Name  : Kollamparampil Thomas CMI

Email   : tkollamparampil at gmail dot com

Phone  : 08041116231

About Me

Institute/Faculty Others
SpecializationPatrology Syriac Language
AddressDharmaram College,
Bangalore, 560029

Academic Qualification

Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies
1993-1997: Th.D. (Patrology, Augustinianum, Rome), 1993-1997 Doctoral Dissertation: Select aspects of the Economy of Salvation in Christ according to     Jacob of Serugh, 1997
1992: M.St. (Syriac Language and Literature), University of Oxford, U.K. 1992
1986-88: L.Th. (Patrology, Augustinianum, Rome), 1986-1988

Undergraduate Studies
1993-1997: Th.D. (Patrology, Augustinianum, Rome), 1993-1997 Doctoral Dissertation: Select aspects of the Economy of Salvation in Christ according to     Jacob of Serugh, 1997
1992: M.St. (Syriac Language and Literature), University of Oxford, U.K. 1992
1986-88: L.Th. (Patrology, Augustinianum, Rome), 1986-1988

Diploma
1988-89: Diploma in Patristics(Augustinianum, Rome), 1988-1989


Teaching Experienc

1997-: Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram

1989-1990: Dharmaram VidyaKshetram

1997-: Samanvaya Mission Theologate, Bhopal/Jagdalpur

Vidya Deep College (CRI Institute), Bangalore

JDV, Pune     

Jyothi Sadan, Franciscan Brothers’ Institute, Bangalore

Kristu Mohavidyalayo, (Regional Major Seminary), Sambalpur,Orissa

Benedictine Monastery, Kubalgode, Bangalore

Benedictine Monastery, Kappadu, Kottayam, Kerala

Courses Taught

1. Undergraduate Level

Patristic Theology

Ancient Church History

Eastern Theology

Introduction to Theology

Eastern Christian Spirituality

Sacraments in General

Eucharistic Theology of the Syriac Fathers

Ordained Ministries in the Church

Eastern Theology (Post graduate programme)

Theological Trends in the Fathers of the Church (Postgraduate programme)

Syriac Language I & II (Graduate and Post graduatelevels)

                                               

Academic Responsibilities

2012- Dean, Faculty of Theology, DVK

2012-: Parish Priest, St. Alphonsa Church, K.H. Double Road,Bangalore

2007- PromotedProfessor: by the Congregation for the Catholic Education, Rome

2006- Member of the Syro-Malabar Synodal Study Programme,Kakkanad, Kerala

2006-2009: President of Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram

2005-2006: Dean, Faculty of Theology, DVK

2003-2005: Pastoral Co-ordinator of Dharmaram College

2002-2005: Member of the Board of Post-graduate Studies, DVK

1999-2006: Master of Students, Dharmaram College

1999-2005: Parish Priest: St. Mary’s Parish (Syro-Malabar),Bommanahalli

1997-: Faculty of Theology at DVK

1981-1984: Secretary to the Prior General of the CMI Congregation

 

Publications

1. Books
[2011] Thomas Kollamparampil, Salvation in Christ according to Jacob of Serugh, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2001.
[2010] Thomas Kollamparampil, Salvation in Christ According to Jacob of Serugh, New Jersey: Gorgias Press, 2010.
Thomas Kollamparampil, trans., Jacob of Serugh’s Homilies on the Nativity, Vol. 23, Fascicles 18-20, in Sebastian Brock, general ed., Texts from Christian Late Antiquity, New Jersey: Georgias Press, 2010.
[2008] Thomas Kollamparampil, trans., Jacob of Serugh’s Homily on the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple, Vol. 15, Fascicle 15,  in Sebastian Brock, general ed., Texts from Christian Late Antiquity, New Jersey: Georgias Press, 2008.
Thomas Kollamparampil, trans., Jacob of Serugh’s Homily on Epiphany, Vol. 4, Fascicle 2, in Sebastian Brock, general ed., Texts from Christian Late Antiquity, New Jersey: Georgias Press, 2008.
Thomas Kollamparampil, trans.,  Jacob of Serugh’s Homily on Palm Sunday, Vol. 5, Fascicle 3, in Sebastian Brock, general ed., Texts from Christian Late Antiquity, New Jersey: Georgias Press, 2008.
Thomas Kollamparampil, trans., Jacob of Serugh’s Homily on the Great Sunday of the Resurrection,  Vol. 14, Fascicle 5, in Sebastian Brock, general ed., Texts from Christian Late Antiquity, New Jersey: Georgias Press, 2008.
Thomas Kollamparampil, trans., Jacob of Serugh’s Homilies on the Resurrection of Our Lord, Vol. 14, Fascicle 5, in Sebastian Brock, general ed., Texts from Christian Late Antiquity, New Jersey: Georgias Press, 2008.
Thomas Kollamparampil, trans., Jacob of Serugh’s Homily on the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Vol. 13, Fascicle 8, in Sebastian Brock, general ed., Texts from Christian Late Antiquity, New Jersey: Georgias Press, 2008.
[1997] Thomas Kollamparampil, Select Aspects of the Economy of Salvation in Christ According to Jacob of Serugh, Rome, 1997.
Thomas Kollamparampil, Jacob of Serugh: Select Festal Homilies (Translations from Syriac), Rome & Bangalore, 1997.
Thomas Kollamparampil, trans., Jacob of Serugh’s Homily on the Ascension of Our Lord, Vol. 24, Fascicle 21, in Sebastian Brock, general ed., Texts from Christian Late Antiquity, New Jersey: Georgias Press, 2010.
Thomas Kollamparampil, trans., Jacob of Serugh’s Homily on the Holy Sunday of the Pentecost, Vol. 16, Fascicle 6, in Sebastian Brock, general ed., Texts from Christian Late Antiquity, New Jersey: Georgias Press, 2010.

