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B. J. Christie Kumar
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Born October 18, 1944(1944-10-18)
Church Samavesam of Telugu Baptist Churches
Education
Ordained 1973
Writings See Section
Offices held
Title Reverend
Parents Mother: Smt. Marthamma
Father: Sri Bontha Benjamin
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B. J. Christie Kumar is an Indian Theologian who has taught Systematic Theology[3] at the Andhra Christian Theological College since 1977.

Ravela Joseph who compiled a bibliography of original Christian writings in India in Telugu with the assistance of B. Suneel Bhanu mentioned two books of Christie Kumar[4] - Acts of God[4] and Thou art that Man[4].

Christie Kumar also translated Robin H. S. Boyd's An Introduction to Indian Christian Theology[5] into Telugu which serves as standard material on Indian Christian Theology under the Senate of Serampore College (University) system[6].

The Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome in its 1981 annual issue of Bibliographic Index of Biblical Studies (Elenchus bibliographicus biblicus of Biblica) included Christie Kumar's article entitled An Indian Christian Appreciation of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: A Search into the Religious Heritage of the Indian Christian[7]. In 2006, Christie Kumar reviewed[8] the book The Interpretive Diary of a Bishop authored by Victor Premasagar.

The Bible Society of India - Andhra Pradesh Auxiliary which took up modern translation of the Telugu Bible also included Christie Kumar on its panel on Old Testament steered by the Old Testament Exegete G. Babu Rao[9].

Contents

Writings

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Articles

  • 1981 - An Indian Christian Appreciation of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: A Search into the Religious Heritage of the Indian Christian[7]
  • 1990 - The Concept of Man according to Swami Vivekananda: A Christian Theological Appraisal[10]
  • 1998 - A Study of the Concept of the Servant Model: a revised ecclesiology in the context of national integration[11]
  • 2001 - Theological Foundations and Theological Aspirations[12]
  • 2003 - Ministerial Formation - Towards a Contemporary Understanding[13]

Books

In Telugu (తెలుగు)

  • 1980 - Acts of God (దేవుని క్రియల)[4]
  • 1989 - Thou art that Man (ఆ మనుష్యుడవు నీవే)[4]
  • 2000 - Siluvopanishad (సిలువోపనిషద్)[14]
  • 2003 - Devaaraathramulu (దివారాత్రాములు)[15]
  • 2004 - Theology - A Dalit Christian's Point of View (దెవ శాస్త్రం - క్రైస్తవ దళిత అవగాహన)[16]

In English

  • - My Heart Beat[17]
  • 2003 - Prem Sadhana[18]
  • 2007 - Destroy "This" Temple[19]

History

Christie Kumar pursued theological studies (B.D.) from 1967 to 1970[20] at the Ramayapatnam Baptist Theological College which was then housed in the premises of Andhra Christian Theological College, Rajahmundry. Louis F. Knoll was the Principal of the Ramayapatnam Baptist Theological College at that time[21]. Christie Kumar was also taught by K. David, Muriel Carder and Victor Premasagar.

In 1975, Christie Kumar enrolled at the United Theological College[20], Bengaluru for postgraduate studies (M. Th.) in the discipline of Systematic Theology and studied under Joshua Russel Chandran[22] and submitted a dissertation titled The understanding of man in the writings of S. Radhakrishnan[23] after which B. Victor Emmanuel[24], the General Secretary of the Samavesam of Telugu Baptist Churches then assigned Christie Kumar a teaching role in the ecumenical Seminary in Hyderabad. Christie Kumar then began tutoring students at the ecumenical seminary in Hyderabad along with the Systematic Theologian R. Yesurathnam. As years passed by, G. Dyvasirvadam, Jürgen Fangmeier[25], and L. Raymond Waldock also joined the College to teach Systematic Theology[26].

In 1979 Christie Kumar was sent by the Andhra Christian Theological College as a Visiting Lecturer to the Kirchliche Hochschule, Wuppertal[2] to teach Indian Christian Theology for a semester. A decade later, as if in reciprocation, the Kirchliche Hochschule, Wuppertal sent the prominent Theologian Jürgen Fangmeier[27] to teach Systematic Theology[28] at the Andhra Christian Theological College in Hyderabad. In the academic year 2008-2009, Christie Kumar went on a sabbatical and became a Resident of the Overseas Ministries Study Centre, New Haven, Connecticut[20].

Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
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Panel Member

Telugu Old Testament Common Language Translation of the Bible Society of India - Andhra Pradesh Auxiliary, Hyderabad
1992-

Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Resident

Overseas Ministries Study Centre
New Haven, Connecticut
2008 - 2009

Succeeded by
-
Academic offices
Preceded by
D. J. Jeremiah
Principal

Andhra Christian Theological College, Hyderabad
2002 - 2006

Succeeded by
N. V. Luther Paul
Preceded by
R. Yesurathnam
Lecturer in Systematic Theology

Andhra Christian Theological College, Hyderabad
1977 -

Succeeded by
S. I. Nirmal Kumar
Religious titles
Preceded by
Cornelius David[29]
Pastor

The Waterbury Memorial Telugu Baptist Church, Perambur[30], Chennai[31] (Samavesam of Telugu Baptist Churches)
1970 - 1975

Succeeded by
Sam Jaya Prasad
B. J. Christie Kumar(seated third from left) along with the Teachers and Students in Hyderabad during the Principalship of S. Joseph.
Christie Kumar at a Translation Workshop of the Telugu Common Language (Old Testament) under the aegis of the Bible Society of India in Visakhapatnam. (standing in the second row third from right).

