Family and Youth Conference- 2018
Fr. Dr. Jacob Kurien
Fr. Dr. Jacob Kurian is the former Principal of the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, Kerala. His theological education began at the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam. He then continued his theological education at the United Theological College Bangalore. He was the first rank holder and gold medalist from Banaras Hindu University for M.A in Indian Philosophy and Religions. He was also the winner of the Master’s Prize from Serampore University for Master of Theology (M.Th) in Christian Theology. He did his doctoral research under
Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios and was conferred Doctorate in Theology (D.Th) for his Dissertation on the common foundations in the Alexandrian Christian Theology of Origen and Advaita Vedanta of Sankara. Since 1978 he has been teaching at the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam. Fr. Dr. Jacob Kurian has served as a member of the Committee on Academic Administration (CAA) of the Senate of Serampore for two terms and was also a member and the convener of the Board of Studies of the Senate of Serampore. He was a member of the Standing Commission, Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches and a consultant at various inter-national meetings of the W.C.C. He has served as Secretary of the Inter-Church Relations Committee of the Malankara Orthodox Church and was the first co-secretary of the Joint International Commission between the Catholic Church and the Malankara Orthodox Church. He was the Chief Editor of “Malankara Sabha” the official monthly publication of the Malankara Orthodox Church for more than a decade.