Dr Asish Thomas Koshy

Dr Asish Thomas Koshy serves as Associate Professor of New Testament. Before joining SAIACS in 2021, he served as Associate Professor of New Testament at Union Biblical Seminary, Pune and at Gospel for Asia Biblical Seminary, Kerala. He was awarded a scholarship for a six-month exposure study at an Academy at the University of Hamburg (April 2008). He was also a sabbatical student at Westminster College, a constituent member of the Cambridge Theological Federation.


Books Written/Papers Published:


“Towards a Narrative-Critical Reading of John 13: 1-30” in Kerala Theological Journal, 2010; “Breaking the Power of Silence and Espousing Engagement: Mark 3:1-6” in Christian Engagement in Social Change: The Role of Theological Education. Delhi: Christian World Imprints, 2017, pp. 19-32; “Overcoming Violence and Pursuing Justice: Exploring A Case for Restorative Justice in Philemon” SATHRI Journal, 2017, pp. 73-93; “Luther’s Response to the Significance of Faith in relation to Works in the Epistle of James” SATHRI, April 2021; “‘Lived Experience’ of the Divine: Towards Understanding Community Spirituality in the Johannine Epistles” in Wider Contextualized Biblical Spirituality, March 2021; “The Pastoral Epistles” in An Asian Introduction to the New Testament (Fortress Press, Dec. 2021); “Understanding the Portrayal of Jews in John’s Gospel: A Socio-historical Perspective” in New Life Theological Journal, vol. 11, no.1 & 2 (Jan-Dec 2021); “Hermeneutics of Incarnation: Divine-Culture Engagement in John 4,” in Church, Culture, and Hermeneutics: An Evangelical Engagement (SAIACS), 2022.

Books Written:


Identity, Mission, and Community: A Study of the Johannine Resurrection Narrative. Christian World Imprints, 2017.

Edited Book

Christian Engagement in Social Change: The Role of Theological Education. Christian World Imprints, 2018.

Sent to Editors/ for Publication

“Signs and Divine Intervention in Marginality, Sickness and Suffering: An Alternative Reading of John 9” in Doon Theological Journal, Jan 2023; “1 John” in South Asian Study Bible (Langham Partnership International)


Areas of Focus:

  • Johannine Literature
  • Pauline Literature
  • Hermeneutics
  • Socio-narrative Reading



  • DTh in New Testament, Senate of Serampore
  • MTh in New Testament, UTC (Senate of Serampore)
  • MA, Loyola College
  • Bachelor of Divinity, Union Biblical Seminary (Senate of Serampore)


Asish is married to Sara Oommen, a nurse by profession, and they are blessed with two daughters, Akshitha and Ankitha.