Emani Sambayya

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Emani Sambayya
Born (1905-07-01)July 1, 1905
Bodipalem, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh
Died 1972 (aged 67)
Bengaluru, Karnataka
Other names Canon Sambayya
Education


Church Church of North India
Ordained 1940[1]
Writings See Section
Congregations served
  • Christ Church, Byculla (1939 - 1940)
  • St. Paul's Cathedral (1954)
Offices held


  • Warden, Wesley Boys High School, Secunderabad (1932 - 1935)
  • Lecturer, Bishop's College, Kolkata (1941 - 1968)
Title Reverend Doctor

Canon Emani Sambayya (1905–1972) was an Anglican Priest, who was born in Bodipalem in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh.[2] He has been described as an "eloquent speaker and a gifted writer."[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Emani Sambayya was born in Bodipalem in Andhra Pradesh[2] on July 25, 1905.[1]

Graduate studies[edit]

In 1928,[1] Emani began pursuing theological studies at the United Theological College, Bengaluru earning a graduate degree (B.D.) in 1932.[1]

Post-graduate studies[edit]

Sambayya also enrolled for a post-graduate degree in M.A. under the University of Calcutta in 1932[1] completing it by 1935.[1]

In 1938,[1] Sambayya went to the Westcott House, Cambridge,[4] for a diploma course.

In 1949, Sambayya was sent to the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York for post-graduate studies in Moral Theology. In the continuing year, he was awarded an S.T.M.. Sambayya's post-graduate dissertation was entitled The Eucharistic doctrine of Richard Hooker and Herbert Throndike[5]

Contribution[edit]

Emani Sambayya first served as the Secretary of the Student Christian Movement and was based in Allahabad from 1935 - 1938.[1]

In 1939, he was Deacon at Christ Church, Byculla. In the succeeding year, he was ordained as a Minister of the Anglican Church in India.

Anglicanism[edit]

Emani Sambayya, although baptized into Methodism, chose to get ordained as an Anglican Priest.[6] In Anglicanism, he felt a sense of togetherness as it was a mix of Catholic and Reformed traditions. Kevin Ward in A History of Global Anglicanism mentions this particular aspect which Sambayya endorsed.

Inspired by Anglicanism, Sambayya wrote The Genius of the Anglican Communion[7] in 1948.

Theological education[edit]

From 1941 through 1968, Sambayya taught Theology at Bishop's College, Kolkata. He was first made a Lecturer in 1941[8] replacing Rev. John William Sadiq.[8] In 1949, he was sent to the Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York for post-graduate studies in Moral Theology.

Immediately after his return from New York, Sambayya was made the Vice-Principal[9] in place of Canon Manuel.[8] From 1959 through 1968 he was Principal[8] of Bishop's College, Kolkata.

During the period at Bishop's College, Sambayya's articles began appearing in the Indian Journal of Theology.

Articles

  • Touching the Untouchables.[10]
  • The Christian Message and the Non-Christian Religions.[11]

Books

  • The Eucharistic Doctrine of Richard Hooker and Herbert Throndike (1950).[12]
  • Faith and Conduct: An Introduction to Moral Theology, Christian Students Library, Chennai, 1965.[13]

Senate of Serampore[edit]

India's first University,[14] the Senate of Serampore College (University) in West Bengal conferred upon Emani Sambayya an honorary doctorate in 1961[15]

Emani Sambayya also served as the President of the Senate of Serampore College (University) in 1968.[16]

Retirement and death[edit]

In 1972, the Calcutta Municipal Gazette reported that[3] Sambayya died while living in his residence in Bengaluru.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Alumni Directory 1836 - 1970, The Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, The Alumni Office, New York, 1970. p. 321. [1]
  2. ^ a b Cecil Hargreaves, Three Assignments in the Church, Indo-British Review, Indo-British Historical Society, Chennai, 1988. p.52. [2]
  3. ^ a b Calcutta Municipal Gazette, Calcutta Municipal Corporation, Kolkata, 1972. p.125. [3]
  4. ^ Geoffrey Rowell, Kenneth Stevenson (Eds.), Love's Redeeming Work: The Anglican Quest for Holiness, Oxford University Press, 2003. pp. 696-697. [4]
  5. ^ Emani Sambayya, The Eucharistic doctrine of Richard Hooker and Herbert Throndike, New York, 1950. [5]
  6. ^ Kevin Ward, A History of Global Anglicanism, Cambridge University Press, 2006.[6]
  7. ^ Emani Sambayya, The Genius of Anglican Communion in E. R. Morgan and Roger Lloyd (Eds.), The Mission of the Anglican Communion, London, SPCK and SPG, 1948. pp. 18-29. Cited by Kevin Ward, A History of Global Anglicanism, Cambridge University Press, 2006.[7]
  8. ^ a b c d Bishop's College, Calcutta 1820 - 1970, Bishop's College, Kolkata, 1970.[8]
  9. ^ Union Seminary Quarterly Review, Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York, 1949. p. 45. [9]
  10. ^ Emani Sambayya, Touching the Untouchables, Indian Journal of Theology, 1956 (January to March), pp. 9-14. Cited in International Review of Mission, World Council of Churches Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, International Missionary Council, 1956. p.370. [10]
  11. ^ Emani Sambayya, The Christian Message and the Non-Christian Religions, Indian Journal of Theology, Serampore, 1958 (January to March), pp.12-18. Cited by Joseph Houldsworth Oldham in International Review of Mission, World Council of Churches Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, International Missionary Council. p.374. [11]
  12. ^ http://books.google.co.in/books?id=ZKtVHAAACAAJ&dq
  13. ^ http://books.google.co.in/books?id=0BCjGwAACAAJ&dq
  14. ^ Sankar Ray, The William Carey Library in Serampore, Business Line, The Hindu, Friday April 11, 2008. Internet, accessed October 17, 2008. [12]
  15. ^ Senate of Serampore College (University), List of the Recipients of the degree of Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa). [13]
  16. ^ Senate of Serampore College (University), Presidents and Convenors of the Senate. [14]

Further reading[edit]

Educational offices
Preceded by
S. J. Samartha

1967

President, Senate of Serampore College (University)
1968
Succeeded by
A. K. Mundle

1969