Dr Varughese John

Varghese John

Dr Varughese John is a professor of theology and has served on SAIACS’ faculty since 2011.  He served as Dean of Students from 2012-17 and also as the chair of the publication committee from 2014-18. Currently he serves as the HoD of Theology and History Department. 


He received his PhD in 2006 in the area of Kierkegaard studies as a fellow of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research. Before joining SAIACS, he was a post-doctoral Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellow at the Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library, St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Later, as the Langham International Post-Doctoral Fellow, he spent a year at the Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.


In addition to Truth and Subjectivity, Faith and History (Pickwick, 2012), he has authored several articles and edited volumes.


He is married to Mary Varughese, who is a psychologist, and they have three children. 


Areas of Focus

  • Philosophy
  • Kierkegaard Studies
  • Apologetics
  • Pneumatology



  • BS, St. Joseph’s Arts and Science College, Bangalore
  • MA in Philosophy, Bangalore University
  • BD, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune
  • PhD, Madras Christian College—University of Madras


Post-doctoral Fellowships:

  • Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellow at Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library, St. Olaf College, MN, USA, 2010-11
  • Langham International Fellow at Overseas Ministries Study Center, New Haven, CT, USA, 2018-19