The Rev’d Dr Santhosh S Kumar

Contact Details

Position: Lecturer in Practical Theology

Email: skumar@sbc.edu.au

Qualifications

Doctor of Theology
Melbourne College of Divinity, Australia

Master of Theology (Liturgy and Music)
Asian Institute for Liturgy and Music, Manila

Bachelor of Divinity
United Theological College, Bangalore

Areas of Teaching

Practical Theology; Liturgics

Biography

Ordained as a minister of the Church in 1992, Santhosh served a brief period of pastoral ministry in the Church of South India before joining the faculty of the United Theological College, Bangalore, in 1994. After continuing 23 years in teaching ministry at UTC he is currently the Parish Priest of the Anglican Parish of Broadview and Enfield.

He is a Professor of Liturgy and Music under the Senate of Serampore University and was the Dean of Doctoral and Non-Degree (Research) at the United Theological College, Bangalore, India. He has authored several publications and has been a resource person at the Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium; MCD University of Divinity, Melbourne; and the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.

He has supervised around 25 theses in Master of Theology level and around 20 theses in Bachelor of Theology level to successful completion, and currently supervising doctoral candidates of the Senate of Serampore (University).

Santhosh, lives in Adelaide with his wife Sheeba and sons Sangeet and Sandeep – and his free time interests include driving and spending time with nature.

Research Interests

His present academic research is on ‘Christian worship in a religiously pluralistic world’. His academic and pastoral interests include creative and indigenous liturgies, indigenous music, contributing to courses in Practical Theology, involvement in intercultural and interfaith initiatives.

Publications

Great Commission in Context: Being with God’s Creation, Editor, Jointly published by CWI and UTC, May 2016.

‘Liturgical Reforms: a Review of the Church of South India Eucharistic Liturgy’, Studia Liturgica, Vol. 44, Nos. 1-2, 2014: 247-261.

A Guide to Inclusive Language for Theological Students, Christian Ministers and Lay Leaders: Building an Inclusive Community, Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College, June 2012.

Modes of Indian Classical Music for the Moods of Christian Worship: Exploring the Raga-Rasa Theory of Indian Classical Music, Jointly published by CSS and UTC, March 2012.

Participating in God’s Mission Today, editor, Jointly Published by CSS and UTC Bangalore, March 2011.

‘Towards the Development of an Inculturated Eucharistic Liturgy for the Church of South India’, Australian Journal of Liturgy, Volume 12 No. 1, 2010, 12-26.

‘Modes of Music for the Moods of Christian Worship – A Liturgical Enquiry to the Raga-Rasa Theory of Indian Classical Music’, Bangalore Theological Forum, Vol. XLII, No. 1, June 2010: 225-255.

‘Search for Equality in Community through Christian Worship’, NCC Review, Vol. CXXX No.03, April 2010, 30-54.

‘Liturgy and Music as tools of Peace and Reconciliation in a Religiously Pluralist Context’, Bangalore Theological Forum, Vol. XL, No. 2, December 2008: 82-95.

‘The Unknown God’, Masihi Sevak: Journal of Christian Ministry, Vol XXXII No. 3, January, 2008.

From Roman Rite to Franco-Roman Rite (Review), Australian Journal of Liturgy, May, 2006.

‘Other Holy Books in Christian Worship’, The Intertextuality of the Holy Books, Eds., Abraham Karickam & M. O. Oommen Jr., Kerala, Kottarakara: The Cosmic Community Centre & Dr Alexander Mar Thoma Centre for Dialogue, July 2004.

‘Use of Music in Christian Worship in India’, Masihi Sevak: Journal of Christian Ministry, 1998.

UTC Bhajan Cassette Vol. 2, The United Theological College Publication, Bangalore, 1997.

‘A Theology of Christian Ritual Music’, Masihi Sevak: Journal of Christian Ministry, 1995.

UTC Bhajan Cassette Vol. 1, The United Theological College Publication, Bangalore, 1995.