Dr Varughese John

Dr Varughese John has served on SAIACS’s faculty in the Department of Theology and History since 2011 and is now the Dean of Doctoral Studies Dean of Students. During his PhD, he was a Junior Research Fellow of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi. Before joining SAIACS, he was a post-doctoral Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellow at the Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library, St. Olaf College, Minnesota. Later, as the Langham International Post-Doctoral Fellow, he spent a year at the Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut.


Books Written/Papers Published:

In addition to his book, Truth and Subjectivity, Faith and History: Kierkegaard’s Insights for Christian Faith (Pickwick, 2012), he has authored several edited volumes as well as articles in peer-reviewed journals including entries in T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Christian Theology, Modern Reformation, Journal of Asian Evangelical Theology, South Asia Bible Commentary, Oxford Encyclopedia of South Asian Christianity, and others.


Areas of Focus:

  • Kierkegaard Studies
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Pneumatology
  • Cultural Exegesis



  • PhD in Kierkegaard Studies, Madras Christian College, University of Madras
  • MA in Philosophy, Bangalore University
  • Bachelor of Divinity, Union
  • Biblical Seminary
  • Bachelor of Science, St. Joseph’s Arts and Science College, Bangalore


He is married to Mary, who is a psychotherapist, and they have three children. Varughese loves playing table tennis, volleyball, and other sports.