OCMS is privileged to be able to draw on a wide range of academics for supervision.
Our affiliation with validating universities allows us to consult and seek out the most appropriate supervisor for the proposed research topic from those working in the field anywhere in the world.
The key to our supervision is matching the topic, which the research student is motivated and able to pursue, with the particular expertise and interest of the supervisor.
Therefore OCMS is able to make available OCMS academic staff and fellows to research students, and also to approach those affiliated to a great variety of universities around the world who are in a position to share in the excitement of discovery generated by a student's research by contributing experienced guidance.
Normally each research student has a supervisory team of two supervisors plus an OCMS Mentor to provide expertise for different dimensions of the research.
Below is a list of the academics who are currently supervising or are available to supervise research students. We gladly acknowledge here our indebtedness to their huge contribution to the Research Programme.
Mrs Martin Accad
Dr Afe Adogame
PhD (1998, University of Bayreuth); MDiv (1992, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria); BA (1987, Bende State University, Nigeria)
Lecturer, School of Divinity, The University of Edinburgh
Formerly: 2000-2005: Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow, Dept. for the Study of Religion/
Institute of African Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany; 2003-2004: Senior Fellow Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University; 1998-2002: Lecturer, Dept. of Religions, Lagos State University (Ojo).
Research: Religion in African diasporic contexts; Religion in prisons and the refugee camps; Migration, religion and globalization; Religion and youth
Regions: Africa, Scotland
Publications: The African Christian Diaspora: New Currents and Emerging Trends in World Christianity, London: Continuum Publishers, 2011; Celestial Church of Christ: The Politics of Cultural Identity in a West African Prophetic-Charismatic Movement, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1999; Editor: Who is Afraid of the Holy Ghost? Pentecostalism and Globalization in Africa and Beyond, Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2010; ‘Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements in a Global Perspective’ (2010) in Byran S. Turner (ed) The New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion. Chichester: Willey-Blackwell, pp. 498-518; ‘How God became a Nigerian: Religious Impulse and the Unfolding of a Nation’, in Journal of Contemporary African Studies (2010), Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 479-498; ‘Transnational Migration and Pentecostalism in Europe’, in PentecoStudies. An Interdisciplinary Journal for Research on the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements (2010): Vol 9, 1. 56-73; 'From House Cells to Warehouse Churches? Christian Church Outreach Mission International in Translocal Contexts’, in Hüwelmeier, Gertrud, & Kristine Krause (eds.), Traveling Spirits: Migrants, Markets and Mobilities: New York & London: Routledge, 2010, pp. 165-185;
‘African Christianity in Diaspora’, in Diane B. Stinton (eds) African Theology on the Way. Current Conversations. London: SPCK, 2010
Prof Mario Aguilar
Professor of Religion and Politics, St Andrews University (UK)
Also: Director, Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics (CSRP)
Areas: The Study of Religion; Religion in the Contemporary World; Theology in Latin America and Africa; Contextual Theology; Biblical Studies and Anthropology
Research: He is currently writing a nine volume work on the social history of the Catholic Church in Chile
Regions: Latin America, Africa and Asia
Publications: The History and Politics of Latin American Theology, 2 volumes (SCM Press, 2007); Contemplation and Politics: Essays on Religion and Politics (SPCK, 2008); and A Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile, 9 volumes (2004--)FORTHCOMING
Rev'd Prof Kyo Seong Ahn
DPhil (Cantab); MPhil (Cantab); ThM, MDiv (Presbyterian College); MA and BA ( Seoul National University)
Assistant Professor, Historical Theology, Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary, Seoul
Formerly: Union Bible Training Center in Mongolia (UBTC, now Union Bible College), Founding Director, Faculty and Chairperson of the Board of Directors; Ulaanbaatar College (now Ulaanbaatar University), Faculty; Mongolian National Institute of Foreign Languages (now Mongolian National University of Humanities), Faculty; Mongolian National University, Part-time Lecturer; Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary, Part-time Lecturer; Executive Secretary of the World Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church of Korea; Pastor of the Ulaanbaatar Korean Community Church in Mongolia; Pastor of the Amen Church (Mongolian) and other churches in Mongolia;
Assistant Pastor of the Somang Presbyterian Church in Korea
Areas: History of Theology, Mission
Regions: Mongolia, South East Asia
Publications: The Church Which Lost the Disabled. Seoul: The Hongsung Books. (in Korean); “From Mission to Church and Beyond: The Metamorphosis of post-Edinburgh Christianity”. Kerr, David A. & Ross, Kenneth R. eds. Edinburgh 2010: Mission Now and Then. Oxford: Regnum. 76-86; “Protestant Missions to China”, “The Protestants Arrive in Japan”, “The Chinese Christian Church”. Christianity: The Illustrated Guide to 2,000 Years of the Christian Faith. Elanora Heights, NSW: Millennium House
Dr Jim Alexander
Masters in International Administration; Bachelor of Theology and Missions
Consultant - Organization, Management, Community Development; Development Associates International, Denver, CO, USA
Also: Associate Consultant and Adjunct Faculty
Formerly: Director of Administration, LEFC, Lancaster, PA, USA; Consultant - Organization, Management, Community Development, Associated with Mennonite Economic Development Associates & The Samaritan Center; Director - Rural Development Department, United Mission to Nepal; Kathmandu, Nepal
Dr Dibyesh Anand
PhD (Bristol), MA (Hull), BA Honours (Delhi)
Reader (Associate Professor) in International Relations, Department of Politics and IR, University of Westminster
Also: Research Director, Department of Politics and IR Associate, India Media Centre, University of Westminster; Member, School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Languages Research, Enterprise and Knowledge Transfer (REKT) Committee
Member, Department’s Research Strategy Team; Co-Organiser of Westminster International Relations Forum; Organiser of CR Parekh Lecture in 2008 (Ashis Nandy).
Organiser of four international conferences on China, Tibet and India
Formerly: 2003-2007: Permanent Lecturer, Department of Economics and International Development,
University of Bath
Areas: Dibyesh’s research interests include international relations broadly defined; issues of identity and representation; state, nationalism, religion, and democracy; security; majority-minority relations; the interaction between the ‘West’ and the ‘Rest’; China and Tibet; South Asia
Regions: South Asia, China, Tibet
Publications: Anand, D. (Under contract) Tibet: Contested Histories and Futures, London: Reaktion Books; Anand, D (Forthcoming) Hindu Nationalism in India and the Politics of Fear, New York: Palgrave Macmillan; Anand, D. (2009) Tibet: A Victim of Geopolitics, New Delhi: Routledge; Anand, D. (2007) Geopolitical Exotica: Tibet in Western Imagination. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (Borderline Series); Anand, D. (2011) ‘Revisiting the China-India Border Dispute: An Introduction’, China Report 47(1); Anand D and Kaul, N. (Under Review) ‘A Disruptive Ethnography of Mhindi: Consistencies and Contradictions in the Indian Diaspora in Tanzania’
Anand, D and Ghosh, A. (Under Review), ‘The Politics of Culture and Mobilisation: The Left and the Right in India’; Anand, D. (2009) ‘Diasporic Subjectivity as an Ethical Position’, South Asia Diaspora, 1(2), 102-112;
Anand, D. (2009) ‘Strategic Hypocrisy: The British Imperial Scripting of Tibet’s Geopolitical Identity’, Journal of Asian Studies, 68 (1), 227-52; Anand, D. (2009) ‘Moving beyond the blame game: China-India border relations’, East Asian
Forum (Australian National University), Online http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2009/08/22/; moving-beyond-the-blame-game-china-india-border-relations/;
Anand, D. (2007) ‘Gendered anxieties: Representing Muslim masculinity as a danger’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 9 (2), 257-269, ISSN 1369-1481; Anand, D. (2007) ‘Western representations of the Other: The case of Exotica Tibet’, New political science, 29 (1), 23-42
Dr Gerald Anderson
Dr Andreas Andreopoulos
BEd, BA, MEd, PhD (Durham), LMS (Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies)
Lecturer in Christian Theology, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Wales, Lampeter
Formerly: Visiting Fellow, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto
Areas: Orthodox Theology, Greek Patristics, Iconology, Christian Semiotics, Sacred Art
Research: Interpretation of Icons as Visual Sermons, Christian Semiotics in Iconography, Liturgy and Holy Tradition
Publications: Recent publications include:
‘Art as Theology: from the Postmodern to the Medieval’, London: Equinox Publishing (2007)
‘The Sign of the Cross: the Gesture, the Mystery, the History’. Orleans, MA: Paraclete Press (2006)
‘Metamorphosis: The Transfiguration in Byzantine Theology and Iconography’ (Crestwood, New York: SVS Press (2005)
‘Icons: the Silent Gospels’ in M. O’Kane (ed) Art, Artists and the Bible, London: SPCK (forthcoming).
‘The Symbol, the Icon and the Body: an Examination of Christian Semiotics’, in Studia Patristica, volume 39, Leuven: Peeters.
With Thomas O’Loughlan, Augustine Casidy ‘Cambridge History of Theology’, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming)
Prof Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu
PhD (Birmingham), MPhil (University of Ghana), BA (University of Ghana)
Lecturer - Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon
Also: Associate Pastor: Bethany Methodist Church
Editor, Trinity Journal of Church and Theology (Journal of the Trinity Theological Seminary)
International Advisory Council Member, Institute for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society. Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
Invitation to serve as Senior Scholar in Residence: Overseas Missions Study Center. 490 Prospect Street. Yale, New Haven, USA [January – August 2011]
Formerly: Academic Dean - Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon
Adjunct Lecturer - Akrofi-Christaller Inst of Theology, Mission & Culture
Pastor-in- charge - Atomic Hills United Church (Accra, Ghana)
Senior Research Fellow, Center for the Study of World Religions-Harvard Divinity School
Areas: Christianity in Africa, Missiology, African religion, Pentecostalism
Publications: African Charismatics: Current Developments within Independent Indigenous Pentecostalism in Ghana. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2005; ‘Listening with African Ears – Reflections on the 2005 World Missions Conference in Athens, Greece’. International Review of Mission. Vol. 95, 374 (July 2005): 343-353; ‘Pentecostal Media Images and Religious Globalization in Sub-Sahara Africa’, in Peter Horsfield, Mary E.
Hess and Adán Medrano, Belief in Media: Cultural Perspectives on Media and Christianity, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004: 65-79; ‘Kultur, Spiritualitä und Seelsorge aus einer afrikanisch-christlichen Perspektive’, in K. Federschmidt, E.
Hauschildt, C. Schneider-Harpprecht, K. Temme, H. Weiss (eds.). Handbuch Interkulturelle Seelsorge (Handbook of Intercultural Counselling), Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener 2002 (translated from English by Rudolf Weissler): 183-201 ;April 2009: ‘Phenomenology of Conversion’: Draft Chapter for New Oxford Encyclopedia on Religious Conversion to be edited by Lewis R. Rambo and Charles Farhadian; Jan. 2009: ‘Unwanted Sectarians: Spirit, Migration and Mission in an African-led Mega-Size Church in Eastern Europe’, Paper Presented at Lausanne Theology Working Group Conference. Panama City, South America.*; Feb. 2009: ‘Spirit, Mission and Transnational Influence: Nigerian-led Pentecostalism in Eastern Europe. Paper presented at Nigerian-led Pentecostalism in Europe Conference. Birmingham*; ‘Bediako of Africa: A Late 20th Century Outstanding Theologian and Teacher’, Mission Studies: Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies, 26 (2009): 1-12* ;
‘Your Body is a Temple: Conversion Narratives in African-led Eastern European Pentecostalism’, Pastoral Psychology, 58 (2009): 1-14.; ‘Get on the Internet’ Says the Lord: Religion, Cyberspace and Christianity in Contemporary Africa. Studies in
World. Vol. 13, Part 3 (2008) 225-242.*
Dr John Azumah
PhD (University of Birmingham, 1998); MA (University of Birmingham, 1994)
Director for Centre of Islamic Studies, London School of Theology
Also: Visiting Senior Lecturer – Pentecost University College, Accra; Visiting Senior Lecturer – George Whitfield College, Cape Town;
Formerly: Senior Research Fellow, Akrofi-Christaller Institute, Ghana; Senior Lecturer, Union Biblical Seminary – Pune, India; Senior Lecturer, Henry Martyn Institute – Hyderabad, India; Visiting Lecturer, SAIACS – Bangalore, India
Areas: Islamic-Christian relations
Publications: John Azumah & Lamin Sanneh (eds), The African Christian and Islam (Nairobi: Hippo Publishers, 2011, forthcoming); John Azumah & Peter Riddell (eds.), Talking Points in Christian-Muslim Relations (Sydney: Acorn Publications, 2011, forthcoming); “Incarnation and Translation in Islam and Christianity”, in David Singh (ed.), Jesus and the Incarnation (2010); “Christian Responses to Islam: A Struggle for the Soul of Christianity”, in Church & Society in Asia Today, Vol. 13. No. 2 (Aug. 2010), pp. 83-94; “Christian Mission and Islam”, (2008) at http://www.edinburgh2010.org/en/study-themes/1-foundations-for-mission/hamburg-consultation.html; “Love of God and Love of Neighbour in Islam and Christianity”, in CIS Occasional Paper, No. 9, August 2009; 'My Neighbour’s Faith: Islam Explained for African Christians' (HarperCollins Canada / Zond Books, April 2008); “Following Jesus as Unique Lord and Saviour in a Broken Pluralistic World”, in Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 31, No. 4 (2007), pp. 294-305; Lay Ministry Training: Introduction to Islam (Abetifi: RTC Publications, 2007); “Theological Foundations of Shari’a in Islam: Evangelical Christian Concerns and Reservations”, in Anvil, Vol. 23 No. 2 (2006), pp. 101-111
Rev'd Prof P Ballard
MA (Cambridge), BA (Cambridge), BD (Kings, London)
Emeritus Professor in Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University
Formerly: Head of Department of Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University
Areas: Theological reflection and practical theological methodology; Church and social setting; Ministry, especially in medical context
Research: Theological reflection and practical theological methodology;
Church and social setting;
Ministry, especially in medical context
Publications: (Editor) ‘The Church at the Centre of the City.’ Peterborough: Epworth Press, 2008. (With Leslie Husselbee) ‘Community and Ministry’ London: SPCK, 2007. (With Malcolm Brown) ‘The Church and Economic Life’ Peterborough: Epworth Press, 2006. (with John Pritchard) ‘Practical Theology in Action’ (rev ed) London: SPCK, 2006. (With Stephen Holmes, eds) ‘The Bible in Pastoral Practice.’ London: DLT, 2005. (editor with Pam Couture) Globalisation and Difference (1999). (editor with Heather Snidle) Sexuality and Spirituality (2000)
Dr. Antony Beckham
BA (Morehouse College), MBA (Azusa Pacific University), MA (Vanguard University), PhD (Biola University)
Professor, Trinity International University, Chicago, IL
Formerly: Visiting Professor, Handong Global University, South Korea
Areas: leadership studies, intercultural studies, and social-entrepreneurship
Dr Steve Beebe
BS (Central Missouri), MA (Central Missouri), PhD (Missouri-Columbia)
Regents Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Studies, Texas State University-San Marcos
Also: Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Texas State University
Formerly: Visiting Scholar/Academic Visitor at Wolfson College, Oxford University and St. Edmunds College, Cambridge University
Areas: Interpersonal Communication; Small group communication; Communication Training and HR Development; Operations Management; CS Lewis as a communicator
Publications: Steven A. Beebe and John T. Masterson ‘Communicating in Small
Groups: Principles and Practice’ Ninth Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2009; Steven A. Beebe, Susan J. Beebe, and Mark V. Redmond. ‘Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others’ 6th edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2009; Steven A. Beebe and Susan J. Beebe. ‘Public Speaking Handbook’ 3rd Edition, Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2009. Steven A. Beebe, Susan J. Beebe, and Diana K. Ivy. ‘Communication: Principles for a Lifetime’ 4th Edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2009. Steven A. Beebe and Timothy P. Mottet. ‘Business and Professional Communication: Principles and Skills for Leadership’. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2009. Steven A. Beebe, Timothy P. Mottet, and K. David Roach. ‘Training and Development: Enhancing Communication and Leadership Skills’. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2004. John T. Masterson, Steven A. Beebe, and Norman Watson, ‘Invitation to Effective Speech Communication’. Glenview, Illinois: Scott Foresman and Co., 1989
Prof Deryke Belshaw
MA (Cantab), DipAgEcon (Oxon)
Part-time Research Tutor
Formerly: Dean of the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia
Areas: Development Economics; Development Studies
Research: Rural and agricultural development; poverty reduction and food security; regional and local government; NGOs and faith-based organisations in decentralised, participatory, community-based development
Regions: Tropical Africa (especially Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania); South and Southeast Asia (especially Northeast India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal)
Dr Shedrack Best
BSc, MSc, PhD (University of Bradford)
Director, Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies and Reader, Department of Political Science, University of Jos, Nigeria
Formerly: Post Graduate Programme Coordinator, Department of Political Science, University of Jos
Areas: Peace Studies, Conflict management and resolution
Publications: Protracted Communal Conflict and Conflict Management: The Bassa -Egbura Conflict in Toto Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, Ibadan: John Archers Publishers (2004).
Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies in West Africa: A Reader, Ibadan, Geneva: Spectrum Books, University for Peace (editor, 2006)
Conflict and Peace Building in Plateau State, Nigeria, Ibadan: Spectrum Books (2007).
S.G. Best and A. Idyorough “Population Displacement in the Tiv – Jukun Conflict”, Okwudiba Nnoli, ed., Communal Conflict and Population Displacement in Nigeria, PACREP Book Series, SNAAP Press, Enugu, Nigeria. (2003)
“Cultural Contents of Conflict Transformation Training Programmes in Nigeria”, Isaac O. Albert, ed. Traditional Approaches to Conflict Management in Nigeria. Ibadan, John Archers
Dr Philip Booth
Dr Fiona Bowie
DPhil (Oxon); BA (Hons, First Class) Anthropology, University of Durham 1978
Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Director MA in Social Anthropology, Postgraduate admissions for social anthropology, University of Bristol, UK
Formerly: Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Dean, University of Bristol
Areas: Social anthropology, research methods
Publications: 2010 (forthcoming) Tales from the Afterlife, Winchester, UK & Washington, USA: O-Books; 2010 (in press) ‘Miracle in Traditional Religions’ in Graham Twelftree (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Miracle, CUP, pp.122-137; 2009 ‘The challenge of multi-sited ethnography’ in Ian Fowler and V. G. Fanso (eds.) Encounter, Transformation, and Identity: Peoples of the Western Cameroon Borderlands, 1891-2000. Oxford & New York: Berghahn; 2009 ‘Azi since Conrau’ (with Michael Ndobegang) in Encounter, Transformation and Identity: Peoples of the Western Cameroon Borderlands, 1891-2000. Oxford & New York: Berghahn; 2009, 'Anthropology of Religion', Chapter 1 in The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion ed. Robert Segal, Oxford & Malden, MA: Blackwell; 2008, 'Anthropology of Religion' Religion Compass, Vol.2: 5, pp.826-874; 2006, The Anthropology of Religion, Oxford & Malden, MA.: Blackwell; 2004, (ed.) Cross-Cultural Approaches to Adoption, Abingdon & NY: Routledge
Prof Lorna Bowman
BSc, MA, MED, EdM, EdD (Columbia University, New York City)
Professor (full) of Religious Studies, Brescia University College & Professor of Religious Studies, Member of the School of Graduate Studies at Western for Huron Divinity College and Brescia University College, The University of Western Ontario
Also: Member of the School for Doctoral and Post Graduate Studies, The University of Western Ontario for the Faculty of Theology, Huron University College, Lonodn, canada
Formerly: Academic Dean, Brescia University College, Director of Religious Education Programs & Associate Professor Pastoral Theology/Religious Education, Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto School of Theology
Areas: The intersection of religion and education. Education for Religious & Spiritual Development
Research: Latterly, inculturation and how women in West Africa, who received a mission education based on a philosophy of Catholic education developed in Europe interpreted and adapted it to their religio-cultural context throughout their professional lives
Publications: ‘Understanding the Study of Religion in Undergraduate Programs of Religious Studies as Religious Education.’ Religious Education 101: 2 (Spring 2006): Guest Editorial: ‘Embracing the Past, Envisioning the Future: Religious Education in an Age of Transition.’ Religious Education 99:2 (Summer 2004). ‘Catholic Mission Education of Women in West Africa and Grassroots Inculturation.’ Journal of Religious Education (Australia) 50/3 ( 2002 ). ‘Working with Experience: The Mentor, the Context, the Possibility.’ British Journal of Theological Education 12/1 (August 2001). ‘Glimpses of Christ Incarnated and Communicated in West Africa.’ Source, no.35 (1997). ‘The History of Women, Religion and Education: A Methodological Approach.’ Toronto Journal of Theology 11/2 (Fall 1995)
Dr Daniel Branch
DPhil (Oxon), MA (London), BA (Sussex)
Lecturer in History, University of Exeter
Formerly: Postdoctoral Associate, Programme on Order, Conflict and Violence, Yale University
Research: Devolved violence, British Decolonisation and the War in Iraq
Regions: Asia and Africa
Publications: 'The Politics of Control in Kenya: Understanding the Bureaucratic-Executive State, 1954-73', IN: Review of African Political Economy [with Nic Cheeseman]; 'A Very British Massacre' in: History Today; 'Imprisonment and Colonialism in Kenya, c.1930-52: Escaping the Carceral Archipelago', IN: international Journal of African Historical Studies; 'Using Opinion Polls to evaluate Kenyan Politics, March 2004-January 2005', IN: African Affairs
Dr Martin Brokenleg
Ed D (1983, University of South Dakota); MDiv (1971, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts); BA (1968, South Dakota State University)
Vice President and Dean of the Black Hills Seminars, Reclaiming Youth International: a research and training institute for adults working with at-risk youth
Also: Lecturer, Vancouver School of Theology, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Formerly: 1974-2004: Professor of Native American Studies, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Developed the entire Native Studies curriculum; Guided curriculum through campus and state approval process; Taught all Native American Studies courses; Taught courses for religion, sociology, and gender studies departments;
Worked as a therapist at the campus counseling services
Areas: Religion and First Peoples, esp. Native American peoples; High-risk youth
Regions: North America
Publications: Brokenleg, Martin. 2006. Lakota Hca. In Brown, Terry, Other Voices, Other Worlds: The Global Church Speaks out on Homosexuality. London: Darton, Longman, and Todd;
Brokenleg, Martin. 2005. Ceremony and Ritual, Lakota. Crawford, S.J., and Kelley, D.F. American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia. Volume One. pp 141-147. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, Inc.; Brokenleg, Martin. 2005. Christianity, Indianization of. Crawford, S.J., and Kelley, D.F. American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia. Volume One. pp 178-182. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, Inc.; Brokenleg, Martin. 2005. Kinship. Crawford, S.J., and Kelley, D.F. American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia. pp. 436-440 Santa Barbara, California: ABC_CLIO, Inc.; Brokenleg, Martin. 2005. The Sacred Power of Lakota Women. First Peoples Theology Journal. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Indigenous Theological Training Institute; Brendtro, L., Brokenleg, M., and Van Bockern, S. 2005. The Circle of Courage and Positive Psychology. Reclaiming, Children and Youth. 14, 3, fall, 130-136
Canon Dr Christopher Burkett
BA, PG Dip Theol, PG Dip in Applied Theology, MTh, PhD
Director of Ministry, Diocese of Chester
Also: Module Leader (P/T) DMin Programme, University of Wales, Lampeter.
Reviews Editor, 'The Preacher.'
Formerly: Canon Residentiary, Chester Cathedral and Chaplain to the Bishop of Chester; Vicar of Whitegate with Little Budworth, Ministry Review Officer, and Continuing Ministerial Education Officer, Diocese of Chester
Areas: Collective memory - theory and practice; Social semiotics and communications theory; Ethnographic examination of church life; Organizations theory and church practice; Preaching and semiotics; Culture and faith, especially with regard to advertising, consumerism and modern media
Publications: 2000a ‘Knowing Who You Are’ (a sermon) The Journal of the College of Preachers, January 2000, pp 67-68
2000 b Five Bible studies in Living the Difference: A Distinctive Christian Witness, London: USPG
2000 c An Introduction to Congregational Studies in Module F5, Salisbury: The Southern Theological Education and training Scheme.
2001a Hasten the Time: Prayers for Mission. London: USPG, pp 48
2001 b Sociological Studies for Christian Practitioners: Module P102 of the MA in Practical and Contextual Theology. Oxford: Oxford Brookes University, pp 410.
2003 A Future for Faith? The Reader, vol 100 no 3 August 2003.
2004 Applying Sociology in Pastoral Care Ministry for People Living with Aids. A course study book for the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. Oxford.
2008 ‘Travel on’ (a sermon) The Journal of the College of Preachers, January 2008
Other: Website: www.preacherrhetorica.weebly.com
Dr John Campbell
BSc (Anthropology) Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA 1973 MA (Anthropology) New York University, New York, New York 1975 DPhil (Social Anthropology) University of Sussex Brighton, Sussex, UK 1981
Senior Lecturer in the Anthropology of Development School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Formerly: •Research Fellow, Institute of African Studies, University of Legon, Ghana. 1977-78.
•Lecturer. Department of Sociology. University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 1980-85.
•Visiting Research Fellow. School of African & Asian Studies. University of Sussex 1985-87.
•Project Manager. Ethiopia Country Program. Oxfam UK. 1987-88.
