Name  : Nalkara Benny, CMI

Email   : beeyenkcmi at yahoo dot co dot in

Phone  : 08041116253

About Me

Institute/Faculty Faculty of Theology
SpecializationBiblical Theology
AddressDharmaram College,
Bangalore, 560029

Academic Qualification

Post-Graduate and DoctoralStudies

2009- Doctoral Studies inTheology at DVK, Bangalore

2004-2007: STL in Bib. Theology, PontificalGregorian University, Rome. Dissertation: “Christian Life as a Living Sacrifice”- An Exegetico-Theological Study of Rom 12:1-2


Undergraduate Studies

1997-2000: Bachelor of Theology, JnanaDeepa Vidyapeeth, Pune

1994-1997: BA (English Lit.), M.GUniversity, Kottayam, Kerala

1992-1994: Bachelor ofPhilosophy, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore


Teaching Experienc

2007- Lecturer at Dharmaram VidyaKshetram, Bangalore

2010- Jnanodaya

Courses Taught

1. Undergraduate Level

Pauline Writings and Theology

Acts of the Apostles

New Testament Greek

Pauline Ethics

Academic Responsibilities

2012- Director, Village ExposureProgramme, DVK

2012- Associate Director, Centrefor the Study of Kuriakose Elias Chavara

2011- Master of Theology Students

2010- Associate Librarian- DVKCentral Library

2008-2011: Animator to theSeminarians – Dharmaram College

2008-2009: Asst. Parish Priest,St Sebastian’s Church, Anepalayam, Bangalore

2001-2002: Asst. Parish Priest,Christ The King Monastery Parish, Karukutty

2001-2002: Member of theFormation Team, Little Flower Novitiate, Karukutty



1. Research Articles

[2011]“Patior Ergo Sum,” in PaulachanKochappilly, Geo Pallikunnel and Joseph Kureethara, CMI, ed., The Way of Life: A Festschrift in Honour ofProf. Dr. Pathikulangara Varhgese CMI, Kottayam: Denha Services, 2011,129-137.

[2010]“Yesukristuvinte Susr?shakan: Visw?saRahasyangalude K?valkkaran. Ajap?laka Lekhanangalile Darsanam,” Jeevadhara(Malayalam), 40, 236 (April, 2010), 109-121.

 [2009] “SamboornaManushyathvam Sarvesa mahathvam - Visudha Paulosinte Manushya DharsanamRomakkarkkulla Lekhanathil,” Jeevadhara(Malayalam), 39, 237 (April, 2009).

“An Epistle ofSt Paul on Sex, A Pauline Response to Issues of Sex in Contemporary Society,” Journal of Dharma, 34, 1, January-March2009, 117-127.

“Pauline CosmicChristology and Indian Eco-Spirituality,” in Saju Chackalackal, CMI, ed., New Horizons of Indian Christian Living: A Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr. Vadakethala Francis Vineeth CMI,Vidyavanan Publications, Bangalore,  2009,253-268.

“St. Paul, theFirebrand of the Word of God” in   Sebastian Mulloopparambil, CMI, ed., Dynamics ofthe Word of God and the Biblical Personalities, Dharmaram Publications, Bangalore,2009, 213-229.

2. Other Works

[2011] Book Review: Margaret Nutting Ralph, And God Said What? An Introduction to Biblical Literary Forms (OriginallyPublished by Paulist Press, Mahwah, New Jersey, 1986, Revised Edition,Bangalore: Theological Publications in India, 2011), in Asian Horizons Vol. 5, No.1 (March 2011), 203-205.

 [2010] Book Review: Dietrich Werner, David Esterline, Namsoon Kang and Joshva Raja, ed., The Handbook of Theological Education inWorld Christianity: Theological perspectives, Ecumenical trends and Regionalsurveys (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010) in Asian Horizons, Vol. 5, No. 3 (September 2011) 614-615.

[2009] Book Review: JosephPathrapankal, Text and Context inBiblical Interpretation, (Originally Published by Dharmaram Publications, Bangalore, 1993, RevisedEdition, Thiruvalla: Christava Sahitya Samithi, 2009) in Asian Horizons Vol. 5, No. 1 (March 2011), 202-203

Book Review: McKeating,Colm, Peace at the Last: A ChristianTheology of Last Things, (Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 2009), in AsianHorizons Vol. 5, No. 4 (December2011), 841-843 


Participation in Conference

1. Paper Presentation

[2011] “’I LIVE, NOT I; IT IS CHRIST WHO LIVES  IN ME’ (GAL 2:20): A Yogic Interpretation of Paul’s Religious Experience” together with Joseph Pathrapankal   at the International Seminaron “Mysticism without Bounds” held at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram & ChristUniversity, Bangalore, January 05-08, 2011.
2. Conferences Attended
[2011] Mysticism without Bounds- International Conference, 5-8 January, 2011, Dharmaram College, Bangalore.

Towards a Strong Global Economic System, Revealing the Logic of Gratuitousness in the Market Economy- International Colloquium at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram & Christ University, Bangalore, India, 25-29 Oct 2011.

St. Thomas Christians andEvangelization -Dharmaram Mission Seminar 2011, Under the Auspices of the Syro-Malabar Central Committee for the Mission Year, 22-24, November 2011.

[2009]“7th International Whitehead Conference,” 5-9 January, 2009,Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram & Christ University, Bangalore.