Curriculum Vitae

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Curriculum Vitae: Ravi Tiwari
  1. Previous Position
    Registrar, Senate of Serampore College
  2. Date of birth
    March, 1948
  3. Church affiliation
    Methodist Church in India
  4. Mailing address
    Senate of Serampore College,
    Serampore. Hooghly. WB. 712 201 India.
    e-mail :
    Telephone: +91 33 2662 2797 (Res.)
    +91 33 2662 2692 (Off.)
    Fax : +91 33 2652 5871
  5. Academic qualifications
    Bachelor of Science. 1968 Bachelor of Divinity 1972 Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy 1985
  6. Language skill
    Bengali (spoken)
  7. Areas of specialization
    Major Indian and Western Philosophy and Theology
    Minor Philosophy of Religion,
    Ontology, Epistemology, Existentialism
    Paul Tillich,
    Shankar, Advaita Vedanta,
  8. Ordination
    Deacon 1971
    Elder 1974
  9. Ministerial Experience
    Assistant Pastor, Thoburn Methodist Church, Calcutta. July -Oct., 1972
    Assistant Programme Director, Radio Department, Christian
    Association for Radio and Audio-Visual Services (CARAVS), Jabalpur, M.P (Oct. 1972-79)
  10. Teaching Experience
    Theology Department, Serampore College, Serampore. 1979-94
    NIIPGTS, Serampore-Bishop’s College, 1984-94
    John Robert Theological Seminary, Shillong, 1994-1997
    Gurukul Lutheran Theological College & Research Institute, Chennai. 1997-2004
    Visiting Professor in Religion Pluralism, Sacred Heart College, Shillong, 1995-97
    Seminar Session, Department of Theology, University of Hamburg, 2003, 2005
  11. Level of Teaching
    B.D (M.Div,) and M.Th, 1979-2004
    Supervisor for Doctoral Candidates Since 1994
  12. Subjects Taught
    Indian and Western Philosophy;
    Major Indian Religions- Primal, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism;
    Indian Christian Theology; Modern Religious and Secular Movements in India; Psychology of Religion; Sociology of Religion; Advaita Vedanta of Shankar; Religious Pluralism and Dialogue; Women in Indian religious traditions. Religion and Culture; Methodology in the Study of Religion; Integrated course in Religion and Science, Integrated Course in Dialogue
  13. Teaching method
    Lectures; Seminars; Group discussions; Tutorials
  14. Published Works
    Yisu Das: Witness of A Convert, ISPCK, 1654, Madarsa Road, Kashmere Gate, Delhi, 2000
    Reflections and Studies in Religions, ISPCK, 1654, Madarsa Road, Kashmere Gate, Delhi, 2008
    Yesu Das Tiwari, New Theological College, Dehradoon, 2008 (in Hindi)
    Sound of Silence, Delhi:ISPCK, 2010 (Edited with Bibhudatt Sahu)
    Memographs: Serampore at Ninety: Issues and concerns, Senate of Serampore College, 2008
    Exercise in Curriculum Revision-2006-2009, Senate of Serampore College, 2009
    Contribution in books

