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Associate Professor of Christian Mission

Fr. Jacob Joseph, Ph.D.


Fr. Dr. Jacob Joseph, a Syrian Orthodox Priest, is a visiting lecturer at Agora University. Before joining his theological studies, he completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English Literature from Mahatma Gandhi University, India, and Kerala University, India, respectively, and worked as a lecturer in India. After securing his Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology from Serampore University, Calcutta India, he served the church both in India and abroad in various capacities as a National Youth Director (USA and Australia), Director of the Holy Cross College of Management and Technology, Puttady, Kerala, India, Editor of Vision Journal, Mumbai, India and Mission Director, Latur, Maharashtra, India. Fr. Joseph completed his Ph.D. in Christology of St. Severus and Social Margins in India (Patristic Theology and Contextual Mission) from the University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia. His research interests focus on Patristic, Liturgical, Missional, and Contextual Theology. Currently, he also serves as a lecturer (sessional) at St. Athanasius Coptic Theological Seminary, Melbourne, in Patristic Theology and Orthodox Mission Theology and as a visiting lecturer at Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary, Ernakulam, India in Ecumenical and Mission Theology.

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