trace Publications, New Delhi: 1995. Amaladoss N, Approaches in or Apostolate among non-Christians, Bangalore: NBCLC, 1970. Bosh D. J., Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shift in theology of Mission, New York: 1995.
Mathew Kalathungal, msfs

Mission or Divine sending has its origin in the Father’s love for the world. Biblical revelation describes God’s search for man and His salvation and that is what mission is all about. The object of Jesus proclamation is of the Kingdom of God. This mission of the Son still continues and will continue forever through the disciples of every time and space, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Theologian Emil Brunner is often quoted saying, “the Church
exists by its mission just as a fire exists by burning”. In other words, ‘To be Church is to be in mission’.
Bibliography:Mission In The Bible: Lucien Legrand; Transforming Mission: David J. Bosch. Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission for Today, Stephen B. Bevans& Roger P. Schroeder.
Stany C. Fernandes

The Second Vatican Council has given the lead for a positive assessment of religions. The Council affirms the traditional doctrine according to which salvation in Jesus Christ is, in a mysterious way, a reality open to all persons of good will. For Christ died for all, and all are in fact called to one and the same destiny, which is divine, we must hold that the Holy Spirit offers to all the possibility of being made partners, in a way known to God, in the Paschal
mystery” (GS 22). The Council proceeds further. Making its own the vision and the terminology of some early Church Fathers, Nostra Aetate speaks of the presence in these traditions of “a ray of that Truth which enlightens all” (NA 2). Ad Gentes recognizes the presence of “seeds of the word”, and points to “the riches which a generous God has distributed among the nations” (AG 11). Again, Lumen Gentium refers to the good which is “found sown” not only “in minds and hearts”, but also “in the rites and customs of peoples”
(LG 17). Theology of mission as dialogue explores the areas to engage in positive dialogue with other religions.
Bibliography: Books: Stephen B. & Roger P. Schroeder. Prophetic Dialogue: Reflections on Christian Mission Today. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2011; Francesco, Gioia, ed. Interreligious Dialogue: The Official Teaching of the Catholic Church. Boston: St. Paul Books & Media,1997.
Stany C. Fernandes

V. Pastoral and Spiritual Theology (PT)

This course highlights the basic principles of Pastoral Theology and it helps the students to be aware of the different needs and areas of pastoral care and concern. The main theological models of the parish and the role of the priest are treated with some pastoral approaches to the modern parish community. Some of the more significant areas of pastoral work are explored and the students are introduced to different organizations in the parish, the basic responsible communities, parish council, and pastoral psychology.
Jerome Vallabaraj, SDB

This course will work to integrate the theory and study of pastoral psychology with the art and practice of pastoral counselling. Topics covered will include: The basic skills of listening, communication and conflict resolution, leadership skills for pastoral care programs, innovative approaches to counselling, and prayer in counselling. This course will help all who work
with individuals, marriages, and families. Theory, research, practice, and skill building will be the major emphasis of the course.
Eugene Newman Joseph

In this systematic study of the truths of divine revelation and their practical applications in one’s spiritual progress we define what is Spiritual Theology and its relationship to other branches of Theology. Following the teachings of the great spiritual masters, we examine the division of Spiritual Theology into Ascetical and Mystical Theology and their
interconnectedness.
Bibliography: A. Tanquerey, The Spiritual Life: A Treatise on Ascetical and Mystical Theology, Tr. H. Branderis, 2nd ed., Tournai, 1932. E. C. Butler, Western Mysticism, 2nd ed., London, 1927. R. Garrihou – Lagrange, Christian Perfection and Contemplation, tr. M.T. Doyle, St. Louis 1937. ———The Three Ages of the Interior Life, tr. M.T. Doyle, 2 Vols. St. Louis, 1947-48.
Joe Cherolickal, msfs

After the Second Vatican Council there has been a renewed interest in the redefining of Consecrated Life and its place within the Church. This short course aims at understanding Consecrated Life as a form of life that belongs to the “holiness and mission of the Church” (Vita Consecrata 3).
Bibliography: Ayuban, E. L., Canonical Issues Related to Religious Life, Bangalore: Claretian Publications, 2006. Cole, B., Conner & Paul, Christian Totality: Theology of the Consecrated Life: Bombay: St. Paul’s Publications 1990. Gambari, Elio, Global Mystery of Religious Life, Allahabad: St. Paul’s Publications, 1974.
Joe Cherolickal, msfs

This course is offered to the students of final year theology before a three-month’s pastoral ministry. This course consists of eight weeks of dynamics and ministry in the parish; parish administration; preaching retreats and missions; social communication; youth animation and youth catechesis; marriage and legal problems, legal aid to the poor; mission – vision and method in Ministry; practical guidelines for field placement; the necessity and urgency of Evangelisation today in our parishes – direct and indirect.
Alfred Joseph A.

