Dr Roji Thomas George

Dr. Roji Thomas George

Dr Roji George is a New Testament professor, Head of the NT Department, and Dean of Students. Prior to joining the SAIACS faculty, Dr Roji served as Assistant Professor of the New Testament at Luther W. New Jr. Theological College, Dehradun (2005-2016), and as the Managing Editor of the Doon Theological Journal (DTJ) from 2008-09 and 2012-16. He started his Christian ministerial role as a grassroots-level village evangelist in Madhya Pradesh in 1996 and later served as the pastor of a Hindi village congregation between 2001-03 and 2012-16. He is an ordained minister of the Indian Pentecostal Church of God in India.

 

Dr Roji has published dozens of academic articles in national and international journals in his area of specialization. He received the J.G. Frank Collison Award for Theological Research (USA, 2014) for his work on Luke’s portrayal of Paul’s mission in Ephesus (Acts 19). Of note, he authored Paul’s Identity in Galatians: A Postcolonial Appraisal (CWI, 2016), and A Commentary on Philippians (ABC Series, Langham Press, 2019). He also edited a volume entitled, The Holy Spirit and Christian Mission in a Pluralistic Context (SAIACS Press, 2017), and co-edited Christian Higher Education in Northern India and Nepal as Revitalization Movement (First Fruit-Asbury Theological Seminary, 2017). He also published an English-Hindi Theological Glossary (NTC, 2006) that is widely used by Hindi theological literature publishers across India. Currently, he is writing a missional reading to Paul’s Thessalonians correspondence (Fortress Press).

 

Dr Roji is married to Anjana, a high school teacher. They have two daughters, Joanne and Janet. Apart from his involvement in teaching and preaching in the local church, Dr Roji also travels to preach in spiritual revival meetings, and trains pastors and missionaries serving in North Indian mission fields.

 

Areas of Focus

  • Trends of Interpretation in the Study of the New Testament
  • Paul and Pauline Literature
  • Acts
  • Empire and Postcolonial Studies
  • Missional Reading of the Bible
  • Disability Studies and the Bible

 

Education

  • BA in History and Sociology, IGNOU
  • BD and MTh, Union Biblical Seminary (Senate of Serampore)
  • MA in Sociology, H.N. Bahuguna Garhwal University
  • DTh, Senate of Serampore

 

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