Name  : Thannippara Alex, CMI

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Phone  : 08041116440

About Me

Institute/Faculty Faculty of Philosophy
SpecializationIndian Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Sanskrit
AddressDharmaram College,
Bangalore, 560029

Academic Qualification

Doctorate in Comparative Religion under Prof.DDR. Hans Waldenfels SJ at the  Universityof Bonn

[1978-1984]Doctoral studies at the University of Regensburg under Prof. Dr Joseph         Ratzinger

[1975]M. A. in Sanskrit at the University of Pune



[1972]  B. Th. from DVK

[1973] BAin Sanskrit

Academic Responsibilities

2008 Professor Emeritus at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram

2005-2008Provincial, CMI Mar Thoma Province of Chanda

2002-2005Procurator General of the CMI Congregation in Rome

Director of Chavara Institute ofIndian and Interreligious Studies in Rome

Professor of Comparative Religion atthe University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome

Member of the Union of SuperiorGenerals’ Council for Interreligious Dialogue

1998-2002Novice Master, Anudhavana Mission Novitiate, Mancherial, Andhra Pradesh

1992-1998Rector, Darsana Institute of Philosophy, Wardha

1991-1992Teacher of Indian Philosophy and Sanskrit at Darsana Institute of Philosophy, Wardha, Maharashtra

1984-1989Teacher of Indian Philosophy and Sanskrit at DVK

1975-1978Teacher of Indian Philosophy and Sanskrit at DVK

1971 Priestly Ordination



"J??nam,"  in ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010.

"Priesthood in the Indian Religions," in AsianHorizions: Dharmaram Journal of Theology, Vol. 3, No. 2, December 2009,44-61.

"I?vara and Christ: Reflections on an Indian Christology," in New Horizons of Indian Christian Living: A Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr. Vadakethala Francis Vineeth CMI, ed., Saju Chackalackal, Bengaluru:Vidyavanam Publications, 2009, 299-324.

Several Articles in the German Language in Lexikonder Religionen (Encyclopaedia of Religions), ed., Hans Waldenfels. Herder:Freiburg, Basel, Wien, 1988: 1. Ahims? 2. ?tman 3. Avat?ra 4. Brahman 5.Darshana 6. Dharma I-II 7. Hinduistische Philosophie 8. J??na 9. Kalpa 10.Kult/Gottesverehrung IV 11. Manas 12. Mantra 13. M?y? 14. Moksha 15. Mudr? 16.Nirv??a I-II 17. Offenbarung III 18. Opfer V 19. Rishi 20. R?pa 21. Sams?raI-II 22. Sanny?sin 23. Shakti/Sh?ktismus 24. Siddhi 25. Smriti 26. Vedanta 27.Yoga.

Participation in Conference

Regularly participation in the Annual Gathering of the Students of Pope Benedict XVI, a gathering of all those who did Doctorate under him. Every year a relevant theological topic is discussed. Papers presented in these meetings: "Hindu-Christian Encounter in India", "Renewal of Religious Life in India after Vatican II."