VI. Catechetics & Liturgy

Terms, concepts, types and definition of Catechesis; Catechesis in the mission of the Church; Catechesis as a moment of evangelization; source, loci and tasks of Catechesis; Content of Catechesis; evolution of the Catechism of the Catholic Church; Different Approaches to Catechesis; Study of the Various Documents of the Church on Catechesis.
Bibliography: Amalorpavadass, D.S.: Theology of Catechesis: Keynote Address delivered at the World Congress of Catechetics, Rome September 1971, (Bangalore 1972); Burgess, H.: An Invitation to Religious Education, (Indiana 1976); Durka, G. &Smith.J.: Emerging Issues in Religious Education, (New York Ramsey 1976); Pope John Paul II: CatechesiTradendae: On Catechesis in Our Time, (Bombay 1974).
Siji Lonon, fdcc

This course dwells on the theological significance of the liturgical year and its gradual development in the course of history. Both the temporal and the sanctoral cycles are explained in the light of the revision brought about by the Council. The text of the General Norms forms the basis of the course, mainly instruction on the Liturgy of the Hours. The history, theology,
liturgy and spirituality of the Divine Office are briefly explained.
Antony Dias

This course consists in a detailed study of the history, theology, liturgy and spirituality of the Eucharistic celebration. The various prayers, rites and ceremonies that adorn this central act of Christian worship are studies in this perspective. The study is mainly based on the text of the General Instruction on the Roman Missal revised according to the directives of the Council. The cult of the Holy Eucharist outside of Mass is also dealt within the light of the pertinent documents.
Bibliography: J. A. Jungmann, The Mass of the Roman Rite, Benzinger Brothers, 1961. A. G. Martimort, “The Eucharist”, The Church at Prayer, vol.2, Collegeville, The Liturgical Press, 1986. J. D. Crichton, Christian Celebration, “The Mass”, London , Geoffrey Chapman, 1971. Peter Coughlan, The New Mass, A Pastoral Guide, London, Geoffrey Chapman, 1970. Dom Gregory Dix, The Shape of the Liturgy, London, A & C Black, 1993
[12]. L. Soubigou, A Commentary on the Prefaces and the Eucharistic Prayers of the Roman Missal, Collegeville, The Liturgical Press, 1971. Johannes H. Emminghause, The Eucharist, Collegeville, The Liturgical Press, 1978. Enrico Mazza, The Origins of the Eucharistic Prayer, Collegeville, The Liturgical Press, 1995.
Antony Dias

This course deals with all the sacraments except the Eucharist. It studies the sacraments from the liturgical perspective. It traces the evolution of the rites from the early Christian community’s practice right up till the renewal of the liturgical rites by the Vatican II. Special attention is given to the study of the nature and the pastoral practice of the sacramental liturgies as they are found in the General Instructions to the renewed rites.
Bibliography: Chupungco, A. J. (Ed.), Handbook for Liturgical Studies, Vol. IV: Sacraments and Sacramentals(A Pueblo Book), Collegeville , Minnesota : The Liturgical Press, 2000; Kunzler, The Church’s Liturgy, New York : Continuum, 2001: Martimort, A. G. (Ed.), The Church at Prayer: An Introduction to the Liturgy, Vol. III: Sacraments, Collegeville , Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, 1988.
Antony Dias

This is an introductory course which familiarizes the students with the history, theology and liturgy of the Eastern tradition. It comprises the origin of the Eastern Churches and their liturgies in general and those of the Indian Oriental Churches in particular. The characteristics of the Eastern Churches will be explained on the basis of the Vatical II Decree on the Catholic Eastern Churches, other magisterial documents and the Eastern liturgical texts.

