Emani Sambayya

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Emani Sambayya
Born (1905-07-01)1 July 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


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 25 July 1905.[1]

Graduate studies[edit]

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

Post-graduate studies[edit]

Sambayya also enrolled for a post-graduate degree in MA 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 to 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 baptised 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". anglicanhistory.org. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  9. ^ Union Seminary Quarterly Review, Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York, 1949. p. 45. [8]
  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. [9]
  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. [10]
  12. ^ Sambayya, E. (1950). The Eucharistic Doctrine of Richard Hooker and Herbert Throndike. Union Theological Seminary, New York. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  13. ^ Sambayya, E. (1965). Faith and Conduct: An Introduction to Moral Theology. Christian Literature Society. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  14. ^ Sankar Ray, The William Carey Library in Serampore, Business Line, The Hindu, Friday 11 April 2008. Internet, accessed 17 October 2008. [11]
  15. ^ Senate of Serampore College (University), List of the Recipients of the degree of Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa). [12]
  16. ^ Senate of Serampore College (University), Presidents and Convenors of the Senate. [13]

Further reading[edit]

Educational offices
Preceded by
S. J. Samartha

1967

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

1969