Rev. C Justin Raj

Contact Information:

Phone: +91 944 675 0937
E-mail: revjustinraj@gmail.com

Biography:

Rev. Justin Raj earned his B.A. from the University of Kerala in 1996; He completed the One Year Bible Course at CTSN in 1998; He earned his B.D. and M.Th. from Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, Chennai, in 2002 and 2010, respectively.

He has served the Church as pastor at Gospel Lutheran Church, Thundathil, and St.Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mangattukonam in the Trivandrum Circle, Trivandrum Synod (2002-2008); and at Concordia Lutheran Church, Peroorkada, Trivandrum Circle, Trivandrum Synod (2010-2013). He has been on faculty at CTSN since 2013 as visiting lecturer, and since 2014 as Assistant Professor, also assuming the duties of Bursar in 2016.

Rev. Justin Raj is a widower, and has two sons.

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Christian Theology
Discerning the signs of the Times: Theological Methodologies from the Margins
Introduction to Christian Social Ethics
Introduction to Christian Doctrines
Justice, Peace and Overcoming Violence: Biblical and Ethical Perspective
Theology of Martin Luther
Person and Work of Jesus, the Christ
Introduction to Christian Theologies in India
Eco-Justice Theologies
Dalit Theology
Christian Education for Social Change
Introduction to Lutheran Theology

Research Interests:

Relevance and Implication of Bonhoeffer’s Ecclesiology to the Indian Context

Writings:

The Concept of ‘Churchless’ Christianity and Its Implications for Christian Mission in India. Master of Theology Thesis, Gurukul Theological College, 2010.

Bonhoeffer’s Understanding of Discipleship and its Implications for Christian mission in India. Bachelor of Divinity Thesis, Gurukul Theological College, 2002.