•Research Fellow. Department of Anthropology. Queen's University of Belfast, NI. 1990-91.
•Lecturer in Anthropology & Research Associate, Centre for Development Studies, University of Wales, Swansea. 1991-2001
Areas: The anthropology of contemporary Africa, including a concern with: (a) urbanization, urban poverty and state policies; (b) the role of civil society, especially the contribution to development of non-governmental organizations; (c) the resurgence of ethnicity and nationalism in northeastern Africa; (d) the development and use of qualitative research methods in development research (especially the use of combined methodologies); and (e) The link between development and refugees in the Horn of Africa and the operation of the British asylum system (with a particular focus on the work of law and of government agencies involved in determining refugee applications and asylum policy)
Publications: A. Books
1. 1986. w/ W. Biermann. The Era of Long-Distance Trade, c.700 to 1700., v.I. External Factors in Tanzanian Economic History. Economic Research Bureau Research Report, University of Dar es Salaam. 138 pp.
2. 1987. w/ Valdo Pons. Urbanization, Urban Planning and Urban Life in Tanzania: An Annotated Bibliography. University of Hull, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Occasional Paper No. 4. 79 pp.
3. 1995. Urbanisation, Urban Planning and Urban Life in Tanzania. [Revised & expanded 2nd edition]. Dept. of Sociology & Social Anthropology, University of Hull. xliv + 205 pp.
B. Edited Books
1. 1999. w/ A. Rew. Identity and Affect. Pluto: London. xliv + 205 pp.
2. 2004. w/ J. Holland. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Development. IT Publications: London. Pp.
3. 2005. w/ J. Holland. “Convergent or Divergent Understandings of Poverty: Key issues in Development Research”, Focaal: European Journal of Social Anthropology. (special issue) vol.
17. 2006. “Who are the Luo? Oral tradition and disciplinary practices in Anthropology and History”, Journal of African Cultural Studies 18, 1, 73-87
18. 2008. “International development and bilateral aid to Kenya in the 1990s”, Journal of Anthropological Research 64, 2, 249-67
19. 2009. “Caught between the ideology and realities of development:
Transiting from the Horn of Africa to Europe”, The LSE Migration Study Unit Working Papers no. 1, see: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/MSU/papers/msu-working-paper-2009-1_campbell.pdf
Dr William Campbell
BA (Belfast), BD (London), PhD (Edinburgh)
Reader in Biblical Studies, University of Wales, Lampeter
Also: Editor of the Journal of Beliefs and Values (since 1977)
Areas: Identity Formation in the Pauline Communities; Jewish Christianity; Paul’s Politics of Difference and Equality; Ethnicity, Ethics and Transformation in Pauline Literature; Social-scientific Approaches to Paul;
Research: Reading Paul in the Light of Roman Imperialism; Suffering in 2 Corinthians; Individualism, Ecclesiology and the Kingdom of God; Church and Israel in Recent Interpretation of Romans 9-11; Festival Language and Appointed Times in Pauline Thought; Rehabilitating Paul in his Jewish Background
Publications: Recent publications include:
’Paul and the Creation of Christian Identity’, London, New York: T&T Clark International (2006).
‘Reading Romans in Conversation with Medieval Interpreters: The Challenge of Cross-Fertilization’, in Medieval Readings of Romans: Thinking with Tradition and Scripture. Eds. W.S.Campbell, P.Hawk, B.Schildgen in the Series Romans Through History and Cultures. T&T Clark November 2007
‘Zwischen Synagoge und Staat. Identität und Konflikt in den paulinischen Gemeinden’ in Theoriebildung im christlich-jüdischen Dialog, G.Gelardini, P.Schmid eds.,Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag (2004).
‘”All God’s Beloved in Rome!” Jewish Roots and Christian Identity’, in Celebrating Romans: Template for Pauline Theology. Festschrift for Robert Jewett. Sheila E.McGinn ed., Grand Rapids: Eerdmans (2004).
‘Perceptions of Compatibility between Christianity and Judaism in Pauline Interpretation’, Biblical Interpretation , Vol XIII/3 2005.
‘Unity and Diversity in the Church: Transformed Identities and the Peace of Christ in Ephesians’ in Irish Biblical Studies, vol 27, 2007, pp4-19
Dr Bruce Carlton
Doctor of Theology (Missiology) Univ South Africa, Pretoria; Master of Arts (Social Science), Azusa Pacific Univ; Master of Divinity SBTS; Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Sociology, Social Work) Georgetown Baptist College
Professor of Cross-Cultural Ministry; Director of Avery T. Willis Center for Global Outreach; Oklahoma Baptist University; Shawnee, OK
Formerly: 2007-2011 - Associate Professor of Missions; Director of World Impact Center; Department Coordinator; Boyce College (SBTS), Louisville, KY; 1996-2007 - Strategy Associate; Rapid Advance Coordinator, International Mission Board, South Asia Region; 1990-1996 - Strategy Coordinator for Khmer People; Team Leader, International Mission Board, Cambodia; 1986-1990 - Church Planter, International Mission Board, Hong Kong; 1983-1986 - Pastor, Northside Baptist Church,Laurens, SC
Regions: Southeast Asia
Publications: Strategy Coordinator: Changing the Course of Southern Baptist Missions (Regnum, 2010); Amazing Grace: Lessons on Church-Planting Movements from Cambodia (Singapore: Radical Obedience, 2004);Strategic Coordination in Mission: Training Manual for the Nehemiah Institute for Strategic Coordination (India: Mission Education Books, 2001, co-authored with S.D. Ponraj); Acts 29: Practical Training in Facilitating Church-Planting Movements Among the Neglected Harvest Fields, (Singapore: Radical Obedience, 2003, available in 16 different languages);Acts 29 Trainer’s Manual, (Singapore: Radical Obedience,2003); Project Thessalonica: Acts 29 Training for Churches, (Singapore: Radical Obedience, 2004)
Rev'd Prof Emil Chandran
PhD (Catholic University of Belgium), MA, MSc, BSc Diploma in Theological Studies
Dean of the College & Faculty & Director, Centre for Research in Mission Social Transformation, Carlile College, Nairobi, Kenya
Also: Ordained Minister in the Anglican Church; Senior Pastor, Pentecostal
Assemblies of God, Zambia and Mission Partner with the Church Mission Society,
Formerly: Associate Professor & Chairman, Research, Consultancy & Publication Department, Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya
Director of Research, Anglican Church of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
Areas: Evangelism, mission studies and statistics
Regions: East Africa, India, UK, USA
Publications: Recent publications include:
“South Asian Diaspora: Challenges and Opportunities”, Evangelical Mission Quarterly, Vol.40, No.4, October 2004, Wheaton, USA.
“Research Methods, A quantitative approach with Illustrations from Christian Ministries”, Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya (2004).
“Youth in an African City: A Report of the Nairobi Youth Survey and Consultation’, Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya (2004).
“A Community in Development: A Research Report of the Community Needs Assessment Survey in Kapiti Plains”, Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya (1999)
“Nominality and the City Youth”, They Call Themselves Christians, Edited by Heather Wright, 1998, Christian Research and Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, UK.
“Nairobi Youth Survey: Summary Report", 1998, Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya
Rev. Dr Adrian Chatfield
BA, MA, MPhil, PhD (Leeds)
Director of the Simeon Centre for Prayer and the Spiritual Life, and Co-ordinator of the Ridley Hall - London Churches Pioneer Ministry (Mixed-Mode) Training Project, Ridley Hall, University of Cambridge
Also: Affiliated Lecturer to the Faculty of Theology, University of Cambridge Affiliated Lecturer to Anglia Ruskin University through the Cambridge Theological Federation
Formerly: Acting Academic Director, Theological Education by Extension College (South Africa); Course Advisor for Church History and Systematic Theology and for Practical and Systematic Theology and History
Areas: Theology. Medieval History, Church History
Regions: West Indies, Southern Africa and UK
Publications: ‘Something in Common: An Introduction to Anglicanism’ 2nd edition 2007. 'Miracles and Misery' in Anglicans in Renewal, Spring 1991. 'Zealous for the Lord' in Journal of Pentecostal Studies, October 1997. 'African Independency in the Caribbean' in Missionalia, Vol.26, No.1 April 1998, pp..94-115. Church History I, Higher Diploma course for TEECSA 1999 [co-author and editor] Church History II, Higher Diploma course for TEECSA 1999 [co-author and editor]. ‘Evil and Suffering’ unit, Diploma in Pastoral Counselling, St John's Extension Studies, Spring 1992
Dr Elias Cheboud
Dr John Chesworth
PhD Birmingham; MA Birmingham, BA CNAA; BEd Durham
Lecturer, Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford
Also: Honorary Research Fellow, St. Stephen's House
Member Theology Faculty, University of Oxford
Visiting Scholar, St. Paul's University, Limuru, Kenya
Associate Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, University of Bayreuth
Editor of Christian-Muslim News Digest for Networl of Interfaith Concerns of the Anglican Communion
Joint Editor of web-published Monograph Series on Muslims and Islam in Africa and Muslim-Christian Relations in Africa
Formerly: Senior Lecturer, St. Paul's University, Limuru, Kenya
Principal, St. Philip's Theological College, Kongwa, Tanzania
Areas: Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa and Europe
Use of Bible and Qur'an in popular street literature
Islamic Law (shari'a) in Africa
Research: Reactions and responses to Islamic Courts in East Africa
Regions: Africa, Europe
Publications: On-line publications
‘The Use of Scripture in Swahili Tracts by Muslims and Christians in East Africa’
On-Line Series Co-Editor with Dr. Franz Kogelmann, University of Bayreuth
Muslim-Christian Relations in Africa and Muslims and Islam in Africa
From the Cross to the Crescent, Procmura Occasional Paper 1.1, J. Mbillah and J. Chesworth (eds.), (Nairobi: Procmura, 2004)
Contributions to books
‘The Church and Islam: Vyama Vingi (Multipartyism) and the Ufungamano Talks’, In Religion and Politics in Kenya, Ed. B. Knighton, (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009) 155-180
‘The Cross and ‘Outreach’ Literature in East Africa’, In Jesus and the Cross: Reflections of Christians from Islamic Contexts, Ed. D. Singh, (Carlisle: Regnum, 2008) 105-111
‘Challenges to the next Christendom: Islam in Africa’, in: Frans Wijsen & Robert Schreiter, (eds.) Global Christianity: Contested Claims, (Amsterdam & New York: Editions Rodopi, 2007) 117-132
‘Fundamentalism and Outreach Strategies in East Africa: Christian Evangelism and Muslim Da‘wa’, in: Benjamin F. Soares (ed.) Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa, "Islam in Africa" series, volume 6, (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2006) 159-186
‘Approaches to teaching Islam in the Twenty First Century’, in Grant LeMarquand and Joseph D. Galgalo, (eds.), Theological Education in Contemporary Africa, (Eldoret: Zapf Chancery, 2004) 181-210
‘Dhimmī Status in Islam from an Historical Perspective with Implications for Present day Africa’ From the Cross to the Crescent, Procmura Occasional Paper 1.1, in J. Mbillah and J. Chesworth (eds.), (Nairobi: Procmura, 2004) 64-85
‘The Role of CMS in the Development of St. Paul’s’ with Richard Morgan, in For God and Humanity: 100 Years of St. Paul’s United Theological College, E. Onyango (ed.), (Eldoret: Zapf Chancery, 2003) 107-132
‘A study of selected Islamic Internet Sites in East Africa’, Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology. Vol. 1, No. 2, (2007) 253-262
‘Muslims and Christians in East Africa since Independence: Shifting Fortunes and Perceptions’, Journal of African Christian Thought 7.2 (2004) 39-47
‘Anglican Liturgical Reform in Kenya: Some Reflections’, Encounter, No. 2, (2002) 9-18
‘Anglican Relations with Members of Other Faiths and Communities’, Encounter, 1, (2002) 16-36
Jihād: From Qur’ān to bin Laden, Richard Bonney, 2004; No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, Reza Aslan, 2005; The Search For Arab Democracy: Discourses and Counter-Discourses, Larbi Sadiki, 2004, in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations Vol 17, No. 1, (2006) 119-120, 128-9 and 131-3
‘Review Article on Arye Oded Islam and Politics in Kenya, and Galia Sabar Church, State and Society in Kenya: From Mediation to Opposition, AICMAR Bulletin, 3, (2004) 60-65
The Wisdom of the Qur’an and The Wisdom of the Arabs Book Review, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 14:4 (2003) 491-492
Rev. Dr Paul Cho
BTh(Korea), MA (Kent ), PhD (Kent)
Missionary Professor of St Andrew's Theological Seminary, Manila, Philippines
Also: Consultant for Institutional Advancement, OCMS, Oxford, UK
Formerly: Parish Priest and Univeristy chaplain in the Diocese of London, Church of England; Researcher, Home Office funded Research project on ‘Social Reform’and part-time lecturer on Research Methodology
Areas: Sociology of Religion; Eschatology and Ecology; Mission and Environment
Research: Indigenous Religion and Ecology; Ecological Approach to Mission: Towards Eco-missiology
Regions: South East Asia
Publications: Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals: Cross-cultural ministry (Diocese of Southwark 2006); Eschatology and Ecology:Experiences of the Korean Church (Regnum 2010); Changing Theological View of Mission: 1910-2010 for a Commemorative Edition to Mark Edinburgh 2010 for the journal Modern Believing (2010)
Dr Mathew Clark
BA, BD, D Th (Sys Theol), University of South Africa, D Th (NT) University of South Africa
Director of Postgraduate Studies at Regents Theological College, Nantwich, Cheshire
Formerly: Lecturer at the AFM (Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa) Theological College, Auckland Park, Johannesburg and Principal of a campus of the AFM, Durban
Areas: Socio-political implications of Pentecostalism’s theology and ethos; Pauline
theology; NT Hermeneutics; cross-cultural teaching; contextualisation of the gospel and
Christian theology in inter-cultural and inter-generational situations; Christian world-
view in context of other world-views
Publications: The Pentecostal way: How Pentecostals interpret the Scriptures, in Why Christians disagree when they interpret the Bible, Cape Town: Struik Christian Books (ed. H. Wetmore), 2001.
Editorial for Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies, 5/1, January 2002, pp.1-4.
Pentecostalism’s Anabaptist roots: Hermeneutical implications, in The Spirit and spirituality: Essays in Honour of Russell P Spittler, Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplementary Series 24 (eds W Ma and R P Menzies) London: T&T Clark, 2001.
‘Two contrasting models of missions in South Africa: The Apostolic Faith Mission and the Assemblies of God.’ In Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 8/1, January 2005
Dr Andrew Clarke
BA, MA(Cantab), PhD (Cantab)
Senior Lecturer in Department of Divinity and Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen
Also: Head of New Testament (2007-10)
Appraiser of staff (2004-)
Academic adviser (BD, BTh) (2004-) (and Senior adviser) (2007-)
Formerly: Lecturer in Department of Divinity and Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen
Honorary Research Fellow in the Institute for Early Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World, University of Cambridge 1999-2007
Areas: Exploration and analysis of leadership within the Pauline Christian communities, especially in the light of their Graeco-Roman social and cultural contexts; New Testament; Christology; Biblical exegesis; Ecclesiology
Publications: A Pauline Theology of Church Leadership. London: T&T Clark, 2008; Secular and Christian Leadership in Corinth: A Socio-Historical and Exegetical Study of 1 Corinthians 1-6, 2nd ed. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2006; Peter J. Williams, Andrew D. Clarke, Peter M. Head, David Instone-Brewer (eds.), The New Testament in its First Century Setting: Essays on Context and Background in honour of B.W. Winter on his 65th Birthday. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004; ‘Equality or Mutuality? – Paul’s Use of “Brother” Language’, in Peter J. Williams, Andrew D. Clarke, Peter M. Head, David Instone-Brewer (eds.), The New Testament in its First Century Setting: Essays on Context and Background in honour of B.W. Winter on his 65th Birthday (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004) pp. 151-64; ‘“Do not Judge who is Worthy and Unworthy”: Clement’s Warning not to Speculate about the Rich Young Man’s Response (Mark 10.17-31)’, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 31 (2009) pp. 447-68;
‘A Strange Silence …?: Leadership in the New Testament’, in A. Rollinson (ed.), Transforming Leadership: Essays Exploring Leadership in a Baptist Context (Glasgow: Baptist Union of Scotland, 2008) pp. 8-14
Dr J Crabtree
BA(Oxford), MA(Oxford), BPhil (Liverpool), PhD (Oxford Brookes)
Research Associate, Centre for Latin American Studies, University of Oxford
Also: Freelance consultant on Latin American politics, economics and international relations
Areas: Latin American politics
Research: Latin American politics,with an emphasis on the politics of the Andean region, Bolivia and Peru in particular
Regions: The Andean countries, especially Peru and Bolivia
Publications: `Making Institutions Work in Peru: Democracy, Development and Inequality since 1980' London and Peru (2006, forthcoming).
`Supporting Institutions for Political Inclusion' in DFID (ed): `Alliances against Poverty: DFID's Experience in Peru 2000-OS' (2005).
'Patterns of Protest: Politics and Social Movements in Bolivia' London: Latin America Bureau (2005).
‘Peru: Oxfam Country Profile’ Oxfam (2003).
‘Towards Democratic Viability: The Bolivian Experience’ Macmillan/ Palgrave: London/ New York (co-ed., 2001) and other monographs, chapters and journal articles
Dr Janette Davies
MSc (Brunel), MSt (Oxford), PhD (Brunel)
Research Associate, International Gender Studies, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford. Research Associate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. Research Fellow at the University of Georgia (Tbilisi)
Also: Supervisor for Women's Studies, University of Oxford. Tutor in Anthropology and Health, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. Occasional Lecturer, Institute of Social Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.
Tutor in Gender and Anthropology, University of Oxford (IGS)
Formerly: Ordained as Salvation Army Minister 1975.
Formerly Nursing director Salvation Army Hospital, Huayra Khassa, Bolivia. Nurse/midwife on Sa Kaeo 2 UNHCR Holding Camp, Thai/Cambodian Border. Medical Director, Salvation Army, Bangladesh
Areas: Gender Studies; Anthropology and Ageing; Health, illness and development, including the relationship to mission
Research: Coping strategies of frail elderly people in the UK. Health needs of populations emerging from former Soviet rule, using Georgia in the Caucasus as as a case study
Regions: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bolivia and sub-Saharan Africa(Zambia and Tanzania)
Publications: ‘'Elders and their families in crisis: 'ageing and its discontents''. In Journal of Cultural Anthropology at Ilia Chavchavadze State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, forthcoming volume.
'Necessary In-betweens: Auxiliary Workers in a Nursing home Hierarchy’. In Kent Maynard Ed. Medical Identities: Making medicine, making the self. Berghahn Publishers, New York & Oxford (2007)
With Waldren J. ‘Gendering Oxford: Shirley Ardener and Cross-Cultural Research’. In Eds. Bryceson, D.F. et al Identity and Networks: Fashioning Gender and Ethnicity across Cultures. Berghahn Publishers, New York & Oxford (2007)
With Davies Jeffrey ‘Sources of Water Ancient and Modern: Linking Archaeology and Hydrogeology in South-west Viti Levu, Fiji’. In W.H. Waldren and J. Ensenyat (Eds), V Deya International Prehistory Conference: World Islands in Prehistory. British Archaeological Reports, Tempus Reparatum, Oxford (2002)
Other: Research Staff. Deya Archaeological Museum Research Centre (DAMARC), Deya, Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Dr Severine Deneulin
BA (Louvain), MA(Louvain), DPhil (Oxford)
Lecturer in Economics and International Development, University of Bath
Formerly: Research Associate, Von Hugel Institute, University of Cambridge. Tutor in Development Economics, University of Oxford
Areas: Economics, Development Studies and International Development
Research: Development theory, especially Amartya Sen's capability approach; the interaction between theory and policy; the political role of faith communities in the UK; the concept of the 'common good' and its relevance for international development
Regions: Bolivia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and East London
Publications: ‘The Capability Approach and the Praxis of Development’. Basingstoke: Palgrave/MacMillan (2006).
‘Religion and Development’ London: Zed Books (expected 2008).
‘Transforming Unjust Structures: The Capability Approach’ Dordrecht: Springer (co-author, 2006).
‘A Textbook in Human Development and Political Economy’. Oxford: OUP (co-author, expected 2008)
Dr Elena Draghici-Vasilescu
BA (Bucharest), MA (Carleton, Ottawa), Dipl Anthropology (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)
Researcher, CSRIPL/Kellogg College, University of Oxford/Member of Late Antique&Byzantine Studies at Oxford
Also: Member of the British Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies;
Member of the Romanian Cultural Society, University of Oxford;
Member of the Oxford University Society for European Affairs;
Member of the Editorial Board 'Studii de Slavistica', Alexandru Ioan-Cuza University, Iasi
Formerly: Tutor in Liturgy, Regent's Park College, University of Oxford (2010); Researcher, Ashmolean Museum; Advisor to the Secretary of State for Religious Affairs, Bucharest (1997-1998; Teaching Assistant, Religion Department, Ottawa (1995-1997); Researcher, Institutul de Stiinte ale Educatiei, Bucharest
Areas: Byzantine and post-Byzantine iconography; ecclesiastic art; Liturgy; early Egyptian iconography; iconography of mediaeval manuscripts; Christian Orthodox sacred texts; comparison between traditional Christian and contemporary art.
Another area of interest refers to modern Orthodox Christian Spirituality and the way in which the Orthodox Church faces societal issues today
Research: At the moment there are few projects in making: one refers to MS. Canon. Gr. 122 in the Bodleian Library, another one to artistic exchanges along Via Egnatia in the Middle Ages, and another one to the history of Mavrocordatus Library.
My book 'Between Tradition and Modernity: Icons and Icon-painters in Romania', Foreword Andrew Louth, 2009, is concerned with issues common both to post-Byzantine art and Orthodox theology and liturgical art as they interconnect, especially in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
My teaching focuses on Byzantine and post-Byzantine iconography and Liturgy, ecclesiastic art, Orthodox Christian icons between tradition and post-modernity; early Egyptian iconography, and iconography of mediaeval manuscripts
Regions: Romania, Greece, Egypt, Georgia, Russia, UK, Serbia
Publications: include: Book - 'Between Tradition and Modernity: Icons and Icon-painters in Romania', Foreword Andrew Louth, 2009; Book - ‘What is Byzantium, What is the West? Iconography in Romania’, Trinitas Publishing House, Iasi, 2009; Co-author, with chapters in various books, as for example: 'The last wonderful thing: the icon of the Heavenly Ladder on Mount Sinai (cat. 323)' in Wonderful Things: Byzantium through its arts, ed. Elizabeth James, Ashgate, London, forthcoming 2011; 'The relationship between icon and text in Early Christianity', in Verba volant, Scripta manent: Produire, utiliser et conserver des textes dans le monde greco-romain/Production, Use, and Preservation of Texts in the Greco-Roman World, Proceeding of the international colloquium by the same title, 9-11 October, 2009, Bucharest, ed. Zoe Petre, University of Bucharest Press, coming out in 2010; 'The 1889 Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church: a Success or a Failure in the Development of Romanian Iconography?', in Honouring the Holy Icons in Orthodoxy, Trinity Publishing House, Iasi, 2008; 'The Capadocians and the Present Orthodox Church on the place of humanity in creation' in Din comorile teologiei parintilor capadocieni, Doxologia, Iasi, 2010; 'Inspiration and Innovation: Orthodox Art in the Romanian lands in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries', in the Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies, eds. Fiona K. Haarer and Elizabeth Jeffreys (with Judith Gilliland), Ashgate, London, 2006.
Also articles as follows: “New aspects regarding the Tetraevangelia written by the monk Gavril Uric in Neamţ Monastery in 1429, Bodleian Library MS. Canon. Graeci. 122”, in
Romanoslavica, vol. 46, University of Bucharest, 2010; ”A Gaze from the Fourth Century”, Byzantinoslavica, vol. 65, 2007, pp. 83-90; ”The Monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai and Romanians”, in Revue des Études Sud-Est Européennes/Journal of South-East European Studies, vol. 47, nos. 1-4 (2010), pp. 75-87; ”Treasures in St Catherine Monastery, on Mount Sinai”, Series Byzantina, vol. 6, 2009, pp. 65-74; ”Some modern techniques of icons and frescoe conservation and restoration”, European Journal of Science and Theology, 2008, pp. 39-48; 'The Icon after Postmodernism', in The Way, vol. 48/2 (April 2009), pp. 93-103; A longer version of my text: 'The Last Wonderful Thing: The Icon of the Heavenly Ladder on Mount Sinai', in Series Byzantina, vol. 7, 2010; 'A Face to Face Encounter: God-Humanity Relationship as Reflected in Icons', submitted to the Journal of Ecclesiastical History; Sister Joanna Reitlinger, a Woman Icon-painter of the Twentienth Century" [in English], Studii de Slavistica, 2009; ”Orthodox Christian Approach to the Bible”, in Transformation, Sage Publishers, vol 26/1 (January 2009); "Development of Byzantine Iconography" in Transformation, vol. 27/3 (July 2010), pp. 169-185, 2010; ”Sister Joanna Reitlinger, a rara avis among Orthodox painters”, trans. from English into Russian, Juliana Dresvina, in 'Pages, Theology, Culture, Education', vol. 8/3, 2003; the journal of St Andrew’s College, Moscow
Other: I usually sign my works as Elena Ene D-Vasilescu. Some of the texts are on line
Dr Janek Dubowski
BA (Leeds Polytechnic), Psychotherapy (UKCP Accredited Training), PhD (Comparative Psychology) CNAA
Associate Dean for Research / Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Art & Design, University of Hertfordshire
Formerly: Director of the Arts Therapies Programme, University of Hertfordshire.
