REV. DR. VINOD S. SAILUS

Assistant Professor and Acting Head of the Department
B.A., B.D., M.Th., D.Th., (Senate of Serampore College [University] - UTC)
Church Affiliation: Church of South India
Contact Number: +919491212121 /044-43227422
Email: dr.vinodssailus@gmail.com

Biography:

REV. DR. VINOD S. SAILUS is a Presbyter of the Church of South India and serves as Assistant Professor and Acting Head of the Department in the department of Missiology in Gurukul. He has completed his B.D. degree from Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute, Chennai and M.Th. and D.Th (Missiology) from the United Theological College, Bengaluru.

Research Interests:

Intercultural Theology, Interfaith Dialogue and Living, Comparative Theology,Hindu-Muslim-Christian Trialogue, Hermeneutics of Pluralism, Pluralistic Interculturalism

Academic Publications:

Book:

  1. “Borderless God: An Intercultural Inquiry into the Ultimate Reality.” Thiruvananthapuram: Trivandrum Theological Forum, 2018.

Articles:

  1. “Bengaluru Karaga as Sharing Sacred Spaces: An Intercultural Model for Pluralistic Contexts.” (Forthcoming Publication)

  2. “Eliza Jane Gillett Bridgman and Revolutionary Transformation of Educational Mission in China.” (Malayalam) In VachanaVazhiyileVilakkuMarangal Vol: IV. Edited by Sherly Rasalam. Thiruvananthapuram: Women’s Fellowship, CSI South Kerala Diocese, 2021.

  3. “From an ‘Experience of the Past’ to the ‘Commitment of the Present’: A Methodological Exploration into the Paradigm Shift from Missiology to Intercultural Theology.” Bangalore Theological Forum LII/1 (June, 2020): 165-185.

  4. “Renaissance and Christian Mission in India: An Analysis.” (Malayalam) Sabhamithram VIII/7 (October, 2020): 10-20.

  5. “Celebration of Life Together: A Missiological Analysis of the Hindu-Christian Shrines on the Bore Bank Road, Bengaluru.” Bangalore Theological Forum LI/2 (December, 2019): 218-240.

  6. “Hermeneutics of Brahmajijñāsā: A Feasible Methodology for Intercultural Theology for the Indian Context.” Vidyajyothi Journal of Theological Reflection 83/1 (January, 2019): 59-72.

  7. “Legitimacy of Genesis 11:1-9: An Intercultural Enquiry into Origin of Religions.” NCC Review CXXXVIII/10 (November, 2018): 596-610.

  8. “The ‘Hermeneutical Spiral’ and ‘Intercultural Theology’: Convergences for Reimagining Theological Education in India.” NCC Review CXXXVIII/8 (September, 2018): 487-500.

Published Devotional /Reflective Articles:

  1. “History of Lent: An Analysis.” (Malayalam) ChristavaDeepika (February, 2021): 7-8.
  2. “Appiah: A Heroine in Christian Faith, Philemon 1:1-3.” (Malayalam) In VachanaVazhiyileVilakkuMarangal Vol: III. Edited by Sherly Rasalam. Thiruvananthapuram: Women’s Fellowship, CSI South Kerala Diocese, 2020.
  3. “EnikkuDaahikkunnu (I Thirst).” (Malayalam) In Nombu: ThiricharivinteYaathrapadhangal. Edited by LijoRaphel and Jose R Chenneerkara. Thiruvalla: ChristavaSahityaSamithi, 2019.
  4. “Mission as Deleting the Margin: Life and Witness of an Ecumenical Patron Bishop Samuel Amirtham.” YMCA Souvenir (October, 2016): 53-57.

Unpublished Research Papers:

  1. “Spirituality on a Move: A Sacramental use of ‘the Other’ as an Alternative for Conversion.” International Summer School 2020 on Exploring Christianity in Asia – I, jointly conducted by University of Münster, Germany and Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran (11 December, 2020).
  2. “Sharing Sacred Space: An Intercultural Model for the Pluralistic Contexts in India and Germany.” International Winter School 2019, jointly conducted by University of Oldenburg and The United Theological College, Bengaluru (13 March, 2019).
  3. Celebration of Life Together: Communal Harmony in the Shrines of Different Faiths Located Adjacent, a Missiological Analysis with Special Reference to Bangalore (Assessment Paper – III, UTC, Bengaluru, 13 March, 2017).
  4. Convergences and Divergences of the Mission Methods of Robert de Nobili (1577-1656) and Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg (1682-1719) and their Challenges and Opportunities in the Present-day Indian Context (Assessment Paper – II, UTC, Bengaluru, 23 November, 2016).
  5. Methodological Trends in the Field of Intercultural Theology in the 20th Century with Special Reference to Present-day Indian Context (Assessment Paper – I, UTC, Bengaluru, 23 August, 2016).