Karnataka Theological College

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Karnataka Theological College
Established 1965
Type Seminary
Academic affiliation Senate of Serampore College, Serampore - 712201, West Bengal,
Location Balmatta, Mangalore - 575001, Karnataka, India
Principal The Rev. H. R. Cabral, CSI, D.Th. (Serampore)[1]
Website http://www.kaces.org/KTC/homepage

Karnataka Theological College (founded in 1965) is an ecumenical seminary catering to the Kannada-speaking students wishing to pursue the priestly vocation. KTC is located in Mangalore of Karnataka in South India, and is affiliated to the nation's first University,[2] the Senate of Serampore College.

History[edit]

Succession of Biblical Studies Faculty

The Karnataka Theological College was founded in 1965 with the coming together of two distinct theological seminaries,

  • the Union Kanarese Seminary (UKS) founded in 1912[4] in Tumkur, and
  • the Basel Evangelical Mission Theological Seminary (BEMTS) founded in 1847 in Mangalore.[5]

In 1967, C. D. Jathanna, the then principal of the college formed the Karnataka Christian Educational Society with the College as the nucleus along with another institute, the Hebich Technical Training Institute. He added several new educational institutions such as Balmatta Institute of Priniting Technology, Balmatta Institute of Commerce, KACES ITI in Stichcraft, KACES Hostel, and Moegling Institute of German Language. At Present Karnataka Theological College offers residential Bachelor of Divinity degree course and the external courses of B.C.S., Dip. C.S. and C. Th. The students are basically from three dioceses of the Church of South India, Lutherans and Methodists and this is the only regional Theological College which offers training in Kannada language in Karnataka.

Present staff[edit]

Present Faculty at the Karnataka Theological College with subjects taught
Discipline Faculty Name Gen
der
Teaching
Status
Highest
Degree
Alma Mater University
Old Testament The Rev. K. Sagar Sundar Raj[6] Male Full time M.Th. UTC, Bangalore Serampore
New Testament The Rev. Christopher George[7] Male Full time M. Th. UTC, Bangalore Serampore
Systematic Theology The Rev. H. M. Watson[8] Male Full time Dr. Theol. University of Regensburg, Regensburg Regensburg
History of Religions The Rev. B. Chennakesavalu[9] Male Full time M.Th. Gurukul, Chennai Serampore
Christian Ministry The Rev. H. R. Cabral Male Full time D. Th. SATHRI, Bangalore Serampore
Christian Ministry The Rev. F. Anilkumar Male Full time Dr. Theol. University of Regensburg, Regensburg Regensburg
Women's Studies The Rev. Annie Watson Female Full time Dr. Theol. University of Regensburg, Regensburg Regensburg
History of Christianity The Rev. P. C. James[10] Male Full time M.Th. - Serampore
History of Christianity Dr. Gladson Jathanna[11] Male Full time Ph.D. University of Goettingen,
Goettingen
Goettingen
History of Christianity The Rev. C. L. Furtado Male Part time Dr. Theol. Missions Academy,
Hamburg
Hamburg
Social analysis The Rev. Mohan Manoraj Male Part time M.Th. TTS, Madurai Serampore
Social analysis Dr. V. Basil Hans[12] Male Part time Ph.D. Mangalore University,
Mangalore
Mangalore
English Literature Dr. Charles Furtado[13] Male Part time Ph.D. Karnataka State Open University,
Mysore
KSOU
Missions The Rev. H. S. Wilson Male Part time Ph.D. Drew University,
Madison
Drew

Succession of Administrators[edit]

Years Name Academic credentials
1965–1967 The Rev. R. Scheuermeier,[14] D. D. (Serampore),[14]
1967–1983 The Rev. C. D. Jathanna Dr. Theol. (Hamburg)[15]
1983–1991 The Rev. C. L. Furtado Dr. Theol. (Hamburg),[15]
1991–2009 The Rev. J. S. Sadananda Dr. Theol. (Göttingen),[16]
2009–Present The Rev. H. R. Cabral, D.Th. (Serampore)[1]

Notable persons associated with the seminary[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Senate of Serampore College (University), List of recipients of Doctor of Theology Degree. [1]
  2. ^ Murli Manohar Joshi, Higher Education in India Vision and Action, A paper presented at the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education in the Twenty First Century, Paris, 5–9 October 1998. Internet, accessed 22 August 2008. [2]
  3. ^ a b Johann Anselm Steiger (Edited), 500 Jahre Theologie in Hamburg: Hamburg als Zentrum christlicher Theologie und Kultur zwischen Tradition und Zukunft, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 2005, pp.447, 476.[3]
  4. ^ Godwin Shiri, Wholeness in Christ: the legacy of the Basel Mission in India, KTC, Mangalore, 1985, pp.102–105. [4]
  5. ^ The Basel Evangelical Mission Theological Seminary was established in 1847 by the Basel Evangelical Missionary Society. In 1847 it was established with a name B.E.M. Theological Seminary by Dr. Hermann Mögling. Moegling was the one who started the first Kannada news paper Mangaluru Samachara and his contribution to Kannada literature is well known. This college was training Protestant Pastors for the churches in Karnataka and Malabar area.
  6. ^ K. Sagar Sundar Raj pursued research studies at the United Theological College, Bangalore with the title Re-establishment of the tribal ethos in the Book of Amos: A sub-altern hermeneutical perspective, 2012, a copy of which is available and kept at the Archives in the library of Karnataka Theological College, Mangalore.
  7. ^ Serampore, Degree of Master of Theology - United Theological College, Bangalore. [5]
  8. ^ H. M. Watson, Towards a Relevant Christology in India Today: An Appraisal of the Christologies of John Hick, Jürgen Moltmann and Jon Sobrino, Peter Lang, Frankfurt, 2002. [6]
  9. ^ Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, Chennai, Chennai inter-theologiate seminar.[7]
  10. ^ Senate of Serampore College (University), Directory of Teaching Staff.[8]
  11. ^ UTC Blogspot: July 2014
  12. ^ Mangalore University, Gradation of Teachers - Economics.[9]
  13. ^ Mangalore University, Gradation of Teachers - English.[10]
  14. ^ a b Corinna Waltz, Honorary doctorate for Robert Scheuermeier, 7 March 2013. [11]
  15. ^ a b Johann Anselm Steiger (Edited), 500 Jahre Theologie in Hamburg: Hamburg als Zentrum christlicher Theologie und Kultur zwischen Tradition und Zukunft, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 2005, pp.450, 476.[12]
  16. ^ Reformation-Education-Transformation. International Twin Consultation, Brazil-Germany 2016. [13]