Principal Lecturer and Director of Studies: Arts Therapies, Hertfordshire College of Art & Design, St. Albans
Areas: The role of symbolic function in the mediation between consciousness unconscious; how the imagination and creativity allow for the expression, exploration and mediation of symbolic communication and its use in therapy. Integrative Arts Psychotherapy from a Jungian perspective
Publications: Robins, B. Dautenhahn, K. & Dubowski, J. (2006) ‘Does appearance matter in the interaction of children with autism with a humanoid robot?’ in Interaction Studies: Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems. Vol. 7. Issue 3. Evans. K., & Dubowski. J. K. (2001) ‘Art Therapy with Children on the Autistic Spectrum: Beyond Words’. London. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Robins, B, Dautenhahn, K. & Dubowski, J. (2005) ‘Robots as isolators or mediators for children with autism? A cautionary tale.’ (in) proc. AISB05 Convention, Symposium on Robot Companions: Hard Problems and Open Challenges, University of Hertfordshire (2005). B. Robins, K. Dautenhahn, J. Dubowski (2004) ‘Investigating Autistic Children's Attitudes Towards Strangers with the Theatrical Robot - A New Experimental Paradigm’ (in) Human-Robot Interaction Studies , Proc. IEEE Ro-man 2004, 13th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2004 Kurashiki, Okayama Japan, IEEE Press
Dr Sarah Dunlop
BA(Wheaton College), MTh(Regents Park College, Oxford), PhD(King’s College, London)
Director, 'Visualising Hope Project', CMS
Also: Course Tutor, Pioneer Disciple, the Exeter Diocese Mission Shaped Ministry Course
Formerly: IFES European Mission Team
Areas: Youth culture and spirituality of young people
Research: Post-Soviet religion and culture, youth culture and spirituality, theology of pop culture, images and social understanding, practical theology, youth research methods
Regions: Central and Eastern Europe
Publications: Visualising Hope: Exploring the Spirituality of Young People in Central and Eastern Europe, YTC Press, 2008.
Lectures and conference papers including:
‘Gospel and Culture’ and ‘Postmodernism and the implications for youth work’. Centre for Youth Ministry, Oxford (2005).
‘Visualising transcendence: A case study of the spirituality of young people in Kyiv, Ukraine.” in Keston Institute’s Journal, Frontier (2005).
‘Creating Spirituality,’ describing students’ iconic use of popular images at
International Study of Religion in Eastern and Central Europe Association (2003).
Paper on visual ethnographic methods to study the search for spiritual meaning among young people in a post-Soviet society at The International Visual Sociology Association (2003)
Dr Gene Early
BA, MSc, PhD (Open University)
Founder and Senior Partner, Early Leadership Solutions, LLC, Harrisonburg, VA USA
Formerly: Co-founder and Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Genomic Health, Inc. Redwood City, CA USA
Areas: Consultancy focused on organizational leadership, development and restructuring; organizational vision and high performance culture; organizational infra-structure and corporate communications. Currently working with companies and not-for-profit organizations in the U.S. and the U.K. who are active in emerging economies
Publications: ‘The Inner Work of the Chief Executive: Humility and Wisdom in the Service of Leadership.’ in Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies. (Vol. 23, No. 4) 2006.
Leadership Expectations: How Executive Expectations are Created and Used in a Non-Profit Setting. Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster Press, 2005.
‘The Chief Executive Role as God’s Classroom for Character Formation.’ and ‘A Second Generation Leader Succeeds the Founder: What is the Process?’ in Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies. (Vol. 18, No. 1) 2001
Dr Mark Edwards
DPhil (Oxon), BA (MA) Literae Humaniores (Oxon)
Official Student (i.e. Tutor) in Theology, Christ Church, Oxford
Also: University Lecturer in Patristic Studies, Theology Faculty, Oxford
General editor of Ashgate series on philosophy and theology in antiquity, 2001-
Areas: Patristics, Early Christianity, New Testament, Nineteenth Century, Philosophy of Religion, Intellectual Biography
Publications: Origen against Plato (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002); John through the Centuries (Oxford: Blackwell, 2003); Culture and Philosophy in the Age of Plotinus (London: Duckworth, 2006). Edited volumes Portraits: the Representation of Historical Figures in Late Antiquity, with S. Swain (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997); Apologetics in the Roman Empire, with S. Price, M. Goodman, C. Rowland (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999); Approaching Late Antiquity, with S. Swain (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2004).Selected articles2008. "Origen's Platonism: Questions and Caveats", Zeitschrift fur Antikes Christentum 12, 20-38; 2008. "Apologetics", in D. Hunter and S. Harvey (eds), Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies (OUP), 549-565; 2009. "The Figure of Love in Augustine and in Proclus the Neoplatonist", Downside Review 127 (448), 197-214.
2009. "Was Lucian a Despiser of Religion?", in M. Cevik (ed.), International Symposium on Lucianus of Samosata (Adiyaman University), 145-154
Dr Eyasu Elias
BSc Degree in Agriculture, Alemaya University of Agriculture, Ethiopia; MSc training in agriculture, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada; Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies, University of East Anglia, England
Community Development Specialist
Formerly: 2003-2006: ICRAF-Ethiopia Country Director. The World Agroforestry Centre of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research of the World Bank.
1998-2003: Research programme Co-ordinator, SOS-Sahel International, UK.
1992-1994: Community Development Programme Co-coordinator, Kalehewot Church, Ethiopia.
1986- 1990: Agricultural Research Officer (Soil Scientist/Agronomist), based at Sinana Agricultural Research Centre (Bale Zone), Institute of Agricultural Research of the Ethiopian Government
Areas: Community development and natural resource management research work as action research. My main area of competence is my experience with applying interdisciplinary/holistic approaches to community development integrating with natural, social, cultural and economic aspects in a holistic manner. Increasing the relevance of community development interventions and research to the rural poor operating in marginal areas has been my major professional concern
Publications: Eyasu Elias, 2009. Threats of Climate Change on Pastoral Production Under Restricted Herd Mobility: A case study in Borena. A report on an action research report submitted to the Norwegian peoples Aid and SOS Sahel, May 2009 (submitted to IIED for publication under dryland pubs series.
Eyasu Elias, 2008. Pastoralists in Southern Ethiopia: Dispossession, Access to resources and Livelihoods. Drylands Coordination group (DCG) Research Report No 53, Norway. Web site publication www.drylands-group.org.
Eyasu Elias, 2007. Environmental rights and Pastoral Livelihoods: The case of Borena and Karaayu Pastoralists. IN: Land Tenure and Resource Management in Ethiopia. SLUF and NPA, Addis Ababa
Dr Mark Elliott
BA cum laude, 1969, Asbury College; MA (1971), PhD (1974) University of Kentucky
Retired Professor of History, Asbury
Also: Editor, East-West Church and Ministry Report
Regions: Eastern Europe, Russia
Publications: “Orthodox-Protestant Relations in the Post-Soviet Era.” Religion in Eastern Europe 23 (October 2003): 31-50; “Russian Restrictions on Missionary Visas.” East-West Church and Ministry Report 11 (Fall 2003), 1-4; “The Lord’s Prayer Across Cultures: Ever Comforting, Ever Convicting.” East-West Church and Ministry Report 12 (Winter 2004), 9-10; (Summer 2004), 16, 15; “Can Authoritarian Regimes Still Quarantine the News?” PacNet (Center for Strategic and International Studies Pacific Forum), 15 January 2004. Reprinted under the title, “Can China Embrace the Spirit of Glasnost?” South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), 21 January 2004; “Globalization in Theological Education: A Mixed Blessing.” Christian Education Journal (Series 3, Vol. 1, No. 3), Fall 2004; “Faith-Based Responses to Trafficking in Women from Eastern Europe.” Bogoslovskie razmyshleniya/Theological Reflections No. 5 (2005), 147-91; “Russian Children at Risk.” Religion in Eastern Europe 28 (August 2008): 1-16;
“Catholicism and Islam: Failed Predictions of European Secularization.” East-West Church & Ministry Report 17 (Winter 2009); “Russian Children at Risk.” East-West Church and Ministry Report 16 (Fall 2008): 1-3; 17 (Winter 2009): 8-11; “The Current Crisis in Protestant Theological Education in the Former Soviet Union.” East-West Church and Ministry Report 18 (Winter 2010): 16, 14-15; 18 (Spring 2010): 5-7; 18 (Summer 2010): 13-15; “The Current Crisis in Protestant Theological Education in the Former Soviet Union.” Religion in Eastern Europe 30 (November 2010)
Rev'd Dr R Ellis
Principal of Regent's Park College, University of Oxford
Also: Tutor in Pastoral Theology, Regent's Park College, Oxford
Areas: Pastoral and systematic theology; the theology of intercession; theology and film; theology, religion and sport
Publications: ‘Answering God: Towards a Theology of Intercession’ Bletchley: Paternoster (2005).
'Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Reading Films' and 'Pondering Providence: Sliding Doors', in ‘Flickering Images: Theology and Film in Dialogue’ Oxford: Regent's Park College (2005).
'Covenant and Creation', in Anthony Clarke, ed., ‘Bound for Glory? God, Church and World in Covenant’. Oxford: Whitley Publications (2002)
Dr Mohamed Elmedlaoui
Equiv de DEA (linguistique) à l’Univ Paris VIII 1983; Doctorat de 3e cycle (linguistique) à l’Univ Paris VIII 1985 ; Doctorat d’Etat en linguistique (Fac Rabat-Agdal) 1992
Professor, Institut Universitaire de la Recherche Scientifique
Formerly: Lecturer and then Professor at Mohamed 1st University – Oujda, (Head of the ‘Arabic an Afro-asiatic Languages Studies’ doctoral Research and Formation Unit at the Faculty of Letters); Vice-Dean (1995-1999) at the same faculty; ‘Directeur de Recherche’ at the ‘Royal Institute for the Amazigh Culture’ – Rabat (Head of the Research Unit on the standard Berber lexicon); Four times (1986, 1991, 1995, 1999) affiliated, as a ‘Chercheur invité’, to the CNRS-Paris; Visiting Scholar at UMASS University at Amherst (Fulbright Prog. for 1990); Founding Member, among others, of the Moroccan Linguistic Association (1986) and the Moroccan Fulbright Alumni Association (2004)
Areas: Segmental and prosodic phonology,
· Derivational morphology and neologisms,
• Relationship between meter and music in Moroccan folk song
(rways, ahwash, rallabuya, malhun)
· Comparison Semitic (Arabic, Hebrew and Aramaic) and Berber
(different variants of the Tamazight)
· Questions of formal written language and spelling in oral tradition
· Translation (including translations of the Quran)
· Literature Biblical, Talmudic,
· New and novel in Israeli Hebrew (translation and analysis)
History of ideas and intellectual debates
Publications: SNIP وجدة، المغرب.
.2المدلاوي، محمد (1999) عن الذاكرة و الهوية (الواقع والمتخيل). سلسلة ' شــــراع '؛ ع 64 طنجة المغرب.
3. Elmedlaoui, M. (1995) Aspects des représentations phonologiques dans certaines langues chamito-sémitiques, Publication de la Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Rabat, série Thèses et Mémoires, n°23.
4. Elmedlaoui, M., Saïd Gafaïti et Fouad Saa (1998), éds. Actes du Premier Congrès Chamito-Sémitique de Fès. Publications de la Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Saïs-Fès; Elmedlaoui, M. (1999) Principes d'orthographe berbère en graphie arabe ou latine. Publications de la Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines - Oujda, n° 25; série: Etudes et Monographies, n° 6; Elmedlaoui, M. (2008) La comédie berbère. Dépôt légal à la Bibliothèque du Nationale du Maroc : 2664 / 2008; Dell, F. & M. Elmedlaoui (2002) Syllables in Tashlhiyt Berber and in Moroccan Arabic; the Kluwer International Handbooks in Linguistics; vol. 2; Kluwer Academic Publishers Dordrecht / Boston / London; Dell, F. & M. Elmedlaoui (2008) Poetic meter and musical form in the songs of the Tashlhiyt Berber. BERBER STUDIES n° 19, a series directed by Harry Stroomer. Rüdiger Koeppe Verlag; Köln. 250 pp
Prof Craig Evans
DHabil(Gáspár , Budapest), PhD , MA (Claremont), MDiv (Western Baptist Seminary), BA (Claremont)
Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Acadia Divinity College, 2002–
Also: Sessional Lecturer, Fuller Theological Seminary (1989–); Member of the editorial boards of Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplements / Library of New Testament Studies (1992–); Dead Sea Discoveries (1997–); Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (2002–); Davar Logos (2004–); Journal of Asia Adventist Seminary (2006–); Bulletin for Biblical Research (2008–); Sapientia (2008–)
Formerly: Professor, Trinity Western University, 1981–2002 (Assistant Professor, 1981–85; Associate Professor, 1985–90; Professor, 1990–2002; Chair of Religious Studies Department, 1981–94; Director of Graduate Program in Biblical Studies, 1994–2000)
Senior Research Fellow, University of Surrey Roehampton/London (1998–2001);
University of British Columbia (1988–89); Regent College (1985–87, 1999)
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, McMaster University (1980–81)
Areas: Historical Jesus
Dead Sea Scrolls
Scriptural Intertextuality; use of OT in the NT
New Testament Background, esp. early Judaica
Gospel of John
Publications: INCLUDE: Editor, with W. F. Stinespring, Early Jewish and Christian Exegesis: Studies in Memory of William Hugh Brownlee (Homage 10; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1987).
Life of Jesus Research: An Annotated Bibliography (NTTS 13; Leiden: Brill, 1989).
To See and Not Perceive: Isaiah 6.9–10 in Early Jewish and Christian Interpretation (JSOTSup 64; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1989).
Luke (NIBC 3; Peabody: Hendrickson, 1990; hardcover reprint, 1999).
Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation (Peabody: Hendrickson, 1992).
Luke and Scripture: Essays on the Function of Authoritative Tradition in Luke-Acts, with James A. Sanders (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993; repr. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2001).
Editor, with James A. Sanders, Paul and the Scriptures of Israel (JSNTSup 83; SSEJC 1; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993).
Editor, with Donald A. Hagner, Anti-Semitism and Early Christianity: Issues of Polemic and Faith (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993).
Editor, with Robert L. Webb and Richard A. Wiebe, Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible: A Synopsis and Index (NTTS 18; Leiden: Brill, 1993).
Word and Glory: On the Exegetical and Theological Background of John’s Prologue (JSNTSup 89; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993).
Editor, with James H. Charlesworth, The Pseudepigrapha and Early Biblical Interpretation (JSPSup 14; SSEJC 2; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993)
Dr. Stephen Evans
Dr Eric Eve
DPhil (Oxon), MTh (Oxon), BA (Oxon)
Senior Research Fellow and Tutor in Theology, Harris Manchester College (Oxon)
Also: Assessor Elect for the proctoral year 2010-11 (University of Oxford).
Admissions Coordinator, Theology Faculty, University of Oxford
Formerly: Jack and Judy Brigham Research Fellow and College Lecturer in Theology (Oct 2003 – Sep 2006)
Middlebury Junior Research Fellow and College Lecturer in Theology (Oct 1999 – Sep 2003)
Areas: New Testament
Regions: Miracles in the Gospels and Second Temple Judaism. The Synoptic Problem (especially the Farrer Hypothesis)
Publications: '1 Peter' in J.Barton and J.Muddiman (eds) The Oxford Bible Commentary (Oxford: OUP, 2001);
The Jewish Context of Jesus' Miracles (JSNTS, 231; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002);
'Challenging Q' in The Expository Times 113 (2002), pp. 408-409;
‘Life After Death in the New Testament’ (Farmington Papers, Number PR12; Oxford: Farmington Institute, 2002);
‘Miracle in the New Testament’ (Farmington Papers, Number PR14; Oxford: Farmington Institute, 2003).
'Reconstructing Mark: A Thought Experiment' in Mark S. Goodacre and Nicholas Perrin (ed.), Questioning Q (London: SPCK, 2004) pp. 89-114.
‘The Authority of the Bible’ (Farmington Papers, Number BS10; Oxford: Farmington Institute, 2004).
'Meier, Miracle and Multiple Attestation', JSHJ 3.1 (2005), pp. 23-45.
‘All Hope Abandon: Biblical Text and Interactive Fiction’ Digital Humanities Quarterly 1.2 (2007), (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/001/2/000010.html);
'Spit in Your Eye: The Blind Man of Bethsaida and the Blind Man of Alexandria', NTS 54 (2008), pp. 1-17.
The Healer from Nazareth: Jesus' miracles in historical context (London: SPCK, 2009)
Dr Nigel Fancourt
BA, MSt, PGCE, PhD (University of Warwick)
Tutor in RE, Department of Education, University of Oxford
Also: Researcher, Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, University of Warwick
Formerly: Head of religious education, Lord Williams's School, Thame
Areas: Religious Education in UK and European schools; contextual approaches, action and practitioner research in RE; research activities include the role of RE in community transformation across Europe, contexts in policy scholarship: the case of religious education, pupil identity and classroom assessment in RE
Research: International inter-religious dialogue: evaluating the Face to Faith project
Publications: ‘Reflexive Assessment: The Interpretive Approach and Classroom Assessment’ and ‘‘The safe forum’: difference, conflict and dialogue’, in J. Ipgrave, R. Jackson and K. O’Grady (eds.) Religious Education research through a Community of Practice: Action Research and the Interpretive Approac. Münster: Waxmann. 2009
‘The dialogical teacher: pupils’ perceptions of good teaching in religious education’ in C. Bakker and G. Heimbrock (eds.) Researching RE teachers, RE Teachers as Researchers (Münster: Waxmann), 2007.
‘Challenges for Self-Assessment in Religious Education’ in British Journal of Religious Education 27:2, 115-126, 2005
Dr Keith Ferdinando
BA, MA (Oxon), PGCE, PhD (London Bible College)
Lecturer and principal, Rwanda Faculty of Evangelical Theology (FATER)
Formerly: Lecturer in Missiology, London School of Theology [London Bible College]
Areas: African missiology
Regions: Congo (Zaire), Rwanda
Publications: ‘Mission: a Problem of Definition’, in Themelios 33.1 (May 2008).
‘The Ethnic Enemy: No Greek or Jew … Barbarian, Scythian: The Gospel and Ethnic Difference’ in Themelios 33.2 (September 2008), and as ‘Christ’s Love and Ethnic Differences’ in At the Cross, At the Crossroads: Loving Our Enemies in the 21st Century, ed. Craig Smith, Manila: OMF Literature, 2008.
‘Christian Identity in the African Context: Reflections on Kwame Bediako’s Theology and
Identity’ in JETS 50.1 (March 2007).
‘The Spiritual Realm in Traditional African Religion’ in Angels and Demons, ed. Peter
and Beverly Riddell. Leicester: IVP, 2007.
The Triumph of Christ in African Perspective: A Study of Demonology and Redemption in the
African Context. Carlisle: Paternoster, 1999.
Forthcoming ‘Theological Education and Character’, in Africa Journal of Evangelical
Dr P Fiddes
BA(Oxford), DPhil(Oxford), DD(Oxford)
Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Oxford. Professorial Research Fellow, Regent's Park College, University of Oxford
Formerly: Principal, Regent's Park College,University of Oxford
Areas: Christian Doctrine; Theology and Literature
Publications: Publications include:
‘Flickering images: theology and film in dialogue’ (ed., 2006)
‘Tracks and traces: Baptist identity in church and theology’ (2003)
‘Faith in the centre: Christianity and Culture’ (ed., 2001)
‘Participating in God: a pastoral doctrine of the Trinity’ (2000)
‘The promised end: Eschatology in theology and literature’ (2000)
‘The novel, spirituality and modern culture’ (ed., 2000)
‘The Trinity in worship and preaching’ (1991)
‘Freedom and limit: a dialogue between literature and Christian doctrine’ (1991)
‘The creative suffering of God’ (1988)
Dr S Firth
Areas: Intercultural Death Studies
Prof Gavin Flood
BA, MA, PhD (Lancaster University)
Professor of Comparative Religion and Hindu Studies, Theology Faculty, University of Oxford
Also: Academic Director, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Formerly: Professor and Head of Department, Religious Studies, University of Stirling
Areas: Hinduism; Sanskrit; the Jayakhya-samhita; Tantric Traditions; Phenomenology; Religion and culture
Research: Religion as reading; subjectivity in Indian religions
Publications: The Tantric Body, Tauris Press, 2006.
The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory, and Tradition. Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Editor. The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism and entry on ‘The Śaiva Traditions’. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.
Beyond Phenomenology: Rethinking the Study of Religion. London: Cassell, 1999.
An Introduction to Hinduism. Cambridge University Press, 1996
Body and Cosmology in Kashmir Śaivism. San Francisco: Mellen, 1993
Dr Paul Foster
BSc, DipEd, BEd, BD, MSt, DPhil
•Senior Lecturer in New Testament Language, Literature & Theology, The University of Edinburgh
Areas: New Testament (particularly Synoptic Gospels), Koine Greek, Textual Criticism, Non-canonical gospels
Research: My doctoral research focused upon Matthew's gospel and the community for whom he wrote. I was interested in the way the source material the evangelist inherited was reshaped to address the pastoral and pedagogical needs of his fledgling community and the issues they were facing. Building upon this research, my interest is now developing in the area of non-canonical gospels. In particular I am looking at a range of issues surrounding the so-called Gospel of Peter
Publications: BOOKS INCLUDE:
•Community, Law and Mission in Matthew's Gospel, WUNT II, 177 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2004).
•The Gospel of Peter - An Introduction and Commentary (Leiden: Brill, 2010) forthcoming.
•The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers (London: Continuum, 2006), an edited collection of essays. ISBN: 0-567-03105-5 (hb), 0-567-03106-3 (pb).
•Justin and his Worlds (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2007), a collection of articles edited with Dr Sara Parvis, ISBN: 978-0-8006-6212-7.
•The Non-Canonical Gospels (London: Continuum, 2008), an edited collection of fourteen chapters, ISBN: 9780567033024.
•The Apocryphal Gospels - A Very Short Introduction, vol. 201 (Oxford: OUP, 2009), ISBN: 9780199236947.
•New Studies in the Synoptic Problem (Leuven: Peeters, 2009), a collection of forty articles edited with Prof. John Kloppenborg, Prof. Joseph Verheyden and Dr Andrew Gregory.
•Textual Criticism, Methodological Approaches and the Historical Jesus - vol. 1: New Testament Studies (London: Sage, 2010), an edited collection of eighteen articles. ISBN 978-1-84860-168-0.
•The Gospels: Texts, Themes and Theology - vol. 2: New Testament Studies (London: Sage, 2010), an edited collection of eighteen articles. ISBN 978-1-84860-168-0.
•Paul: The Apostle and His Letters - vol. 3: New Testament Studies (London: Sage, 2010), an edited collection of nine articles. ISBN 978-1-84860-168-0.
•Acts, Hebrews, Catholic Epistles, Revelation and Non-Canonical Gospels - vol. 4: New Testament Studies (London: Sage, 2010), an edited collection of seventeen articles. ISBN 978-1-84860-168-0.
•Early Christian Writers (London: SPCK, 2010), an edited collection of twelve chapters
Dr Alexandre Frediani
Prof P Freston
BA (Cambridge), MA (Cambridge), MA in Latin American Studies (Liverpool), MCS (Regent College, Vancouver), PhD (Campanias)
Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Christian Perspectives on Political, Social and Economic Thought
Formerly: Lecturer in Sociology, Federal University, Sao Carlos, Brazil; Lecturer in Sociology, Federal University, Sao Carlos, Brazil and Professor of Sociology, Calvin College, Michigan,USA,
Areas: ociology; religion and politics
Research: The growth of Pentecostalism in the global south; questions of religion and globalization; modes of Christian political engagement
Regions: Brazil and Latin America
Publications: ‘Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin America’. Oxford: OUP (2007).
‘Protestant Political Parties: a Global Survey’. Ashgate (2004).
‘Evangelicals and Politics in Asia, Africa, and Latin America’ Cambridge: CUP (2001).
‘Evangelicals and Politics in the Third World’ in Christians and Politics Beyond the Culture Wars; David P. Gushee, ed., GR: Baker Books (2000)
Prof Richard Gamble
PhD (Basel, Switzerland), MA (Pittsburgh, US), BA (Westminster, US)
Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA
Formerly: Scholar in Residence, Great Lakes Gulf Presbytery, Reformed Presbyterian Church of North
Areas: Calvin studies
Publications: The Whole Counsel of God: God’s mighty acts in the Old Testament. P & R [to appear 2008]
“Essential Calvin Bibliography”, in A theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes: Essays and Analysis, ed. Joseph Hall, P & R [to appear 2008]
‘Calvin and the Church’, Presbyterian Layman, 2007.
“From the early Church through Constantine” in Revolutions in World View, ed. Andrew Hoffecker, P
& R, 2007.
“The doctrine of the Atonement from the Westminster Assembly to the 20th Century” in The Faith
once delivered: essays in honor of Wayne Spear, ed. Anthony Selvaggio, P&R, 2007.
‘The relationship between Biblical Theology and Systematic Theology’ in Always Reforming:
Explorations in Systematic Theology ed. A. T. B. McGowan, InterVarsity Press. 2006.
