Rev. Dr. Varghese M. Daniel

Rev. Dr. Varghese M. Daniel

Assistant Professor of Malankara Studies

Educational Background

  • B.A., Osmania University
  • B.D., Serampur University
  • G.S.T., Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam
  • M.A., Katholic University
  • Ph.D., University of Divinity

Teaching Interests

  • Eastern Theology
  • Bioethics
  • Pastoral Care
  • Comparative Religions
  • Patristics
  • Religion and Peace Building

Current Projects and Research Interests

  • Religions and Bioethics

Recent Courses Taught at SVOTS

  • Liturgical Theology
  • Pastoral Care

Selected Publications

  • Daniel, V M, Religion and Bioethics: A Holistic Approach (Book-in Progress) 2016
  • Daniel, V M, “Eradication of Child Poverty as the Cornerstone for Welfare and Development”, Book chapter in Terrorism, Economic Justice and Global Peace, K Kuriakose (ed) Nova Science Publishers, (In Press 2016)
  • Daniel V M, “Genomics and Genetic Engineering: Playing God?” Book chapter in Genomics and Bioethics, A book edited by Dr. Soraj Hongladarom, IGI Global, Thailand, 2010
  • Daniel, V M, “The Moral Status of the Person in Religious Bioethics,” MCD, 2009
  • Daniel, V M, Thesis: “Ethical Aspects of Human Cloning,” OTS, 2000
  • Daniel, V M, “Cloning: Friend or Foe?” (Malayalam) Hermon Sandesam, 1998

Recent Conference Presentations and Activities

  • Parliament of the World’s Religions, Salt Lake, UT October 15-19, 2015 (“Four dimensional strategies for world peace”- Paper Presented)
  • Personhood Beyond the Human Conference, Yale University, December 6-8, 2013
  • Global Health & Innovation Conference 2011, New Haven, USA, April 16-17, 2011
  • 6th International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering, Brooklyn, NY, April 1-3, 2011
  • International workshop controversies with in the scientific revolution, Padova, Italy, May 8-10, 2008
  • International Conference for Advanced Bioethics, Nijmegen, February 28 – March 1, 2008
  • International Conference on Stem Cell Research, Ghent, November 30 – December 1, 2007
  • Caritas International Conference, Brussels, 2007
  • European Bioethics Conference, Leuven, 2006
  • AANZAC International, Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2004

Recent Awards

  • Erasmus Mundus European Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2006-2007
  • Australian Research Training Scheme scholarship, 2004-2006
  • MCD Travel Grant, 2006
  • Parkville Scholarship, 2003

Additional Certifications

  • Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Consultant Bioethicist
  • Registered Marriage Celebrant

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