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Dr. Sebastian M

Sebastian Madathummuriyil

Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Department of Theology

Fisher Hall 604
Phone: 412.396.2076


Ph.D., Theology, Catholic University Leuven, 2008
S.T.D., Theology, Catholic University Leuven, 2008
S.T.L., Theology, Catholic University Leuven, 2004
M.A., Religious Studies, Catholic University Leuven, 2003
B.A., Philosophy, University of Kerala, 1995

Dr. Madathummuriyil's primary research interest has been centered on developing a sacramental theology addressing recent developments in phenomenology, Pneumatology and Trinitarian theology. His scholarly interest is extended to theology of the Eucharist, Eastern liturgies, liturgical inculturation, theology of non-Christian religions and comparative study of the sacraments and the rites of passages in Indian religious tradition.

Dr. Madathummuriyil also serves as a visiting professor in Sanathana Divyakarunya Vidyapeetham (Kerala, India), the major seminary of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (M.C.B.S.) to which he belongs.


Undergraduate:  Theological Views of the Human Person; Classical and Contemporary Theology; The Church

MA: Sacraments

Ph.D. Seminar: Postmodern Perspectives on the Sacraments

Encountering Asian Religions (Independent Study, D. Div.)


Sacrament as Gift: A Pneumatological and Phenomenological Approach (Textes et etudes liturgiques / Studies in Liturgy 25; Peeters: Leuven, 2012)


"Toward Communion: Ecumenical Reflections on the Lutheran-Catholic Agreement on Justification and the Reunion of the Syro-Malankara Church," Doon Theological Journal 2 (2012): 150-177.

"Creation as Gift: A Paradigm for a Discourse on Creation," Indian Theological Studies 47 (2010): 121-142

"The Holy Spirit as Person and Mediation: A Pneumatological Approach to the Church and the Sacraments," Questions liturgiques 88 (2007): 177-202.