“Calvin and Vermigli: A study in the Foundations of Reformed Eucharistic Theology” in Peter Martyr
Vermigli and the European Reformations. Studies in the History of Christian Thought, ed. Frank
James, Leiden: E. J. Brill. 2006
“Calvin’s Controversies” in The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin, ed. Don McKim, Cambridge
University Press. 2006
Dr Jay Gary
PhD , Organizational Leadership, Regent University, 2008; MA, Education, California State University, Los Angeles, 1983; BS, Industrial Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1976
Assistant Professor at Regent University
Member, founding, Association of Professional Futurists, http://www.profuturists.org
Member, lifetime, World Future Society, http://www.wfs.org
Member, World Futures Studies Federation, http://www.wfsf.org
Member, Christian Business Faculty Association, http://www.cbfa.org
Member, Evangelical Missiological Society, http://www.emsweb.org
Advisor, Alliance of Vulnerable Mission, http://vulnerablemission.com
Co-founder, Christian Futures Network, http://www.christianfutures.com
My NGO service (in the 1980s) was with the
Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, http://www.lausanne.org/
Perspectives program, http://www.perspectives.org
Campus Crusade for Christ, http://campuscrusadeforchrist.com
Areas: Areas of Teaching:
--MSF: Survey of Futures Studies, Social Change, Systems Thinking, Forecasting Techniques, Strategic Planning & Change Mgt, Scenario Development & Visioning, World Futures, Religionists & Futurists, Images of the Future, Organizational Futures, Human Futures, Professional Futures and Defense Futures.
--MBA: The Future of Commerce
--DSL: Leadership Theory & Development; Strategic Design, Planning & Implementation; Organizational Structure/Systems/Environment; Global Futures & System Dynamics; Forecasting & Social Change
--PHD: Strategic Foresight Leading to Organizational Change, Futures Research & Global Change
Research: Research Interests: anticipatory & strategic leadership, corporate foresight systems, temporal structuring, and foresight assessments for individuals, groups and organizations. Secondary research interests include global leadership, alliance management, community transformation; historical Jesus, post-industrial missiology, paradigms of Christian futures; world futures debate
Regions: North & South America
Gary, J. E. (2011). Strategic leadership: Cultivating competencies for post-normal times. In Franco Gandolfi (Ed.), Foundations of contemporary leadership (pp. 193-207). Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
Gary, J. E. (2011, January). Toward a new macrohistory: An extension to Sardar's 'postnormal times.' Futures, 43(1), 48-51. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2010.04.033 http://www.jaygary.com/postnormal.pdf
Gary, J. E. (2010, September). Leading from the future: A review of the Regent foresight program. Journal of Futures Studies, 15(1), 119-133. http://www.jfs.tku.edu.tw/15-1/S03.pdf
Gary, J. (2010, Dec. 8). "Mapping the Future of Christianity: Forecasts, Scenarios and Wildcards," Guest Lecturer. STH TH 850 Comparative Christianity, Dr. Todd Johnson, Boston University, Boston, MA. http://www.jaygary.com/TH850.pdf
Gary, J.; Steele, S. (2010, July 7) "Foresight Educators Boot camp," 8 hour pre-course, World Future Society annual conference, Boston, http://www.jaygary.com/foresight_bootcamp.shtml
Gary, J. E. (2010, Summer). Strategic foresight: Looking to the future to plan today. Outcomes Magazine, 34(2), 26-27. http://www.jaygary.com/outcomes2010.pdf
Gary, J. (2010, January). The post-church letters: Voice from 2020. Church Executive Magazine, 2010(1-1), 26-27. http://www.churchfutures.com see scenarios 1-3.
Gary, J. E. (2009). Self-sacrificial Leadership: Is it time for Islamo-Christian culture? David Group International: http://davidgroupinternational.com/transcendence-ezine-page5
Gary, J. (2008, September). The future according to Jesus: A Galilean model of foresight. Futures, 40(7), 630-642. This paper won an emerald award as top 50 of 15,000 published in 2008. Summary at: http://www.christianfutures.com/framing-christian-futuring.shtml
Gary, J. E. (2006). The future of business as mission: An inquiry into macro-strategy. In T. Steffen & M. Barrett (Eds.), Business as mission: From impoverishment to empowered (pp. 253-273). Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library. http://jaygary.com/future_business_as_mission.shtml
Gary, J. E. (1994). The star of 2000: Our journey toward hope. Colorado Springs, CO: Bimillennial. This was the first evangelical book to call the church to mark the jubilee. http://www.jaygary.com/starof2000.shtml
Gary, J., & Gary, O. (1989). The countdown has begun: The story of the global consultation on AD 2000. Rockville, VA: AD 2000 Global Service Office. http://jaygary.com/evhistor.shtml
Dr David Geary
Dr David Gellner
Dr Makonen Getu
FK (University of Stockholm), PhD (University of Stockholm); Diploma (Glasgow Caledonian University)
Also: Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Opportunity International, member of Trustees of Traidcraft Foundation, Wholeness International and Leprosy Mission Technical Reference Panel, member of Windle Trust International Trustees, Principal Secretary of Oxford Centre for Development Research
Formerly: Lecturer in development economics, University of Stockholm; Programme Officer, United Nations Development Programme; Rural Development Adviser, Swedish International Development Agency; Deputy Country Director, World Vision International Zambia; Africa Regional Manager, World Vision Australia; Africa Deputy Deputy Regional Director, Opportunity International Africa; Director of Opportunity Center for Transformation Studies, Opportunity International; International Programme Director, Christian Transformation Resource Center; Africa Regional Manager
Areas: Economic History, Economics, Development Studies and Counselling in Clinical and Pastoral Skills
Research: Microenterprise and Transformational Development; Microfinance, Development and Povery Alleviation; Alliance Based Transformational Community Development; Transformational Development and Kingdom Building, Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS, Education, Aid Effectiveness
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia and Central America
Currently conducting for a book on microfinance and small and medium private schools
The Undreamt: An Ethiopian Transformation, CTRC, 2004
Christian Microenterprise Development (ed.), Transformation Vol 20, No. 3, Oxford Centere for Mission Studies, Oxford, 2003.
Wealth Generation & Kingdom Building Through Christian Microenterprise Development (with David Bussau), CTRC, 2003
Sustainable Transformational Development Through Microfinance: A Diagnostic Tool (with David Bussau), CTRC, 2003
Microenterprise Development in Theory and Practice (ed.), World Vision Australia, Melbourne, 1996.
Socialism, Participation and Agricultural Development in Post-Revolutionary Ethiopia, A Critical Analysis, Akademitryck, Edsbruk, Sweden 1987.
“Does Commercialization of Microfinance Programs Lead to Mission Drift”? in Transformation Sept-October Issue 2007
“Principles of Transformational Leadership Facilitation”, to be published in Transformational Journal, January 2008
“Human Trafficking and Microfinance”, in Transformation Vol. 23, No. 3 July 2006
‘The Biblical Perspective of Transformational Business’, in Transformation, Vol.20, No.3 July 2003
‘CMED Network and the Role of CTRC’, in Transformation, Vol.20, No.3 July 2003
‘CMED, Kingdom Building and the Local Church’, in Transformation, Vol.20, No.3 July 2003
“The Transformation Side of Microenterprise: The Case of Opportunity International Program in Honduras,” a chapter in “Here to Help: NGOs Combating Poverty in Latin America”, M.E. Sharpe, New York, 2003
‘Making Technical Assistance Effective’ Transformation, Vol. 20, No.2 April 2003
‘Christian Microenterprise Development and HIV/AIDS’, Transformation, Vol.20, No.1 January 2003
“Measuring Transformation: Conceptual Framework and Indicators,” in Transformation, Vol. 19, No 2 April 2002
“Spiritual Transformation Through Microenterprise Development: A Compendium to Tools for Christian Practioners,” with Robert Gailey, Hollie Smith and Alexis Beggs Olsen, Chicago, June 2001.
“Poverty Alleviation and the Role of Microcredit in Africa,” published as a chapter in Faith and Development: Partnership between the World Bank and the Churches of Africa,” Oxford, 2001.
“A Brief Examination into the Promotion of Transformation in the OI Network: Status, Obstacles and Incentives/Solutions,” Opportunity Center for Transformation Studies, Oxford, 2001.
“The Transformation Side of Microenterprise: An Impact Study of Uganda Agency for Development Microcredit Program,” with S. Afrane, Opportunity Center for Transformation Studies, Oxford, 2001.
“Poverty Alleviation and the Role of Microcredit in Africa,” in Transformation, Vol.17, No. 4, Oxford, 2000.
“Effective Boards: How Do They Do It?” Partnership Quarterly, Vol.1, Oak Brook, August 1997.
“The Dynamics of Microenterprise Development”, in Microenterprise Development in Theory and Practice, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, 1996.
“World Vision Experience in Microenterprise Development”, in Microenterprise Development in Theory and Practice, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, 1996.
“Aid for Growth or Growth for Aid? An Examination of Australian Aid to Africa”, Development Bulletin, Vol. 33. Development Studies Network, Canberra, 1994.
“Empowering Development”, Partners in Development, No.1, World Vision Australia, Canberra, 1994.
“Small Enterprise in Southern Africa: A Strategy for World Vision Development Efforts”, Staff Working Paper, No.17, World Vision International, Monrovia, 1993.
“Some Explanations to the Crisis in Tanzania” (in Swedish), Voluntären, Stockholm, 1989
Dr I Glaser
PhD (Durham), MPhil (Imperial College, London), BSc (Imperial College, London), PGCE (Institute of Education, London)
Academic director, The Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford
Also: Crosslinks consultant on Christian-Muslim relations
Formerly: Senior Teaching and Research Fellow, Edinburgh Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies;
Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh
Areas: Comparative theology of Islam and Christianity, reading the Bible in the context of Islam
Research: Numerous articles on Islam and inter-faith relations
Publications: With Napoleon John, Partners or Prisoners? Christians thinking about women and Islam, Paternoster, 1998.
With Shaylesh Raja, Sharing the Salt: making friends with Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs, Scripture Union, 1999.
The Bible and Other Faiths: what does the Lord require of us?, IVP, 2005. (The Bible and Other Faiths: Christian responsibility in a worold of religion, IVP USA, 2005)
Dr Henri Gooren
Dr Robert Gordon
MA (Cantab), PhD (Cantab), LittD (Cantab)
Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Cambridge
Formerly: Lecturer in Old Testament and Intertestamental Studies, University of Cambridge
Areas: Ancient versions of the Old Testament: Targums, Peshitta, Septuagint.
The Old Testament in its Near Eastern Context. Literature and theology in the Old Testament.
The Divine Council; Genesis Protohistory; Targumic messianism. Currently writing a commentary on Joel, Amos, Obadiah for the International Critical Commentary series
Publications: ‘Hebrews. A Commentary.2nd ed.’. Sheffield Phoenix Press, Sheffield 2008. ‘The God of Israel’ (ed.) Cambridge: CUP 2007. ibid., ‘Introducing the God of Israel’, ‘Standing in The Council: When Prophets Encounter God’. ‘Hebrew Bible and Ancient Versions: Collected Essays by Robert P. Gordon’. Aldershot: Ashgate 2006. ‘Holy Land, Holy City: Sacred Geography and the Interpretation of the Bible’. Didsbury Lectures 2001. Carlisle: Paternoster Press 2004. ‘Hebrews. A Commentary’. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press 2000. ‘The Old Testament in Syriac according to the Peshitta Version, IV,2: Chronicles’. Leiden: The Peshitta Institute 1998. Articles in ‘New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis’. ed. W. VanGemeren 1996
Prof J H Grayson
BA (Rutgers), MA (Columbia), MDiv (Duke), PhD (Edinburgh)
Professor of Modern Korean Studies, School of East Asian Studies, The University of Sheffield
Formerly: Educational missionary with the United Methodist Church serving with the Korean Methodist Church from 1971 to 1987. Lecturer at Kyongbuk National University, Taegu, Korea, Lecturer and Chaplain, Kyemyong University, Taegu, Korea, and Lecturer at the Methodist Theological Seminary, Seoul. Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Sheffield
Areas: Anthropology of Religion, Religion and Society in East Asia, Christianity in East Asia, Diffusion of Religion, Cultural Accommodation
Regions: East Asia (China, Korea, Japan), in particular, Korea
Publications: 'The Kwallye samga of Korea: A Failed Attempt at Christian Accommodation to Confucian Culture' Asian Folklore Studies, v. 66 (2007).
Martyrdom and the Rejection of Shinto ShrineWorship’ in Harada Tamaki (ed) ‘Colonial Korea and Taiwan: Historical and Cultural Anthropological Research.’ Tôkyô, Dainichi shobô, 2007.
'Christianity in East Asia; China, Korea, Japan' in Sheridan Gilley, Brian Stanley, eds. ‘Cambridge History of Christianity, v. 8, World Christianities: 1815-1914’. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006.
'The Grieving Rite: A Protestant Response to Confucian Ancestral Rituals', in Robert E. Buswell, Jr, ed. ‘Religions of Korea in Practice.’ Princeton UP, 2006.
'A Quarter-Millennium of Christianity in Korea' in Robert E. Buswell, Jr., and
Timothy S. Lee, eds. ‘Christianity in Korea’. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i
Press, 2006. Invitational introductory chapter.
'Christian Impact on Twentieth Century Religious Movements in Korea', special
issue on 'Korean Religion and Cultural Values', Korean and Korean American
Studies Bulletin, v. 14 nos. 1, 2, 2004.
'The Shintô Shrine Conflict and Protestant Martyrs in Korea, 1938-1945',
’Missiology: An International Review.’ v. 29 (2001), no. 3.
'Cultural Encounter: Korean Protestantism and Other Religious Traditions',
International Bulletin of Missionary Research, v. 25, (2001), no. 2
Dr Daniel Groody
BA, MDiv, STL, PhD (Graduate Theological Union)
Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Also: Director, Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture (Formerly Latino Ecclesial and Pastoral Concerns), Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame
Formerly: Visiting Research Fellow, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Areas: Migration; immigration. Globalisation. Social justice, option for the poor. US Latino Spirituality. Catholic social teaching
Publications: Globalisation, Spirituality and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2007.
Editor The Option for the Poor in Christian Theology. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007.
Co-editor A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey: Theological Perspectives on Migration. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008.
Border of Death, Valley of Life: Journey of Heart and Spirit. New York, NY: Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2002.
‘Dying to Live: The Undocumented Immigrant and the Paschal Mystery’ in Concilium (December 2008)
‘Globalizing Solidarity: Christian Anthropology and the Challenge of Human Liberation.’ Theological Studies (June 2008)
Dr Suzette Heald
PhD Anthropology (University College, London)
Research Officer, Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics
Formerly: Professor of Social Anthropology, Brunel University (2000-2006)
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Botswana (1997-1999)
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Lancaster, on leave of absence 97-99 (1971-1999)
Senior Postgraduate Research Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA (1987)
Junior Research Fellow, Makerere Institute for Social Research, Uganda (1968-1969)
Areas: Primary research experience in: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Australia
Research: Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics
Regions: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Australia
Publications: G. Alex and S. Heald (eds.) Good Deaths/Bad Deaths: Dilemmas of Death in Comparative Perspective. Curare: Journal of Medical Anthropology (Special issue) 2008: 31 (1)
S. Heald, Manhood and Morality: Sex, Violence and Ritual in Gisu Society. London and New York: Routledge, 1999
S. Heald, Controlling Anger: The Anthropology of Gisu Violence. Revised paperback edition. London: James Currey; Kampala: Fountain Publishers; Athens, USA: Ohio University Press, 1998
S. Heald, Praise Poems of the Kuria. Nairobi: Phoenix, 1997
S. Heald and A. Deluz (eds.), Anthropology and Psychoanalysis: An Encounter through Culture, London and New York, Routledge, 1994.
S. Heald, Controlling Anger: The Sociology of Gisu Violence. Manchester and New York: Manchester University and St. Martin's Presses for the International African Institute, 1989
Dr Noel Heather
BA (French with subsid Latin), DPhil (French Renaissance Literature), PG Dip Comp Sci, PG Dip Ling
Formerly: Lecturer in Humanities Computing, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Lecturer in Renaissance French, University of Wales
Areas: Research interests are in literary and linguistic computing, especially as related to discourse analysis, and theology; late Medieval philosophy and Neo-Platonism in relation to Renaissance French literature (especially re Du Bartas and links with Milton's Paradise Lost); contemporary religious language within a postliberal framework; and humour in Renaissance literature and also contemporary language
Research: Ecclesiology and a linked theological model called Critical Postliberalism (CP)
Dr Paula Heinonen
BA(Oxford), MA(Oxford, PhD(Durham)
Member & Visiting Fellows Program Coordinator, International Gender Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Formerly: Head, Research Unit, Centre for Research and Training in Women in
Development and lecturer in Anthropologoy, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Areas: Anthropology, Gender Studies
Research: Street children, child rearing, children's rights, child prostitution and HIV, homeless children, child abuse and neglect, female headed households, gender and development. Currently, Globalisation, women, culture & development; Third wave feminism and beyond
Publications: Research papers and NGO reports including:
‘Changing Perceptions: Globalization, Women and Development’. Paper delivered at the International Women’s Congress (2006).
‘Africa’s Development – Who decides?’ Paper given at The Global Development Conference for Ethical Events (2005)
‘The Socialization of the Street Children of Addis Ababa: Theories & Reality’. Paper presented at Society for Cross-Cultural Research (2004).
‘Methodological Implication of Contextual Diversity’ in ‘Research on Street Children, Youth & Environments’ Vol 13 (2003)
Dr Gavin Hilson
Dr John Hitchen
BA, BD, PhD (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
Senior Lecturer in Mission, School of Mission & Ministry, Laidlaw-Carey Graduate
Formerly: Acting Dean, School of Global Mission; Lecturer in Mission, Laidlaw-Carey Graduate School
Areas: Contextualization of the Gospel in the West, particularly in New Zealand and the South West Pacific. Formation of Missionary worldview. Theology and Practice of Mission, particularly to and from New Zealand and the South West Pacific.Theological and Missionary Education, particularly in and for the Third World. Tertiary theological and mission education developments in Australasia and the Pacific
Publications: ‘The Missional, Multi-ethnic Nature of the Church’, in Bruce Patrick (Ed.), New Vision New
Zealand: Volume III, Auckland: Vision Network of New Zealand, 2008.
‘What It Means To Be an Evangelical Today – An Antipodean Perspective’ Part1 ‘Mapping
Our Movement’ and Part 2 ‘Confirming Our Core & Engaging Our Changed Context’,
Evangelical Quarterly 76:2 (Jan 2004 and April 2004).
‘Relations between Missiology and Anthropology Then and Now – Insights from the
Contribution to Ethnography and Anthropology by Nineteenth Century Missionaries in the
South Pacific’, Missiology, Vol 30(4) October 2002.
‘Involved in Politics … Why?’, in Bruce Patrick, (Ed.) The Vision New Zealand Congress
1997, Auckland: Vision New Zealand, 1997.
Evangelism and Mission -What is the Gospel?, Auckland: Impetus Publications. 1996
Dr Martin Hodson
Visiting Researcher, Oxford Brookes University
Also: Principal Tutor, Christian Rural and Environmental Studies (CRES), Co-Director of the Agriculture and Theology Project (ATP), Operations Manager for the John Ray Initiative (JRI). Tutor in Biological Conservation, Human Sciences, Oxford University
Formerly: Principal Lecturer in Environmental Biology, School of Biological & Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University
Areas: 1) Plant Science (plant silicon research); Soil Science; Environmental Science, Environmental Assessment, Management and Reconstruction.
(2) Environmental Ethics; Christianity and the Environment; founder member of Sage, Oxford's Christian Environmental Group
Publications: For a complete listing see:
Dr Stefan Hoeschele
MA equivalent (Friedensau Adventist University), PhD (University of Malawi)
Lecturer in Theology and Mission, Friedensau Adventist University
Also: Coordinator of a church planting project among the Maasai, North Tanzania
Formerly: Lecturer of Theology, Tanzania Adventist College (now University of Arusha)
Areas: Systematic Theology, Ecumenics, Mission
Research Interests Missiology, ecumenics, African Christianity, Adventist history, theology of religions, ecclesiology, soteriology
Publications: Christian Remnant-African Folk Church: Seventh-Day Adventism in Tanzania, 1903-1980.’ Studies in Christian Mission, Leiden: Bril (2007)
‘From the End of the World to the Ends of the Earth: The Development of. Seventh-Day Adventist Missiology.’ Nurnberg: Verlag fur Theologie und Religionswissenschaft (2004).
"Elizaphan Bwirima Wanjara"; "Simeon Dea Otieno"; "Petro Kime Risase"; "Ernst Kotz"; "Paulo Saburi Kilonzo"; "Haruni Kija Mashigan"; "Paulo Kajiru Mashambo." in Dictionary of African Christian Biography in 2005-2006. Online: http://ww-w.dacb.org.
"Interpreting African Adventism: In Search of a Paradigm." in Mission and Contextualization: Taking the Biblical Message to a Multi-Cultural World. G.A. Klingbeil (ed). Libertador San Martin: River Plate University Press (2004)
Dr David Hulme
Executive Director, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester,
Also: Associate Director, Chronic Poverty Research Centre
Formerly: •2007 – Professor of Development Studies, Leverhulme Professorial Research Fellow (2006-2009), Associate Director Chronic Poverty Research Centre (2005-2010), Associate Director ESRC Global Poverty Research Group (to 2007), Associate Director Brooks World Poverty Institute (from 2006), Associate Director, Institute for Development Policy and Management (from 2009);
•1997- 2006 – Professor of Development Studies, Director and Founder of Chronic Poverty Research Centre (2000-2005), Joint Director and Co-founder for ESRC Global Poverty Research Group (from 2002), Acting Director IDPM (01 to 05 2001), Acting Director of Research SED (2002-2003);
•1992-1997 Director of Institute for Development Policy and Management (1992-1997), Professor of Development Studies (1995), Reader (1992-94);
•1985-1992 Senior Lecturer (1990-92) and Lecturer (1985-89), Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, Course Director MA in Development Administration and Management and MA in Rural Development
Areas: Policies to assist the chronic and extreme poor; Development Policies and Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh; Microfinance and Impact Assessment of Microfinance; The Role of NGOs in Development and NGO Accountability
Publications: Authored Books
(forthcoming 2011) Governance, Management and Development: Making the State Work, Second Edition, London, Palgrave (with M M Turner and W McCourt)
(forthcoming 2010) Global Poverty, London, Routledge
(forthcoming 2010) Just Give Money to the Poor, West Hartford, Connecticut, Kumarian Press (with J Hanlon and A Barrientos)
(2007) Challenging Global Inequality: the Theory and Practice of Development in the Twenty-First Century, (pp296). London, Palgrave (with A. Greig and M. Turner)
(2000) African Enclosures: Social Dynamics of Land and Water, (pp238). Oxford, James Currey (with P Woodhouse and H Bernstein)
(1997) Governance, Administration and Development: Making the State Work, (pp272). London, Macmillan (with M M Turner).
(1996) Finance Against Poverty, Volume 1 - Theory and Policy, (pp221). London, Routledge (with P Mosley)
(1996) Finance Against Poverty, Volume 2 - Empirical Studies, (pp451). London, Routledge (with P Mosley)
(1990) Sociology and Development: Theories, Policies and Practices, (pp251). Hemel Hempstead, Harvester-Wheatsheaf, (with M M Turner)
(forthcoming 2010) What Works for the Poorest? Policies and Programmes (pp340). London, Practical Action (with D Lawson, K Moore and I Matin)
(2009) Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, (pp360). Oxford, Oxford University Press (with T Addison and R Kanbur)
(2009) Microfinance: A Reader, (pp280). London, Routledge (with T. Arun)
(2008) Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest, (pp344). London, Palgrave (with A Barrientos)
(2008) Chronic Poverty Report 2008-2009 (pp148). Chronic Poverty Research Centre, University of Manchester (as part of the CPRC writing team).
