Željko Paša, SJ

Professore

P. Želko Paša, SJ - Pontificio Istituto Orientale

Biografia

Specializzato in lingua araba e scienze islamiche in Cairo, ed in tradizioni bizantina, siriaca ed arabo-cristiana al Pontificio Istituto Orientale. A partire dal 2013 è ricercatore al CEDRAC (Centre de documentation et de recherches arabes chrétiennes) presso l’Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth a Libano e il professore della filosofia bizantina ed araba nella Facoltà di filosofia e le scienze religiose di Zagabria (Croazia). Dall’anno accademico 2016/17 è il professore di patrologia e teologia arabo-cristiana presso il Pontificio Istituto Orientale.

Paese di nascita

Croazia

Gradi ottenuti

2013 Dottorato in scienze ecclesiastiche orientali (PIO – Roma)

 

2010 Licenza in scienze ecclesiastiche orientali (PIO – Roma)

 

2006 Master in lingua araba e scienze islamiche (Dar Comboni – Cairo)

 

2002 Baccalaureato in teologia – Istituto filosofico-teologico della Compagnia di Gesù a Zagabria (aggr. PUG – Roma)

 

1996 Baccalaureato in filosofia – Facoltà di filosofia e scienze religiose (Università di Zagabria)

Pubblicazioni

  • “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.

 

 

 

 

Progetti in corso

International Conference (coordinator): Vatican Apostolic Library (BAV) – Pontifical Oriental Institute (PIO) – Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) – Saint Joseph University of Beirut (USJ) – Italian Society of Syriac Studies (Syriaca): “The Christian East in the Latin West. Assemani’s Bibliotheca Orientalis (1719-2019). 300th Anniversary”. Vatican City – Rome 7-9 Noveber 2019. Beirut – Kaslik 28-30 November 2019.

 

TransPerse. The Acts of the Persian Martyrs between East and West. Intercultural transmission and images at the beginning of the 5th century (2018-2021:)

 

“Īšūʻyahb II of Ǧadālā’s Confession of the Faith Before Heraclius in 630. Study, Critical Edition and Translation” in Aram Periodical, 30 (2018).

 

Kitāb farāᵓid al-fawāᵓid fī uṣūl al-dīn wal-ᶜaqāᵓid – Book of the Pearls of Utility: On the Principles of the Religion and Dogmas of ᶜAḇdīšūᶜ bar Brīḫā, Metropolitan of Nisibis (d. 1318). Critical edition: Arabic Text with Translation, Study and Apparatus Criticus, (Patrimone Arabe Chrétien) Beirut: CEDRAC/USJ 2018.

 

Kitāb uṣūl al-dīn – Book on the Principles of the Religion of ᶜAḇdīšūᶜ bar Brīḫā, Metropolitan of Nisibis (d. 1318). Critical edition: Arabic Text with Translation, Study and Apparatus Criticus, (Patrimone Arabe Chrétien) Beirut: CEDRAC/USJ 2018.

 

Tafsīr fī risāla Aristātālis ilā al-Iskandar fī al-ṣanā al-kaymāwīyyā – Commentary on the Letter of Aristotle on the Great Art (Alchemy) of ᶜAḇdīšūᶜ bar Brīḫā, Metropolitan of Nisibis (d. 1318) . Critical edition: Arabic and Syriac Text with Translation, Study and Apparatus Criticus, Patrimone Arabe Chrétien (Beirut: CEDRAC/USJ 2019).

 

«“The Declaration of the Four Patriarchs” Statement of the independence of the Church of the East. Study, Critical Edition and Translation» in Aram Periodical, 31 (2019).

Attività professionali

2019 Rome 02-03 May Autocephaly: A Challenge for both Orthodox and Catholics
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