Friday, June 11, 2010


Curriculum Vitae
Personal Data:
Surname Kochappilly
Name Paulachan
Date of Birth 29 August 1960
Postal Address Dharmaram College, Bangalore 560029, India
Email Address

Bachelor of Philosophy 1983
DVK, Bangalore
Bachelor of …….. 1985
Garhwal University, Srinagar
Bachelor of Theology 1989
DVK, Bangalore
Licentiate in Moral Theology 1994
Accademia Alfonsiana, Rome
Doctorate in Moral Theology 1998
(Accademia Alfonsiana, Rome under Prof. R. Tremblay and Prof. B. Petra On Celebrative Ethics: Ecological Issues in the Light of the Syro-Malabar Qurbana)

Residential Staff at Samanvaya Theological College, Bhopal 1999 – 2002
Residential Staff at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore 2002 -
Controller of Examinations, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram 2002-2006
Associate Professor in the Faculty of Theology, DVK 2004 -
Director, MTh Programme, DVK 2005-
Dean, Faculty of Theology, DVK 2006 –
Editor-in-Chief, Asian Horizons: Dharmaram Journal of Theology 2007-2009
Parish Priest, St. Sebastian’s Church, Anepalaya, Bangalore 2002-2006
Master of Theology Students, Dharmaram College 2002-2006
Spiritual Director, Dharmaram College 2009 -

Subjects Taught:
1. Fundamental Moral Theology I
2. Theology of Justice
3. Introduction to Theological Studies
4. Formation of Conscience
5. Life in Christ as the Foundation of Christian Ethics
6. Freedom as the Context of Moral Theology
7. Ecological Issues and Ethical Challenges
8. Celebrative Ethics

1. Celebrative Ethics: Ecological Issues in the Light of the Syro-Malabar Qurbana, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 1999.
2. Edited The Folly of the Cross: Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr. Varghese Pathikulangara CMI, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications & Kottayam: Denha Services, 2000.
3. Evangelization as Celebration, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2002.
4. Co-Edited The Lord of Heaven and Earth: Chavara Studies in Honour of Fr Lucas Vithuvattical CMI, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2004.
5. Edited The Mystery of the Eucharist: Essays on the Occasion of the Eucharistic Year, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2005.
6. Edited Dharmikathayude Vazhiyil (Malayalam), Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2006.
7. Co-Edited Christian Leadership and Integration. Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr Thomas Aykara, CMI, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2007.