Academic Journal Papers (all peer reviewed)
(forthcoming 2010) ‘The Political Economy of the Millennium Development Goals: Retrospect and Prospects for the World’s Biggest Promise’, New Political Economy
(2010) ‘Lessons from the Making of the Millennium Development Goals:
Human Development Meets Results-based Management in an Unfair World’, Institute of Development Studies Bulletin Special Issue -The MDGs and Beyond Volume 41 Issue 1, Pages 15 - 25
(2010). 'Poverty, Time and Vagueness: integrating the core poverty and chronic poverty frameworks', Cambridge Journal of Economics 34 (2), pp. 347-366 (with D Clark)
(2009) ‘Social protection for the poor and poorest: reflections on a quiet revolution’, Oxford Development Studies, 37(4), 439-456 (with A Barrientos)
(2009) ‘Contrasting Visions for Aid and Governance in the 21st Century: The White House Millennium Challenge Account and DFID’s Drivers of Change’, World Development, 37(1), 36-49 (with V Chhotray)
Dr J Ingleby
PhD, MA (Oxon), BD (Hons), DipEd
Postgraduate Lecturer in Mission, Redcliffe College, Gloucester
Formerly: Head of Mission Studies, Redcliffe College
Areas: Missiology and world Christianity; history of mission and missiology; globalisation and postcolonialism
Prof Daniel Jeyaraj
Dr Theol (Germany), Dr Habil (Germany), PhD (Mumbai/Bombay, India), DD (hc Chennai, India)
Professor of World Christianity and Director of Andrew F. Walls Center for the Study of African and Asian Christianity, Liverpool Hope University
Also: Licensed Priest in the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool
Formerly: Priest/ Presbyter in the Diocese of Tirunelveli, Church of South India
Areas: Histories, expressions and theological articulations of non-western Christians living in multi-religious and multi-cultural societies in the Global South. The growth and witness of various non-Western Christian communities in Diaspora
Publications: ‘Bartholomäus Ziegenbalgs Genealogie der malabarischen Götter—Edition der Orginalfassung von 1713 mit Einleitung, Analyse und Glossar Halle (Saale): Verlag der Franckeschen Stiftungen’. 2003. ‘Genealogy of the South Indian Deities’An English translation of Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg's original German manuscript with a textual analysis and glossary, London, New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005. ‘A German Exploration of Indian Society: Ziegenbalg’s “Malabarian Heathenism”’An annotated English translation with an introduction and a glossary, Chennai: The Mylapore Institute for Indigenous Studies, 2006. ‘Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg: the Father of Modern Protestant Mission—An Indian Assessment’. New Delhi: Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Published for Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, 2006. ‘ Kataloge der tamilischen Palmblatt- und Papipermanuskripte im Archiv der Franckeschen Stiftungen, Halle (Saale)’ (i.e., “Catalogues for Tamil Palm leaf and Paper manuscripts in the Archives of the Francke Foundations in Halle/Saale”)
Dr P Johnston
BA, BD, MTh, PhD(Cambridge)
Senior Tutor, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge
Formerly: Director of Studies and Tutor in Old Testament and Hebrew, Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford
Areas: Old Testament Studies
Research: Death and the dead in Israel and the Ancient Near East
Regions: Brought up in the Philippines, he has studied and worked in England, N Ireland and Belgium, and has written in French and English
Publications: ‘IVP Introduction to the Bible’, Leicester: IVP (editor, 2006)
‘Interpreting the Psalms: Issues and Approaches’, Leicester: Apollos (co-editor, 2005)
'Distress in the Psalms', in P.S. Johnston, D.G. Firth (eds), Interpreting the Psalms: Issues and Approaches (Leicester: Apollos, 2005), 63-84.
‘Shades of Sheol: Death and Afterlife in the Old Testament’, Leicester: Apollos (2002).
‘The Land of Promise: Biblical, Theological and Contemporary Perspectives’, Leicester: Apollos (co-editor, 2000)
'Figuring out figurines', Tyndale Bulletin 54.2 (2003), 81-104.
'Death in Egypt and Israel: A Theological Reflection', in R.P. Gordon, J.C. de Moor (eds), The Old Testament in Its World (OTS 52; Leiden: Brill, 2004), 94-116
Dr Ben Jones
PhD (LSE), MA (John Hopkins), BA (Cambridge)
Lecturer, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia
Also: Short course lecturer ‘NGOs, civil society and development in Africa’ at the University of Copenhagen
Formerly: Lecturer in Social Policy, Centre for Civil Society, LSE ( Sep. 2007 – Aug. 2008)
Guest lecturer and research fellow, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Dec 2005-Jul 2007)
World Bank Junior Associate, Poverty Research Group (Nov 1998 – Aug 2000 )
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Jan - June 1998)
Areas: Social Anthropology for Development; Public Policy and Welfare; Gender, Difference and Social Policy; Governing Rural Nigeria: Absent Rich and Present Poo
Publications: Journal articles (peer reviewed)
Jones, Ben. 2007. ‘The Teso insurgency remembered: churches, burials and propriety’, Africa, 77(4): 768-785.
Jones, Ben. 2005. ‘The church in the village, the village in the church: Pentecostalism in Teso, Uganda’, Cahiers d’Etudes Africaines, 45(2): 497-517.
Jones, Ben. (under review). ‘Decentralisation and distance: local government in eastern Uganda’, Journal of Modern African Studies.
Jones, Ben and Karen Lauterbach. 2005. ‘Bringing religion back in: religious institutions and politics in Africa’, Journal of Religion in Africa 35(2): 239-243.
Book reviews and other publications
Jones, Ben. 2009. ‘Religion and violence in contemporary Africa’, chapter in Andrew R. Murphy (ed) Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence. Oxford: Blackwell-Wiley (forthcoming).
Jones, Ben. 2006. ‘Uganda’ in the Encylopedia of Politics and Religion. Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 897-900.
Review of The Illusion of Cultural Identity by Jean-François Bayart, for Nations and Nationalism (2007), 13(2) 347-349.
Review of Inside West Nile: Violence, History and Representation on an African Frontier by Mark Leopold, for Cahiers d’Etudes Africaines 47(4): 188-190.
Review of Landed Obligation: The Practice of Power in Buganda by Holly E. Hanson, for the Canadian Journal of African Studies (forthcoming)
Dr Arun Jones
PhD (2001, Princeton Theological Seminary); MDiv (1988, Yale University Divinity School); BA (1980, Yale University)
Dan and Lillian Associate Professor of World Evangelism, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Formerly: John W. and Helen Lancaster Associate Professor of Missions and Evangelism, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX. 2002-2010;
Pastor, The Indian Mills United Methodist Church, Shamong, NJ. 2001-2002;
Teaching Fellow, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1996 - 2000;
Pastor, The Bloomfield United Methodist Church, Bloomfield, CT. 1988-1995;
Missionary in the Philippines, The General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. 1981-1984
Areas: Evangelism, Church and Ministry, Church history
Research: History of the church in North India in the 19th and 20th centuries
Regions: India, Philippines
Publications: Forthcoming: “Pandita Ramabai,” in Taylor, Marion, ed., Dictionary of Women Interpreters of the Bible (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Press, 2011); Forthcoming: “South Asia,” in Farhadian, Charles, ed., Introducing World Christianity (Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2011); “Playing with Fire,” in Akinade, Akintunde E., ed., A New Day: Essays in Honor of Lamin Sanneh (Hamburg: Peter Lang, 2010), 209-224; “Jesus in Banaras,” Insights 125:2 (Spring 2010):37-40; “Faces of Pentecostalism in North India Today,” Society 46:6 (November/December 2009):504-509; “Movement and Institution in Methodist Missions,” in Anderson, Gerald H. and Darrell L. Whiteman, ed., World Mission in the Wesleyan Spirit (Franklin, TN: Providence Publishing, 2009), 165-173; “The Great Revival of 1907 as a Phenomenon in Korean Religions,” Journal of World Christianity 2:1 (2009):82-110; “Theological Themes,” Lectionary Homiletics 19:2 (Feb. – Mar. 2008):37-38, 46-47, 54, 62-63, 72-73;
Dr P Joyce
MA, DPhil (Oxford)
University Lecturer in Theology and Fellow of St Peter’s College, University of Oxford
Formerly: University Lecturer in Theology, University of Birmingham
Areas: Old Testament studies. Whilst valuing the time-honoured historical approaches to Biblical Studies, he is also committed to exploring newer approaches, such as psychological interpretation of texts, and has a particular interest in the place and function of the Bible in the modern world
Research: Old Testament Exilic Literature, especially Ezekiel and Lamentations; Hermeneutics
Publications: ‘Ezekiel: A Commentary. Library of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies 482.’ New York and London: T&T Clark (2007).
'Ezekiel 40-42: The Earliest "Heavenly Ascent" Narrative?' in H.J. de Jonge and J. Tromp (Eds), ‘The Book of Ezekiel and its Influence’, Aldershot: Ashgate (2007)
Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives on Ezekiel in ‘ Synchronic or Diachronic? A Debate on Method in Old Testament Exegesis’ Brill, Leiden, (1995)
Dislocation and Adaptation in the Exilic Age and After in ‘After the Exile: Essays in Honour of Rex Mason’, Mercer University Press, Georgia (1996).
King and Messiah in Ezekiel in ‘ King and Messiah in Israel and the Ancient Near East’ Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield (1998)
Sitting Loose to History: Reading the Book of Lamentations without Primary Reference to its Historical Setting in ‘In Search of True Wisdom’, Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield (1999)
Dr D Kent
Professor, Dept. of English, Centennial College, Toronto, Canada
Areas: Christian poetry in Canada, especially Margaret Avison; also Christina Rossetti; the Tractarians; William Hone
Research: Christina Rossetti and Richard Frederick Littledale; critical biography of Margaret Avison
Publications: Margaret Avison and Her Works (1989); Christian Poetry in Canada (ed., 1989, 1993); Heirs of Fame: Milton and Other Writers of the English Renaissance (co-ed., 1995); Selected Prose of Christina Rossetti (co-ed., 1998); Speaking Grief in English Literary Culture, Shakepeare to Milton (co-ed., 2002); Regency Radical: Selected Writings of William Hone (co-ed., 2003)
Prof David Killingray
Professor Emeritus of History, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Also: Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2007-; Honorary Professor of History, University of Stellenbosch, 2010-
Formerly: Head of Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College
Reader in History, University of London
Co-editor of African Affairs
Research: Presence of black people in Britain; African history; local English history
Publications: A Plague of Europeans, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1973;
Africa and the Second World War, Macmillan, London, 1986, (ed. with R. Rathbone); Khaki and Blue: Military and Police in British Colonial Africa, (with A. Clayton) Ohio University Press, Athens, 1989;
Policing the Empire: Government, Authority and Control 1830-1940 (ed with David Anderson), Manchester University Press, 1991;
Policing and Decolonisation: Nationalism, Politics and the Police, 1917-1965 (ed. with David Anderson), Manchester University Press, 1992;
Africans in Britain, ed. Frank Cass, London, 1994;
The West Indies. British Documents on the End of Empire (with S.R. Ashton) HMSO, London, 1999;
Guardians of Empire (ed. with David Omissi) Manchester U. P.1999;
An Unbelievable Stroke of Luck, by Isaac Fadoyebo, edited and with an introduction by David Killingray. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999;
The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19: new perspectives (ed with Howard Phillips) Routledge, London, Social History of Medicine series, 2003;
Maritime Empire (ed. with M. Lincoln and N. Rigby). Boydell & Brewer, 2004.
A Historical Atlas of Kent (ed. with T. Lawson). Phillimore, Chichester, 2004
Sevenoaks People and Faith (ed.), Phillimore, Chichester, 2004.
The United Kingdom Overseas Territories: Past, present and future (ed. with David Taylor) (Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, 2005).
Black Voices: the shaping of our Christian experiences [with Joel Edwards] (IVP: Nottingham, 2007).
Fighting for Britain: African soldiers in the Second World War (James Currey, Oxford, 2010)
Dr Kirsteen Kim
PhD (University of Birmingham, 2002); MA (Fuller Theological Seminary, 1996); BSc (University of Bristol, 1981)
Associate Principal Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies, Leeds Trinity University College
Also: Research Editor of Regnum Books International, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
Formerly: Associate Senior Lecturer in Theology (Systematic and Social), Leeds Trinity University College;
Research Coordinator, Edinburgh 2010;
Tutor, United College of the Ascension, Selly Oak, Birmingham, UK;
Coordinator, UCA Mission Programme;
Administrator, Henry Martyn Centre, for the study of mission and world Christianity, Cambridge Theological Federation, Cambridge, UK;
Tutor (Theology), Open Theological College, Cheltenham, (now University of Gloucestershire);
Lecturer in Missiology, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India
Areas: Mission and world Christianity; Inter-cultural theology (Korea and India) and pneumatology
Publications: Sebastian Kim & Kirsteen Kim (forthcoming in 2012) A history of Korean Christianity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press;
Kirsteen Kim (2010) Joining in with the Spirit: Connecting world church and local mission. Peterborough: Epworth Publishing (supported by a grant from Methodist Formation in World Mission);
Sebastian Kim and Kirsteen Kim (2008) Christianity as a world religion. London: Continuum;
Kirsteen Kim (2007) The Holy Spirit in the world: a global conversation. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books / London: SPCK;
Kirsteen Kim (2003) Mission in the Spirit: the Holy Spirit in Indian Christian theologies. Delhi: ISPCK;
Amos Yong, Kirsteen Kim & Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (eds) (forthcoming in 2012) Loosing the Spirits: interdisciplinary, interreligious, and intercultural mappings of a Spirit-filled world. Publisher tbc;
Kirsteen Kim (ed) (forthcoming in 2010), Edinburgh 2010: Mission today and tomorrow. Regnum Edinburgh 2010 series, Vol. 3. Oxford: Regnum;
Daryl Balia and Kirsteen Kim (eds) (2010), Edinburgh 2010: Witnessing to Christ today. Oxford: Regnum;
Kirsteen Kim (ed.) (2005) Reconciling mission: the ministry of healing and reconciliation in the church worldwide. Delhi: ISPCK (supported by a grant from the World Council of Churches)
Prof S Kim
BSc, DipMiss, MDiv, ThM, PhD (University of Cambridge)
Professor of Theology and Public Life, York St John, College of the University of Leeds
Formerly: Director, ‘Christianity in Asia’ project, University of Cambridge
Areas: Non-western Christianity and particularly China, Japan, Korea and India; historical and theological development of Christianity in Asia
‘Oxford Companion to Christianity in India’, New Delhi & Oxford: OUP (co-editor, 2006)
‘Mission and Identity of the Church’, London: SCM (2005).
‘Cambridge Companion to Christian Theology in Asia’, Cambridge: CUP (editor, 2005).
‘Mapping East Asian Christianity: Interplay between Christianity and East Asian Cultures’ (co-editor, 2005).
‘In Search of Identity: Debates on Religious Conversion in India’, New Delhi & Oxford: Oxford University Press (2003).
‘Good News to the Poor: The Challenge to the Church’, Delhi: ISPCK (co-editor 1997).
‘Mission Trends Today: Historical and Theological Perspectives’, Bombay: St. Pauls (co-editor, 1997)
Dr Roberta King
PhD (Fuller Theological Seminary, 1989); MA (Fuller Theological Seminary, 1982); BA (Highest Honors, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1972)
Associate Professor of Communication and Ethnomusicology Fuller Theological Seminary
Formerly: WorldVenture (formerly CBInternational):
-International Resource Specialist, 2000-present
-Ethnomusicologist and Missionary, 1982-1999
Research, consultancy, workshops, and ministry in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Uganda, Madagascar, and Kenya.
Daystar University, (Institute of Christian Ministries and Training), Nairobi, Kenya:
-Sr. Lecturer and Founding Chair of the Christian Music Communication Dept., 1985-1999.
Acting Director, Institute of Christian Ministries and Training, 1995-1996
Missionary, Daystar Communications, 1978-1980
Nairobi Baptist Church, Nairobi, Kenya
Executive Choir Director and Worship Leader, 1990-1999
Pianist and assistant Choir Director, 1978-1980
Woodland Christian School, Woodland, CA, 1976-1977
Areas: Intercultural Communication, Ethnomusicology, Africa Regional Studies, European
Regional Studies, Applied Ethnomusicology, Missiology, Orality, Worship and Theology,
Spirituality and Mission, Music Education, Choral Conducting, Piano Performance, and
Qualitative and Ethnographic Research
Regions: Africa, Europe
Publications: King, Roberta R. 2009. Pathways in Christian Music Communication : The Case of the
Senufo of Cote D'ivoire, American Society of Missiology Monograph Series. Eugene,
OR: Pickwick Publications; King, Roberta R., Jean Ngoya Kidula, James Krabill, and Thomas Oduro. 2008. Music in the Life of the African Church. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press; “Under the Mango Tree: Worship, Song, and Spiritual Transformation in Africa.” In Worship Changes Lives, edited by Alexis Abernathy. Baker Academic Books, 2008; “Music and Ethnomusicology”. In Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries, Series Editor, David Levinson. Berkshire Publishing/ Routledge, 2006;
“Singing the Lord’s Song in a Global World,” in Evangelical Missions Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 1 (January 2006): 68-74; “Abraham Goes Senufo: Communicating the Scriptures through Song,” in All the World is
Singing: Glorifying god through the Worship Music of the Nations, Tyrone, GA: Authentic Publishing, 2006, pp. 61-68;
“The Impact of Global Christian Music in Worship.” In Theology, News, & Notes, Vol. 53, No. 2, Spring 2006, pp. 6-8
Rev. Dr A Kirk
BD (London), BA (Cambridge), MPhil (London), PhD (Nijmegen, The Netherlands), AKC (King's College, London)
Former Director of the Centre for Missiology and World Christianity, University of Birmingham
Also: Senior Research Fellow, International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague
Supervisor, London School of Theology
Formerly: After a three year curacy in a North London parish he lived and taught in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a founder member of the Latin American Theological Fraternity (1970) and the Kairos Community (1976). Whilst in Latin America he wrote on the use of the Bible in liberation theology and on the revolutionary nature of Jesus' life and ministry.
Returning to the UK, he helped found the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (a lay academy) and taught there for eight years. He was also the Theologian Missioner for the Church Mission Society. Subsequently he was Dean of Mission at the Selly Oak Colleges in Birmingham and a senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham in Mission Studies. Since retirement in 2002, he has been involved with missiological institutions in Prague, Budapest and Bucharest
Areas: He has continued writing on issues to do with Christian witness in a late-modern, secular society and on the missiological implications of the alleged conflict between Islam and the West
Research: His present research project is a biblical and historical study of Christian mission in non-Christian cultures, under the provisional title of the 'Church and the World', part of a series on Christian doctrine, published by Paternoster Press
Regions: Latin America and the West
Publications: Since 2000: Mission under Scrutiny: Confronting Current Challenges (Darton, Longman and Todd, 2006); The Future of Reason, Science and Faith: Following Modernity and Postmodernity (Ashgate Publishing, 2007); Civilisations in Conflict? Islam, the West and Christian Faith (Regnum International, 2011). He has also had a book published in his honour: John Corrie and Cathy Ross (eds.), Mission in Context: Explorations inspired by J. Andrew Kirk (Ashgate, 2012). He is the author of 15 books in total
Dr Elizabeth Koepping
Dr Andrej Kotljarchuk
PhD (University of Stockholm), PhD (equivalent) (Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg), MA
University Lecturer, Department of History, Gender and Cultural Studies, Södertörns University College, Stockholm
Areas: Ethnic and confessional minorities of Eastern Europe. History of Reformation in Belarus, and Lithuania
Research: 1. “The Protestant intellectual network in the early modern Europe: Protestant scholars of Belarus, Lithuania and Ukraine at the Dutch universities”
The project is a part of international network “The Dynamics of Economic Culture in the North Sea and Baltic Region ca. 1200-1700” (http://www.hmapcoml.org/Default.asp?ID=103), which is united historians from Denmark (University of Southern Denmark and Copenhagen University), the Netherlands (Groningen University) and Sweden (Södertörns University College and Uppsala University).
2. “Swedish colonies in Ukraine”.
The project headed by Professor David Gaunt and supported by the Baltic Sea Foundation / Östersjöstiftelsen (http://www.ostersjostiftelsen.se/default.aspx).
This project aims are to start comprehensive scientific research on the past and present developments of the Swedish speaking colonies in Ukraine, particularly Gammalsvenskby
Regions: Scandinavia and the Eastern Baltic (Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine)
‘Swedes in Belarusian history and culture’ 2nd ed. (Minsk, 2007).
‘In the Shadows of Poland and Russia: the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Sweden in the European Crisis of the mid-17th Century’. PhD dissertation. Södertörns högskola, (2006)
‘Swedes in Belarusian History and Culture’. Minsk, (2002).
‘The festival culture of the 17th century Russian and Belarusian towns: official ceremonies and popular rite’. St. Petersburg Slavica Petropolitana, Russian Academy of Sciences.
Rev'd Dr Andrew Lord
PhD (University of Birmingham, 2010); BA (Cantab, 2002); MA (University of Birmingham, 1999); BSc (1st class, Warwick University)
Rector, Trowell with Awsworth & Cossall, Southwell & Nottingham Diocese
Formerly: Curate, Long Buckby with West Haddon, Peterborough Diocese; Area Co-ordinator, Dioceses of Lichfield & Birmingham, Church Mission Society (CMS); Systems Analyst / Programmer, MiTek Industries Limited, Halesowen; IT Manager, Hi-Tech Engineering Limited, Coventry
Areas: Mission, Charismatic spirituality, Ecclesiology, Pentecostal Theology
Publications: Spirit-Shaped Mission: A Holistic Charismatic Missiology. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2005; Spirit, Kingdom and Mission: A Charismatic Missiology. Renewal Series R7. Cambridge: Grove Books, 2002; “Wisdom Theology: Insights from William of St Thierry”, Journal of Anglican Studies, 5.1 (2007); “Incarnational Partnership in Mission,” Journal of the European Pentecostal Theology Association, XXVI, no. 2 (2006):113-119; “Searching for Contextual Churches.” Theology May/June (2006); “Spirituality of Time: Reflections on a Hospice Placement.” ANVIL 21, no. 3 (2004): 199-210; “The Moltmann-Pentecostal Dialogue: Implications for Mission.” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 11, no. 2 (2003): 271-87; “Principles for a Charismatic Approach to Other Faiths.” Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 6, no. 2 (2003): 235-46; “Virtual Communities and Mission.” Evangelical Review of Theology 26, no. 3 (2002): 196-207; “The Holy Spirit and Contextualisation.” Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 4, no. 2 (2001): 201-13; “A Message That Connects?” ANVIL 17, no. 2 (2000): 101-08; “Mission, the Bible and Israel-Palestine.” Evangelical Review of Theology 24, no. 2 (2000): 149-58.
“The Voluntary Principle in Pentecostal Missiology.” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 17 (2000): 81-95.
“Mission Eschatology: A Framework for Mission in the Spirit.” Journal of Pentecostal Theology, no. 11 (1997): 111-23
Rev'd Dr Abraham Lotha
BPh, BTh (Pune), BA (Dimapur), MA (Columbia, New York), MPhil, PhD (CUNY, New York)
Principal, St. Joseph's College, Jakhama, Nagaland
Also: Director, Chumpo Museum
Special Correspondent, The Morung Express
Formerly: Vice-Principal, St. Joseph's College, Nagaland
Areas: ethnicity, nationalism, indigenous peoples, anthropology of religion, museum anthropolgy, museum anthropology, media and culture, inculturation, viusual anthropology
Research: Naga ethno music, Evolving Feast of Merit in Naga society,
Regions: South Asia, Southeast Asia, United States
Publications: 2007. History of Naga Anthropology.
2008. Naga Identity: An Enduring Heritage. In Naga Identities. Michael Oppitz et al. 47-55. Gent: Scnoeck Publishers.
2011. Responses to Climate Change. DVS Publishers
2010. Nagas conversion to Christianity and Modernity in Colonial India. Nagas Today: Indigenous Discourse. Naga Students' Union Delhi. • 2010. 'Naga Nationalism and its Relation with International Indigenous Rights Movement,' will be published in 'PRIME' Vol 32 in Sept. 2010, a journal by International Peace Research Institute, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
Dr Emmanuel Luna
BSc, MA, PhD
A professor of Community Development and College Secretary, College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines
Formerly: Asst. professor of Community Disaster Management U.P. CSWCD. United Nations Fellow, United Nations Centre for Regional Development, Nagoya, Japan
Areas: Trains Christian development workers and pastors in holistic transformational development. Teaches social development planning and administration, community-based disaster risk management; community organization, community education and CD planning and administration
Publications: “ Power From Within to Overcome Vulnerabilities; A Philippine Case on the Endogenous System of Response to River Flooding” in Science and Culture. January-February, 2006. “Rising From the Field: Concepts and Practice of Community-Based Disaster Risk Management in the Philippines” in Proceedings: Third Disaster Management Practitioners’ Workshop for South East Asia. ‘Institutionalizing Community Based Disaster Risk Management in Government Policy Making, Planning and Program Activities’. Bangkok, Thailand: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center.2004. “Decentralized Disaster Management: A Mixed Blessing”, a box article in Jonathan Walter, Ed. World Disaster Report. Geneva: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 2003. “Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness: The Case of NGOs in the Philippines” in DISASTERS, Vol. 25. No. 3, September, 2001
Dr Nick Lunn
PhD (LST, 2004), BA, MA (University of Manchester)
Member of Wycliffe Bible Translators/SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics). UK office
Publications: ‘Patterns in the Old Testament Metanarrative: Human Attempts to Fulfil Divine Promises’, Westminster Journal of Theology (Fall 2010); ‘Jesus, the Ark, and the Day of Atonement: Intertextual Echoes in John 19:38-20:18’, The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 52.4 (Dec 2009); ‘Parables of the Lost? Rhetorical Structure and the Section Headings of Luke 15’, The Bible Translator 60.3 (July 2009); ‘The Last Words of Jacob and Joseph: A Rhetorico-Structural Analysis of Genesis 49:29-33 and 50:24-26’, Tyndale Bulletin 59.2 (2008); Word-Order Variation in Biblical Hebrew Poetry, Paternoster Biblical Monograph, Paternoster Press (2006);
The New Testament in the Tharaka Language, Bible Translation & Literacy, Kenya (2001) [jointly with Stephen Kithinji and John Nguû]; ‘Punishment in 2 Peter 2:9’, Notes on Translation (a journal of Wycliffe Bible Translators), Volume 12.2 (1998);
‘Paronomastic Constructions in Biblical Hebrew’, Notes on Translation (a journal of Wycliffe Bible Translators), Volume 10.4 (1996)
Dr F Macchia
MA, MDiv, DTh (University of Basel),
Professor of Systematic Theology, Vanguard University, CA
Formerly: Associate Professor of Theology, Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God, Lakeland, FL
Areas: Systematic and historical theology; Pentecostal Studies (Editor, Journal of Pentecostal Studies); Ecumenical dialogue (Member of the Faith and Order Commission, National Council of Churches and participant in ecumenical forums and dialogues)
‘Baptized in the Spirit: A Global Pentecostal Theology’, Zondervan, (2006).
