Mathew P. John

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Mathew P. John
Other names M. P. John
Writings


  • Life, Death and Life after Death[1]
  • The Changing Pattern of Family in India[2]
  • Bible Translation and Mission: Review Essay[3]
  • New Perceptions in the Mission of the Church: New Frontiers, New Challenges[4]
Title Reverend Doctor

Mathew P. John was a Biblical Scholar and President[5] of the Society for Biblical Studies in India.

Studies[edit]

M. P. John studied Bachelor of Divinity from 1943-1949[6] at Serampore College, Serampore during the Principalship of G. H. C. Angus.

Career[edit]

From 1947 to 1971 he was Lecturer of New Testament[1] at Serampore College, Serampore,.[7] where he once studied.[7] He later undertook doctoral studies in Chicago in New Testament between 1960 and 1963[7] and returned to Serampore to take up his teaching assignments. However, it was not until 1969[7] that he could complete his doctoral studies. M. P. John became the Rector of Serampore College in 1964, a position in which he continued until he left the College in January 1971[7] and joined the Translations Department of the Bible Society of India and oversaw the common language translations[1] in Shillong, Meghalaya.

After M. P. John's stint with the Bible Society of India, he joined the Bishop's College, Kolkata and became its Principal.[4]

Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
R. M. Clark
President[5]
Society for Biblical Studies in India

1964 - 1966
Succeeded by
D. F. Hudson
Academic offices
Preceded by
D. F. Hudson
Lecturer of New Testament

Serampore College, Serampore
1947-1971

Succeeded by
K. Devasahayam
Preceded by
Principal[4]

Bishop's College, Kolkata
1989

Succeeded by
Somen Das[8]
Educational offices
Preceded by
Rector

Serampore College, Serampore
1964-1971

Succeeded by
K. Devasahayam
Other offices
Preceded by
C. Arangaden
1960-1981
Associate General Secretary,[9] (Translations),
Bible Society of India, Bangalore

1981-1984
Succeeded by
John Philipose
1984-1991

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c M. P. John, Life, Death and Life after Death, in Religion and Society, Volume 18, Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society, Bangalore, 1971. pp. 12 & 58. [1]
  2. ^ M. P. John (Edited), The Changing Pattern of Family in India, The Ecumenical Review, Volume 10, World Council of Churches, 1957. p.492. [2]
  3. ^ M. P. John, Bible Translation and Mission: Review Essay, TIC TALK 38, Newsletter of the United Bible Societies Translation Information Clearinghouse, 1997. [3]
  4. ^ a b c M. P. John, New Perceptions in the Mission of the Church: New Frontiers, New Challenges, National Christian Council Review, Volume 104, National Christian Council of India, Nagpur, 1984. [4]
  5. ^ a b Max Gonsalves (Ed.), Society for Biblical Studies in India Directory 1998.
  6. ^ S. J. Samartha, M. P. John (Compiled), Directory of students 1910-1967, Serampore College (Theology Department), Serampore, 1967, p.13.
  7. ^ a b c d e The Council of Serampore College, The Story of Serampore and its College, Fourth Edition 2005, Serampore. [5]
  8. ^ John C. England, Asian Christian Theologies: Asia region, 7th-20th centuries ; South Asia ; Austral Asia Volume 1 of Asian Christian Theologies: A Research Guide to Authors, Movements, Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, New Delhi, 2004. p.313. [6]
  9. ^ Our Common Witness: Report of a Consultation, Council, 1981, p.120
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