Sathianathan Clarke
The Bishop Sundo Kim Chair in World Christianity; Professor of Theology, Culture and Mission

Sathi Clarke is a member of the Episcopal Church of South India. In his diverse career as an educator, he has served as Professor of Theology in Bangalore, India for nine years and as a visiting Contextual Theologian from Asia at Harvard University. In his practice, Dr. Clarke has cultivated specialties in contextual theology, constructive global theology, and theology of religions. His current projects include:

  • World Christianity: Theological Method and Themes;
  • Tales of Jesus in Asia;
  • Competing Religious Fundamentalisms.


Contact Information

Courses Taught

  • Post Colonial Voices, taught with Sharon Ringe
  • Globalization, Mission and the Church: Ecclesiology for the 21st Century
  • Making Christ Work for the Nations: Faces of Jesus in World Christianity
  • PMM: Practice in Ministry and Mission Colloquy
  • Poetics and Politics of Religious Conversion
  • Religion, Violence and Peace: Christian Mission in the Context of Hindu, Muslim And Christian Fundamentalism
  • Systematic Theology 1
  • Systematic Theology 2
  • Theologies of Resistance and Liberation: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mohandas K. Gandhi, taught with Josiah Young
  • Theology and the Global Poor, taught with Beverly Mitchell
  • World Religions As Resource for Christian Theology and Church Ministry



  • University of Madras, B.A., M.A.
  • United Theological College, B.D.
  • Yale University Divinity School, S.T.M.
  • Harvard University Divinity School, Th.D. 

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