Dr. Cristina Muru

The term linguistics refers to language science. According to the Genevan Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913), considered the father of structuralism[1], Linguistics has three primary tasks. First of all, to describe as many historical-natural languages and language families as possible, both at a given historical (synchronic) moment and…

Dr. Cristina Muru

The term linguistics refers to language science. But how do we trace the emergence of this discipline? When should the History of Language Science begin? The harbingers of modern linguistics can certainly be traced in the Indian world as in the Tolkāppiyam, the oldest Tamil grammar and…

Anand Amaladass S. J.

Indian culture has always been multicultural, pluralistic by nature. Whenever an attempt was made to make it mono-cultural, there was conflict, fight and even murder. Holding together has been its strength. There has been always protest movements in the history of India whenever one group absolutized…

Fr. Michael Panimaya Raj S. J.

‘Know thyself’ — the paradigmatic phrase was carved at the entrance to Apollo’s temple at Delphi in Greece in the fourth century BC. Socrates, a Greek Philosopher, was the first to coin it and invent such a revelatory approach in one’s incessant search for…

Dr. Denis Kulandaisamy

The relationship between and Reason has been a matter of interest to philosophers and theologians. The problem Faith and Reason is reflected in the apparent contrast between modern scientific growth and religious beliefs.

People consider that both the faith and reason are sources of justification for religious…

Dr. Andrew Veda

To live is to design our life. To live amidst plants is to design our garden. Just as our life is shaped by interaction with Beings, living and non-living, so is a garden shaped. The design of the gardener is discernible in the garden (which is a…

Anand Amaladass S. J.

Those who opt for the mission among the poor must wrestle with the question raised by Catherine of Siena in her Dialogue (no. 33): “How can these wretched evil people share their possessions with the poor when they are already stealing from them?.” A spirituality of…

Dr. Metti Amirtham, SCC

Social distancing, self-isolation, wearing masks and disinfecting oneself arouse a feeling that life is at a complete standstill. Moreover, the pandemic has brought life, work, travel, commerce, etc., to a complete halt. Decision-making has been postponed, and plans have been rescheduled; we wait eagerly to un-pause…

Malarvizhi Baskaran

What does it mean to be human? We believe that we know the answer for this one, yet we cannot clearly define it in its entirety. Is it defined by the inherent qualities we obtain as a human being by default or is it something we develop or…

Peer Mohamed Azees

“But he/she will prosper who purifies himself/herself.” (Qur’an, Sūra 87, 14) “He quickly becomes righteous and attains lasting peace. O Son of Kunti, declare it boldly that My devotee never perishes.” (Bhagavadgītā, 9, 31) “But test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind…

Cenkantal

Bulletin of the Chennai Jesuit Province

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