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Philosophical Overview on Indigenous Art Forms Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali

Joby John

Page No: 01-03

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Year-2021 | Volume-1 | Issue-1

DOI :

10.5281/zenodo.5889615

Abstract: The academic paper entitled Philosophical Overview on Indigenous Art Forms: Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali is an attempt to analyze the similarities, philosophy and social problems shared in the indigenous art forms such as Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali. In order to examine the common ground shared between Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali we have learned both of these art forms along with its history. By using the analysis method proposed by Fr Vincent BW, who teaches Indian Studies: Folk Philosophya fruitful study is conducted and its results are presented in this essay.

Probing Womanist Existentialism A Reading of Alice Walker's “The Color Purple”

Joby John

Page No: 11-18

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Year-2021 | Volume-1 | Issue-1

DOI :

10.5281/zenodo.5889623

Abstract: The disquisition entitled “Probing Womanist Existentialism: A Reading of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple” a study on Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple. This dissertation studies the Womanist novel The Color Purple from the Existentialist Womanist point of view. Alice Walker launches an advanced ‘ism’- Womanism – which is stronger as well as a microscopic approach to study the problems of the segregated section (Black Women). She designates the new school ‘Womanism’ because the black women are kept away, even among from the feminists. A new compound term- Existential Womanism- is used to analyze her great work, which alone can transcend the meaning of Feminism and Womanism.
The introductory chapter of this dissertation explores the major tenets of Existentialism, and describes at length the multifarious concepts related to it. It also deals with, how Celei, the protagonist of the novel, constructs her identity.The second chapter designated “Walkerian Womanism” discusses the fundamental premise of Womanism, i.e. ‘black Feminism or feminism of colour’. It is an advocacy of or enthusiasm for the rights and achievements etc. of women. The third chapter entitled ‘Positing Womanist Existentialism’ shows the meaning and the compounding of the term ‘Existential Womanism’ and the relevance of the Existential Womanist reading of the novel The Color Purple. This chapter also explains the Existentialist view of life that human beings have no given essence but must forge their value and meaning in an inherently absurd world of existence.

Ecclesiastical Vision of Rt. Rev. Msgr Joseph Kuzhinjalil

Joby John

Page No: 22-23

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Year-2021 | Volume-1 | Issue-1

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10.5281/zenodo.5889609

Abstract: Ecclesiology is the scientific study of the Christian Church with its origin, growth, development, polity, destiny and leadership. The Universal Church has faced many issues from its very beginning and it continues even at the 21st century too. So as a student of Ecclesiology, one should be able to locate the entire characteristics of the Universal Church with the local Church or Churches in the Sui Iuris. When a special focus is given to the ecumenical ecclesiology, it becomes very clear that the Malankara Syrian Catholic Church has added a new phase of meaning to its very nature with the reunion movement. This assignment entitled “Ecclesiastical Vision of Rt. Rev. Msgr Joseph Kuzhinjalil” is an attempt to explore the ecclesiological vision of the founder of the DM congregation.

Neuro-Contextual Analysis of Sacramental Symbols

Joby John

Page No: 27-29

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Year-2021 | Volume-1 | Issue-1

DOI :

10.5281/zenodo.5889585

Abstract: The abiding grace of God still poured out to the hearts of the faithful even in the 21st century which is enhanced with information technology. This miracle happens through the Holy Sacraments, instituted by Jesus Christ. All these sacraments are entrusted to the Church by Christ. That is the reason why the classical definition states that the sacraments, the efficacious and visible signs are entrusted to the Church by Jesus Christ.1 This academic paper entitled Neuro-Contextual Analysis of Sacramental Symbols is an attempt to analyze the Sacramental Symbols in the realm of Neuro-Context.

A Comparative Study on Signification and Suggestion

Joby John

Page No: 04-10

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Year-2021 | Volume-1 | Issue-1

DOI :

10.5281/zenodo.5889620

Abstract: The academic paper entitled, “A Comparative Study on Signification and Suggestion” is an attempt to compare and study two key terms in the philosophy of language such as Signification (Sign, Signifier and Signified) and Suggestion (Vyanjana). These two terms are still a subject of research in modern semantics. This comparative study aims at comparing both Eastern and Western schools of philosophy of language to come up with the similarities and individual traits of both schools. In order to make the study more brief and accurate this academic study mainly focusing on Saussurean understanding on sign from the Western side and Vyanjana from Sabdhabodha ( One of the source of knowledge of the Nyaya Epistemology) from the East. Both these linguistic philosophies mainly deals with word and its meaning on the basis of structure and context.