    1. The Role of Theological Colleges in the Emergence of Dalit Theology’ in ‘Towards a Dalit Theology”, (Ed. M.E.Prabhakar), CISRS; New Delhi. 1988
      The Role of Theological Colleges in the Emergence of Dalit Theology’, Reprinted in ‘Dalit’, James Massey (ed.), ISPCK, New Delhi.1992
    2. Dialogue-in-Praxis in Mission Today, (Ed. A.P.Athyal and Dorothy Nyce), Gurukul Publications, Chennai, 1998
    3. Status of Women in Vedas and Vedic Society inFeminist Theology: Perspectives and Praxis, (Ed. Prasanna Kumari), Gurukul Publications, Chennai, 1999
    4. Women in Manu in Feminist Theology: Perspectives and Praxis, Gurukul Publications, Chennai, 1999
    5. Mission and Missionary Methods of Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1824-1883), in New Horizons of Christian Mission: A Theological Exploration, (Ed. Bishop P. Victor premasagar), Gurukul Publications, Chennai; 2000.
    6. Building God’s Kingdom on Earth: Writings in Honour of D. W. Jesudoss on His Shastiapthapoorthi by (ed. and contributor) Meshack, Samuel W. Gurukul, Chennai, 2000
    7. Religious Fundamentalism and Nationalism: A Hindu perspective in Communication of the Gospel, (ed. Meshack, Samuel W.) Gurukul Publication, Chennai, 2002.
    8. Methodological Issues in Theological Disciplinesby (ed.) Prabhakar, Samson, SATHRI, Bangalore,2002
    9. Discerning Mission Today: Essays in Honour of Ipe Joseph by (ed. and contributor) Moses, Y. NCCI, Nagpur, 2003
    10. Hindu Perspective on Religious Plurality and Missiological imperatives: A study in Indian Context in Gottstgabe (Festschrift zum 65 geburtstag von Theodor Ahrens) Ed Ekue and Biehl: Lembeck, 2005.
    11. Jesus, Woman and Caste, in The God of All Grace, George Joseph (ed), Asia Trading Corporation and UTC, Bangalore, 2005
    12. Rethinking the Role of theological Colleges in Theological Education, in Mission with the Marginalized, Samuel Meshack (ed), Christava Sahitya Samithi, Tiruvalla, 2007
    13. Never Overlook the Librative Visions of Culture, in Deciphering the Subaltern Terrain- Exploring Dalit and Tribal Religio-cultural Spaces for an Emancipatory Vision, James Massey (Ed), BTESSC/SATHRI, Bangalore, 2009
    14. Theological Education in Context,: Serampore Model, in Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges- Serampore Mission Perspectives, Amal Kumar Dutta and Pratap Chandra Gine (Ed), Serampore College, Serampore, 2009

Articles in Journals

  1. Mission, Unity and Renewal in Indian Journal of Theology, Vol.35.No.1, 1993
  2. Challenges and Opportunities for Theologically Trained Women in India in Indian Journal of Theology, Vol.36. No.1, 1994
  3. Christ-bhakta: Yisu Das in Dharma Deepika-A South Asian Journal of Missiological Research, 2002 (no.1) January-June
  4. Unpublished Works
    1. Critical evaluation of Christological and Soteriological titles in the terminology of Indian Christian theologians, with special reference to Appasamy, Chenchaiah and Goreh and their Parallel concepts in Hinduism (Thesis, submitted to Senate of Serampore College in partial fulfilment for the degree of Bachelor of Divinity-1972)
    2. A comparative study of Paul Tillich and Sankara with special reference to the concept of Being.(Thesis submitted to R.D. University of Jabalpur for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy-1984)
  5. Research interest
    Theology of religion, Dialogue, Inter-religious relationship, Philosophical theology, Methodology and hermeneutics, Religions of Indic origin, Indian Christian Theology; Women’s studies in religious traditions, Modern and contemporary religious movements, Inter-culture studies.
  6. Responsibilities held
    1. Assistant Programme Director, CARAVS
    2. Rector/Vice-Principal, Theology Department, Serampore College,
    3. Principal, John Robert Theological Seminary, Shillong.
    4. Officiating Registrar, Senate of Serampore College (Theological University)
    5. Dean, Post-Graduate Studies, Gurukul, Chennai
    6. Dean, Doctoral Studies, Gurukul, Chennai
    7. Head of the department of Religion, Gurukul
  7. Other information
    1. In-service Training In Radio Programming Addis Ababa. Ethiopia. 1975
    2. Member & Chair-person, Board of Studies in Religions (B.D. & M.Th), 1984-till date
    3. Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Theology, 1985
    4. Member, Research Committee, Senate of Serampore College, 1988-97, 2003-2005
    5. Resource Person, YMCA regional Training Centre, Hongkong. 1992
    6. Senator, Senate of Serampore College, 1987-92; 2005-210
    7. Member, Governing Board, Leonard Theological College, Jabalpur.
    8. Resource Person, Gurukul Summer Institute, 1998, 1999 & 2000
    9. Resource person, Henry Martyn Institute, Hyderabad, Summer course-2001
    10. Coordinator, LWF-UELCI programme on Christian-Hindu dialogue, 1999-2002
    11. Co-sponsor, Gurukul-University of Hamburg Cross- cultural seminar,2003, 2005
    12. Resource person-Fuller University (USA) Consultation on Religious Pluralism, 2003
  8. Awards
    University Gold Medal for securing first position, 1978.
    Templeton Award for devising a course in Religion and Science- 2001

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