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Željko Paša, SJ

Professor

P. Želko Paša, SJ - The Pontifical Oriental Institute

Biography

He made specialization in Arabic Language and Islamic Science in Cairo, and in Byzantine, Syriac and Arabic Christian tradition at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. Since 2013, he is researcher in CEDRAC (Centre de documentation et de recherches arabes chrétiennes) at St. Joseph University in Beirut (Lebanon), and professor of Byzantine and Arabic Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy and Religious Science  at the University of Zagreb (Croatia) (2013/14 – 2016/17). From the academic year 2016/17 he is professor of Patrology and Arabic Christian Theology at the Pontifical Oriental Institute.

Country of Birth

Croatia

Degrees Held

2013 PhD in Oriental Ecclesiastical Sciences (PIO – Rome)

 

2010 Licentiate in Oriental Ecclesiastical Sciences (PIO – Rome)

 

2006 MA in Arabic language and Islamic Science (Dar Comboni – Cairo)

 

2002 BA in Theology – Philosophical-Theological Institute of the Society of Jesus in Zagreb (aggr. PUG – Rome)

 

1996 BA in Philosophy – Faculty of Philosophy and Religious Science (University of Zagreb)

Publications

  • « Avant-Propos ». Actes du congrès « L’Orient chrétien dans l’Occident Latin » 300e anniversaire de la Bibliotheca Orientalis d’Assemani (1719-2019), Tome I : Cité du Vatican – Rome, 7-8 novembre 2019, edited by Željko Paša, Parole de l’Orient, vol. 47 (2021), xiii-xiv.

 

  • (ed.) Actes du congrès « L’Orient chrétien dans l’Occident Latin » 300e anniversaire de la Bibliotheca Orientalis d’Assemani (1719-2019), Tome I : Cité du Vatican – Rome, 7-8 novembre 2019, Parole de l’Orient, vol. 47 (2021).

 

  • “Towards a reconsideration of ambiguities in ʿAḇdīšūʿ’s «Kitāb farāʾid al-fawāʾid fī uṣūl ad-dīn wal-ʿaqāʾid»” in ARAM 32, no. 1&2 (2020) 17-30.

 

  • “Prefazione” in Gianmaria Gianazza, Testi teologici di Ebedjesu, Patrimonio Culturale Arabo Cristiano 15 (Bologna: CreateSpace 2018) 11-18.

 

  • “Īšūᶜyāb I Arzunī and Confession of the Faith. Critical Edition and Translation” in Parole d’Orient 44 (2018) 359-385.

 

  • Between the cross and the crescent. Studies in honor of Samir Khalil Samir, S.J. on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, edited by Željko Paša, OCA 304 (Roma: PIO 2018).

 

  • “Martyrdom of Babowai the Catholicos and Patriarch, and the confession of the Faith of Barsawma of Nisibis. Critical edition and translation” in Between the cross and the crescent. Studies in honor of Samir Khalil Samir, S.J. on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, edited by Željko Paša, OCA 304 (Roma: PIO 2018) 499-525.

 

  • “Al-ᶜiẓah fī našīd al-ᶜaḏrāᵓ Maryam wālidat Allah : Sermon on the Canticle of the Virgin Mary Mother of God. Transliteration from Garšūnī to the Arabic Text, Study, Critical Edition and Lexicon” in Les Maronites aux temps des croisements culturels xvie – xixe siècle (Cordoba: CNERU / Beyrouth: CEDRAC-USJ, 2016) Series Syro-Arabica, vol. 3, 209-286.

 

  • “The Concept of God’s Unity in the «Kitāb farāᵓid al-fawāᵓid fī uṣūl ad-dīn wal-ᶜaqāᵓid» of ᶜAḇdīšūᶜ bar Brīḳā (d.1318) Metropolitan of Nisibis” in Synthesis Philosophica, No. 62, Vol. 30 (2016) Fasc. 2, 395-411.

