Matthew Coutinho

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Nashik, Maharashtra India

Divyadaan - Salesian Institute of Philosophy


Academic Position:

Prior Education Background:
B. A – North Bengal University, 1981 M. Ph. – Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, 1984 B. Th. – Kristu Jyoti College, 1990 L. Th. (Moral Theology) – Accademia Alfonsiana, 1999 D. Th. (Moral Theology) – Accademia Alfonsiana, 2006

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Recent Publications:
The HIV/AIDS Pandemic – An Ethical Evaluation of the ‘ABC’ approach to Prevention with special reference to India. (Extract of Doctoral Dissertation). Shillong: Don Bosco Press, 2011. « On the use of condoms to resolve the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The views of Pope Benedict XVI » in South Asian Symposium on Church’s Social Doctrine in honour of Blessed Pope John Paul II. Edited by Agnelo Gracias and Stephen Fernandes. Mumbai: CCBI Publications, 2012, pp. 263-274. « Moral Education as an Education to Discipleship » in Grace and Competence in Pastoral Ministry – Essays to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Sacred Heart Theological College Shillong (1938-2013). Edited by Paul Vadakumpadan and Jose Varickasseril. Shillong: Vendrame Institute Publications, 2012, pp. 40-56. « Psychosexual Integration in Marriage » in Psychosexual Integration & Celibate Maturity: Handbook for Religious and Priestly Formation. Volume 2: Celibate Maturity. Edited by Jose Parappully and Jose Kuttianimattathil. Bangalore: Salesian Psychological Association – South Asian Formation Commission of the Salesians, 2012, pp. 630-675. « Promoting Marital Fidelity in Family Life: Challenges in Society Today » in Moral Theology in India Today: The DVK National Workshop of Moral Theology. Edited by Shaji George Kochuthara. Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2013, pp. 442-476. « Spiritual Direction: Elements that enhance the process » in Empowering Workers in the Vineyard. Edited by Paul Vadakumpadan and Jose Varickasseril. Shillong: Vendrame Institute Publications, 2013, pp. 227-244.

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental moral theology
  • Social ethics
  • Sexual ethics
  • Medical ethics
  • Feminist ethics
  • Public health

Past Events:

  • Bangalore 2012

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