Rajula Annie Watson

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Rajula Annie Watson
(nee Thomas)
Born
Rajula Annie Thomas

(1960-01-18)18 January 1960[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationTheologian
Parent(s)Leelamma Thomas (Mother), Meporath Abraham Thomas (Father)[2]
WritingsSee section
Congregations served
Church of South India Karnataka Southern Diocese
TitleThe Reverend Doctor

Rajula Annie Watson (nee Thomas) is a Theologian[3] who presently teaches[4] at the Karnataka Theological College, Mangalore, a Seminary established in 1965[5] and affiliated to the nation's first[6] University, the Senate of Serampore College. Annie has been a member of the Association of Theologically Trained Women of India since 1991[1] as well as Associate Presbyter[2] at CSI-Hebich Memorial Church, Mangalore.

In 2008, the Evangelical Mission in Solidarity, Stuttgart featured Annie in their journal darum-journal under the caption Kampf gegen die Erdewarmung.[7]

Studies[edit]

Annie studied bachelor's degree in theology at the United Theological College, Bangalore between 1987–1991[8] where she obtained a Bachelor of Divinity[9] (B. D.) awarded by the Senate of Serampore College (University) under the Registrarship of D. S. Satyaranjan. She later studied for a doctorate[10] at the University of Regensburg at the Faculty of Philosophy obtaining a Doctorate of Philosophy (Dr. Phil.) where she was supervised by Prof. Hans Schwarz.[11]

On publication of Watson's doctoral thesis, titled, Development and Justice: A Christian Understanding of Land Ethics it was simultaneously reviewed in the following journals,

  • Missionalia (2005),[12]
  • Theologische Literaturzeitung (2004),[13]
  • Theologische Revue (2004),[14]
  • Revue théologique de Louvain (2004),[15]

Writings[edit]

  • 2004, Development and Justice: A Christian Understanding of Land Ethics,[2]
  • 2007, Overcoming Violence against Women,[16]* 2007, Towards a Christian Land Ethic,[17]
  • 2010, Baptism, means of grace or means of conflicts? : the significance of baptism in today's religiously pluralistic society,[18]
  • 2010, Women and Mission in a pluralistic context[19]
  • 2011, Gender justice: towards full humanity of women and men[20]
  • 2014, Visibility of the invisible: Status and role of women in church mission and ministry[21]
Academic offices
Preceded by
-
Teacher,
Karnataka Theological College, Mangalore
Succeeded by
-

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ATTWI Handbook
  2. ^ a b c Rajula Annie Watson, Development and Justice: A Christian Understanding of Land Ethics, ISPCK, New Delhi, 2004. [1]
  3. ^ Ignorance of religions lead to imbalance in society in The Deccan Herald, Mangalore, 30 September 2009. [2]
  4. ^ Senate of Serampore College (University), Directory of Teaching Staff
  5. ^ Vijaya Kumar, Ecumenical Cooperation of the Missions in Karnataka (India), 1834–1989: A Historical Analysis of the Evangelistic Strategy of the Missions, ISPCK, New Delhi, 2005, p.132. [3]
  6. ^ UNESCO Structures of University Education in India, 1952
  7. ^ Annie Watson, Kampf gegen die Erdewarmung, darum-journal, No 5, October/November 2008, pp.xiv-xv.[4][permanent dead link]
  8. ^ K. M. Hiwale (Compiled), Directory of the United Theological College 1910–1997, Bangalore, 1997. Past students of the college diploma course, p.75.
  9. ^ K. C. Abraham, Foreword in Rajula Annie Watson, Development and Justice: A Christian Understanding of Land Ethics, ISPCK, New Delhi, 2004, p.xii. [5]
  10. ^ University of Regensburg, Dissertationen für den Hochschulschriftentausch 2004. [6]
  11. ^ Emil Schürer, Adolf von Harnack, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Volume 129, Issues 1–6, 2004, p.237. [7]
  12. ^ Missionalia, Volume 33, p.199, 2005
  13. ^ Emil Schürer, Adolf von Harnack, Theologische Literaturzeitung, Volume 129, Issues 1–6, p.237, 2004. [8]
  14. ^ Theologische Revue, Volumes 100–101, p.44, 2004
  15. ^ Revue théologique de Louvain, Volume 35, 2004, p.638
  16. ^ Rajula Annie Watson, Overcoming Violence against Women, CTC Bulletin – Bulletin of the programme area on Faith, Mission and Unity (theological concerns) of the Christian Conference of Asia, Special Issue on the Fifth Congress of Asian Theologians, Part II, volume XXIII, number 2, August 2007, pp.35–39. [9]
  17. ^ Rajula Annie Watson, Towards a Christian Land Ethic, CTC Bulletin – Bulletin of the programme area on Faith, Mission and Unity (theological concerns) of the Christian Conference of Asia, Special Issue on the Fifth Congress of Asian Theologians, Part II, volume XXIII, number 2, August 2007, pp.22–34. [10]
  18. ^ Rajula Annie Watson, Baptism, means of grace or means of conflicts? : the significance of baptism in today's religiously pluralistic society in Andrea König (Edited), Mission, dialogue and peaceful co-existence : living together in a multireligious and secular society and prospects for the future, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, New York, 2010.[11]
  19. ^ Rajula Annie Watson, Women and Mission in a pluralistic context in Andrea Konig (Edited), Mission, Dialog und Friedliche Koexistenz Mission, Dialogue, and Peaceful Coexistence, Peter Lang, 2010, pp.77–88. [12]
  20. ^ Rajula Annie Watson, Gender justice: towards full humanity of women and men, IJBF, p, 1271. [13]
  21. ^ Rajula Annie Watson, Visibility of the invisible: Status and role of women in church mission and ministry in Martin Tamcke and Gladson Jathanna (Edited), Construction of the Other, Identification of the Self: German Mission in India. Studien zur Orientalischen Kirchengeschichte, Lit Verlag, Wien, 2012, pp.365–374. [14]