References

Notes
  1. ^ The B.D. Section of Ramapatnam Baptist Theological College was housed in the premises of Andhra Christian Theological College in Rajahmundry.
  2. ^ a b Deutsche version of Kirchliche Hochschule. de:Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel
  3. ^ NCC Review, Volume 118, Nagpur, 1998. p. 183. [1]
  4. ^ a b c d e Ravela Joseph, Suneel Bhanu (Compiled), Bibliography of original Christian writings in Telugu, Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College, Bengaluru, 1993. pp.22 and 29. [2]
  5. ^ Robin H. S. Boyd, An Introduction to Indian Christian Theology, Christian Literature Society, Chennai, 1969. [3]. R. H. S. Boyd originally presented the book as a doctoral dissertation to the University of Edinburgh in 1966.
  6. ^ G. Babu Rao, Bibliography of the Writings of Peddi Victor Premasagar in H. S. Wilson (Edited), The Church on the move: a quest to affirm the biblical faith ; essays in honour of Peddi Victor Premasagar, Bishop in Medak and Moderator of the C.S.I., presented on the occasion of his Shastipoorthi celebrations, Christian Literature Society, Chennai, 1988, p.157. [4]
  7. ^ a b Elenchus bibliographicus biblicus of Biblica, Volume 62, Pontifical Biblical Institute Press, 1981. p. 383. [5]
  8. ^ B. J. Christie Kumar, Book Review on The Interpretive Diary of a Bishop, Religion and Society, Volume 51, Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society, Bengaluru, 2006. pp.9, 59 and 60. [6]
  9. ^ Bible Society of India, Address List of Telugu Old Testament Common Language Translation Panel, Bible House, 132 Rashtrapathi Road, Secunderabad 500 003, 1992.
  10. ^ B. J. Christie Kumar, The Concept of Man according to Swami Vivekananda: A Christian Theological Appraisal in Reflections on Theology Today: Papers presented by the ACTC faculty during the academic year 1988-1989 on Theology and Mission and Ministry of the Church, Hyderabad, 1990.
  11. ^ B. J. Christie Kumar, A Study of the Concept of the Servant Model: a revised ecclesiology in the context of national integration, NCC Review, Volume 118, National Council of Churches in India, Nagpur, 1998. p. 183. [7]
  12. ^ B. J. Christie Kumar, Theological Foundations and Theological Aspirations in Vinod Victor, Leslie Nathaniel (Edited) Ecumenism : Prospects and Challenges - a festschrift to the Rev. G. Dyvasirvadam, Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2001. pp. 208-286.[8]
  13. ^ B. J. Christie Kumar, Ministerial Formation - Towards a Contemporary Understanding, NCC Review, Volume 123, National Council of Churches in India, Nagpur, 2003. p. 25. [9]
  14. ^ B. J. Christie Kumar, Siluvopanishad, Published by the Author, Hyderabad, 2000.
  15. ^ B. J. Christie Kumar, Devaaraathramulu, Published by the Author, Hyderabad, 2003.
  16. ^ B. J. Christie Kumar, Theology - A Dalit Christian's Point of View, Telugu Theological Literature Board, Hyderabad, 2004.
  17. ^ B. J. Christie Kumar, My Heart Beat, Published by the Author, Hyderabad.
  18. ^ B. J. Christie Kumar, Prem Sadhana, Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, New Delhi, 2003.[10]
  19. ^ B. J. Christie Kumar, Destroy "This" Temple, Published by the Author, Hyderabad, 2007.
  20. ^ a b c Dan Nicholas, Indians Discover Benefit of OMSC Residency in The Hearth : A Newsletter for the Friends of OMSC, Number 25, Spring 2009. Page 3. [11]
  21. ^ Year book of the American Baptist Convention, 1971. p.180. [12]
  22. ^ The United Theological College, Directory 1910-1997, Bengaluru, 1997. p.111 [13]
  23. ^ Thesis Titles - M.Th., M.R.S., D.D., D.Th., Published by the Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College, Bengaluru, 1991. p.14
  24. ^ Mar Aprem Mooken, Indian Christian who is who, Bombay Parish Church of the East, Mumbai, 1983. p.188. [14]
  25. ^ Jürgen Fangmeier at Deutsche version of Wikipedia. de:Jürgen Fangmeier
  26. ^ Cf. Wikipedia article on Andhra Christian Theological College.
  27. ^ Jürgen Fangmeier at Deutsche version of Wikipedia. de:Jürgen Fangmeier
  28. ^ Cf. Katrin Hofmann, Kürschners deutscher Gelehrten-Kalendar 2001: bio-bibliographisches Verzeichnis deutschprachiger Wissenschaftler der Gegenwart, (Kürschner’s Directory of German Scholars: A Bio-Bibliographical Register of German-Speaking Scientists and Scholars of the Present Day ) Part 2, Eighteenth Edition, München, 2001. [15]
  29. ^ Cf. Amirtharaj Nelson, A new day in Madras: a study of Protestant churches in Madras, William Carey Library, Pasadena, 1974. [16].
  30. ^ The Hindu Business Line, Contributions to the Hindu Relief Fund, 21 January 2005. [17]
  31. ^ Cf. Encyclopedia Britannica - Lucy Whitehead McGill. Pastor Norman W. Waterbury pastored the Telugu minority in Chennai until his death in 1886. The Telugu Baptist Church in Chennai was named in his remembrance. [18]
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