REV. DR. K. VIJAYAN

Associate Professor and Head of the Department
B.Th., B.D., M.Th., D.Th., (Senate of Serampore College [University] – ATC)
Church Affiliation: Evangelical Church of India
Contact Number: +919402550391
Email: revvijayan@gmail.com

Biography:

REV. DR. K. VIJAYAN is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Church of India (ECI) and serves as an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Missiology at GLTC, Chennai. He has completed his B.Th. degree from Madras Theological Seminary and College, Chennai(1993-1997) and B.D. from the Serampore College, (2000-2002), Serampore, West Bengal. He earned his M.Th. degree from Aizawl Theological College (ATC) with the specialization in Missiology (2009-2011) and has completed his doctoral studies in the same branch at ATC (2014-2017). Dr. Vijayan has been into pastoral ministry for more than 14 years and has been engaged in teaching ministry simultaneously in different seminaries – GujaratBible College (1997-1999, 2002-2004), Calcutta Bible Seminary (2007-2009, 2011-2014).

Research Interests:

Missiology, Theology of Mission, Postmodern Missiological Paradigm,

Academic Publications:

Co- Edited Books:

    1. Jayakumar, Samuel. & K. Vijayan (eds.), Reconstructing Theology: Essays in Honour of Rev. Prof. Dr. J.A. David Onesimu’s 65th Birthday. Chennai/ New Delhi: MTSC/Christian World Imprint, 2020. ISBN: 978-93-5148-434-9 (HB); ISBN: 978-93-5148-435-6 (PB).
    2. Onesimu, J.A. David. &K.Vijayan (eds.), Rethinking Mission: Essays in Honour of Rev. Prof. Dr. Samuel Jayakumar’s 65th Birthday. Chennai/ New Delhi: MTSC/Christian World Imprint, 2020. ISBN: 978-93-5148-430-1 (HB); ISBN: 978-93-5148-431-8 (PB).

Articles in Edited Books:

    1. “Integral Theology: Towards Reconstructing a Viable Theological Education in India” in Samuel Jayakumar & David Onesimu (eds.), Towards an Integral Theology: Festschrift in Honour of Bishop Dr. M. Ezra Sargunam’s 80th Birthday, (Chennai/ New Delhi: MTSC/Christian World Imprint 2018):61-80. ISBN: 978-93-5148-297-0 (HB); ISBN: 978-93-5148-298-7 (PB).
    2. “Toward an Integration of Missiology in Theological Education in India” in Samuel Jayakumar & David Onesimu (eds.), Towards an Integral Spirituality: Festschrift in Honour of Bishop Dr. D. Sunder Singh’s 75th Birthday, (Chennai/ New Delhi: MTSC/Christian World Imprint, 2019): 147-164. ISBN: 978-93-5148-343-4 (HB); ISBN: 978-93-5148-344-1 (PB).
    3. “Christ Centered Movements Outside the Gate: Towards Reconstructing a Missiological Paradigm in India” in DasanJayaraj& Paul Vellarackal (eds.), Christian Mission and Contemporary Challenges, (Anand: Fellowship of Indian Missiologist (FOIM)/ Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, 2019): 193-219. ISBN: 978-81-938222-7-2
    4. “Rethinking Mission of the Church as the Prophet for Political Justice in the 21st Century” J.A. David Onesimu&K.Vijayan (eds.), Rethinking Mission: Essays in Honour of Rev. Prof. Dr. Samuel Jayakumar’s 65th Birthday (Chennai/ New Delhi: MTSC/Christian World Imprint, 2020): 189-207. ISBN: 978-93-5148-430-1 (HB); ISBN: 978-93-5148-431-8 (PB).
    5. “Christianity and Secularism: Towards Reconstructing Christian Mission” Samuel Jayakumar &K.Vijayan (eds.), Reconstructing Theology: Essays in Honour of Rev. Prof. Dr. J.A.DavidOnesimu’s 65th Birthday (Chennai/ New Delhi: MTSC/Christian World Imprint, 2020): 135-152. ISBN: 978-93-5148-434-9 (HB); ISBN: 978-93-5148-435-6 (PB).

Articles in Journals:

    1. “Digital Media and Christian Mission: Challenges and Opportunities” Indian Journal of Theology, 57/1 (2015):63-82. ISSN: 0019-5685
    2. “Toward a Reconstruction of Theological Education in India” Indian Journal of Theology, 58/1(2016):74-99. ISSN: 0019-5685
    3. “Orlando E. Costas’ Interpretation of Outside the Gate as a Postmodern Missiological Paradigm in the Context of India” Mizoram Journal of Theology, X/2 (July-December, 2019): 111-132.
    4. “Towards an Integration of Theological Education in the Contemporary Context of South India” COTR Journal, 2019 (forth coming publication)
    5. “The Issue of Conversion with Reference to Churchless Christians: Towards Reconstructing Postmodern Missiological Paradigm” Gurukul Journal, 2020 (forth coming publication)