Dr. H.S. Wilson receives degree of Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa)
At the 90th Convocation of Serampore University on December 7, 2017 at Lutheran Theology College and Research Institute, India, Rev. Henry Steward Wilson (known as HS among his friends), the Executive Director of the FTESEA, has conferred the Degree of Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa)in recognition of his outstanding scholarship in the field of history of Christianity, missiology and ecumenism, and his distinguished leadership in promoting theological education. He is instrumental in strengthening the relationship among different accrediting bodies in SE Asia, China, especially with Serampore.
HS received his Master’s degree from Princeton and Doctorate from Drew University, USA. After his studies in 1977, he served at UTC, Bangalore and later became the Director of the Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College from 1980 to 1988, and in 1989, he became the founding director of South Asia Theological Research Institute (SATHRI) of the Serampore University. In 1989, he was invited by the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, Geneva to be its Executive Secretary of the Department of Theology. From 1998 to 2003, HS served as Associate Professor of World Mission and Director for the Centre for Global Theologies at the Wartburg Theological Seminary; and from 2003 to 2006 as Professor of Mission and Cultures and Director of Multicultural Mission Resource Centre of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He has written more than 100 articles, 4 books and edited 17 monographs.
- from the Office of the Registrar, Senate of Serampore College (University)