The Meaning and Significance of ‘Evening’ In the Liturgical Year

Joby John

Page No: 19-21

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Year-2021 | Volume-1 | Issue-1

DOI :

10.5281/zenodo.5889611

Abstract: The academic paper entitled, “The Meaning and Significance of ‘Evening’ in the Liturgical Year” is an attempt to analyze the importance of liturgical hours in the liturgical year. In order to specify the topic for my small research paper, I have been assigned to trace the symbolic meaning of ‘Evening’. This study is based on the teachings of the Fathers of the church, Biblical References and references from the Breviary on the liturgical hour “Evening”. This academic paper will be progressed by defining the scientific meaning and symbolic meaning of “Evening or Dusk”, and this scholastic paper will be then defines ‘Evening’ from the liturgical perspective by giving special attention to the said factors.

Critical Comment on the Academic Article, “Christianity as the Abrahamic Faith Re-Discovering the Meaning of Metanoia”

Joby John

Page No: 24-26

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Year-2021 | Volume-1 | Issue-1

DOI :

10.5281/zenodo.5889601

Abstract: This academic paper deals with the discussion on the term “‘metanoia’” and its different aspects. The author Sebastian Velassery, the author of the academic paper entitled, “Christianity as the Abrahamic Faith: Re-Discovering the Meaning of ‘metanoia’ “describes „‘metanoia’‟ in new terms. He says without „‘metanoia’‟, Christian faith and Christian understanding of love cannot account for its conscientiousness and answerability to God. This academic paper is a critical study of the same.

Vol. 1 | Issue 1 | [2021]

 

Vol. 1 | Issue 2| [2021]

EFFECTIVE INTEGRATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR EVANGELIZATION

Joby John

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Page No: 30-34

Year-2021 | Volume-1 | Issue-2

DOI:

10.5281/zenodo.5889666

Abstract: The academic paper entitled Philosophical Overview on Indigenous Art Forms: Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali is an attempt to analyze the similarities, philosophy and social problems shared in the indigenous art forms such as Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali. In order to examine the common ground shared between Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali we have learned both of these art forms along with its history. By using the analysis method proposed by Fr Vincent BW, who teaches Indian Studies: Folk Philosophya fruitful study is conducted and its results are presented in this essay.

JESUS AS THE GIVER OF ETERNAL LIFE

Tosh Thomas

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Page No: 41-43

Year-2021 | Volume-1 | Issue-2

DOI:

10.5281/zenodo.5889712

Abstract: The academic paper entitled Philosophical Overview on Indigenous Art Forms: Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali is an attempt to analyze the similarities, philosophy and social problems shared in the indigenous art forms such as Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali. In order to examine the common ground shared between Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali we have learned both of these art forms along with its history. By using the analysis method proposed by Fr Vincent BW, who teaches Indian Studies: Folk Philosophya fruitful study is conducted and its results are presented in this essay.

EUCHARISTIC CONTROVERSIES

Tosh Thomas

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Page No: 48-50

Year-2021 | Volume-1 | Issue-2

DOI:

10.5281/zenodo.5889663

Abstract: The academic paper entitled Philosophical Overview on Indigenous Art Forms: Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali is an attempt to analyze the similarities, philosophy and social problems shared in the indigenous art forms such as Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali. In order to examine the common ground shared between Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali we have learned both of these art forms along with its history. By using the analysis method proposed by Fr Vincent BW, who teaches Indian Studies: Folk Philosophya fruitful study is conducted and its results are presented in this essay.

THE RELEVANCE OF THE STUDY OF JESUS’ MIRACLES TODAY

Rev. Dr. Thomas Punnathanathu

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Page No: 35-40

Year-2021 | Volume-1 | Issue-2

DOI:

10.5281/zenodo.5889632

Abstract: The academic paper entitled Philosophical Overview on Indigenous Art Forms: Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali is an attempt to analyze the similarities, philosophy and social problems shared in the indigenous art forms such as Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali. In order to examine the common ground shared between Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali we have learned both of these art forms along with its history. By using the analysis method proposed by Fr Vincent BW, who teaches Indian Studies: Folk Philosophya fruitful study is conducted and its results are presented in this essay.

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING-A SEARCH INTO THE CORE OF OUR EXISTENCE

Tosh Thomas

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Page No: 44-47

Year-2021 | Volume-1 | Issue-2

DOI:

10.5281/zenodo.5889652

Abstract: The academic paper entitled Philosophical Overview on Indigenous Art Forms: Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali is an attempt to analyze the similarities, philosophy and social problems shared in the indigenous art forms such as Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali. In order to examine the common ground shared between Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali we have learned both of these art forms along with its history. By using the analysis method proposed by Fr Vincent BW, who teaches Indian Studies: Folk Philosophya fruitful study is conducted and its results are presented in this essay.