1. “Celebrative Ethics. Ecological Problems and Syro-Malabar Qurbana,” Christian Orient 16, 3 (September 1995), 117-137.
2. “Trinitarian Foundation of Christian Ethics and Syro-Malabar Qurbana,” Christian Orient 18, 3 (September 1997), 132-155.
3. “Celebration as Evangelization,” Third Millennium 2, 2 (April 1999), 34-45.
4. “Healing through Celebration. A Short Survey of Select Christian Sacramental Celebrations,” Journal of Dharma 24, 2 (April-June 1999),47-78.
5. “Ecclesial Character of Christian Ethics in the Light of the Celebration of the Liturgy,” Christian Orient 20, 3 (September 1999),140-159.
6. “Christ-Centred Ethics and the Celebration of the Divine Liturgy,” Ephrem’s Theological Journal 3, 2 (October 1999), 99-125.
7. “Ethics and Evangelization,” Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection 64, 7 (July 2000), 508-523.
8. “Celebration of Interfaith Experience” in Pilgrims in Dialogue. A New Configuration of Religions for Millennium Community, ed. Antony Kalliath, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2000, 287-313.
9. “The Celebration as the Key to the Biblical Hermeneutics” in Indian Interpretation of the Bible, ed. Augustine Thottakara, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2000, 305-328.
10. “The Cross and Christian Ethics” in The Folly of the Cross, ed. Paulachan Kochappilly, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2000, 177-201.
11. “A Reflection on the Theology of Evangelization of the Apostolic Church of the St. Thomas Christians in the Context of Religious Pluralism,” Journal of St. Thomas Christians 11, 2 (October-December 2000), 23-52.
12. “Adyatmika navotthanatil sannyasatite dharmika uttaravadittam” (Malayalam), Samarpita 12, 33 (December 2000), 5-23.
13. “Celebration of Life in Christ: The Focus of Christian Ethics for the Third Millennium,” Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection 65, 5 (May 2001), 340-350.
14. “Celebration of Old Age: Care of the Old People,” Jeevadhara 31 (November 2001), 452-464.
15. “Liturgical Seasons” in Icons of the Unseen. Asian Theology through the Eyes of Artist Joy Elamkunnapuzha cmi, ed. Johnson Vadakumchery, Trivandrum: Carmel International Publishing House, 2002, 129-133
16. “Walking the Way of Peace,” Journal of Dharma 27, 3 (July-September 2002), 391-416.
17. “Conscience: The Dialogical Character of Christian Ethics,” Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection 66 (September 2002), 739-753
18. “Ethics of Political Communication and Indian Secularism” in Political Communication: The Indian Experience, vol. 1: The Domain, Political Process and News Presentation, ed. Kiran Prasad, Delhi: B. R. Publishing Corporation, 2003, 117-148
19. “The Covenantal Love and Life: Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage,” Ephrem’s Theological Journal 7(October 2003), 171-193
20. “Celebration of the Feast of Epiphany Among St. Thomas Christians of India,” Journal of Dharma 28, 3 (July-Sept 2003), 323-339
21. “Dharmacharan se rajnirman” (Hindi) in Religio-cultural Plurality and Nation-state, eds. J. P. Pacharui and J. D. Chakkanatt, Srinagar: Sadharmayam Publication, 2004, 221-235
22. “Moral Challenges Today,” Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection 68 (August 2004), 606-611
23. “The Ethical Legacy of Chavara for Our Times” in The Lord of Heaven and Earth. Chavara Studies in Honour of Fr Lucas Vithuvattical, CMI, eds. Paul Kalluveettil and Paulachan Kochappilly, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2004, 231-249.
24. “Conscience in Communion,” Jeevadhara (November 2004), 493-506.
25. “parishuddha kurbanayum dharmikatayum” (Malayalam), Mathadarsanam (December 2004), 16-30.
26. “Celebration of Life: Ethos and Ethics of the Celebration of Syro-Malabar Qurbana” in Ethical Perspective of the Eastern Churches, ed. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Changanachery: HIRS Publications, 2004, 89-104.
27. “Christian Ethics as Walking the Way of the Holy Spirit” in Theological Dimensions of Christian Orient, ed. Thomas Mannooramparampil, Christian Orient (March 2005), 165-181.
28. “Business Ethics: A Theological Reflection,” Journal of Dharma 29, 4 (October-December 2004), 449-465.
29. “Redemptionis Sacramentum: Instruction for the Celebration of the Mystery of the Holy Eucharist,” Journal of St. Thomas Christians (October-December 2005), 40-60.
30. “Ethos, Eucharist, Ethics: Source, Summit, Support of Christian Life” in The Mystery of the Eucharist. Essays on the Occasion of the Eucharistic Year, eds. Sebastian Athappilly and Paulachan Kochappilly, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2005, 247-266.
31. “Church as Communion: An Oriental Perspective,” Journal of St. Thomas Christians (January-March 2006), 64-88.
32. “Missionary Formation,” Journal of St. Thomas Christians (July-September 2006), 89-107.
33. “Pilgrimage: Phenomenon of Passage,” Journal of Dharma (July-September 2006), 319-334.
34. “The Syro-Malabar Liturgy,” The Nazrani (Easter 2007), 2-6.
35. “Relationality as the Key to Moral Integrity” in Christian Leadership and Integration: Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr Thomas Aykara, CMI, eds. Thomas Kollamparampil, et al., Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2007, 203-219.
36. “Chethimattam on the Theology of Religions, Dialogue and Mission,” Jeevadhara 37, 220 (July 2007), 396-416.
37. “Dharmaram College: A Dream for Dharma Preshitam – Fifty Golden Years of Formation of Ministers in the Church for the World,” Journal of St. Thomas Christians 18 (July-September 2007), 45-62.
38. “John Britto Chethimattam on the Theology of Religions, Dialogue and Mission,” in John Britto Chethimattam: A Pioneer of Indian Christian Theology, eds. Kuncheria Pathil and Shaji George Kochuthara, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2007, 290-313.
39. “Asian Hermeneutics” Editorial, Asian Horizons, June 2007, 3-7.
40. “Asian Hermeneutics” Editorial, Asian Horizoons, December 2007, 3-5.
41. “From the Beginning…, Beyond the Beginning: Syro-Malabar Church in Bangalore” in Souvenir Silver Jubilee St Thomas Forane Church, Dharmaram, Bangalore 29 (Bangalore: St. Thomas Forane Church, 2008), 66-73.
42. “Kudasakalum Kristiya Dharmikatayum” in Dharmikadeivasastram (Malayalam), eds. Scaria kanniyakonil and Stephen Chirapanath, Kottayam: Oriental Institute of Religious Studies India, 2008, 469-497.
43. “Tribal Theology” Editorial, Asian Horizons, June 2008, 3-4.
44. “The Role of Liturgy in Christian Witnessing,” Christian Orient 29 (September 2008), 124-132.
45. “From Fundamentalism to Liberation: Ecumenical Dynamics,” Theology for Our Times 11 (July 2008), 95-101.
46. “Dalit Theology” Editorial, Asian Horizons, December 2008, 5-7.
47. “Sexuality as an Invitation to Intimacy and Integration,” Journal of Dharma 34, 1 (January-March 2009), 19-35.
48. “Brief Survey of the Ecclesial Mission and Pastoral Care of the Migrants of the Syro-Malabar Church in India and Abroad,” Thomas Chrisitan Heritage 1 (July 2009), 140-163; also published in The Ecclesial Mission and Pastoral Care of the Migrants of the Syro-Malabar Church, ed. Pauly Kannookadan, Kochi: LRC Publications, 2009, 140-163.
49. “’The Way of Integration through Dialogue of Faith and Culture in Asia’: The Case of the Syro-Malabar Church of the Saint Thomas Christians of India,” Ethics and Society: An International Journal Religions and Cultures for Peace and Harmony 1(September 2009): 98-120.
Audio Cassette / CD:
1. Hindi Lyrics for Aaradhana (1988, Jyoti Bhavan, Sagar)
2. Hindi Lyrics for Vachanamritam (2000, Sadharmyam, Srinagar)
3. Hindi Lyrics for Rtugeetam (2002, Sadharmyam, Srinagar)
4. Hindi Lyrics for Ishdham (2006, Sadharmyam, Srinagar)
5. Hindi Lyrics for Punnyatirtham (2008) Sadharmyam, Srinagar)

Current Research Interests:
Eastern Perspectives of Christian Ethics

Visiting Scholar at Institutes:
St. Joseph Major Seminary, Khammam, AP
Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kunnoth, Kerala
Samanvaya Theological College, Bhopal

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