Rev. Dr. C. Thankappan

Contact Information:

Phone: +91 9488258904


Dr. Thankappan earned an M.A. from Annamalai University in 1990; and his M.Th. and D.Th. from the university of Serampore in 1995 and 2014 respectively. His doctoral dissertation was entitled, ‘The Spring of the Waters of Life to the Thirsty without Payment: Water Crisis and Commodification of Water in the Age of Globalization’.

Dr. Thankappan has served in the IELC as a church planter in Pettai, Tirunelveli Circle, Nagercoil Synod, and in Manimuthoor, Tirunelveli Circle, Nagercoil Synod, from 1985-8. He served as a Pastor at Peace Lutheran Church, Tirunelveli, Bethel Lutheran Church, Ganesapuram, and at Calvary Lutheran Church, Nagercoil, between 1989 and 2005. He has been teaching at CTSN since 1999, and as full-time faculty since 2005.

Dr. Thankappan is married, with two sons.

Courses Taught:

Understanding Indian Society
Introduction to Theological education and Reflection
Worship and Preaching
Lutheran Liturgy in Tamil
Signs of Times
Christian Education for Social Change

Research Interests:

Lutheran liturgical formation and usage