Monday, 6 July 2009

Roberto de Nobili, SJ (1577-1656)

1. Primary sources
  • Gnanopadesa Kandam I. (Big Catechism I). Tuticorin, TLS, 1966. 164 pp. [SH, XP]
  • Gnanopadesa Kandam II. (Big Catechism II). Tuticorin, TLS, 1966. 376 pp. [SH, XP]
  • Gnanopadesa Kandam III. (Big Catechism III). Tuticorin, TLS, 1968. 700 pp. [SH, XP]
  • Gnanopadesa Kandam IV. (Big Catechism IV). Tuticorin, TLS, 1963. 206 pp. [SH, XP, UTC]
  • Gnanopadesa 26 Pirasangangal. (Big Catechism, 26 sermons). Tuticorin, TLS, 1963. 174 pp. [XP, UTC]
  • Gnanopadesakkuripidamum 28 Pirasangangal. (Summary of Big Catechism and 28 sermons). Tuticorin, TLS, 1964. 178 pp. [XP, UTC]
  • Punar Jenma Akshepam. (Refutation of Transmigration.) Tuticorin, TLS, 1963. 141 pp. [XP, UTC]
  • Nittiya Jivana Sallabam. (Dialogue on Eternal Life.) + Kadavul Nirnayam (Theodicy). Tuticorin, TLS, 1964. 145 pp. [SH, XP, UTC]
  • Sesunathar Sarithiram (Life of Christ). Tuticorin, TLS, 1964. 100 pp. [SH, XP, UTC]
  • Devamatha Sarithiram (Life of Our Lady). Tuticorin, TLS, 1964. 70 pp. [SH, XP, UTC]
  • Thushana Dikkaram (Refutation of Calumnies). Tuticorin, TLS, 1964. 600 pp. [SH, XP, UTC]
  • Attama Nirnayam (Science of the Soul). Pondicherry, 1899. 303 pp; Tuticorin, TLS, 1967. 648 pp. [JC, SH, XP]
  • Mathasampanda Sallapam: un mathamanna? (What is your Religion?) Pondicherry, 1915. 213 pp. [Probably by De Nobili, but not quite certain.] [JC]
  • Premiere apologie (1610). Paris, 1931. 205 pp. [French. An English translation is expected.] [NO, P, XC]
  • The following writings are attributed to De Nobili:
    • Gnana Sanjeevi (Spiritual Medicine). Tuticorin, TLS, 1965. 158 pp. [Extended meditations on the seriousness of sin.]
    • Divviya Madirigai (Divine Model). Tuticorin, TLS, 1966. 140 pp. [SH, XP]
    • Gnana Natsettira Malai. Tuticorin, TLS, 1966. 132 pp. [SH, XP]
    • Parvasangirtanak Kuripiddam. Tuticorin, TLS, 1966. 50 pp. [SH, XP]
    • Dharma Nadakkai (The Perfect Life). Tuticorin, TLS, 1965. 91 pp. [SH, UTC, XP]

2. Secondary sources
  • Rocaries, A. Robert de Nobili. Tolouse: Priere et Vie, 1967.
  • Arokiasamy, Soosai. Dharma, Hindu and Christian, according to Roberto de Nobili. Documenta Missionalia Series 19. Rome: Editrice Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, 1986.
  • Clooney, F.X. "Robert de Nobili: Adaptation and the Reasonable Interpretation of Religion," Missiology: An International Review 18/1 (1990).
  • Clooney, F.X. "Understanding Robert de Nobili's Reading of Hinduism." (Cited in De Smet, "R. de Nobili as Foreunner of Hindu-Christian Dialogue" n 13.)
  • Clooney, F.X. "Translating the Good: Robert de Nobili's Moral Argument and Jesuit Education Today." Jesuit Education in a Global Context. (Cited in De Smet, "R. de Nobili as Foreunner of Hindu-Christian Dialogue" n 15.)
  • De Smet, Richard. "R. de Nobili as Foreunner of Hindu-Christian Dialogue," Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin 4 (1991) 1-9.
  • De Smet, Richard. "The Wide Range of de Nobili's Doctrine." Review of Soosai Arokiasamy, Dharma, Hindu and Christian, according to Roberto de Nobili. Vidyajyoti 52/3 (1988) 159-164.
  • Rajamanickam, S. "The Newly Discovered 'Informatio' of Robert de Nobili." Archivum Historicum Societatis Jesu 39 (1970) 221-265. [Amaladass and Young 376.]
  • Rajamanickam, S. The First Oriental Scholar. Tirunelveli: St Xavier's College, 1972.
  • Rajamanickam, S. "An Account of the Progress of the Madurai Mission during the Year 1627: A Letter of Robert de Nobili." Indian Church History Review 11 (1977) 114-126.
  • Sauliere, A. The Life of Father Robert de Nobili, SJ (1577-1656) from original and contemporary sources. Unpublished typescript, 2 vols. Shembaganur: Archives SJ. Pp. 535, 537.
  • Sauliere, A. "Father Robert de Nobili, SJ, the First European Indologist." Indica: The Indian Historical Research Institute Silver Jubilee Commemoration Volume. Bombay: St Xavier's College, 1953. 372-376.
  • Sauliere, A. His Star in the East. [The Life of Father Robert de Nobili, SJ (1577-1656) from original and contemporary sources] Revised and Re-edited by S. Rajamanickam. Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, Anand, 1995.
  • Thomas, Joe M. "Christ, Culture, and Salvation: Some Missiological Reflections on the Method of Roberto de Nobili." Mission Today 11/3 (2009) 204-225.
  • Vlasveld, B. "Ein Sanskrit-Werk von P. de Nobili?" Zeitschrift fur Missionswissenschaft und Religionswissenschaft 23 (1933) 58-63. [Amaladass and Young 377.]
  • Arokiasamy, S. "The Word Growing in the Field." Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection 71/8 (2007) 611-623.

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