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1.Loyal to the Past, Free unto the Future Reflections on some post Vat.II Documents on Dialogue By Dr.Vincent B.Sekhar
 

The Catholic Church has travelled 50 years after Vatican II. This council has been a “conversion experience for the Catholic Church.” Already in 1980’s, the Church saw new orientations and guidelines in dialogue with other religious traditions,

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2.AVENUES FOR JAIN-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE By Dr.Vincent B.Sekhar
 

Jaina religious consciousness and way of life, prescribed by its scriptures and traditions, offer an opening for dialogue, understanding, and osmosis. It is, in the Christian perspective, a way of exploring God’s ongoing dialogue with humanity, and

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3.CONSCIOUSNESS: A DYNAMIC PSYCHO-COGNITIVE PROCESS By Dr.Vincent B.Sekhar
 

Philosophers of ancient time asserted that the soul was the seat of consciousness and that it was consciousness that made mental life possible. This was the reason for psychology to be often thought of as a science of the mind. The aim of this paper

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4.€GIVE AWAY VIOLENCE, PRESERVE LIFE”: CONTEMPORARY CALL OF THE SRAMANA RELIGIONS By Dr.Vincent B.Sekhar
 

Religion gives meaning to society. It operates from ultimate perspectives, in terms of end or goal of life. It does not provide merely an abstract creed as a set of beliefs, but offers at the level of behaviour certain ethical principles through wh

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5.IN DEFENCE OF THE GENTILES:A LITERARY AND THEOLOGICAL-NARRATIVE APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF ACTS By Dr.Vincent B.Sekhar
 

Acts 15:1-21 portrays a successful resolution of a conflict in the early religious history of the Jews/Jewish Christians vis-à-vis the gentiles in the Council at Jerusalem. The issue of conflict, namely, the conversion of the gentiles without the ne

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6.JAINA DHARMA: A LITTLE KNOWN FAITH FOR DEEPER UNDERSTANDING AND ENRICHING LIFE By Dr.Vincent B.Sekhar
 

The primary aim in jotting down a few introductory notes on Jaina dharma is one of discovering what is true and holy (Vatican II, Nostra Aetate 2) in it for mutual enrichment. Reading and understanding life from a perspective other than our own does

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7.JAINA INSIGHTS IN TAMIL CLASSICAL LITERARY TRADITION By Dr.Vincent B.Sekhar
 

Jain religio-philosophical tradition is antique, dating back at least to 3rd cent. B.C. in the State of Tamilnadu, India. Historical and epigraphical evidences show that Jainism was quite strong in the south, particularly in Karnataka and Tamilnadu.

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8.JAINA PLURAL PERSPECTIVE: A HANDY RESOURCE TO THE MINISTRY OF DIALOGUE AND RECONCILIATION By Dr.Vincent B.Sekhar
 

Religion and society constantly shape each other in history. Otto Maduro, a renowned sociologist, contends that it is mainly the structure of the society that will define what forms of religious or moral activity that is beneficial for them to develo

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9.LIFE-PRESERVATION VIS-À-VIS LIFE-ANNIHILATION A Jain-Buddhist attempt at resolving the Paradox By Dr.Vincent B.Sekhar
 

Indian philosophical and religious traditions have reflected on the causes of evil, which are ultimately stumbling blocks to the realization of the final goal of life, namely, Nirvana or Moksa. One cannot find solution to the problem of evil unless o

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10.Living in a Secular Democracy By M.Amaladoss, SJ
 

Historically India has been known for religious tolerance. Great names like Ashoka, Akbar and Gandhi guarantee this reputation. When the Indian subcontinent was divided into Pakistan and India in August 1947, India chose to be a secular country, w

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