Jnanadeepa

Pune Journal of Religious Studies (ISSN: P-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.

As a journal of religious studies, it:

  • respects all religions and faith traditions, including agnosticism and atheism.

  • promotes a world-view that is respectful of all and not not fundamentalist or sectarian world-views.

  • enters into dialogue with all religious and wisdom traditions for a harmonious and sustainable community life.

  • is convinced that the spiritual and moral values of a society is crucial for its survival, especially when we are deeply interconnected.

  • believes that conflicts between different groups of people can be resolved through mutually respectful dialogue and creative solutions.

  • holds that each one is responsible for the the religious development of oneself and the other.

  • encourages all to search together visions for the betterment of humanity, irrespective of caste, creed and ethnicity.


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

  • This journal is peer-reviewed.

  • It is open access (CC BY).

  • © rests with individual authors.

  • The opinions expressed are of the individual authors, not of the editor or journal.


Please note that Jnanadeepa is not in the list of UGC-Care journals.

Last updated: Oct 20, 2020





Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth


Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth (JDV): Pontifical Athenaeum, Pune, India, manages and owns the journal. JDV 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.

As a Pontifical University it seeks to be open to all religious traditions and form leaders who are committed and responsible to the Christian community and country. For more details read: https://jdv.edu.in/


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Office: office[at]jdv.edu.in

Editor: kuru[at]jdv.edu[.]in

Website: www.punejournal.in

Jnanadeepa is interested in entering into exchange partnership with other sister-journals. Please contact us at journal[at]jdv[.]edu[.]in:

Postal Address

The Editor
Jnanadeepa Journal
Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth
Ramwadi, Nagar Road
Pune 411014, India

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


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CODEN: JNANAR

OCLC: 39746721

IXTHEO: 246049707

LCCN: 98903113

Permalink VIAF ID: 151453884

ISCED-F: 0221 Religion and Theology; 0223 Philosophy and Ethics; 0313 Psychology

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JDV is a Pontifical Institute and this journal is not listed among recognised journals of India's University Grants Commission.


Current Issue

Jnanadeepa, July-Dec 2020 24/2, focuses on humanising social life. It carries two articles on Covid-19. It also remembers 25th death anniversary of JDV's pioneering Indian Biblical Scholar, George Soares-Prabhu, who died in 1995. Full Text

Read Individual articles here.


Jnanadeepa Jan-June 2020. Vol 24.1 "Genuinely Christian, Truly Indian." Full Text

Read individual articles here.


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