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Rev. Paul Love
About Paul Love's ministry
Paul L. Love is director of the Study Centre for Indian Literature in English and Translation (SCILET), which is part of the American College in Madurai near the southern tip of India. “By encouraging the study of the best Indian literature written in English,” writes Dr. Love, “our Study Centre can be a source of national integration and unification in India, because English is the only language that is known and used in every part of this country.”
“SCILET is also facilitating the translation of regional language writing into English, so that literature written in such local languages as Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telegu can be read in all parts of the country, not just in one state. We know of no other institute in India that is doing just these same things, and that is what makes our work here so exciting!”
SCILET also provides books, journals, and documents to more than 500 local college and university students and teachers, who study and publicize the excellent work of the many creative Indian writers who use the English medium.
As postgraduate professor of English, Dr. Love also helped to develop the first graduate program in the humanities for this predominantly science-oriented college.
About Paul Love
Prior to his assignment at the American College, Paul taught for i8 years at Baring Union Christian College at Batala in north India. There he also helped to establish a program of graduate studies in English. At both colleges he taught seminars and courses in biblical studies and conducted college chapel services.
Paul's teaching in India, which began with his appointment to overseas service with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1954, was interrupted by a year of graduate work in historical theology at Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut, and by longer periods of study and teaching at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Paul Linder Love grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, where his father, Dr. Julian Price Love, taught at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He did his undergraduate work at the College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio, and received a B.D. degree from Louisville Seminary. He is a member of the Presbytery of Mid-Kentucky.
Birthday: September 14