 

Bibliography: Atiya, A.S., History of Eastern Christianity (London 1968); Attwater D., The Christian Churches of the East, 2 Volumes (Milwaukee 1961); Every G., Understanding Eastern Christianity (Bangalore 1978); Koodapuzha X., Oriental Churches. An Introduction (Kottayam 1996).
Thomas Kollamparambil, cmi

VII Canon Law (CL)

(i) The Church and Law; Evolution of Church Law: From the Early Church until Gratian’s Decretum; from the Decretum to the Corpus IurisCanonici; from the Corpus IurisCanonici to the Codex IurisCanonici (1917). Revision of the Codes of Canon Law (Codex IurisCanonici 1983 and Codex CanonumEcclesiarumOrientalium). (ii) General Norms.
T. Lourdusamy

(i) The Christ’s Faithful: Obligations and Rights of Christ’s Faithful- Laity and Clerics; Formation of Clerics and Incardination of Clerics.

(ii) Hierarchical Constitution of the Church; Roman Pontiff; College of Bishops; Ecumenical Council; Synod of Bishops; Cardinals; Roman Curia; Papal Legates; Diocesan Bishops; Conference of Bishops; Diocesan Curia; Parish and Parish Priests.

(iii) Participatory Structure in the Particular Church.
T. Lourdusamy

(i) The Temporal Goods of the Church: The Acquisition, the Administration, Contracts and Alienation, Pious Dispositions and Pious Foundations.

(ii) Sanctions: Penal Law; Penalties and other Punishments; The Application and the Cessation of Penalties; Penalties for Particular Offences.

(iii) Processes: Trials in General; Grades and Kinds of Tribunals;Tribunal Personnel; Different Stages in a Trial.
Eugene Newman Joseph

VIII History and Cultural Patrimony of the Church (CH)

The department of History and Cultural Patrimony of the Church endeavours to investigate and understand the history and the life of the Church, as well as to study and preserve the historical and artistic Patrimony of the Christian tradition. The department, aware of the profound reality of the mystery of the Church and drawing directly on all available sources, has the task of uncovering and presenting the genuine history of the Church, and of bringing to light for appreciation and study the spiritual and cultural inheritance of its entire historical-artistic Patrimony.
Soosai M.

The course on Patrology introduces the students into the world of the Church Fathers. IThis course is divided into three main periods: Part – I (from the Origins up to 300 AD): Apostolic Fathers (up to 150 AD), Apologists (II Cent AD), Heresies and their Opponents (II Cent AD), The Great Writers of the IIIrd Cent AD; Part – II (The Golden Age of Patristic Writing 300-450 AD): Heretical Greek Writers, Orthodox Writers of Africa, The Writers of Asia Minor, The Writers of Palestine and Syria.
Bibliography:Migne, J. P. PatrologiaeCursusCompletus, Paris (PL. 221 vols& PG 161 vols); Quasten, J., Patrology, Vols. 1-4, Allen: Christian Classics, 1995; Jurgens, W. A., The Faith of the Early Fathers, Vols. 1-3, Bangalore: Theological Publications in India, 1984; Schaff, P., Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, (27 Vols.), Michigan.
Joseph Francis B.

History and historiography, the task, method, division, the role and
relevance of Church History; the world into which Christianity was born, the Church in the Roman-pagan Empire and its initial spread during the apostolic times, obstacles to the spread of Christianity and the causes of the persecutions – the blood of martyrs, Constantanian turning point; Christianization of the Roman Empire; the rise of monasticism and its development in the East and West; ecclesiastical literature and learning, Christian art and architecture; Ecclesiae Propriae in the West, transition to saeculum obscurum.
Soosai M

CH 03 Indian Church History

This course gives the historical development of Christianity in India, the Portuguese Padroado in India, the Pearl Fishery coast mission, the Madurai mission, the Pondicherry mission, the Mysore mission, the Carnatic mission and the Canara mission and History of Origin and developments of three rites.
Bibliography: J. Thekkedath: History of Christianity in India, vol II, Bangalore: TPI, 1982. J. Schmidlin, Catholic Mission History, Illinois: Mission Press, 1933. P. Pothacamury, Church in India, Maryknoll, New York: 1960. Lourdu Prasad Joseph, Mysore Mission from Jesuits to MEP, ISPCK, New Delhi, 2009.
Simon Pinto

Historiography, rise of Papal States, Charlemagne and the Church – restoration of the Western Empire; the Greek schism (1054); golden age of papacy – flowering of Religious-ecclesiastical life and culture, full development of papal authority, Investiture quarrel – Gregorian reforms; crusades for Christ; Pope Innocent III – the papacy at the height of its powers; the reform of Religious life, the revival of monasticism – the mendicant orders – St Francis of Assisi, the Dominicans; Pope Boniface VIII ; the transfer of papacy to Avignon; the great Western Schism – the problem of reform and the Conciliar movement, Forerunners of Reformation – Wyclif and Hus; transition from the Middle Ages to Modern Times.

