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Revisiting Ecumenical Theological Education in India : With a Special Reference to the Senate of Serampore College
Authorship Description
Rev. Dr. Woba James.
Bibliographical Details xxxii, 290 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351481158
ISBN-13 9789351481157, 978-9351481157
Year of Publication 2016.
Series Christian Heritage Rediscovered - 34.
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This book seriously researches the significance of theological education in the pluralistic context of Asia and particularly India. It vividly recalls the historical development of theological education under different denominations and different periods. In particular detail, it analyses the history of the Senate of Serampore College/University (SSC), its curriculum and its role in fostering ecumenism in India through theological education. It critically exposes the indispensable need of interdependent and networking relationship between theological education and the ministry of the church in order to make our theological education relevant, contextual, transforming and thus meaningful for the people and the context that we are to serve. In connection to that, the book strongly emphasized the need for designing the entire system and structure of our theological education along embracing and ecumenical lines so that it fittingly relates and responds to India's pluralistic context and the many challenging facets that form India's uniqueness as well as its complex nature.

This book is a `must-have' for all theological teachers, institutions, students, church leaders and laity as well, for wider understanding of the ecumenical theological education in India in general and the SSC system of theological education in particular.






1. The Development of Theological Education in India : A Historical Analysis

2. Historical Background of the Senate of Serampore College

3. Theological Education in a Multi-Faceted Context of India

4. Theological Education under the Senate of Serampore College (University)

5. The Role of the Senate of Serampore College in Fostering Ecumenism in Theological Education

6. Ecumenical Theological Education under the Senate of Serampore College/University : Findings, Prospective Criticisms and Suggestions


Appendix I

Appendix II

Appendix III

Appendix IV


Rev. Dr. Woba James is an ordained minister of the Baptist Church. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of History of Christianity at Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Assam. He received his Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology degrees from Serampore College/University. He is also an active person in peace initiative activities in the region. He teaches peace concerns for Master of Arts in Peace Studies at Eastern Theological College under the department of Institute of Leadership Enhancement and Ministry Augmentation (ILEMA). He also involves in Peace programs in the region with the department of Peace and Justice of the Council of Baptist Churches in North East India.

He has been involved in the teaching field for many years. He is married to Dr. Lovely Awomi who is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Christian Theology at Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Assam, and they have three children. Apart from many scholarly works to his credit he not only contributes extensively to various theological journals but also travels for seminars as resource person and speaker for several programs of different churches.

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