Friday, November 3, 2017
9.15 am:                                           Inaugural Session at the Papal Seminary Hall:
                                                     Prayer Service by the students of JDV and lighting of the lamp
                                                     Welcome Speech: Prof. Dr Selva Rathinam, SJ, President, JDV
                                                     Dynamics of the Symposium –Prof. Dr Francis Gonsalves, SJ
                                                     Introducing the Keynote Speaker –Prof. Dr Mohan Doss, SVD
                                                     Keynote Address by His Grace Archbishop T. Menamparampil
                                                         “Recovering the ‘Original Freshness of the Gospel‟” (EG 11)
                                                     Vote of Thanks – Dr Dinesh Braganza, SJ

                                                                                      10.45 am – Tea break

       Key papers that highlight the symposium theme from various perspectives

11.15 am to 12.00 noon – “Adoration of God or Adoration of the Self: Certain Aspects of Seeking Psychological                         Security” – Rt. Rev. Dr Bishop Thomas Tharayil.

12.00 noon to 12.45 pm – “Neo-Gnosticism and Neo-Pelagianism: Responses of the Church through the Mass /                      Eucharist,” – Prof. Dr Norman Tanner, SJ.

                                                                                      1.00 pm – Lunch break

2.30 pm to 3.15 pm – “Hominization of the Word: A Challenge to Neo-Gnosticism and Neo-Pelagianism” –                             Prof. Dr Jacob Parappally, MSFS.

3.15 pm to 4.00 pm – “My Way or God’s Way? An Indian Perspective” – Prof. Dr Michael Amaladoss, SJ.

                                                                                    4.00 pm – Tea break

4.30 pm to 5.15 pm – “Reflections on neo-Gnosticism from a Feminist Perspective” –  Dr D.J. Margaret, FMA.

5.15 pm to 6.00 pm – “Neognosticism and Neopelagianism: Biblical Understanding and Present Challenges” –                      Prof. Dr Selva Rathinam, SJ.

                           Saturday, November 4, 2017 … Parallel Sessions in the PG Block
                     [1st presenter in Neuner Hall and 2nd presenter in Hall n.4 of PG Block]

9.15 am to 10.00 am – (1) “Formation of Conscience as the Core of Christian Ethics” – Prof. Dr Paulachan, CMI; (2) “The Election of Israel against the Pelagian Understanding of Human Will” – Dr Thomas Karimundackal, SJ; (3) “The God Jesus’  Psyche as Continuing Phenomenon” – Dr Konrad Noronha, SJ, in JDV Lecture Hall n.8.

10.05 am to 10.50 am – (1) “Gnostic-Pelagian Ethics vs. Ethics of Mercy in Amoris Laetitia” – Prof. Dr Shaji George  Kochuthara, CMI; (2) “Neo-Gnosticism and Priestly Formation” – Prof. Dr George Karuvelil, SJ.

                                                                     10.50 am to 11.15 am – Tea Break

11.15 am to 12.00 noon – (1) “Grace is God’s ennobling and enabling gift to Humanity” – Prof. Dr Joseph Mattam, SJ; (2) “My grace is sufficient for you; for when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Cor 12:9-10) – Dr M. Paul Raj.

12.05 pm to 12.50 pm – (1) “The Earthiness of Subaltern Religious Imagination: A Critical Exploration into the Phenomenon of Pilgrimage to Velankanni” – Dr A. Maria Arul Raja, SJ; (2) “Mastery versus Mystery on the  Path to Progress” – Prof. Dr Kuruvilla Pandikattu, SJ.

                                                        1.00 pm – Lunch break [followed by General Session in the Neuner Hall]

2.30 pm to 3.30 pm – Concluding Observations: Dr Jomin Nirappel (Scripture); Dr Francis Pudhicherry, SJ                    (Spirituality); Dr Arjen Tete, SJ (Theology); Moderator: Dr Jossie D‟Mello, SJ.

3.30 pm to 4.00 pm– Summary of the Symposium: Prof. Dr Francis Gonsalves, SJ.

                                                                          ‘Vote of Thanks’: Dr Arjen Tete, SJ.

                                                                                 Conclusion: JDV Anthem.

                                                                                          4.15 pm – Tea


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