 

  • “Christology of ᶜAḇdīšūᶜ bar Brīḫā, Metropolitan of Nisibis (†1318) in Kitāb farāᵓid al-fawāᵓid fī uṣūl ad-dīn wal-ᶜaqāᵓid” in Parole de l’Orient 42 (2016) 405-420.

 

  • “The Theology of ‘The Robe of Glory/Light’ in the Eastern Christian Tradition” in Obnovljeni Život, 69 (2014) 319-319.

 

  • “The Concept of God’s Trinity in the “Kitāb farāᵓid al-fawāᵓid fī uṣūl ad-dīn wa-l-ᶜaqāᵓid” of ᶜAḇdīšūᶜ bar Brīḫā in ARAM 25 (2013) 217-230.

 

  • Kitāb farāᵓid al-fawāᵓid fī uṣūl ad-dīn wal-ᶜaqāᵓid – Book of the Pearls of Utility: On the Principles of the Religion and Dogmas of ᶜAḇdīšūᶜ bar Brīḫā, Metropolitan of Nisibis (†1318). Excerpta ex Dissertatione ad Doctoratum (Rome: PIO 2013).

 

  • “Avicenna’s ‘De Anima’” in Disputatio philosophica, Vol. 9 No. 1 (2007) 101-115.

 

 

 

 

Professional Activities

2019 Vatican City – Rome

07-08 November

The Christian East in the Latin West. Assemani’s Bibliotheca Orientalis (1719-2019) – 300th Anniversary

2019 Oxford

19-24 August

XVIII. International Conference on Patristic Studies Oxford

2019 Rome

02-03 May

Autocephaly: A Challenge for both Orthodox and Catholics

2019 Beirut

18-19 January

« Présence (s) jésuite (s) dans le Monde Arabe : Quels enjeux ? Quel message ? » Colloque organisé par le CEMAM (Centre d’études du Monde Arabe Moderne), de l’Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth

2018 Palermo

16-17 November

I cristiani arabi. Eredità e attualità del loro contributo alla storia della civiltà. Officina di Studi Medievali

2018 Rome

13 November

To God, in our own language”: Symposium on the Roman liturgy in the Croatian Church Slavonic language and the Glagolitic script

2018 Rome

8-9 November

Syriac Christianity at the Crossroads of Cultures: A Conference Commemorating the 700th Anniversary of ʿAbdišōʿ of Nisibis

2018 Oxford

11-13 July

International Conference: Syriac Christianity – ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford

2018 Sigtuna

12-15 June

The Future of Syriac Studies and the Legacy of Sebastian P. Brock, Sigtuna, Sweden

2018 Rome

25 May

Symposium: Christian Arabic Heritage and Muslim-Christian Dialogue, in honor of Rev. Fr. Samir Khalil Samir, SJ

2017 Oxford

12-14 July

International Conference: Melkite Christianity – ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford

2016 Rome

22-24 August

X International Christian Arabic Conference, Rome

2016 Rome

19-21 August

XII Symposium Syriacum, Rome

2015 Beirut/Kaslik

3-7 February

III Symposium Syro-Arabicum, Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK) and Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth (USJ)

2013 Oxford

15-17 July

International Conference: Christian Contribution to the Arab Renaissance during the Second Millennium – ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford

2013 Jerusalem

25-27 June

International Conference: Patristic Studies in the Twenty-first Century: An International Conference to Mark the 50th Anniversary of AIEP/IAPS, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2012 Malta

19-21 July

IX International Christian Arabic Conference, Malta

2012 Malta

16-18 July

XI Symposium Syriacum, Malta

2010 Beirut

6-7 December

International Conference: Les Maronites aux temps des croisements culturels (xvie – xixe siècle), 2e colloque du CEDRAC Zouk Mikaël (Beirut)

2010 Vatican

10-24 October

Assistant at Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, Vatican

2002 Velehrad

3-7 October

International Congress: “The Jesuits’ Role in the Catholic-Orthodox Relationships in Europe: Past, Present and Future.” Velehrad, Czech Republic

2001 Alexandria 5-10 July 16th International Congress of Jesuit Ecumenists, Alexandria, Egypt