Joseph Francis B.

Humanism and Renaissance, the religious-ecclesiastical crisis at the end of the Middle Ages; preludes to the Reformation, the Popes who sowed the seed of revolution; Religious Revolt in Germany – Martin Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, Schism in England under Henry VIII; Catholic Counter-Reformation, revival of religious life, Council of Trent (1545-1563), Literature and Art in service of the Church; Founding of Propaganda Fide (1622);- Gallicanism, Jansenism, Episcopalism, Fabronianism; suppression of Jesuits (1773),
transition to Contemporary times – the role of the Church during the World Wars; Second Vatican Council, a rejuvenated Church at the dawn of the new millennium.
Bibliography : Rizzo, P. F., La ChiesadeiPrimiSecoli, Bari 1999; Bihlmeyer, K., &Tuchle, H., Church History, (3 vols), Westminster 1958; Mezzadri, L., StoriadellaChiesa, (5 vols), Roma 2001, Schaff, P., History of the Christian Church, (8 vols), Michigan 1994; Jedin, H. (ed), History of the Church, (10 vols), London 1965; Prasad Lourdu Joseph, History and Cultural
Patrimony of the Church, vol I, Christian Antiquity, vol. II , Medieval Times, Modern Times, Vol. III. St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore 2011, 2012- 2013; Tanner, N., The Councils of the Church, New York 2001;
Joseph Francis B.

IX Social Communication

This course introduces the students into the basics of “Social” Communication as the communication of and in human society. It concerns with the communicative interactions of human beings in their public expressions within a respective society or cultural group.
Bibliography: Franz-Josef Eilers: Communicating in Community, Introduction to Social Communication. Second Edition, Manila: Divine Word Publications, 1994. Stewart Hoover & Knut Lundby (eds.), Rethinking Media, Religion and Culture, Thousand Oaks, London, New Delhi. Sage Publications, 1997.Boscom-India, Shepherds for an Information Age, Mumbai: Tej-Prasarani, 2000.
Antony P. V.

Communication is seen here as part of Theology and studied from the perspective of God’s communication continued in the Church. This course includes the definition, effects, importance, history, process and Christian principles of communication. It studies the Church documents and Biblical perspectives of communication to understand how communion is communicated in the mission of the Church. It forms part of the course to
deal with mass communication and its effective use in the pastoral, liturgical and missionary communication. On the side of the practice, the course enables the students to make their own group projects on alternative media and communication.
Simon Pinto

X Elective Courses

A student, during the course of II and III year Theology, must complete2 electives. It is desirable that one takes only one elective from each of the departments. All theelctives would not be offered in each semester or each year. The Institute could offer a minimum of 2 electives each semester, from different disciplines. Elective course may be conducted outside the regular class hours if needed. The class for an elective (except Biblical Languages) could be taken only if there is a minimum of 15 students. The total number of credits for II B.Th.is 40. Electives may be chosen from the following disciplines

Advanced Greek, Elementary Hebrew, Qumran Literature, Feminist Exegesis, Indian reading of prophetical Literature, Narrative Criticism, Short Stories in Bible Feminist approach to the Bible, and New Testament Apocrypha Methods of Biblical Interpretation, poor in the Bible etc.,

Indian Christian Theology, Theology of Liberation, Feminist Theology, Dalit Theology, Spirituality of Blessed Mother Teresa, Grace in Saivasiddanta and Virasaivism, Inter Religious Dialogue, Oriental Liturgy and Theology and Different Spiritualities, etc.

Ecology, Rights of Women, Artificial Reproduction Technology, Ethics and Economics, Ethics and Globalisation, Cyber Ethics, Human Rights, Peace and War etc.

Christian Folklore, Theology of Religion and Religious Pluralism etc.

Liturgy, Catechetics and Communication, Liturgy and Inculturation, Popular Methods of Catechetics, Media and Catechetics, Electronic Communication, Journalism, Group Media etc.

