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Fr. Dr. John Thomas Karingattil


Fr. Dr. John Thomas Karingattil has been professor at the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam since 1995 in the Communications Department. He also serves as Dean of Practical Studies. He began his theological education at the Orthodox Theological Seminary at Kottayam where he completed the Graduate in Sacred Theology (diploma) and Bachelor in Divinity degree. Fr. John Thomas has also achieved M.A. Malayalam (Kerala University), M.Th in Communication (Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary at Madurai) and M.Phil. in Social Sciences (M.G. University, Kottayam). Following a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the Madras Christian College at Tambram, he was trained in Journalism at Malayalam Manorama Daily. He has done a doctoral research in ‘The Cultural Hegemony of the Indian Media’ at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.

His main areas of teaching are Communication, Worship and Preaching, Homiletics, Women Studies and Research Methodologies.

Fr. Dr. John Thomas is also currently Chief Editor of the ‘Malankara Sabha Magazine’, the official monthly magazine of the Malankara Orthodox Church. He has authored the following books:

  • Malankara Sabhayude Yugashilpi
  • Maunathinde Prakasham
  • Parumala Thirumeni Malayala Saahithyathil
  • Ende Mugham Anweshipeen
  • Sabhayum Samvedhanavum
  • Prasanga Peedathile Sampoorna Naavugal
  • Malankarayude Saumya Thejas (ed.)
  • Sabhayum Sthreegalum (ed.)
  • Sneha Samvedanam