2. Research Articles
[2012] “A Holistic Vision to Spirituality in the Syriac Book of Steps (Liber Graduum),” Third Millennium, Rajkot, Vol. 15, 2012, No. 1, 84-107.
[2011] “Multiple Covenants and ‘the People from the Peoples’ in Aphrahat”: Insights for a Theology of Religions and the Ministry of the Church in the World, The Harp, Vol. 27, 2011, 141-159.
"Syriac Book of Steps (Liber Graduum, ktaba d-masqata). Spiritual Vision ‘Personal Spiritual Discernment and the Steps of Spiritual Perfection’,” Journal of St. Thomas Christians, Rajkot, Vol. 22, 2011, No. 3, 89-112.
“St. Ephrem the Syrian: Spiritual Vision Part III: Mystery of the History of Salvation for Resurrection,” Journal of St. Thomas Christians, Rajkot, 2011, Vol. 22, No. 1, 95-114.
“Syriac Spiritual, Ascetical and Mystical Legacy,” Journal of Dharma, DVK, Bangalore, Vol. 36, (2011), 39-56.
“Divine Pedagogy on the Road of Salvation and Early Syriac Perspectives,” Parole de l’Orient, Vol. 36 (2011), 85-98.
[2010] “St. Ephrem the Syrian: Spiritual Vision Part II: ‘Christogogy’: Partaking in the Mystery of Christ, Journal of St. Thomas Christians, Rajkot, 2010, Vol. 21, No. 4, 78-96.
“St. Ephrem the Syrian: Spiritual Vision Part I: ‘The Mystery of the Created World and Humanity’,” Journal of St. Thomas Christians, Rajkot, 2010, Vol. 21, No. 3, 77-99.
“Aphrahat, the Persian Sage: Spiritual Vision, Part I; Christian Life and the Embodiment of Faith in Action,” Journal of St. Thomas Christians, Rajkot, 2010, Vol. 21, No. 1, 71-87.
 “Aphrahat, the Persian Sage: Spiritual Vision, Part II: ‘Understanding the Revelation and Doing the Works of Faith’,” Journal of St. Thomas Christians, Rajkot, 2010, Vol. 21, No. 2, 88-103.
“Shepherding Ministry in the Syriac Vision,” Jeevadhara 15, 2010, 302-322.
“Syriac Lierature and Theology as Vital Strands of Christian Theology,” in Mathai Kadavil et al. ed., From Streams to Source. Festschrift in honour of Dr. John Berchmans OIC, Pune: BVP Publications, 2010, 228-250.
[2009] “Story of Samson and the Horizons of Christian Life,” in New Horizons of Indian Christian Living, A Festschrift in honour of Prof. Dr. Vadakethala Francis Vineeth CMI, Saju Chackalackal CMI (ed.), Vidyavanam Publications, Bengaluru & Preshita Communications, Coimbatore, 2009, pp. 189-204.
“Portraits of the Eucharist in St. Ephrem the Syrian,” in Liturgy of St. James: its Impact on Theologizing in India, (Eds. John Berchmans & James Puthuparampil), BVP Publications, Pune 2009, 112-136.
[2008] “Eastern Christianity and the Goals of Theological Reflections,” to be published from Dharmaram Publications, Bangalore.
Symposium Syriacum 2008, International Conference of Syriac Scholars, conducted at Granada, Spain, 21-24, September 2008. Presented a paper titled:    
“Syro-Malabar Missionary Witnessing Thrust,” in The Mission Theology of the Syro-Malabar Church, Pauly Kannookadan (Ed.), by LRC (Syro-Malabar Liturgical Research Centre), Kakkanad, 2008, 90-118.
“Syro-Malabar Missionary Witnessing Thrust and Mission Documents of the Church,” ‘Syro-Malabar Missionary Witnessing Thrust in the light of the Mission Documents of the Church’, Journal of St. Thomas Christians, Vol. 19, No 3 (July-September 2008), 37-66.
“‘Hidden Work’ of the Heart and Spiritual Progression in Liber Graduum,” article contributed to an international Volume on the Syriac book of Liber Graduum to be published from USA by the academic contributions from Syriac scholars of the world (under editing for publication).
[2007] “Christian Pastoral Leadership in Aphrahat,” in Christian Leadership and Integration, Prof. Dr. Thomas Aykara, CMI, Thomas Kollamparampil (ed.), Dharmaram Publications, 2007, 193-202.
“J B Chethimattam’s Orientations in Theology: East and West and the Christian Vision,” John Britto Chethimattam:  A Pioneer of Indian Christian Theology, Eds., Kuncheria Pathil, Shaji George Kochuthara, Dharmaram Publications, 2007, 207-226, Jeevadhara, Vol. 37, No. 220, 321-338,.
“The Hidden Work of the Heart in Liber Graduum,” The Harp, Vol. 7, 2007, 299-309.
“Syriac Patristic Notion of Faith,” Revelation and Faith, Paul Puthenangady, ed., CBCI Inter-ritual Text Books in Theology, 2006, 221-226.
“Understanding of Revelation: Syriac Fathers,” Revelation and Faith, CBCI Inter-ritual Text Books in Theology, Paul Puthenangady, ed., 2006, 29-39.
“The Liturgy of the Hours in the Oriental/Syriac Christianity of the East,” The Divine Shepherd’s Voice, 4, 3, July-September issue 2006, Coimbatore, 191-199.
“Eucharistic Mystery and the Fathers of the Church,” The Mystery of the Eucharist, (ed.) Sebastian Athappilly CMI & Paulachan Kochappilly CMI, Dharmaram Publications, Bangalore 2006, 92-107.
“Paradise-Church and the Kingdom in St. Ephrem’s Hymns on Paradise VI,” Festschrift in honour of Rev. Dr. Jacob Thekeparampil, published by SEERI, The Harp Vol. 20, 2006, 111-119. Kottayam.
“Syriac Portraits of Christian Salvation,” East Syriac theology: An Introduction, Pauly Maniyattu ed., Ephrem’s Publications, Satna 2007, 179-225.
“Eucharistic Life in the Syriac Tradition,” The Harp Festschrift in honour of Fr. Emmanuel Thelly, CM, SEERI, Kottayam, Vol. 21, 2006, 251-261, Journal of St. Thomas Christians Vol. 17,1, 2006, 34-43.
[2000] “The Cross of Christ and Christian Life,” Paulachan Kochappilly, ed., The Folly of the Cross, Bangalore 2000, 31-47.
[1998] “Aspects of the Economy of Salvation according to Jacob of Serugh I & II,” Tanima 6, 1998, 23-53, Tanima 7, 1998, 77-106.

