Matthew Vellanickal

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Matthew Vellanickal
Born (1934-09-25)September 25, 1934[1]
Arpookara,[1] Kerala
Education
Church Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
Title Reverend Father Doctor

Matthew Vellanickal (born 25 September 1934[3]) is a New Testament scholar and a vicar general of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Changanassery.[4]

Studies and work[edit]

Matthew Vellanickal pursued doctoral studies in the discipline of New Testament at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome under the Belgian New Testament Exegete Ignatius de la Potterie and was awarded the doctoral degree in 1970[2] based on his dissertation The Divine Sonship of Christians in the Johannine Writings.[2] He was a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission from 1978 to 1984,[1] and President of the Paurastya Vidyapitham (Pontifical Oriental Institute of Religious Studies), Kottayam[5] from 1982[6] to 1994.[7] He was also Professor of New Testament at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Kottayam.[citation needed]

Writings[edit]

  • The Divine Sonship of Christians in the Johannine Writings[2]
  • Studies in the Gospel of John[8]
  • Biblical prayer experience[9]
  • Church: Communion of Individual Churches - Biblico-Theological Perspectives on the Communion Ecclesiology of Vatican II[10]
  • Biblical Theology of Evangelization[11]
  • Biblical Theology of the Individual Churches[12]
  • Biblico-Theological Foundations of Ecclesial Identity[13]
  • Ecclesial Communion: A Biblical Perspective[14]
  • Evangelization in the Johannine Writings[15]
  • The Christian Community as a Bearer of the Good News[16]
  • The Pauline Doctrine of Christian Sonship[17]
  • Understanding of Evangelization in the context of present day India[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Biblical Archaeology Society, Who's who in biblical studies and archaeology, 1993. p. 309. [1]
  2. ^ a b c d Matthew Vellanickal, The Divine Sonship of Christians in the Johannine Writings, Volume 72 of Analecta Biblica - Investigationes scientificae in Res Biblicas, Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, Roma, 1977. [2]
  3. ^ Ravi Bhushan, Reference India: Biographical notes about men & women of achievement of today & tomorrow, Volume 3, Rifacimento International, 2005. p.72. [3]
  4. ^ Vicars general
  5. ^ Görres-Gesellschaft, Oriens Christianus, Volume 67, O. Harrassowitz., 1983. p.191. [4]
  6. ^ Xavier Koodapuzha, Oriental churches: an introduction, Issue 180 of Oriental Institute of Religious Studies, Kottayam, 1996. pp. 4 & 52. [5]
  7. ^ Jose Poovannikunnel, The role of the priest in the celebration of the Holy Qurbana in Issue 187 of Oriental Institute of Religious Studies, Kottayam, 1996. p. 8 & 9.[6]
  8. ^ Matthew Vellanickal, Studies in the Gospel of John, Asian Trading Corporation, Bengaluru, 1982. [7]
  9. ^ Matthew Vellanickal, Biblical prayer experience, St.Paul Publications, Mumbai, 1986. [8]
  10. ^ Matthew Vellanickal, Church: Communion of Individual Churches - Biblico-Theological Perspectives on the Communion Ecclesiology of Vatican II, St. Paul's Publications, Mumbai, 2009.
  11. ^ Matthew Vellanickal, Biblical Theology of Evangelization in Evangelization, Dialogue and Development, documenta Missionalia 5, Rome, 1972.
  12. ^ Matthew Vellanickal, Biblical Theology of the Individual Churches in Christian Orient 1, Kottayam, 1980.
  13. ^ Matthew Vellanickal, Biblico-Theological Foundations of Ecclesial Identity in T. Vellilamthadam (Edited), Ecclesial Identity of the St. Thomas Christians, Kottayam, 1985.
  14. ^ Matthew Vellanickal, Ecclesial Communion: A Biblical Perspective in Bible Bhashyam 12, Kottayam, 1996.
  15. ^ Matthew Vellanickal, Evangelization in the Johannine Writings in Good News and Witness, Bengaluru, 1973.
  16. ^ Matthew Vellanickal, The Christian Community as a Bearer of the Good News, in VDJR 45, Kottayam, 1979.
  17. ^ Matthew Vellanickal, The Pauline Doctrine of Christian Sonship, Bible Bhashyam 5, Kottayam, 1979.
  18. ^ Matthew Vellanickal, Understanding of Evangelization in the context of present day India, Kolkata, 1974.