Fr. Dr. Thomas Vadakkel

Area of Specialization: Sacred Scripture – New Testament – Letters of St. Paul
Mobile: +91 8281930454 Email: tvadakkel@gmail.com



Education Summary
  • BPh. Paurastya Vidyapitham, Vadavathoor, Kottayam (1999-2002)
  • BA. Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam, India (1999-2002)
  • BTh. St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary Mangalapuzha, Alwaye (2003-2006)
  • MA. Masters in Theology, KU Leuven, Belgium (2009-2010)
  • STL. Advanced Masters in Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium (2010-2011)
  • PhD and STD in Biblical Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium (2011-2016)
Teaching assignments
  • Paurastya Vidyapitham, Vadavathoor, Kottayam, India (2017 - ) Subjects: Acts of the Apostles, Letters of St. Paul, Letter to Hebrews, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hermeneutics, Letters of John
Visiting Faculty
  • Sanathana MCBS Major Seminary (DKV),Thamarassery (2016 - )
  • Alphonsian Institute of Religious Sciences, Palai (2017 - )
  • Bethania Theological Institute, Palai (2017 - )
  • Marthoma Vidhyanikethan, Changanassery (2017 - )
  • Mar Sleeva College of Nursing, Cherpunkal, Palai (2018)
  • Missionary Orientation Center (MOC), Manganam (2018 - )
Pastoral and administrative assignments
  • Assistant Vicar – St. Xavier’s Church Neeloor (2007)
  • Secretary to the Bishop of Palai (2007-2009)
  • Vice Chancellor, Eparchy of Palai (2016-2017)
  • Lecturer, Paurastya Vidyapitham, Vadavathoor (2017- )
  • Secretary, CBCI Office for Doctrine, New Delhi (2018- )
  • Chief Editor, Bible Bhashyam – Malayalam (2018 - )
  • Finance Administrator, Paurastya Vidyapitham, Vadavathoor (2020- )
Publications & Conferences Articles

  • “Thathwasasthravum Daivasasthravum,” Jeevadhara 35, no. 208 (2005), 221-232.
  • “An Analysis of Paul’s Image of the Body of Christ in Lumen Gentium, 7:1-3.” in Revisiting Vatican II: 50 Years of Renewal, Vol.  II. Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2015, 183-196.
  • “Mariyam: Theotokos-Christotokos,” Mathadarshanam 49, no. 3 (2017), 5-22.
  • “The Meaning of houtos kai ho Christos in 1 Cor 12:12e,” Bible Bhashyam No. 3 (2017), 96-112.
  • “Dhanyan Kadalikkattil Mathayi Achanum Daivavily Prothsahanavum” in Hrudayamkondu Thottavan, Pala: S.H. Publications, 2017, 122-130.
  • “Sathyam: Vishudhagranda Kazhchappadiloode,” Jeevadhara no. 285 (2018), 27-36.
  • “Swavargabhogam: Puthiyaniyama Kazhchapaadil” in  Swavarga Laimgeekatha: Christava Dharmeeka Dharshanam, Vadavathoor: OIRSI, 2018, 50-60.
  • “Nithyapurohithanaya Eesho Hebraya Lekhana Bhashyathil,” Bible Bhashyam 48, no. 4 (2018), 28-40.
  • “Nithyapurohithanaya Eesho,” Aikyadeepam 43, no. 1 (2019), 7-11.
  • “Vishudhagrandha Darshanangal,” Bible Bhashyam, Vol. 49, Nos. 1-2 (2019), 26-52.
  • “Vishudhiyum Vishudharum,” Bible Bhashyam, Vol. 49, No. 3 (2019), 25-52.
  • “Vishudhagrandha Darshanangal,” Bible Bhashyam, Vol. 49, No. 4 (2019), 36-56.
  • “Vachananalam,” Deepanalam Weekly, Vol. 52, Nos. 43-48 (2019).
  • “Christus Vivit,” Pratheekshayude Poomottukal, Vol. 37, Nos. 1-6 (2019).
  • “Biblical Reflections,” Smart Companion, Vol. 10, Nos. 8-12 (2019).
  • “Christus Vivit,” Pratheekshayude Poomottukal, Vol. 38, Nos. 7-9 (2020).
  • “Vachananalam,” Deepanalam Weekly, Vol. 53, Nos. 34-39 (2020-21).
International / National Scientific Conferences or Seminars- Presentations
  • A Rereading of Paul’s Image of the Body of Christ in Lumen Gentium 7:1-3 Focusing on 1 Cor 12:12-27. Revisiting Vatican II: 50 Years of Renewal (2013).
  • Paul’s Image of the Body of Christ in 1 Cor 12:12-27, Paurastya Vidyapitham, St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary Vadavathoor, Kottayam, India (2015).
  • Rereading Paul and the Body (1 Cor 12:12-27) from a Hellenistic Perspective, St. Joseph’s Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Mangalapuzha, Alwaye, India (2015).
  • Paul and the Body, Paurastya Vidyapitham, Vadavathoor, Kottayam, India (2017).
  • Greco-Roman Literature and Culture in Corpus Paulinum, International Conference on Literature and Culture, St. Thomas College Pala, MG University (2018),
  • Unity in Corpus Paulinum, Lectio Brevis, Paurastya Vidyapitham, Vadavathoor, Kottayam, India (2018).
  • Right to Equality, 16th Kerala State Level Seminar 2018. Lourdes Hall, Kottayam (2018).
PhD Thesis

Vadakkel, Thomas, Bieringer, Reimund (Promoter), Nathan, Emmanuel (Co-Promoter)  From Division to Unity in Diversity: An Exegetical Analysis of the Image of the Body of Christ in 1 Cor 12:12-27 With Special Attention to the Ecclesial and Ethical Dimensions of the Image in its Literary and Historical Contexts (KU Leuven, Belgium, 2016).