1. Sources of Law
2. Principles of natural justice
3. Negligence
4. Consumer protection law
5. Environmental law
6. Right to information
7. Common Legal terms

XII Dissertation (DI)

At the end of the third year, the student is required to write a research paper on any topic related to any branch of Theology or its allied subjects, under the direction of any one of the professors of the Faculty. The student has to submit two copies, one to the director and another one to the Library.

2.3. SYLLABUS 2017-2018

 I Year Theology

I Semester (June - September 2017)

S. Code Subject Professor Hours
BS 01 Int. to the Bible Stanly Kumar M. 30
BS 06 Formation of the Gospels Alex Ancheles 15
BS 02 Pentateuch Joseph Titus 30
BS 12 Greek Stanly Kumar M. 30
ST 01 Introduction to Theology Antony P. V. 15
ST 02 Theology of Revelation Stany C. Fernandes 30
ST 03 Faith Stany C. Fernandes 15
MT 01 Fundamental Moral
Theology
Anthony Raj A./
Christopher Vimalraj
60
SC 01 Social Communication P. V. Antony 15
CA 01 Catechetics Siji Lonon 15
CA 02 Liturgical Year and Hours Antony Dias 30

II Semester (Oct. 2017- March 2018)

S. Code Subject Professor Hours
BS 05 Wisdom Literature Joseph Titus P. 30
BS 09 Acts PremaVakayil 15
BS 03 Historical Books Stanly Kumar M. 30
ST 04 Christology & Soteriology Lawrence A. 45
ST 05 Trinity Simon Pinto 30
MT 02 Virtues Sagaya Arokia Raj 30
MT 03 I, II, III Commandments Anthony Raj A. 30
CH 01 Patrology Joseph Francis B. 30
CH 02 Church History
(Anc. Period)
Soosai M. 30
30
CL 01 Canon Law
(General Norms)
Lourdusamy 30

I Semester (June - September 2017)

S. Code Subject Professor Hours
BS 07 Synoptic Gospels I PremaVakayil 15
BS 08 Synoptic Gospels II Virginia 30
BS 17 Biblical Hebrew Stanly Kumar M. 15
ST 06 Ecclesiology Simon Pinto 45
ST 09 Theology of Sacraments Lawrence A. 30
MT 05 Sacrament Marriage (Script) Anthony Raj A. 15
MT 06 Social Justice I Christopher Vimalraj 45
CL 02 Canon Law
(People of God)
Lourdusamy 30
MI 05 Religious Life Joe C. 15
CH 02 Church History Joseph Francis B. 30
Civil Law I Anil Albert D’Souza 15

II Semester (Oct. 2017 - March 2018)

S. Code Subject Professor Hours
BS 04 Prophets I Joseph Titus 45
BS 07 Synoptic Gospels I PremaVakayil 15
BS 08A Synoptic Gospels III Alfred Joseph A. 30
ST 16 Pastoral Care & Anointing of the sick Ayres Fernandes 15
ST 07 Ecumenism Simon Pinto 15
ST 09 Theology of Grace Joseph Francis B. 45
MT 05 Sacrament of Marriage (Doc) Anthony Raj A. 30
MT 06 Social Justice II Christopher Vimalraj 15
MT 10 Human Rights Richard Britto 15
CA 05 Liturgy of the Sacraments Antony Dias 30
PT 03 Spiritual Theology Joe C. 15
CA 03 Oriental Liturgy
Seminar
Thomas Kollamparambil 15
15

I Semester (June - September 2017)

S. Code Subject Professor Hours
BS 04A Prophets II Stanly Kumar M 45
BS 13 Catholic Epistles Virginia 15
BS 16 Letter to the Hebrews Prema 15
ST 10 Bap. & Confirmation Antony Dias 15
ST 15 Eschatology Joseph Francis B. 30
ST12 Ministry & Ministries Joseph Francis B. 30
MT 07 Sacrament of Reconciliation: Anthony Raj A. 30
MT11 Sexual Ethics Anthony Raj A. 30
CL 03 Canon Law Eugene N. Joseph 30
CA 02 Liturgy Antony Dias 30
MI 02 Introduction to Missiology Stany C. Fernandes 30

II Semester (Oct. 2017 - Mar. 2018)

S. Code Subject Professor Hours
BS 11 Pauline Corpus I Alfred Joseph A. 45
Pauline Corpus II Alfred Joseph A. 30
ST 11 Eucharist Lawrence A. 45
ST 13 God-Man-World Theology Henry Jose 30
ST 17 Theology of Laity Abraham Giri Raju 15
MT 07 Sacr.of Reconciliation II Antonysamy S. 30
L 04 Canon Law John Abraham 30
PT 01 Pastoral Theology Vallabaraj J. 30
CH 03 Church History Joseph Francis B. 30

