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Matthew Vellanickal

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Matthew Vellanickal (born 25 September 1934) is a New Testament scholar and a vicar general of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Changanassery. Matthew Vellanickal pursued doctoral studies in the discipline of New Testament at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome under the Belgian New Testament Exegete Ignatius de la Potterie and was awarded the doctoral degree in 1970 based on his dissertation The Divine Sonship of Christians in the Johannine Writings. He was a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission from 1978 to 1984, and President of the Paurastya Vidyapitham (Pontifical Oriental Institute of Religious Studies), Kottayam from 1982 to 1994. He was also Professor of New Testament at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Kottayam.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1934-09-25
Place of birth
Arpookara

Education

Institution From To
Pontifical Urbaniana University
Pontifical Biblical Institute

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