‘Theology between East and West: A Radical Legacy: Essays in Honor of Jan Milic Lochman’, Wipf & Stock, (co-editor, 2002).
‘Spirituality and Social Liberation: The Message of the Blumhardts in the Light of Wuerttemberg Pietism’, Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press (1993).
‘The Spirit of God and the Spirit of Life: An Evangelical Response to Karl Barth’s Pneumatology,’ in Karl Barth and Evangelical Theology: Convergences and Divergences, Sung Wook Chung, ed. (Baker Academic, 2006).
‘The Kingdom and the Power: Spirit Baptism in Pentecostal and Ecumenical Perspective,’ in The Work of the Spirit: Pneumatology and Pentecostalism, Michael Welker, ed. (Eerdmans, 2006).
“Babel and the Tongues of Pentecost: Reversal or Fulfillment? A Theological Perspective,” in Speaking in Tongues: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, ed., Mark Cartledge (Pater Noster, 2006)
Dr Hilary Marlow
Prof Nur Masalha
BA, MA, PhD (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Reader in Religion and Politics and Director of the Centre for Religion and History and of the Holy Land Research Project, St Mary's University College (University of Surrey)
Formerly: Senior lecturer, School of Theology, Philosophy and History
Areas: Religion and conflict; Peace Studies, especially Middle East and Palestine/Israel
Research: Religion, politics and the peace process in the Middle East; Holy Land (Palestine/Israel) Studies, ancient, medieval and modern; Islamic Revivalism since 1967
Regions: Middle East, particularly Palestine/Israel
Publications: Dr Masalha publishes in English, Spanish and Arabic. Recent publications include:
‘The Bible and Zionism: Invented Traditions, Archaeology and Post-Colonialism in Israel-Palestine’, London: Zed Books (2007).
‘Expulsion of the Palestinians’, Buenos Aires, editorial Canaán, (2007)
‘Catastrophe Remembered: Essays in Memory of Edward W. Said’, London: Zed Books, (editor, 2005).
‘Politicas De La Negación: Israel Y Los Refugiados Palestininos’, Barcelona: Edicions Bellaterra (2005).
‘The Nakba, Memory and Identity’, Ramallah: Madar-Palestinian Centre for Israeli Studies (editor, 2007).
‘The Politics of Denial: Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Problem’, London: Pluto Press (2003).
‘Imperial Israel and the Palestinians: The Politics of Expansion’, 1967-2000’, London: Pluto Press (2000)
Prof D Maxwell
Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Cambridge University
Also: Editorial Boards, Journal of Religion in Africa, Le Fait Missionaire, Journal of Southern African Studies, Critical African Studies, Studies in Christian Mission (E.J.Brill Series)
Formerly: Research Fellow, Social Anthropology, Manchester University, 1994;
Editor of the ‘Journal of Religion in Africa’, 1998-2005
1994-2011 Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Professor of African History, Keele University
Areas: Historian, with long-standing research experience in Zimbabwe, and more recently Democratic Republic of Congo
Research: African Pentecostalism, the social and cultural history of African Christianity, missionary ethnography and African ethnicity, history of Christian missions, religious transnationalism
Regions: Zimbabwe and DRC, more generally Central and Southern Africa
Publications: ‘Christians and Chiefs in Zimbabwe: A Social History of the Hwesa People c.1870s-1990s’, International African Library/Edinburgh University Press (1999).
‘Christianity and the African Imagination’ in ‘Essays in Honour of Adrian Hastings’ E.J.Brill, Leiden (co-editor, 2002).
‘African Gifts of the Spirit: Pentecostalism and the Rise of a Zimbabwean Transnational Religious Movement’Oxford, James Currey; Ohio, Ohio University Press; Harare, Weaver; Cape Town, Double Story, 2006
Dr Jean Mcniff
Dr Amalendu Misra
Dr Ken Miyamoto
PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1999; MDiv, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1989; M A, Graduate School of Language Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 1984; BA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 1978
Associate Professor of Christian Studies, Kobe Shoin Women’s University, April 2005-present
Also: International Association for Mission Studies, Asian Representative, Executive Committee, August 2008- ; Network of Asian Missiologists, Convener, August 2008-
Formerly: Assistant Professor of Christian Studies, Kobe Shoin Women’s University, April 2002-March 2005
Areas: Global Christianity, history and theology of Christian mission, ecumenism, worship and mission, Asian contextual theology, church history in Asia, Christianity on the British Isles
religious studies (sociology, phenomenology, anthropology), world religions, Christianity in the Slavic world
Regions: Asia, British Isles, Eastern Europe
Publications: God’s Mission in Asia: A Comparative and Contextual Study of This-Worldly Holiness and the Theology of Missio Dei in M. M. Thomas and C. S. Song. American Society of Missiology Monograph Series I. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2007. Book chapters: “Worship Is Nothing But Mission: A Reflection on Some Japanese Experiences.” In Mission in the Twenty-First Century: Exploring the Five Marks of Global Mission, edited by Andrew Walls and Cathy Ross, 157-64. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2008; Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2008; “This-Worldly Holiness and the Missio Dei Concept in Asian Ecumenical Thinking.” In Ecumenical Missiology: Contemporary Trends, Issues and Themes, edited by Lalsangkima Pachuau, 99-128. Bangalore, India: United Theological College, 2002. Journal Articles: “Edinburgh 2010: Its Vision and Preparatory Process” (in Japanese). The Journal of the Japan Missiological Society 3 (2009): 29-58; “A Response to ‘Mission Studies as Intercultural Theology and Its Relationship to Religious Studies’.” Mission Studies 25 (2008): 109-110; “This-Worldly Spirituality in Ecumenical Mission Thinking of Postwar Asia (2)” (in Japanese). Kirisutokyo ronso 38 (March 2007): 35-57
Dr Edward Mogire
BA, MA, PhD (University of Bradford)
Research Fellow in International Conflict, School of Social Sciences, Kingston University, London
Formerly: Lecturer, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya; Tutorial Fellow, Dept of Peace Studies, Bradford University
Areas: International security and conflict resolution; human rights and armed conflict
Research: Refugee issues, forced migration; security, small arms and light weapons proliferation; conflict and mass violence
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Publications: ‘Balancing Between Israel and the Arabs: An Analysis of Kenya’s Middle East Relations’ in Round Table, vol. 97 Issue 397 August 2008.
‘Preventing or abetting: refugee militarization in Tanzania’ and with Robert Muggah ‘Arms availability and refugee militarization in Africa- conceptualising the issues’ in No Refuge: The Crisis of Refugee Militarization in Africa Robert Muggah ed..London: Zed Books, 2006.
‘Rethinking Tanzania’s refugee policy: The role of foreign policy and security in refugee policy behaviour and formulation.’ Journal of African Political Science, volume 10 Number 2 December 2005.
‘The Humanitarian impact of small arms and light weapons and the threat to security’ in Paul Fogelberg, Changing Threats to Global Security: Peace or Turmoil.(Helsinki: Finish Academy of Sciences and Letters, 2004.
‘Refugees as a Security Threat: Portraying Victims as Perpetrators?’ in Conversion Survey 2004, Global Disarmament, Demilitarization and Demobilization (Nomos Verlagsgesellschafte Baden-Baden, 2004.
‘The State and internal political conflicts in Africa: the case of Kenya’ in P. Godfrey Okoth & Bethwell A. Ogot (eds.) Conflict in contemporary Africa, Nairobi: Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, 2000
Dr Jerry Moon
PhD (1993, Andrews University; MDiv (1974), Andrews University; BA (Theology), Union College
Chair, Church History Department, Seminary, Andrews University
Formerly: Associate Professor of Church History, Andrews University; Associate Professor of Church History, Andrews University
Areas: Seventh Day Adventist Church; Church History
Publications: W. C. White and Ellen G. White: The Relationship between the Prophet and Her Son. Berrien Springs: Andrews University Press, 1993; The Trinity: Understanding God’s Love, His Plan of Salvation, and Christian Relationships, by Woodrow Whidden, Jerry Moon, and John Reeve. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 2002: Moon authored Section 3, pp. 161-238 (4 chapters plus glossary and bibliography); Denis Fortin and Jerry Moon, eds. Ellen G. White Encyclopedia. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 2010. Includes some 79 articles by Jerry Moon; E. A. Sutherland and Madison College, 1904-1964: A Symposium. Edited and chapters 9 and 12 written by Jerry Moon. Berrien Springs, MI: By the author, 1989; David J. Conklin, Jerry Moon, and Kevin Morgan. “Analyzing Alleged Plagiarism in Nineteenth-Century Literature: A Case Study of Ellen G. White’s The Desire of Ages.” Plagiary 2008 3 (5): 1-29 (25 July 2008). On line at http://www.plagiary.org/papers_and_perspectives.htm. Hard copy edition published in January 2009; “The Quest for a Biblical Trinity: Ellen White’s ‘Heavenly Trio’ Compared to the Traditional Doctrine.” Journal of the Adventist Theological Society 17/1 (Spring 2006): 140-159; “O Debate Adventista sobre a Trinidade,” Parousia (Journal of the Latin-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Brazil) 4/2 (Spring 2005): 19-30. (Translation of “The Adventist Trinity Debate, Part 1,” below); The Adventist Trinity Debate, Part 2: The Role of Ellen G. White.” Andrews University Seminary Studies 41 (Autumn 2003): 275-292; “The Adventist Trinity Debate, Part 1: Historical Overview.” Andrews University Seminary Studies 41 (Spring 2003): 113-129; “C. Mervyn Maxwell: An Academic Life Sketch.” Journal of the Adventist Theological Society, 11 (2000): 2-10
Dr Peter Moree
Assistant professor in Church History, Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University, Prague
Formerly: Ecumenical worker for Central and Eastern Europe for the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, focusing on the contribution of religion to a peaceful, sustainable and just society
Areas: Ecumenical worker for Central and Eastern Europe for the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, focusing on the contribution of religion to a peaceful, sustainable and just society
Regions: Central and Eastern Europe
Publications: ‘Faces of Diaconia, Towards a Christian Understanding of Social Services’, Utrecht-Timisoara (co-editor 2006).
‘Identity, religion and human rights in the Balkans, The Macedonian Case of Archbishop Jovan in its broader context’, in Helsinki Monitor, Vol. 16, 2005.
‘Religion and Conflict in Central and Eastern Europe’, in Wereld en Zending, Tudschrift voor interculturele theologie, 3/2004.
‘The Eucharist in the Sermons on Corpus Christi of Milicius de Cremsir’, in The Bohemian Reformation and Religious Practice, Vol. 5, Part 1, Praha 2004
Prof David Mosse
BA, MA (Oxon), DPhil (University of Oxford)
Professor of Social Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Also: Member, Centre of South Asian Studies and SOAS Food Studies Centre
Formerly: Reader in Social Anthropology, SOAS
Areas: India, especially Tamil Nadu and adivasi western India; caste and religion, dalit
politics, vernacular Christianity, environmental history, common property resources,
indigenous irrigation, participatory rural development, aid agencies, anthropology of
Research: Combine anthropology of development, environmental history and
natural resources management, and South Asian society and popular religion. The politics of
religious identity, and uses long-term historical and ethnographic research to examine the
changing relationship between Christianity and predominantly Hindu south Indian society.
environmental history, water resources management and state-community relations
Regions: India, especially Tamil Nadu and adivasi western India
Publications: Cultivating Development: An Ethnography of Aid Policy and Practice. London; Ann Arbor, MI.: Pluto Press. 2005.
The Rule of Water. Statecraft, Ecology and Collective Action in South India. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2003.
Mosse, David and Lewis , David, eds. (2006) Development Brokers and Translators. The Ethnography of Aid and Agencies. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press.
Mosse, David and Lewis, David, eds. (2005) The Aid Effect: Giving and Governing in International Development. London: Pluto Press.
Mosse, David and Farrington, John and Rew, Alan, eds. (1998) Development as Process: Concepts and Methods for Working With Complexity. Routledge (London)
Dr Stuart Murray Williams
LLB, DipTh, PhD(Open University)
Associate Lecturer in Church Planting and Evangelism, Spurgeon’s College
Also: Chair of Anabaptist Network
Formerly: Oasis Director of Church Planting and Evangelism, Spurgeon’s College and Tutor in Community Learning, Regent’s Park College, Oxford
Areas: Urban mission, church planning and emerging forms of church, post-Christendom and the contribution of Anabaptist tradition to contemporary missiology
‘Planting Churches: A framework for practitioners.’ Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2008. ‘Church Planting in the Inner City (with Juliet Kilpin) Cambridge: Grove Books, 2007. ‘Mission after Christendom.’ Sydney: Morling College, 2007. ‘Alpha and the Challenge of Post-Christendom’ in A Brookes (ed) ‘The Alpha Phenomenon.’ London: CTBI 2007. ‘A voice from the past: Anabaptism, spirituality and social justice.’ In ‘Following Fire, (Melbourne: Urban Neighbours of Hope, 2008. ‘Changing Mission’, London: CTBI (2006) ‘Post-Christendom: Church and Mission in a Strange New World’, Carlisle: Paternoster (2005) ‘Church after Christendom’, Milton Keynes: Paternoster (2005) Biblical Interpretation in the Anabaptist Tradition, Waterloo: Pandora Press (2000)
Dr Philomena Mwaura
PhD (Kenyatta University, 2002); MA (University of Nairobi, 1984); BEd (University of Nairobi, 1979)
Senior Lecturer, Kenyatta University
Formerly: Kenyatta University
•1990 – 1992:Tutorial Fellow, in Religious Studies.
•1992 – 2003:Lecturer, in Religious Studies
1979: Graduate teacher of Christian Religious Education (CRE), Literature in English and English Language, Kanunga High School, Kiambu.
1982 – 1983: Teacher of English language and Christian Religious Education, Dagoretti High School, Nairobi.
1983 – 1987: Deputy Headmistress and teacher of Christian Religious Education, English language and Literature in English, Loreto High School Limuru.
1987 – 1990:Curriculum Developer of Christian Religious Education
at the Kenya Institute of Education
Areas: World Christianity, African Christian History, African Christian Theology, African Instituted Churches and New Religious Movements, African Women’s Theologies, African Religious and Cultural Heritage
Publications: (2008) “Violation of Human Rights of Kenyan Women with HIV/AIDS through Stigma and Discrimination”, in T.M.Hinga, A.N.Kubai, P.N.Mwaura and H.Ayanga (eds.), Women, Religion and HIV/AIDS in Africa: Responding to Ethical and Theological Challenges. Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications, pp. 126-143.
(2008) “Gendered Appropriation of Mass Media in Kenyan Christianities: A Comparison of Two Women Led Churches in Nairobi”, in Ogbu U. Kalu (ed.), Interpreting Global Christianity: Global Processes and Local Identities, Grand Rapids Michigan: William B. Eedermans Publishing Company, pp. 274-295.
(2008) “Civic Driven Change: Spirituality, Religion and Faith”, Alan Fowler and Kees Biekart (eds.) Civic Driven Change: Citizen’s Imagination in Action, The Hague: Institute of Social Studies, pp. 51-65.
(2008) “The Role of Charismatic Christianity Reshaping the Religious Scene in Africa: The Case of Kenya”, Afe Adogame, Roswith Gerloff and Klaus Hock (eds.), Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora: The Appropriation of a Scattered Heritage. London: Continuum.
(2008) “The African Social and Religious Reality”, Getui, M.N.; Susin,L.C. and Churu B.W. (eds), Spirituality for Another Possible World. Nairobi: Twaweza Publications, Pp.74-86.
(2009) “Christianity in Eastern Africa, 1910-2010”, Todd M. Johnson and Kenneth R. Ross (eds.) Atlas of Global Christianity, 1910-2010, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press pp. 114-116.
(2010) “Mission as Service of Justice, Peace in the Church in Africa”. Joshva Raja, Val Ogden, George Wauchope and Sumithra. Fernando (eds.), Towards A Reconstuction of Mission Stories: Building Communities of Peace and Hope, Birmingham: ISPCK and SOCMS pp. 3-22.
(2010) “Christian Identity and Ethnicity in Africa: Reflections on the Gospel of Reconciliation”, Diane Stinton (ed.) African theology on the Way: Current Conversations”. London: SPCK pp. 128-138.
(2010) “African Instituted Churches and Women in Urban Kenya”. Chinwe M.A. Nwoye, Urban Ministry in Africa: theological Reflections for the 21st Century Nairobi: Paulines, pp.86-100.
……and Damaris Parsitau (2010) “Religion without Boarders: Gender Dynamics of Transnational Religious Movements in Kenya and the Kenyan Diaspora.” Afe Adogame and James V. Spickard (eds.) Religion Crossing Boundaries: Transnational Religious and Social Dynamics in Africa and the New African Diaspora: Leiden and Boston: Brill pp. 185-208
Dr G Mytton
BA, PhD (University of Manchester)
Audience Research Training and Consultancy
Formerly: Head of International Audience Research, BBC, UK; BBC World Service, as Controller of Marketing and range of other posts as a broadcaster
Areas: International radio broadcasting; radio and television audience, opinion and market research; radio programme production; project and programme evaluation; marketing and promotional planning and strategy. Social Marketing especially in Development and education
Research: The history of audience research at the BBC World Service
Media in South Sudan, Sierra Leone and Darfur
Regions: Experience of leading projects and training events internationally
- Listening, Looking and Learning, Lusaka: Institute for African Studies, 1974;
- Mass Communication in Africa, London: Edward Arnold, 1983. This book uses three case studies of press and broadcasting in Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia mainly during the period 1960 to 1980.
- A Training Manual for Development Market Research Investigators (with Scarlett Epstein and Janet Gruber), London, BBC World Service, 1991;
- Global Audiences (Ed.), London: John Libbey, 1993;
- Handbook on Radio and Television Audience Research, Paris: UNICEF and UNESCO, 1993; (Also published in Russian, French, Slovak, Indonesian and Laotian)
- Handbook on Radio and Television Audience Research, Revised and expanded edition, London: BBC World Service, UNICEF and UNESCO, 1999
- (French edition published in 2000, Indonesian edition in 2001; Slovak language edition in 2007, Italian edition forthcoming)
Articles in journals and Chapters in books:
- “Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Ratings!”, in The Word on the Box, The 1995 London Lectures on Contemporary Christianity, London, Paternoster Press, 1997.
"Africa" in Transnational Television Worldwide: Towards a New Media Order edited by Jean Chalaby, London: Tauris (2005)
"Media Occupations in Sub-Saharan Africa" in Media Occupations and Professions: A Reader, edited by Jeremy Tunstall, Oxford: OUP (2001).
"From Saucepan to Dish: Radio and TV in Africa", in African Broadcast Cultures, edited by Richard Fardon and Graham Furniss, Oxford: James Currey (2000).
Handbook on Radio and Television Audience Research, Revised and expanded edition, London- BBC World Service, UNICEF and UNESCO (1999).
"Research in New Fields" The Journal of the Market Research Society, Vol 38, No. 1 1996. (Winner of the 1997 Market Research Society Silver Medal for the best research article in the journal of the MRS.)
- “From Mouthpiece to Public Service: Donor Support to Radio Broadcasters in New Democracies”, Development in Practice, Volume 19, No. 4-5, June 2009 pp491-503.
- “Audience Research at the BBC External Services during the Cold War,” Journal of Cold War History, Special Edition Volume 11, Number 1, February 2011, pp49-67
- “Audience Research at the BBC World Service 1932-2010”, Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, Volume 8, No. 1 May 2011. http://www.participations.org/Volume%208/Issue%201/special/mytton.htm
Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali
Dr Louise Nelstrop
Dr Ivana Noble
BD(Jan Hus College, Prague), MA (Charles University, Prague), PhD (Heythrop College, London) habilitation (ETF UK)
Associate Professor, Ecumenical Institute of ETF UK
Also: Senior Research Fellow, International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague
Formerly: Director and Lecturer, Institute of Ecumenical Studies, Prague; Assoc. Professor in Ecumenical Theology, Charles University, Prague
Areas: Fundamental theology, systematic theology, philosophy
Research: Philosophical critiques of ideology, relationship between theology and culture, ecumenism and sacramental theology
Publications: ‘Theology as an Interpretation of Religious Experience’ CDK, Brno (2004).
‘Accounts of Hope: A Problem of Method in Postmodern Apologia’. European University Studies (2001).
‘Charting Churches in Changing Europe: Charta Oecumenica and the Process of Ecumenical Encounter’ Amsterdam - New York: Rodopi (co-ed. 2006).
‘Future of Modernism?’ Prague (co-ed., 1999)
‘Jan Hus in Ecumenical Discussion’ in Journal of European Baptist Studies 6 (2006) and other journal articles
Dr Francesca Nuzzolese
Dr Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou
BA, MA, MSc, DPhil (Oxon)
Politics Tutor (Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa), Oxford University
Formerly: Development Expert for Irish Government to OECD; Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Politics, University of Oxford
Areas: Identity politics and conflict; politics of oil and ethnic nationalism in Nigeria
Regions: West Africa
Publications: ‘Remembering and Forgetting Isaac Boro.’ in African Transitions, Laurent Fouchard (ed) (forthcoming, 2008)
Oil Politics and Ijaw Nationalism in Nigeria, Lynne Rienner /University of Indiana Press (forthcoming 2008).
‘La Mémoire et l’Oubli, Isaac Boro et les Tendances du Nationalisme Ijaw Contemporain’, Politique Africaine, 103, October 2006.
‘Andrew Apter, The Pan-African Nation, Oil and the Spectacle of Culture’ in ‘Nigeria : Le Point de Vue de Kathryn Nwajiaku’, Politique Africaine, 103, October 2006.
‘Between Discourse and Reality: The Politics of Oil and Ijaw Ethnic Nationalism in the Niger Delta’, Cahiers d’Etudes Africaines, XLV(2), 178, 2005
Dr Charles Okigbo
BA (University of Ife, Ile-Ife, MA International Affairs (Ohio University, Athens), MS Journalism (Ohio University, Athens) MA Social/Political Philosophy(Nsukka, Nigeria), MA (Leicester), MPA (Harvard), PhD (Southern Illinois University, Carbondal
Head of Policy Engagement and Communication, African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, and Professor of Communication, Department of Communication, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Formerly: Associate Head, Department of Communication, North Dakota State University
Areas: Communication Studies, especially mass communication, advocacy, capital campaigns, fundraising, public communication and public diplomacy; action research; public relations; health communication; organizational leadership
Publications: Co-authored “Leveraging Acculturation through Action Research: A Case Study of Refugee and Immigrant Women in the United States” in Action Research Journal, UK Vol. 7, No. 2, 2009. Co-authored “Social Change and Acculturation in the Adjustment of New African American Women: A Case Study” Communication and Social Change, A Scholarly Journal of the Center for Excellence in Communication Arts, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia, Volume 2, June 2008. “African Communication Patterns and he Black Studies Inheritance” in Molefi Kete Asante and Maulana Karenga (Eds). Handbook of Black Studies. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2005. “The African World: The Public of African Communication” and “The Triple Heritage: The Split Soul of a Continent” in Charles C. Okigbo and Festus Eribo (Eds). Development and Communication in Africa. New York: Rowman and Littlefield. 2004. Co-authored “Public Relations and Social Change in Africa’s Emerging Democracies” Donn James Tilson and Emmanuel Alozie (Eds.). Public Relations in Emerging Democracies. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2003. Edited ‘Development and Communication in Africa’.. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004
Dr Edward Ontita
BA (1990, University of Nairobi); MA (1996, University of Nairobi); PhD (2007, Wageningen University)
Also: 2002-to date Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Nairobi, Kenya and Research & Programs Development Director at the Center for Rural Economy Support Services (CRESS, a development NGO in Nairobi, Kenya
Formerly: 1998 - 2002 Planning, Monitoring & Evaluations Officer, ADRA Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya;
1995 - 1998 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology, university of Nairobi, Kenya; 1991 - 1995 Consultant in community education, research, training of trainers & workshop/seminar facilitation; 1989 - 1991 Research Assistant, Participatory Action Research (PAR) project in Kitui and Kakamega Districts, Kenya;
Areas: Trainer in participatory methodologies, extension, community development, project planning & management. Skills and experience in: Action & Basic Research, M&E, Social & Agricultural Policy Analysis, Community Mobilization for the promotion of development in disadvantaged areas as well as the integration of women in the development process, Rural and Food Security Studies; Project design, planning, management, coordination, monitoring & evaluation skills & experience: Participatory Action Research in Kakamega & Kitui districts (University of Nairobi with funding
from Ford Foundation); Ikutha Food Security Project in Kitui district (ADRA KENYA with funding from USAID); Masii Water Project in Machakos district (ADRA KENYA with funding from CIDA - Canadian International Development Agency); Southern Kitui Drought Mitigation Project in Kitui district (ADRA KENYA with funding from OFDA - Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance of USAID); HIVIAIDS Awareness for the Youth in Southern Kenya covering 10 Southwestern Kenya Districts, (ADRA KENYA with funding from SIDA - Swedish International Development Agency); Networking and liaison with donors, consultants, researchers, NGOs, CBOs, communities, private companies and other stakeholders for support and collaboration; Experience in: University level teaching, qualitative and action research, project evaluation and
base line surveys. Training in participatory methodologies, project management, monitoring & evaluation, and strategic planning
Publications: 1. In P.O. Chitere and R. Mutiso (Eds.). Working with Rural Communities: A participator?, Action Research in Kenva. Nairobi: Nairobi University Press, 1991
>>Chapter 15: The rural development situation in Kabras and Mwingi areas. (co-authored)
>>Chapter 16: Village communities in Kenya with emphasis on Kabras Area (co-authored).
