James Poonthuruthil

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Shillong, Meghalaya India

Institution:
Sacred Heart Theological College

Position:
Faculty/Administrator

Academic Position:
Extraordinary Professor

Prior Education Background:
Undergraduate Studies: 1976-1978: Bachelor of Philosophy, Salesian College, Sonada, W. Bengal. 1976-1978: Bachelor of Arts, Salesian College, Sonada, W. Bengal. Bachelor of Theology, Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong. 1986-1988: Licentiate in Moral Theology, Alfonsiana, Rome. 1986-1988: Licentiate in Missiology, Gregorian University, Rome. 1992-1994: Doctoral Studies in Moral Theology at Alfonsiana, Rome with the Thesis "Towards Responsibility: A Study of Erik H. Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development and Viktor E. Frankl's Theory of Logotheraphy".

Email Address:
jpoonth@gmail.com

Link to personal website or University Profile:
http://www.shtcshillong.org/

Recent Publications:
Growth and Responsibility: Insights from Erik Erikson and Viktor Frankl, Shillong: Vendrame Institute Publications, 2006. “The Christian Impact on the Khasi Family,” Indian Missiological Review, Special Issue, Shillong: Vendrame Institute, 1993. “Adolescence and Crisis,” in He Taught, ed. George Kottuppallil and Jose Varickasseril, Shillong: Vendrame Institute Publications, 1996, pp.172-180. “The Christian Impact on the Khasi Family,” in The Catholic Church in Northeast India 1890-1990, ed. Sebastian Karotemprel, Shillong: Vendrame Institute Publications, 1993, pp.438-451. “Eco-ethics,” in Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy and Education, (1998) pp.4-54. “Freedom,” in Nagaland Post, Vol.VI, No.12 (1996) pp.5-6. “Ecological Responsibility I,” in Nagaland Post, Vol.VI, No.127 (1996) p.5. “”Ecological Responsibility II,” in Nagaland Post, Vol.VI, No.128 (1996) p.6. “The Christian Impact on Khasi Marriage,” in Apostle of Christ: Essays in Honour of Archbishop Stephen Ferrando SDB, ed. Paul Vadakumpadan and Jose Varickasseril, Shillong: Vendrame Institute Publications, 2003, pp.230-246. “Killing of the Innocent: Abortion Challenge,” Nagaland Post, Vol. XIV, No.87 (2004) p.8.Review of M. Stephen, Introducing Christian Ethics (Delhi: ISPCK, 2003) in Mission Today VI (2004) pp.304-305. Review of Christopher Ash, Marriage: Sex in the Service of God (Leicester: Inter-varsity Pres, 2003) in Mission Today VI (2004) pp.306-307. “Euthanasia Debate,” In Christo (July 2005). “Growing in Responsibility,” Mission Today VIII (2006) pp.159-170. “Sacred Heart Theological College,” for DSAC Project, 2006. “Philosophical and Theological Education in Northeast India,” for DSAC Project, 2006. “Catholic Church in Arunachal Pradesh,” for DSAC Project, 2006.

Professional Activities and Affiliations:
Registrar, Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong, from 1988 to 1992; and from 1994 to 1995. • Rector, Salesian College of Higher Education, Dimapur, from 1995 to 2001. • Lecturer / Reader in Salesian College of Higher Education, Dimapur, from 1995 to 2001. • Lecturer / Reader in Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong from 1989. • President, Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong from 2003 to 2006. • Ex-officio member of the Governing Board of Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong. • President, Governing Board of Salesian College of Higher Education, Dimapur, Nagaland. • Provincial Superior, Salesian Province of Dimapur, Nagaland from 2006-2012. • Director, Integrated Training for Laity and Religious (ITLR) from 2013-

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental moral theology
  • Social ethics
  • Sexual ethics
  • Medical ethics
  • Human rights

Past Events:

  • Bangalore 2012

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