BA, BD, MA, MTh, PhD
Fr Dr Jacob Joseph is an ordained priest of the Syrian Orthodox Church. Before joining his theological teaching, he served the church both in India and abroad in various capacities as a National Youth Director (the 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.
After completing his theological degrees, he joined St Athanasius College as a lecturer in 2020, bringing a wealth of secular and theological academic experience from India. Currently, he teaches Patristic Theology and Orthodox Mission Theology at Agora University and at Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary, Ernakulam, India, in Ecumenical and Mission Theology.
Fr Joseph is currently active on an independent research project in the area of Orthodox and Contextual Theology.
In 2020, he received the University Medal from the University of Divinity for his doctoral thesis titled The Christ Who Embraces: An Orthodox Theology of Margins in India. He has published academic articles both in Malayalam, a South Indian language and in English.
Accredited teaching disciplines
- Agora University, Virginia, USA (Associate Professor (Visiting))
- MSOT Seminary, Kerala India - Serampore University (Visiting Lecturer)
- Australian Association for Mission Studies (Council Member)
- Victorian Council of Churches (Council Member)