Shaji George Kochuthara

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Bangalore, Karnataka India

Institution:
Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK), Pontifical Athenaeum

Position:
Faculty/Administrator

Academic Position:
Associate Professor

Prior Education Background:
Undergraduate Studies: 1987-1989: Bachelor of Philosophy, DVK, Bangalore 1990-1993: Bachelor of Arts (English Literature), M.S. University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu 1993-1996: Bachelor of Theology, DVK Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies: 1998-2000: Licentiate in Moral Theology, Gregorian University, Rome. Secured the Degree with Summa cum Laude. Dissertation: Formation of Conscience: A Study with Special Emphasis on Self-Development and Conscientization. 2000-2006: Doctoral Studies at the Gregorian University. Defended the Doctoral Thesis, The Concept of Sexual Pleasure in the Catholic Moral Tradition in March 2006 and was awarded Summa cum Laude.

Email Address:
kochuthshaji@gmail.com

Link to personal website or University Profile:
http://www.dvk.in/StaffDetails1.aspx?StaffId=18 AND http://dvk.academia.edu/ShajiGeorgeKochuthara

Recent Publications:
“Indian Ethos and the Culture of Corruption: Moral/Psychological Perspective,” in Francis Gonsalves and Shalini Mulackal, ed., Corruption in Public Life: A Theological Response, Bangalore: Indian Theological Association and Asian Trading Corporation, 2013, 68-88. “Azhimathiyilamarunna Vikasana Swapnangal,” Jeevadhara 43 (June 2013) 230-239. ed., Moral Theology in India Today: The DVK National Workshop on Moral Theology, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2013. “Sexual Abuse Scandal and the Church: A Critical Appraisal,” in ed. Astrid Lobo Gajiwala et al., Gender Relations in the Church:A Call to Wholeness and Equal Discipleship, Streevani, Pune, 2012, 54-89. “Context and the Future of Theological Ethics. The Task of Building Bridges,” in ed. James F. Keenan, Catholic Theological Ethics. Past, Present and Future. The Trento Conference, Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2011, 296-306. “Patriarchy and Sexual Roles. Active-Passive Gender Role Versus an Ethics of Mutuality,” Journal of Dharma 36 (2011) 435-452. 14. “‘Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!’” (Song of Songs 1:2). Gender, Pleasure and Conjugal Sexual Ethics,” Hekima Review 44 (2011) 32-46. “Re-discovering Christian Eco-theological Ethics,” Hekima Review 43 (2010). “Fundamentalism: The Only Way to Redeem Religious Ethics? Journal of Dharma 35 (2010) 337-354. “Sexuality, Love, Marital Life: The Indian Scenario Today-Changing Perspectives and Ethical Challenges,” Asian Horizons (2010) 86-97. “Kama without Dharma? Understanding the Ethics of Pleasure in Kamasutra,” Journal of Dharma 34 (2009) 69-95. “Conjugal Sexual Pleasure: Contemporary Theological Perspectives,” Ephrem’s Theological Journal 13 (2009) 44-71. The Concept of Sexual Pleasure in the Catholic Moral Tradition, Editrice Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Roma, 2007.

Professional Activities and Affiliations:
2012-2013 Convenor, International Conference “Revisiting Vatican II: 50 Years of Renewal” (DVK Jan 31-Feb 3, 2013) 2012- Director, Centre for Research on Kuriakose Chavara, DVK 2011-2012 Convenor, National Workshop on “Moral Theology in India Today” (DVK, July 12-15, 2012) 2011- Registrar, DVK 2009- Chairperson, Institutional Ethical Review Board, St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences (from 2007: member) 2007- Member, Board of Post-Graduate Studies, Faculty of Theology & Director, Licentiate in Moral Theology programme 2006-2012 Director, Centre for Women Studies, DVK 2006- Lecturer/Associate Professor, DVK 2001-2006: Guest lecturer, DVK 1996-1998 Director, Chavara Sauhruda Vedi, an organization for school students (Kerala)

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental moral theology
  • Social ethics
  • Sexual ethics
  • Medical ethics
  • History of theological ethics
  • Feminist ethics
  • Gender
  • Globalization
  • Environmental ethics

Past Events:

  • Bangalore 2012
  • Trent 2010
  • Padua 2006

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