Dr. Stavan John
Stavan completed his PhD in Systematic Theology at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK) in 2022. His dissertation on “The Risen and Ascended Humanity of Christ in T.F. Torrance’s ‘Complete’ Christology” examines Christian understandings of Jesus’s bodily resurrection. This research is especially important in an Indian context influenced by Hindu avatar theology, which emphasizes the spirit over the body. Stavan’s work will serve as a corrective, showing that Christ has achieved the complete salvation of whole persons. Stavan is part of a strategic faculty development plan at South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS)(a client school of the Vital SustainAbility Initiative).