3. Other Works
Christian Leadership and Integration, Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr. Thomas Aykara, CMI, Thomas Kollamparampil (ed.), Dharmaram Publications, 2007.

 

Participation in Conference

1 Papers Presented

[2011] “Mystical Vision of Ephrem the Syrian,” International Conference on Mysticism Without Bounds, DVK-Christ University, Bangalore, 5-8 January, 2011.
[2009] “Shepherding Ministry in the Syriac Vision,” National Seminar in the Year for Priests, Priest in India Today: Challenges and Prospects, 11-12 December, 2009.
[2008] “Portraits of the Eucharist in St. Ephrem the Syrian,” International Conference on the Liturgy of St. James, Bethany Vedavijnana Peeth, Bethany Ashram, Pune, 4-6, December, 2008.
“Word as Way and Divine Pedagogy in the Early Syriac Tradition,” on Inter-Faculty Seminar, DVK and St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore, 29, November, 2008.
“Eastern Christianity and the Goals of Theological Reflections,” on Eastern Theology, Faculty of Theology, DVK, 28 November, 2008.
“Divine Pedagogy on the Road of Salvation and the Early Syriac Perspectives,” “Symposium Syriacum 2008,” on International Conference of Syriac Scholars, Granada, Spain, 21-24, September 2008.
Syro-Malankara Catholic Church Theological Seminar II, Tiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 13-14, August 2008.
“Syro-Malabar Missionary Witnessing Thrust,” Mission Seminar, Kakkanad, 5-7 February, 2008.
“Social and Sacramental Integration of the Society and the Church,” International Conference of Ecclesiological Investigations Group, Church in a Pluralistic Context, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, Kerala January 7-11, 2008.
[2007] “Syro-Malabar Missionary Witnessing Thrust and Mission Documents of the Church,” Mission Seminar, Poornodaya Mission Institute, Bhopal, 13-14, November, 2007.
“J B Chethimattam’s Orientations in Theology: East and West and the Christian Vision,” John Britto Chethimattam Symposium, , Anugraha Renewal Centre, Vazhoor, Kottayam, Kerala, 22-24, March 2007.
“Missionary Thrust of the Syro-Malabar Church,” Seminar, ‘Mission Theology of the Syro-Malabar Church’, NBCLC, Bangalore, 27Feb.-1, Mar 2007.
[2006] “The Hidden Work of the Heart in Liber Graduum,” Seminar, VI th Syriac Conference & 17th Birth Centenary of Mar Aphrem (306-2006), St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, SEERI, Kottayam,, 8-16 September, 2006.
[2005] “Orientations of Syriac Christian Theology,” International Conference, ‘Teaching Oriental Theology Today (TOTT)’, Ain Traz, Beirut, Lebanon, 11-15, April 2005.