THE LETTER TO SMYRNA (REV. 2, 8-11)

Tosh Thomas

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Page No: 51-53

Year-2021 | Volume-1 | Issue-2

DOI:

10.5281/zenodo.5889674

Abstract: The academic paper entitled Philosophical Overview on Indigenous Art Forms: Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali is an attempt to analyze the similarities, philosophy and social problems shared in the indigenous art forms such as Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali. In order to examine the common ground shared between Kalaripayatt and Parichamuttukali we have learned both of these art forms along with its history. By using the analysis method proposed by Fr Vincent BW, who teaches Indian Studies: Folk Philosophya fruitful study is conducted and its results are presented in this essay.

 

Vol. 2 | Issue 1| [2022]

NOMINATIVE DETERMINISM AND IMMIGRANT IDENTITY

Dr Maria George

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01-05

Year -2022 | Vol 2 | Issuse 1

DOI:

10.5281/zenodo.6615736

Abstract: This paper is an exploring tour through Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake to expose the tug of war between two worlds, one the east and the other the west. The complicated, multicultural identity of an individual nag the person especially for the name tag stuck upon him. Gogol’s rather wacky name irks him. It is with this effect of a name that Gogol attempts to live. Nominative determinism comes to play a role in the novel. Gogol sees his name as both the cause and the symbol of the way he feels as an Indian-American, caught between the Bengali heritage of his parents and the American culture he lives in. Together with it, the condition of the mother who feels everything strange in a foreign land is also made a matter of study. The study upon the equipage of the novel gets into the trapped identity of the Diaspora community in general.

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE TRANSCENDENTAL LEAP

Joby John

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13-18

Year -2022 | Vol 2 | Issuse 1

DOI:

10.5281/zenodo.6618566

Abstract: This paper is an attempt to introduce and explain the term Transcendental Leap in the field of semantics. With this concept, the process of meaning-making is explained more clearly. The semantic process of Transcendental Leap takes place within the Neuro-context of a person. Therefore, the transcendental leap varies in accordance with the expansion of one’s neuro-context. This academic paper opens the door of linguistics to the field of science, especially to Neuro-Linguistics. The academic paper does not deal with anything with regard to the brain and its physiology directly, whereas it is directed towards the same. This concept is explained with the imagery of ‘the Medicine of Life’ of St Ephrem which is used to denote the Holy Eucharist.

ST. EPHREM’S VISION OF THE MEDICINE OF LIFE

Joby John

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27-35

Year -2022 | Vol 2 | Issuse 1

DOI:

10.5281/zenodo.6618763

Abstract: This academic paper deals with the Ephremian vision of the imagery of the medicine of life. The imagery of the ‘Medicine of Life’ is one of the critical imageries in the works of St. Ephrem. This imagery is the key by which St. Ephrem attempted to unlock the mystery of salvation through Eucharistic theology. Therefore, a detailed search in the work of St. Ephrem is required to find out how and in what sense the imagery the ‘Medicine of Life’ is used. The main focus of this academic paper is to study how St. Ephrem has used the imagery to denote the different dimensions of the Eucharist. Therefore, this academic paper also gives special attention to reading each significant event in the Holy Scripture to find out the Eucharistic theology of St. Ephrem.

SYNODALITY IN THE SYRO MALANKARA CATHOLIC CHURCH:
A HISTORICAL AND PASTORAL APPROACH

Sam Varghese

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06-12

Year -2022 | Vol 2 | Issuse 1

DOI:

10.5281/zenodo.6618555

Abstract: Synodality represents the main road for the Church, called to renew herself under the action of the Spirit and by listening to the Word. Alone we can do so little; Together, we can do so much. Holy Father Pope Francis invites each of us to think, suggest, and work together to achieve or fulfill the Synodal nature of the Church. Synodality is not a new concept; instead, it’s an invitation to re-discover the practice of the early Church.

AN INTRODUCTION TO ST. EPHREM

Joby John

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19-26

Year -2022 | Vol 2 | Issuse 1

DOI:

10.5281/zenodo.6618722

Abstract: This academic paper is an attempt to analyze the cultural background of St. Ephrem. This paper provides a broader look at the theological formation of St. Ephrem. The cultural influence is very vital in understanding the works of St Ephrem. Major Ephremian Eucharistic imageries are also introduced here briefly.