I Semester (June - September 2017)

S. Code Subject Professor Hours
BS 10 The Gospel and the
Letters of John
Alfred Joseph A. 30
BS 11 The Book of Revelation PremaVakayil 15
BS 13 Pastoral Letters Alfred Joseph A. 15
ST 08 Mariology Joseph Francis B. 30
MT 08 Bio Ethics UdayaKumar 30
MT 09 Commandments IV&VIII Anthony Raj A. 15
MT 04 Indian Civil Law Anil Albert D’Souza 15
MI 01 Challenges in the Field
of Evangelization
30
MI 03 The Mission as Dialogue Stany C. Fernandes 30
CH 03 Indian Church History Simon Pinto 30
MI 12 The Origin of three Rites Antony P.V. 15
SC 02 Theology of Communication Simon Pinto 30
PT 02 Pastoral Counselling Eugene N. Joseph 30
PT 05 Pastoral Course 10 Cr
1. Catechetics Joy Pulikal, sdb
2. Accountancy Mr. Mark D’Souza
3. Relationships-AMMA Dr. Shridi Prasad
4. Pastoral Communication Prof. Benedict
5. Community Health Dr. Ravindran
6. Family Ministry Martin Antony
7. Evangelization through
Pastoral Ministries
Joseph Abraham
8. Youth Ministries Divya Paul
9. Parish Administration S. Antonysamy
10. Biblical Apostolate David Stanly Kumar M.

2.4. Evaluation of Courses

1. Examinations

  • Examinations will be held for every course taught. Semestral examinations are held at the end of each semester. If circumstances require (for block courses) and at the discretion of the President of the Institute, in consultation with the Controller of Examinations, examinations may also take place at the end of a course.

  • Examinations may be oral or written, with or without a certain percentage of marks allotted to a written assignment or an internal assessment (at the discretion of the individual professors). For any change in the schedule of the exams, the permission of the Controller of Examinations is necessary.

  • Those students who are unable to attend the examinations due to illness or any other valid reasons, should obtain a letter from the concerned superiors and submit it to the President.

  • No student will be allowed to repeat an examination if she/he has passed with low marks in a subject.The students who fail in one or more subjects are to repeat the same in the second session of examinations at the beginning of the following semester. The dates of the second session of examinations are indicated in the calendar.Maximum of only 67‰ can be awarded in the second session. Marks obtained in the second attempt will be indicated as such in the record of marks.

  • If a student fails in any four subjects including those in the second attempt) in a year, she / he will not be awarded the Degree Certificate.

  • Candidates copying in the examinations / copying a thesis, if proved, will be debarred from the Institute for a period of one year (Art 30/3).

7) Marks Grading System

Pass Mark 40
III Class 41-59
II Class 60-69
I Class 70-79
Distinction 80 and above

Mark Grading - Credit System:

From the academic year 2010-2011 the awarding of the marks for the examinations for the Philosophy and the Theology students will be according to the new credit system as follows:

3 Cr.(100) 2 Cr.(70) 1 Cr.(40)
Pass 40 28 16
III Class 41-59 29-41 17-23
II Class 60-69 42-48 24-27
I Class 70-79 49-55 28-31
Distinction 80-90 56-63 32-36
Max Marks 90 63 36
Int. Assessment 20 14 08

2. Presentation of Dissertations

The candidate has to register his topic of dissertation by submitting to the Registrar the duly filled

Dissertation should be typed in white paper of good quality and sufficient opacity. All sheets of paper used should be of the same quality. Manifold paper should not be used.

“A4” size paper should be used for dissertation. The text of the dissertation should be typed with 1.5″ line spacing, except in the case where quotations are given in indent. A space of 1.5″ on the left margin and a space of 1″ on the right margin should be kept. A space of 1″ should be kept on the top and the bottom of the page. Dissertation should be typed only on one side of the paper. Number of Pages: The dissertation should be of 45-60 pages including the Bibliography and the Appendix. The B. Th students should submit two copies of their dissertation on the date prescribed in the calendar. The cover page shall have the format approved by the Institute. A dissertation submitted without following the above requirements will not be accepted.