>>Chapter 17: The role of Village Headmen in Rural Development.
>>Chapter 18: P.A.R project's experiment with community Education (co-authored);
2. Foreword to Paul Barton-Kriese, Nonviolent Revolution. Shirikon Publishers,
3. Forestry and Food SecuriQ in Kenya: The case of South-West Mau Forest (Nairobi: Forest Action Network, 2000) - with L. Kang'ethe;
4. Theory and Practice of Governance in Kenva: Toward Civic Engafement (Nairobi: University of Nairobi Press, 2006) (co-author);
5. Negotiating Livelihoods: An Analysis of Rural Household Resources and their Utilization in Nyamira District, Mid South-westem Kenya. IDS Working Paper No. 544 (Nairobi: IDS University of Nairobi, 2006);
6. 'Smallholder Tea Production and Livelihood in Nyamira District, Kenya'. IFRA Les Cahiers d'Afrique de I'Est, Juillet - Septmbre 2006; Octobre - Decembre 2006, no. 32/33
Dr T Paredes
Director of Lima's Centro Evangelico de Misiologí a Andino Amazonica (CEMAA), a theological training school for pastors and church leaders. The school's name in English is Andean-Amazonian Evangelical Missiology Center
Also: Principal of the Orlando Costas Evangelical Faculty, Lima, Peru
Areas: Urban Mission, Protestantism in Andean South America
Dr Myung Soo Park
Prof David Parkin
PhD (London-SOAS), BA (London)
Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oxford
Also: Fellow, All Souls College, Oxon
Formerly: 1964-65 Assistant lecturer SOAS
1965-71 Lecturer SOAS
1971-72 Lecturer, University of Sussex
1972-76 Lecturer SOAS
1976-81 Reader in Anthropology in the University of London
1981-96 Professor of African Anthropology, Univ. of London
Areas: Healing systems: Recent research has focused on Islam, medicine and the impact of western ideas attaching to material consumerism among Swahili-speaking peoples of eastern Africa; Indian Ocean Studies:. A further extension of the medically related interest is into the idea of the Indian Ocean coasts and islands as a cultural complex showing diverse patterns in the interrelationship of health, fertility and cultural change
Research: • Material representation (art and objects), bodily expression and medical practice among Muslims in coastal East Africa (Swahili and Arabs).
• Delineation of the Indian Ocean as a cultural complex.
• Organisation of joint research with various French institutions (CNRS, CREDU, LACITO and Maison Française in Oxford) on Swahili language, society and culture, and, in particular, fieldwork in Zanzibar on Islam, “arabisation", medicine and consumerism
Regions: East Africa; Indian Ocean
Publications: l969 Neighbours and nationals in an African city ward California U.P., Berkeley, and Routledge and Kegan Paul, London. (reissued 2004).
l972 Palms, wine and witnesses: public spirit and private gain in an African farming community Chandler. San Francisco. (New edition 1994 Waveland, Ohio).
1978 The cultural definition of political response: lineal destiny among the Luo of Kenya Academic Press. London and New York, (polygyny, fertility and generational change)
1991 The sacred void: spatial images of work and ritual among the Giriama of Kenya Cambridge University Press. Cambridge and New York, (traditional medicine, fertility and selfhood)
Dr P Parushev
BSc, MDiv, PhD (Fuller Theological Seminary, California), PhD (St Petersburg Technical University)
Academic Dean and Director of Applied Theology, International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague
Also: Faculty member, Bulgarian Evangelical Theological Institute. Baptist minister who has taught and pastored Bulgarian, American and Russian churches
Formerly: Faculty member, Bulgarian Baptist Theological Institute. Scientific teaching and research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University
Areas: Moral and applied theology, narrative theology, moral philosophy and philosophy of religion, contextual theology
Research: Anti-Semitism among Eastern European Baptists; Kingdom ethics and ecology; European Baptist’s theological context; Baptistic identity in Post-Communist Europe and Central Asia, Orthodoxy and the Baptists
Publications: ‘Protestantism in Eastern Europe to the Present Day’ (with Toivo Pilli) in A. E. McGrath and Darren C. Marks (eds.), The Blackwell's Companion to Protestantism, Oxford: Blackwells (2004).
‘Credibility and relevance’, in Peter F. Penner (ed.), Theological Education as Mission (Erlangen, Germany: Neufeld Verlag Schwartzenfeld (2005).
‘Evangelical Scholars Address Public Theology: A Report’, JEBS, vol. 5:1 (September 2004).
‘Narrative Paradigms of Emergence – Contextual Orthodox Theological Identity’, Religion in Eastern Europe, volume XXV, Number 2 (May 2005)
‘Narrative and Norms: A Response to Rollin Grams’, JEBS Vol. 4:1 (September, 2003).
‘On Some Developments in Russian Orthodox Theology and Tradition’. in I M. Randall (ed.), Baptist and the Orthodox Church: On the way of understanding. IBTS Occasional Publications Series. Volume 1. Prague, Czech Republic: IBTS, 2003
Dr Cindy Perry
PhD (University of Edinburgh)
Consultant, Development Associates International (DAI), Himalayan region, Nepal
Formerly: Director of Himalayan Ministries, member of the International Nepal Fellowship
Areas: Developing ministry and leadership in Nepal, the Eastern Himalayas (including Sikkim, Darjeeling-Kalimpong, and Bhutan), North-East India, Myanmar, and the Nepali global diaspora
Publications: Around the World, Emphasizing Nepali Christians of the Himalayas. Nepal, Kathmandu: Ekta Books. 1997
‘Church and Mission in Nepal, the Development of a Unique Relationship.’ Evangelical Missions Quarterly, 26(4), 16-23. Jan 1990.
A Biographical History of the Church in Nepal. Kathmandu: 1990.
‘Christianity in the Himalayas’ Dharma Deepika, 3(1), 2. 1999.
‘The Nepali Diaspora and the Gospel.’ Dharma Deepika, 7(2), 35-44. 2001
‘The Church in Bhutan.’ Dharma Deepika, 7-22. June 1999.
‘Bibliography of Christianity in Nepal and the Himalayas.’ Dharma Deepika, 63-89. June 1999
Dr Lauren Pfister
Dr Raymond Pfister
Diplôme de Docteur de Théologie Protestante - PhD equivalent in Theology (Strasbourg, France); Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA), 1983; Master of Divinity, 1982; MA, 1981; Bachelor of Arts in Theology, 1980
Senior Tutor, Kings Evangelical Divinity School, UK & Founding Director of ICHTHUS 21 – European Institute for Conciliation and Reconciliation Studies, Fribourg, Switzerland
Also: Pastor, Eglise Evangélique Libre de Fribourg, Switzerland
Formerly: Principal of Birmingham Christian College, Senior Lecturer in Theology and History; Pastor of a Charismatic Baptist Church Castres, France; Teacher at the Institut Biblique et Théologique (IBETO);
Areas: Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, Missiology, Educational Ministry of the Church, European Studies, Sociology of Religion, Messianic Judaism
Publications: "Gypsies, Charismatic Movement among", in Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. edited by David M. Patte (2010); "Ecumenism of the Spirit: Toward a Pedagogy of Reconciliation" and "The Futures of Pentecostalism in Europe”, in Pentecostalism and Christian Unity. edited by Wolfgang Vondey, Eugene: Wipf and Stock (2010); "French-speaking nations”, in European Pentecostalism (working title). edited by William Kay and Anne Dyer, Leiden: Brill, 2010; "Does Europe matter? Toward a European Agenda for the Church", in Evangelical Review of Society and Politics, Vol. 3: 1, March 2009, 37-56; "An urgent plea for a real Ecumenism of the Spirit", in Journal of the Pentecostal Theological Association, Vol. XXIX, No. 1 (2009), pp. 8-25; "An urgent plea for a real ecumenism of the Spirit: Revisiting Evangelicalism and Ecumenism within Pentecostal-Charismatic Theological Education", in Evangel: The British Evangelical Review, Spring 2008, pp. 21-27
Dr Pete Phillips
Dr Igor Podberezsky
Dr Michael Poltorak
BA, MSc, PhD (University College, London)
Lecturer and Convenor in Medical Anthropology and visiting Research Fellow, Anthropology Department, Sussex University
Formerly: Research fellowships at Brunel University and Sussex University
Areas: Social and medical anthropology; anthropological research methodologies; public health policy and indigenous knowledge; cultural politics, mental illness and modernity
Research: Mental illness and medical pluralism in Tonga, South Pacific. (Psychiatry, schizophrenia and sin in Tonga: a transnational history) Public engagement with childhood vaccination in Brighton, UK
‘Aspersions of Agency: TeUOIo, love and sickness in Vava'u, Tonga’. Self pub. XPS Ltd, Brighton (2004).
`Traditional' Healers, Speaking and motivation in Vava'u, Tonga: Explaining Diversity and addressing Health Policy. Oceania (2007)
‘Nemesis, speaking and tauhi vaha'a: interdisciplinarity and the `truth' of mental illness in Vava'u, Tonga’. The Contemporary Pacific 19:1 (2007)
Co-author ‘Is the cultural context of MMR rejection a key to an effective public health discourse?’ Public Heath 920:783-794 (2006)
Poltorak, M.et al ‘'MMR talk' and vaccination choices: an ethnographic study in Brighton’. Social Science and Medicine 61, 3, 709-719 (2005)
Dr Caroline Ramsey
PhD (Tilburg), MBA (Aston), BSc (Hons) (Manchester)
Lecturer in Management, Open University, UK
Also: Fellow of the Practice Based Professional Learning CETL
Formerly: Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour, University College (later University of) Northampton (2001-2006);
Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, Coventry Business School (1992-2001);
PT lecturer in Management, Coventry University (hourly contract),1991
Areas: Practice Based Professional Learning; Leadership Influence and Change; Working and Learning: developing effective performance at work
Publications: Ramsey, CM (2008) ‘Recognising learning-in-practice as change in practice’ in D Young and J Garnett (eds.) Work based learning futures, Bolton: UVAC pp22-31 (ISBN 978-0-907311-26-3)
Ramsey, CM (2006) 'Why do I write about organisations in poetry?', In: Hosking, D-M and McNamee, S (eds) The Social Construction of Organization, Oslo, Liber AB. pp. 13-22 (ISBN 87-630-0165-9)
Ramsey, CM (2006) 'The Agent Out There (and other poems)', In: Hosking, D-M and McNamee, S (eds) The Social Construction of Organization, Oslo, Liber AB. pp. 32-33, 52-53, 69, 172-173, 209-201, 225, 240, 278, (ISBN 87-630-0165-9)
Dr I Randall
MA, MPhil, PhD (University of Aberdeen), FRHistS
Senior Research Fellow of International Baptist Theological Seminary (IBTS) in Prague; Lecturer, Spurgeon’s College, London
Formerly: Deputy Principal and Lecturer in Church History and Spirituality, Spurgeon's College, London and Director of Baptist and Anabaptist Studies, IBTS
Areas: Evangelical history, especially in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and with particular focus on movements of evangelical spirituality and their relationship to mission and social action
Publications: ‘The English Baptists of the Twentieth Century.’ Didcot: Baptist Historical Society, 2005.
‘A School of the Prophets: 150 Years of Spurgeon’s College.’ London: Spurgeon’s College, 2005.
‘What a Friend we have in Jesus.’ London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2005.
‘Spirituality and Social Change: The Contribution of F.B. Meyer (1847-1929)’ Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2003.
‘More than a Methodist: The Life and Ministry of Donald English’(with Brian Hoare) Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2003.
‘One Body in Christ: The History and Significance of the Evangelical Alliance’ (with David Hilborn) Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2001.
‘Educating Evangelicalism: The Origins, Development and Impact of London Bible College’ Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2000.
‘Evangelical Experiences: A Study in the Spirituality of English Evangelicalism 1918-1939’ Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 1999
Dr Sam Richards
PhD, MA (Kings College, London), BA (Cambridge)
Director, Oxford Centre for Youth Ministry
Also: Council Member, Oxford Brookes University Chaplaincy; Child Protection Officer, mayBe community
Formerly: Youth Worker and Tutor, Oxford Centre for Youth Ministry; Youth and Community Worker, Romsey Hill; MA supervisor and tutor, Oxford Brookes University
Areas: Education, Christian youth work
Publications: ‘Vocation and Christian Youth Work’ in Perspectives Journal Spring 2006;
‘Doing the story: narrative, mission and the eucharist’ in Pete Ward (ed) Mass Culture, BRF 1999;
‘Christian youth work?’ in Perspectives Journal Spring 1999;
‘Can Youth Ministry Help foster Morality in Young People?’ in Borgman & Cook (eds) Agenda for Youth Ministry, SPCK 1998;
‘The process of change through relationships between adults and young people’ in Pete Ward (ed) Relational Youthwork, Lynx 1995;
‘Youthwork and How to Do It’ Ward, Adams and Levermore, Lynx 1994
Dr Youngsang Ro
Dr Juan Rogers
EE (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), MA (Theology), PhD (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University),
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Research Value Mapping Program, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Formerly: Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
Areas: Science and technology policy; information management and policy; knowledge management; logic of policy inquiry; bureaucracy and policy implementation
Research: Modelling the R&D process, assessment of R&D impacts, especially in the formation of scientific and technical human capital, technology transfer, R&D policy and evaluation, the interaction of social and technical factors in the development of information technology, and information technology policy
Regions: Latin America, in addition to USA
Publications: Recent publications include:
"Denying Public Value: The Role of the Public Sector in Accounts of the Development of the Internet," Journal of Public Administration: Research and Theory, Vol. 14, 2004 (co-author).
"A Churn Model of Knowledge Value: Internet Researchers as a Knowledge Value Collective." Research Policy Vol. 31, 2002 (co-author).
"Knowledge Value Alliances: An Alternative Method to R&D Project Evaluation," Science, Technology and Human Values Vol. 26, No. 1, 2001 (co-author).
"Software's 'Functional Coding' and Personnel Mobility in Technology Transfer: Linkage Fields between Industry and Publicly Funded Research," International Journal of Technology Management Vol. 22 No. 8, 2001;
"Science and the Politics of Internetworking: NSFNET in Internet History," The Information Society, Vol. 14, No. 3, July-September 1998
Prof J Rogerson
BD, MA(Oxon), DD (University of Manchester), HonDD (University of Aberdeen)
Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield
Areas: Old Testament studies. Classical, medieval and modern Hebrew texts. Use of the Bible in social and moral issues
Publications: The Cambridge Companion to the Bible (with H.C. Key, E. Meyers, A. Saldarini), New York: Cambridge University Press 1997, JWR’s contribution, pp. 32-287.
Beginning Old Testament Study, New Revised Edition edited and with 4 essays by JWR, London: SPCK 1998, St. Louis, Missouri: Chalice Press.
Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible (edited by J.D.G. Dunn and J.W. Rogerson), Grand Rapids: Eerdmans 2003. Contributions by JWR: The History of Tradition: Old Testament and Apocrypha, Deuteronomy, Song of Songs, Micah, Nahum, Haggai, Zechariah.
Theory and Practice in Old Testament Ethics. London: T & T Clark International, 2004.
The Old Testament World (with P.R. Davies), Second, revised edition, London: T&T Clark International; Louisville: Westminster John Knox 2005.
An Introduction to the Bible, Second, revised edition, London: Equinox 2005, pp. 176.
The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies, ed. J.W. Rogerson and Judith Lieu, to be published in March 2006
Dr Silviu Rogobete
BSc( Timişoara, Romania), BA Theology (Brunel), PhD(Brunel)
Consul General, Romanian Consular Mission, Dean of the Consular Corps of Cape Town
Also: Associate Professor, Department of
Politics, West University of Timişoara, Romania
PhD Supervisor for the Department of Politics, Western Cape University, South Africa
DProf Supervisor for Middlesex University, UK
Formerly: Head of Department, Department of Politics, Faculty of Political Sciences, Philosophy and Communication, West University of Timişoara, Romania
Areas: Human Rights, Political Anthropology, Religion and Politics, Postmodernity, Sociology and Psychology of Religion, Language and Political Communication
Research: Postsecularism in Europe (EPOS)
Foundations of Human Rights
Religion and Politics, with special emphasis on Eastern Orthodoxy
Regions: Europe, Africa
Publications: Silviu E. Rogobete, ‘The Interplay of Ethnic and Religious Identities in Europe: A Possible Mapping of a Complex Territory’ in Religion and Conflict: Essays on the Origins of Religious Conflicts and Resolution Approaches, Ed., Angeliki Ziaka, Erik Eynikel, London: Harptree Publishers, 2011.
'Freedom of Religion’, Eds. Abraham van de Beek, Eduardus A.J.G. Van der Borght, and Ben P. Vermeulen, Leiden: BRILL, 2010
Introduction to the international volume: Youth in Europe, vol. 3: An International Empirical Study of the Interaction between Religion and Life Perspectives, H. G. Ziebertz, W. Kay, U. Riegel (eds), Munster: LIT – Verlag, 2009.
Silviu E. Rogobete, ‘Religious communities and EU Integration processes: Some Reflections on the Romanian Case’in Miroslav Polzer, Silvo Devetak, Ludvik Toplak, Felix Unger (eds.), RELIGION AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION: Religion as a Factor of Stability and Development in South Eastern Europe, Weimar Edition, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Vienna, (spre publicare, 2008)
'An Ontology of Love', Polirom, Iasi, 2000; 'Foundations and the Practice of Human Rights' vol. 1, Ed. Universitatii de Vest Timisoara, 2005, ‘Ethnic and Religious Diversity in Europe’, ECPM, Amsterdam, (co-ed. 2006).
‘Youth and Politics. Together for Better Politics’, Ed. Provopress, Cluj (co-ed. 2006).
‘The Foundations and the Practice of Human Rights’, Vol 1, Editura Universitatii de Vest, Timisoara (2005).
‘Religion and Democracy in Moldova’, Editura Brumar, European Center for Ethnic, Regional and Sociological Studies, Maribor-Chisinau (co-ed. 2005),
other contributions to collective volumes and academic journals, academic papers and presentations
Dr Christian Romocea
PhD (2007, OCMS/Wales - Theology), MA (Summa cum Laude, 2001, ETS - Theology), MPhil (2009, Cambridge University - International Relations)
International Advocacy Officer, British and Foreign Bible Society
Also: Assistant Professor: Evangelical Theological Seminary Osijek
Formerly: Visiting Lecturer: Elim Evangelical Theological Seminary Timisoara
Areas: Religion & Politics, Political theology, Forgiveness & Reconciliation, Bible Advocacy, Ethics, International Relations, Systematic Theology, History
Research: Bible Advocacy in Politics, Education, Arts, Media.
Reconciliation in the Balkans, Middle East, Rwanda, Cambodia
Regions: Eastern Europe, Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia
Publications: Church and State: Religious Nationalism and State Identification in Post-Communist Romania (London: Continuum Press, 2011); “Liberal Democracy Between Reinhold Niebuhr and Jacques Maritain” in Miroslav Volf, et al., editors, First the Kingdom of God: A Festschrift in Honor of Prof. Dr. Peter Kuzmic. Osijek: Evandeoski Teoloski Fakultet, 2011); “Church-State Relations in Post-1989 Romania”. Journal of Church and State, Oxford University Press, Volume 53, Issue 2, Spring 2011; “Remedies for Human Rights Violations in International Law: the Case of Religious Freedom in International and European Regional Human Rights Courts”. The Journal of Legal Studies, Number 3-4, December 2010; “Democracy” in Dictionary of Mission Theology, edited by John Corrie (InterVarsity Press, 2007); “Social Reconciliation in the Ethnic Conflict in Transylvania: Theological, Political and Social Aspects”. Religion, State and Society, Vol. 32, No. 2, June 2004; “The Place of Church-State Debates in Post-communist Romania” in Sfera Politicii, XII, No.108, 2004
Dr Kenneth Ross
BA (with distinction), University of Edinburgh, 1979; BD (with First Class Honours in Ecclesiastical History), University of Edinburgh, 1982; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, 1987
Parish Minister, The Netherlorn Churches, Argyll, Scotland
Also: Honorary Fellow, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
Publications: Edinburgh 2010: Fresh Perspectives on Christian Mission, Pasadena: William Carey International University, 2010, pp. i-v + 100; With James L. Wilkie, “Edinburgh 1910 and Scottish Experience of Serving in Mission 1950 to 2000”, Missionalia, Vol. 38/1 (April 2010), pp. 54-68; Edinburgh 2010: New Directions for Church in Mission, Pasadena: William Carey International University, 2010, pp. i-vii + 103; “Edinburgh 1910: Scottish Roots and Contemporary Challenges”, Theology in Scotland, Vol. XVII/1 (Spring 2010), pp. 5-21; With Todd M. Johnson, “The Making of the Atlas of Global Christianity”, International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Vol. 34 No. 1 (January 2010), pp. 12-16; With David A. Kerr, “La Conférence Missionaire Mondiale d’Edimbourg en 1910: Ses Huit Commissions dans leur Contexte Historique et leur Signification Permanente”, in Histoire et Missions Chrétiennes, No. 13 (Mars 2010), pp. 5-32; Ed with Todd M. Johnson, Atlas of Global Christianity 1910-2010, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009, pp. i-xix + 361; “Edinburgh 1910: A Defining Moment”, in T.M. Johnson & K.R. Ross ed., Atlas of Global Christianity, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009, pp. xvi-xvii; With Kirsteen Kim, “Edinburgh 1910 and 2010: Centenary Assessment and Mission Renewal”, One in Christ, Vol. 43/2 (Winter 2009), pp. 113-135; “From Edinburgh 1910 to Edinburgh 2010”, in Mogens S. Mogensen ed., Edinburgh 1910 – 100 Ar Efter: Fra Autoritet til Autencitet i Mission, Fredericksberg: Dansk Missionsrad, 2009, pp. 8-46; “Old Church and New Evangelism: A Scottish Perspective on Christian Mission in Today’s Europe”, Missiology: An International Review, Vol. XXXVII (October 2009), pp. 511-525; Edinburgh 2010: Springboard for Mission, Pasadena: William Carey International University, 2009, pp. i-ii + 82; Edited with David A. Kerr, Edinburgh 2010: Mission Then and Now, Oxford: Regnum, 2009; With David A. Kerr, “The Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference: Its Eight Commissions in Historical Context and their Continuing Significance”, in D.A. Kerr & K.R. Ross ed., Edinburgh 2010: Mission Then and Now, Oxford: Regnum, 2009, pp. 1-20.
With David A. Kerr, “The Commissions After a Century”, in D.A. Kerr & K.R. Ross ed., Edinburgh 2010: Mission Then and Now, Oxford: Regnum, 2009, pp. 305-317
Dr Paula Sampson
PhD (1999, Graduate Theological Union); MDiv (1994, Pacific School of Religion); BA (1970, University of Washington)
Director, Indigenous Studies Center and Assistant Professor of Ethics and First Nations Studies, Vancouver School of Theology
Formerly: Instructor, Vancouver School of Theology; Instructor, University of Northern British Columbia; Tutor, United College of the Ascension, Birmingham, England
Areas: Ethics, Indigenous Studies
Dr Ivan Satyavrata
BA, BD, MTh, PhD (OCMS/Open University)
Senior Pastor, The Assembly of God Church, Kolkata, India
Formerly: Southern Asia Bible College, Bangalore, India and Associate Pastor [Honorary], Full Gospel Assembly of God, Bangalore, India
Publications: ‘Contextual Perspectives on Pentecostalism as a Global Culture: A South Asian View’ in The Globalization of Pentecostalism: A Religion made to Travel [Oxford: Regnum, 1999].
‘Asceticism; Gifts of the Spirit and Jain, Jainism’ in ‘Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions’ [Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000].
‘Indian Protestantism to the Present Day’in The Blackwell Companion to Protestantism [Oxford: Blackwell, 2003].
‘The Experience of Hindu Christian Converts in the Pre-independence Period and the Christian Witness in Contemporary India’ in Religion & Society 48:3 [September 2003].
‘Globalization of Pentecostalism’ in Enclyclopedia of Pentecostal & Charismatic Christianity, [Berkshire Publishing: 2005].
`Glocalization' and Leadership Development for Transforming Mission in India’ in Transformation 21:4 [October 2004].
‘Religious Pluralism’ in Dictionary of Mission Theology, [IVP: 2007]
Dr E Schroeder-Butterfill
BA, MSc, DPhil (Oxon)
Lecturer in Gerontology, Centre for Research on Ageing, School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton
Formerly: British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at St Antony’s College and the Institute of Human Sciences, University of Oxford
Areas: Ageing, lifecourse and social networks in developing and transitional societies. This includes intergenerational family support; vulnerability in old age; and the role of childlessness, divorce, migration; social stratification in shaping access to support in later life and kin and community network responses to lifecourse transitions in later life
Regions: Indonesia; Romania
Publications: Ageing without Children: Asian and European Perspectives (Oxford, Berghahn Books, 2004, co-edited with Philip Kreager).
'A framework for understanding old-age vulnerabilities' (2006, Ageing and Society). 'Actual and de facto childlessness in old age: Evidence and implications from East Java, Indonesia (2005, Population Development Review).
