Jnanadeepa

Pune Journal of Religious Studies

(ISSN: 0972-3331)

Jnanadeepa Journal

Jnanadeepa (=”Light of Wisdom” pronounced as Gyanadeepa) is a biannual interdisciplinary journal of religious studies from Indian Christian perspectives. It is brought out by scholars from Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth: Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Religion, Pune 411 014, India.

Jnanadeepa is published in January and July. It advocates an inclusive world-view and dialogical approach between religions and traditions.


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Journal: journal@jdv.edu.inOffice: office@jdv.edu.inEditor: kuru@jdv.eu.inWebsite: punejournal.in


Postal AddressThe EditorJnanadeepa JournalJnana-Deepa VidyapeethRamwadi, Nagar RoadPune 411014, India

Phone: +91 90968 72278Landline: +91-20-27031227


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Since JDV is a Private University, the Journal is not approved by UGC.




Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth

Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth (JDV): Pontifical Athenaeum, Pune, India, has a history going back to 1893. It was then that Pope Leo XIII founded the Papal Seminary in Kandy, Sri Lanka, part of the United India.

In 1955 the Papal Seminary (and Papal Athenaeum) was shifted from Kandy, Sri Lanka to Pune, in close proximity to De Nobili College, Pune, the Jesuit Theology Centre.


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Current Issue

Jnanadeepa, July-Dec 2020 24/2, focuses on humanising social life. It carries two articles on Covid-91. 25th death anniversy of JDV's pioneering Indian Biblical Scholar, George Soares-Prabhu, who died in 1995.

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Editorial: Humanising Social Life 5

Humanisation of Social Life and Human Dignity: Philosophical Concerns and Practical Issues: -Sebastian Velassery 10

What Makes a Human Life Valuable: -Laxmikanta Padhi 28

Small Goodness (la petite bonté) as Human Flourishing: Overcoming Structural Goodness through Ethical Transcendence: -Jojo Varakukalayail CST 42

Humanisation of Social Life: Sri Aurobindo’s “Integral” Sociology: -Kamaladevi Kunkolienker 61

Integral Humanism of Nyaya: Prof. Dr John Vattanky’s Philosophical Understanding of the Human Being in the Society: -Thomas Karimundackal SJ 77

From A-Signifying Semiologies to Living Sympoiesis: Quest for a Humanised Ethics and Social Life: -Victor Ferrao 95

The Human Approach of Pope Francis to Enable a Humane Society: -Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ 112

Eco-Spirituality within an Inclusive Creation: A Nature-Based Spiritual Paradigm Shift : -Soroj Mullick SDB 138

Post-Corona Facelift of the World: -Sooraj George Pittappillil 165

Emancipation of the Wretched of the Earth: The Liberative Biblical Interpretation of Soares-Prabhu: -Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ 176

Book Reviews 196

Our Contributors 206

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