'Inter-generational family support provided by older people in Indonesia' (2004, Ageing and Society).
'Indonesia against the trend? Ageing and inter-generational wealth flows in two Indonesian communities' (2008, Demographic Research).
'Old-age vulnerability in a matrilineal society: The case of the Minangkabau of Sumatra, Indonesia' (in The Cultural Context of Aging: Worldwide Perspectives, Greenwood Press, 2009).
'The impact of kinship networks on old-age vulnerability in Indonesia' (2006, Annales de Démographie Historique ).
'Gaps in the family networks of older people in three Indonesian communities' (2007, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology)
Dr Batimo Sebyiga
MA, PhD (The Open University of Tanzania)
Senior Lecturer in Development Economics and Deputy Rector (Academic) at Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP), Dodoma, Tanzania
Formerly: Tabora Region Integrated Development Programme (TRIDEP)
Areas: Agricultural development planning and economics. In particular: participatory rural development planning and participatory rural rapid appraisal, development plan formulation, impact studies; community/development needs assessment and baseline surveys; Opportunities and Obstacles to Development planning methodology
Publications: ‘Handbook on review and Backstopping Mechanism for O&OD’. JICA, 2007.
Co-authored ‘Development Planning and Strategic Planning’. TAMISEMI, Dodoma, Tanzania, 2006.
‘O&OD Planning Methodology: Trainers Manual’. PO-RALG, 2004.
‘O&OD Planning Methodology: Participants Handbook’. PO-RALG, 2004.
‘Operationalization Handbook for O&OD Planning Methodology for Rural Areas’. PO-RALG, 2004.
‘Operationalization Handbook for O&OD Planning Methodology for Urban Areas’. PO-RALG, 2004
Dr Stephen Mutuku Sesi
PhD Intercultural Studies (Fuller Theological Seminary); Master of Theology, Intercultural Studies (Fuller Theological Seminary); BTh (Scott Theological College)
Lecturer, Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST)
Areas: African religion, Missiology, Interreligious dialogue
Publications: “Ethnic Conflicts in Africa: Underlying Paradigms.” In African Missiology: Contributions of Contemporary Thought. Caleb Chul-Soo Kim, Ed. Nairobi, Kenya: Uzima Press, 2009; “Ethnic Realities and the Kenyan Church.” In African Missiology: Contributions of Contemporary Thought. Caleb Chul-Soo Kim, Ed. Nairobi, Kenya: Uzima Press, 2009; “Context and Worship among Digo Muslims in Kenya.” In African Missiology: Contributions of Contemporary Thought. Caleb Chul-Soo Kim, Ed. Nairobi, Kenya: Uzima Press, 2009
Rev. Vera Sinton
MTh , MA(Oxford); DipHE (Cambridge); DipHE (Oxford Brookes)
Non-stipendiary minister at St Clements’s Church Oxford
Formerly: Part-time tutor, Oxford Centre for Youth Ministry. Director of Pastoral Studies, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Counsellor, Oxford Christian Institute for Counselling
Areas: Pastoral Studies, Pastoral Care, Theology
Publications: Articles on ‘Grief and Bereavement’ and ‘Mary and Martha’ in ‘The Womens’ Bible Commentary’, IVP Downers Grove IL, 2002. ‘Sexual Issues in the Church at Corinth’ in ‘The New Lion Handbook to the Bible’, eds. P&D Alexander, Lion, 1999. 'Deaconess' and 'Woman' in the New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, 1996. Articles on 'Homosexuality' and 'God's love for Israel' in Women's Study New Testament eds. MJ Evans, E Storkey, C Kroeger, Baker, 1995. Articles on 'Singleness', 'Virginity', 'Reconciliation', 'Holiness' and 'Gospel and Christian Ethics' in the ‘New Dictionary of Christian Ethics and Pastoral Theology’, IVP, 1995
Dr Jill Slay
BSc Engineering, PG Dipl in Further Education and Training, PG Dipl in Applied Computing, PhD (Curtin University of Technology)
Associate Research Professor, Director Forensic Computing Lab, Defence and Systems Institute, University of South Australia
Also: Associate Professor, Homeland Security, Defence and Systems Institute, University of South Australia
Formerly: irector Enterprise Security Management Lab, School of Computer and Information Science, University of South Australia
Areas: Forensic Computing, Information Assurance and Critical Infrastructure Protection with industry, State and Federal Government partners in Australia
Research: Cross disciplinary issues in computer science, science education and anothropology. Forensic computer science, IT security, critical infrastructure protection and cyber terrorism
Publications: Slay, J. & Koronios, A 2005, IT Security and Risk Management. John Wiley, Brisbane.
Turnbull, B, Slay, J & Pavlic, T 2008, ‘Evidence Collection Using Google Desktop Search’ in Advances in Digital Forensics. Springer, Boston, USA.
Simon, M & Slay, J 2007, ‘Forensic Computing Training, Certification, and Accreditation: An Australian Overview, in Fulcher, L., Dodge, R., (Eds) IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Volume 237, Fifth World Conference on Information Security Education, Springer, Boston, pp. 1-8.
Slay, J & Miller 2007, ‘The Maroochy Water SCADA Breach: Implications of Lessons Learned for Research’, in Advances in Critical Infrastructure Protection. Springer, Boston, USA, pp. 73-82.
Slay, J 2007, ‘Naturalistic Inquiry in Cross-Cultural research: a Narrative Turn’ in Taylor, P.C. & Wallace, J. (Eds.) . Contemporary qualitative research: Exemplars for science and mathematics educators. Springer, Boston, pp. 90-101.
Taylor, J, Slay, J & Kurzel, F 2007, ‘Learning Object Applications & Future Directions’ in A. Koohang & K. Harman (Eds.) Learning Objects: Applications, Implications, & Future Directions ISBN 83-922337-8-6 , Informing Science Press, pp. 35-61
Dr Pia Soltoft
Dr Diane Stinton
Canon Dr Chris Sugden
MA (Oxon), MPhil (Nottingham), PhD (CNAA)
Part-time Research Tutor
Also: Director of Anglican Mainstream International, Programme Adviser of Network for Anglicans in Mission and Evangelism (NAME),member of OCMS Board, Executive Secretary of Anglican Mainstream
Formerly: Former Member and Chair of Traidcraft Foundation Trustees, former Executive Director of OCMS 2001-2004
Areas: Classical Latin and Greek Language, Literature, History and Philosophy; Theology and Biblical Studies; Philosophical and Theological Ethics; Liberation Theology; Missiology and Mission History; Theology and Development.
Current Research: Interface of Missiology and Fair Trade and Economic Development; Role of Faith Based Organisations in Development; Mission and Culture; The Anglican Communion
Regions: Asia: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia; Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa; Caribbean
Publications: Radical Discipleship (Marshalls 1981)
Seeking the Asian Face of Jesus (Regnum 1997)
Mission as Transformation (Regnum 1999) co-editor with Vinay Samuel
Dr Eiko Takamizawa
Dr Kim Huat Tan
Dr Tian Yuan Tan
PhD (Harvard University); BA, MA (National University of Singapore)
Senior Lecturer in Traditional Chinese Literature and Culture, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Areas: Pre-modern Chinese literature, with emphasis on drama, songs, and fiction in the later dynasties; Chinese literary history and historiography; court theatre and performance; popular literature and culture
Regions: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore
Publications: Recent Books - Songs of Contentment and Transgression: Discharged Officials and Literati Communities in Sixteenth-Century North China (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2010); A Critical Edition of Kang Hai's Songs with Notes and and Two Essays (in Chinese)(Hangzhou: Zhejiang guji chubanshe, 2011); Text, Performance, and Gender in Chinese Literature and Music: Essays in Honor of Wilt Idema (Leiden: Brill, 2009);
Articles: "Emerging from Anonymity: The First Generation of Writers of Songs and Drama in Mid-Ming Nanjing." T’oung Pao 96 (2010): 125-164; "The Transmission of Sanqu Songs, Writers’ Reputation, and Literati Network in the Mid Ming: Local and Translocal Considerations." Ming Qing Studies (2010): 193-215. For a full list of publications, see http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff31901.php
Prof Adrian Thatcher
BA(Oxon), MA(Oxon), DPhil(Oxon)
Professor of Applied Theology and Director, Centre for Theology and Philosophy, College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth;
Also: Professorial Research Fellow in Applied Christian Theology, University of Exeter
Formerly: Professor of Applied Theology and Director, Centre for Theology and Philosophy, College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth
Areas: Theological ethics, especially questions relating to marriage and sexuality; modern theology and theology of education; hermeneutics
Research: The Savage Text, Blackwell Manifestos Series, forthcoming, 2008
Publications: 12 books, numerous chapters, journal articles and published papers.
‘Living Together and Christian Ethics’ Cambridge, CUP (2002).
‘Celebrating Christian Marriage’, Edinburgh: T&T Clark (ed.,2001).
‘Marriage after Modernity- Christian Marriage in Postmodern Times’ Sheffield, Sheffield Academic Press (1999).
‘Spirituality and the Curriculum’ London: Cassell (ed.,1999).
‘People of Passion - What the Churches Teach about Sex’ London: Mowbray (co-author, 1997)
‘Liberating Sex: A Christian Sexual Theology’ London: SPCK (1993)
Prof D Thomas
MA (Oxford) MA (Cambridge) PhD (Lancaster)
Professor of Christianity and Islam, Department ofTheology and Religion, University of Birmingham
Also: Joint Editor of Islam and Christian Muslim Relations; Chair of the Diocese of Birmingham Committee for Inter-Faith Relations
Formerly: Vicar of St Mark's Church, Blackburn and Bishop’s Adviser on Interfaith Relations
Areas: History of Christian-Muslim relations, Islamic Philosophy and Christian belief
Research: Christian-Muslim relations, focusing primarily on the early period of encounters; Muslim attitudes towards Christian beliefs
Publications: include: "The Miracles of Jesus in early Islamic Polemic", Journal of Semitic Studies 39 (1994).
"The Bible in early Muslim anti-Christian Polemic", Islam and Christian Muslim Relations 7 (1996).
"Abu ' Isa al-Warraq and the History of Religions", Journal of Semitic Studies 41 (1996)
"Islam" in J. Bowker, ed, World Religions, Dorling Kindersley (1997)
"Abu Mansur al-Maturidi on the Divinity of Jesus Christ" Islamochristiana 23 (1998)
Encyclopaedia of Islam, articles in (1999)
Christian Doctrines in Islamic Theology, Leiden: Brill, 2009
Dr Oleg Turlac
Rev'd Dr Benno Van Den Toren
MA, MDiv, PhD (Kampen, Netherlands)
Tutor in Christian Doctrine, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford; member of Theological Faculty, University of Oxford. Visiting professor in Systematic Theology, Bangui Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, Central African Republic
Formerly: Professor of Systematic Theology, Bangui Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, Central African Republic
Areas: Christian doctrine and ethics in a multicultural world
Research: Cross-cultural and inter-religious apologetic dialogue; the theology of religions and the theological understanding of multiculturalism
Regions: French-speaking Africa
Publications: (in Dutch, French and English) include
'The Christian God and Human Authority: A Theological Inquiry with Reference to Africa’s Principal World-Views’, Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology 23.2 (2004).
‘Christian commitment to Democratisation in Africa’, in Le Chrétien et la politique : Actes du Colloque Interdisciplinaire 06-10 janvier 2004, Bangui: FATEB (2004).
‘Difficult Questions about God and Jesus: An Aid for Conversations about Believing Today’,
Amersfoort: Echo / Utrecht: IFES-Nederland (2003).
‘Secularisation in Africa: A Challenge for the Churches’, Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology, 22/1 (2003)
Prof C Van Engen
BA, MDiv, PhD
Arthur F. Glasser Professor of Biblical Theology of Mission
Formerly: Associate Professor of Theology of Mission and Latin American Studies, School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary
Areas: Missiology, Bible-and-Mission, Theology of Mission, Latin American Studies
Regions: Latin America, particularly Mexico
Publications: ‘Communicating God’s Word in a Complex World’ (co-authored, 2003).
‘Fullness of Life for All’ Amsterdam: Rodopi (co-edited, 2003).
‘Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God’s Mission in the Bible’ GR: Baker (co-authored, 2003).
‘Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions’ GR: Baker (co-edited, 2000).
‘Footprints of God: A Narrative Theology of Mission’ (co-edited,1999).
‘Mission-on-the-Way: Issues in Mission Theology’GR: Baker (co-edited,1996)
Dr Jatinder Verma
BA, MA, Honorary Doctor of Arts, DeMontfort University, Leicester, Honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters, Exeter University
Visiting Professor, Royal Holloway College, London
Also: Artistic Director, Tara Arts (Asian Theatre Company)
Areas: Cross-cultural theatre, where Indian and other Asian theatre sensibilities engage with European drama. The bonding of British, Asian and European cultures through the arts
Research: Numerous theatre productions, including at the National Theatre; radio documentaries and drama; television productions; regular contributor to radio and TV arts and current affairs programmes
Publications: Sorry, No Saris! in ‘Theatre in a Cool Climate’ ed. V. Gottlieb and C. Chambers. Amber Lane Press (2000).
Mourning Diana, Asian style in ‘Mourning Diana, Nation, Culture and the Performance of Grief’ ed. A. Kear and D.L. Steinberg, Routledge (1999).
Binglishing the Stage: A Generation of Asian Theatre in England, in ‘Theatre Matters’ ed. R. Boon and J. Plastow, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1998).
The Challenge of Binglish in ‘Analysing Performance’, ed P. Campbell, Manchester: Manchester University Press (1996).
In contact with the Gods in ‘Directors Talk Theatre’ ed M M Delgado and P Heritage, Manchester: Manchester University Press (1996)
Mr Brian Wakeman
MPhil(UEA); ADipES(Camb); Cert Ed(Birmingham)
Free-lance Educationalist & Writer & Art tutor(part-time)
Also: Training Support Tutor, Chiltern Training Group.
RE lecturer for PGCE Course CTG. Luton.
Formerly: Convenor Practitioner Research Group BERA.
PSHE/Citizenship Adviser Luton LEA.
Acting Head, Deputy Headteacher South Luton High School
Areas: Mission through Art.
Religious Studies for Teachers & Pupils.
Poetry as a means of expressing ideas
Research: Using watercolour groups in mission.
Christian perspectives on education and research.
RE: pedagogy & curriculum materials
Publications: Personal Social& Moral Education. Lion Pub.
Looking Inwards Looking Outwards CEM
Personal Responsibilities Folens ISBN 1 84303 147 7
Materials for Science & Religion Project in Schools
Dr Jackie Waldren
Rev. Dr Peter Walker
Cert Theol (Oxon), MA (Cantab), PhD (Cantab), DPhil (Oxon) by incorporation
Associate Vice-Principal & Director of Development, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University
Formerly: Lecturer in New Testament & Biblical Theology, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. Lecturer and Visiting Professor at St George’s College, Jerusalem
Areas: The historical Jesus and issues associated with Jerusalem and Middle East; New Testament Studies; Biblical Theology
Publications: ‘In the Steps of Saint Paul: An illustrated guide to Paul’s Journeys’. Oxford: Lion 2008. ‘In the Steps of Jesus: An illustrated guide to the places of the Holy Land’. Oxford: Lion 2007. Co-author ‘Communion and Discipline’. Anglican Communion Institute: Colorado Springs 2004. Co-author ‘True Union in the Body? A Contribution to the discussion within the Anglican Communion concerning the public blessing of same-sex unions.’ Cambridge: Grove Booklets 2003. ‘Jesus and His World’. Oxford: Lion Library Series 2003. Joint editor ‘The Land of Promise: biblical, theological and contemporary perspectives’. IVP 2000, authoring 2 chapters. ‘Jesus and the Holy City: New Testament Perspectives on Jerusalem’. Eerdmans, 1996. ‘Holy City, Holy Places? Christian Attitudes to Jerusalem and the Holy Land in the Fourth Century’. Oxford: OUP 1990
Dr Christine Wallace
PhD, Rural sociology , Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; 21 honours degree (1968), Durham University in sociology and law
Research Associate, International Gender Studies, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University
Formerly: Snr Research Fellow, Open University (Hon); Senior Research Fellow, Business School, Oxford Brookes University, Taught MA in development; Lecturer, International Development Department, Birmingham University, rural development, NGO management
and gender at Master’s level and short experiential courses; Co-ordinator, Planning and Evaluation Unit, Oxfam; Co-ordinator and founder, Gender and Development Unit, Oxfam
Areas: Gender and development
Publications: Editor of Gender and Development special issue on water, 2009; Think pieces for the website Open democracy, 2008 on the Ottawa workshop on the role of civil society in the Paris Declaration process; new aid modalities and north-south relationships in the aid chain; A journey not a destination; the learning review, with Brita Fernandez Schmidt. Womankind, May 2008; Gender equality, the new aid environment and civil society organisations, joint editor/writer with Womankind, WK 2007; Evaluating Stepping Stones: a review of existing evaluations and ideas for future M&E work,on HIV/AIDS, for ActionAid International. Published by AAI, June 2006. (SS is a training manual for women’s empowerment in the context of HIV); When is the price too high? Gaining funding from institutional sources in Thoughtful fundraising. Edited by Jill Mordaunt and Rob Paton. Routledge and Open University, 2006; The aid chain: Coercion and commitment in development NGOs. ITDG, Rugby, 2006
Prof Andrew Walls
OBE, MA, BLITT, DD(University of Aberdeen), FSA Scot
Honorary Professor in the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World and in the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
Also: Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, Director of the Scottish Institute of Missionary Studies, University of Aberdeen.
Emeritus Professor, Akrofi-Christaller Institute for Theology, Mission and Culture, Ghana. Professor of the History of Mission, Liverpool Hope University
Formerly: Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World and Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh. Guest Professor of Ecumenics and Mission, Princeton Theological Seminary
Areas: Mission Studies, History of Mission, Religion in Africa. Non-Western Christianity
Publications: Mission in the Twenty-first Century (with Cathy Ross) (Darton Longman and Todd 2008)
Member of Editorial Board The Encyclopedia of Protestantism (Routledge, 4 volumes 2004)
The Cross-Cultural Process in Christian History (Orbis 2002)
The Missionary Movement in Christian History (Orbis 1996)
African Christianity in the 1990s (with Christopher Fyfe, Edinburgh 1996)
Contributions to Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion, Encyclopedia of Christianity, Dictionary of Contemporary Religion, Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, Encyclopedia of African History, Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Theologosche Enzyklopaedie and other works of reference
Dr Enoch Wan
BA, Nyack College; MTS, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; MA PhD State University of New York
Research Professor of Intercultural Studies, Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon
Also: Director, Doctor of Missiology Program, Western Seminary
Director, IDS-Western (“Institute of Diaspora Studies”)
Formerly: Alliance Bible Seminary, 1978-81
Canadian Theological Seminary, 1982-93
Reformed Theological Seminary, 1993-2001
Areas: anthropology, ethnic ministry, cross-cultural counseling, spiritual warfare, urban studies and research methodology
Publications: Missions Within Reach (1993); Jewish-Gentile Couples: Trends, Challenges, and Hopes (2004); Scattered: The Filipino Global Presence (2004); Missions Practices in the 21st Century (2009); Missions from the Majority World (2009)
Dr Milton Wan
DPhil (Oxon); PhD, MPhil, BSc (Chinese University of Hong Kong); MCS (China Graduate School of Theology)
Professional Consultant, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Also: Visiting Professorships: Zhejiang University, Hangzhou;Renmin University of China, Beijing; Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an.
Research Associate, University of Toronto, Canada;
Distinguished Professor, Institute of Sino-Christian Studies, Hong Kong;
Research Fellow, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Formerly: Distinguished Professor of Theology and Chinese Studies (honorary),Tyndale College and Seminary, Canada; Professor of Theology and Director of Chinese Ministry Programme, Ontario Theological Seminary, Canada;
Areas: Transcendent Experiences in Christianity and Chinese Culture; Modernization and Religiosity, Modern Theology; Systematic Theology; Chinese Philosophy; Inter-religious Dialogue; Christianity and Neo-Confucianism; Christian Spirituality
Publications: 1. “Suffering and Sacrificial Love of Christ: Towards a Christian Appraisal of Free Market and Consumer Society,” in Study of Christianity (10th Series), edited by Zhuo Xin-ping and Xu, Zhi-wei. Beijing: Religious Culture Publishers, 2007. Publication accepted. (in Chinese)
2. “Sinology as Classical Studies and Its Contemporary Meaning,” in International Sinology. Publication accepted. (in Chinese)
3. “Chinese Religions,” in Global Dictionary of Theology, edited by William A. Dyrness and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press. Publication accepted.
4. “Spirituality East and West: Neo-Confucian Ways of Cultivation and Their Christian Counterparts,” in Understanding, Hermeneutics and Confucian Tradition: Prospect for Tomorrow, edited by Liu Shuxian . Taipei: Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, 2007
Dr G Wanjohi
BA, MA, PhD (University of Montreal)
Formerly: Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Nairobi
Areas: Gikuyu Proverbs (metaphysics and ethics of )
Publications: ‘The Kihooto World-view: The Wisdom and Philosophy of Gikuyu Proverbs’. Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa (1997)
‘Cultural Policies for a Better Kenya" Wajibu: A Journal of Social and Religious Concern, vo1.14, no.2 (1999).
‘African Marriage, Past and Present", Wajibu: A Journal of Social and Religious Concern, vo1.14,no.1(1999)
"The Ontology, Epistemology, and Ethics Inherent in African Proverbs: The Case of the Gikuyu". In Embracing the Baobab Tree. African Proverbs Series No V. Pretoria: Unisa Press (1997)
"Les elements democratiques dans les proverbs gikouyou". In Philosophy and Democracy in Intercultural Perspective. Studies in Intercultural Philosophy Series 3. Rodopi: Amsterdam and Atlanta, GA (1997)
"The teaching of Non-violence in Gikuyu Proverbs," in Journal of African Religions and Philosophy, vol. 2, no.2 (1993)
Dr K Ward
MA (Edinburgh), PhD (Cambridge)
Senior Lecturer in African Studies, School of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds
Formerly: 1976-1990 Former posts include Lecturer in Theology and African Church History at the Bishop Tucker Theological College, Mukono, Uganda
Areas: Religion in modern African society; African traditional religions; Christianity in Africa; development, religion and theology civil society and religion in Uganda
Regions: Africa, particularly Uganda
Publications: 'Ugandan Christian Communities in Britain', in International Review of Mission: Open Space: The African Christian Diaspora in Europe and the Quest for Human Community, International Review of Mission, WCC:Geneva, July, 2001,
Kevin Ward and Brian Stanley (editors), The Church Missionary Society and the World Church, London:Curzon & Grand Rapids:Eermans, 2000,
‘The armies of the Lord: Rebels and the State in Northern Uganda 1986-1999', in Religion and War in the 1990s: The Journal of Religion in Africa, Brill:Leiden, XXXI-2, 2001, pp. 187-221
‘The role of the Church in Overseas Development’, in Charles Reed (editor), Development Matters: Christian perspectives on Globalization, London: Church House Publishing, pp.12-20
‘Archbishop Janani Luwum: The Dilemmas of Loyalty, Opposition and Witness in Amin’s Uganda’, in David Maxwell with Ingrid Lawrie, Christianity and the African Imagination: essays in Honour of Adrian Hastings, Leiden: Brill, 1001
2002 ‘Same-sex relations in Africa and the debate on homosexuality in East African Anglicanism’ forthcoming in the winter edition of the Anglican
Theological Review, Evanston, Illinois
Dr P Ward
BA, MA, PhD (King’s College, London)
Lecturer in Youth Ministry and Theological Education, King’s College, London
Formerly: Archbishop of Canterbury’s Adviser for Youth Ministry
Areas: Missiology and youth ministry; theological perspectives on youth ministry; Cultural Theology; worship and the emerging church
Research: Relationship between cultural studies and theology, the emerging church; youth ministry including the doctrine of salvation and youth ministry
‘Selling Worship’, Milton Keynes: Paternoster (2005)
’Liquid Church’, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson / Carlisle: Paternoster (2002)
’Youthwork and the Mission of God’, London: SPCK (1997)
’Growing Up Evangelical: Youthwork and the Making of a Subculture’ London: SPCK (1996)
’Worship and Youth Culture’, London: Harper Collins (I993)
Metropolitan Kallistos Ware
Metropolitan of Diokleia in Ecumenical Patriarchate's Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain
Also: Chairman of the Anglican-Orthodox Theological Commission
Formerly: Spalding Lecturer of Eastern Orthodox Studies, University of Oxford; Chairman, Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge
Publications: With G. E. Palmer and Philip Sherrard, translation of the Philokalia (four volumes of five published to date).
‘The Lenten Triodion’ Tr. Mother Mary and Archimandrite Kallistos Ware. St. Tikhon's Seminary Press, 2002.
‘The Inner Kingdom: Collected Works, Vol. 1’ St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2000.
‘In the Image of the Trinity: Collected Works, Vol. 2’ St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2006.
‘How Are We Saved?: The Understanding of Salvation in the Orthodox Tradition.’ Light & Life, 1996.
‘The Orthodox Way’ St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1995.
‘The Orthodox Church’ 2nd ed. Pelican, 1993.
‘Praying with Orthodox Tradition’ Abingdon, 1990
Dr Keith Warrington
Prof K Watson
MA, PGCE, PhD (University of Reading)
Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Reading
Formerly: Professor of Education (with special reference to Comparative and International education) University of Reading and Director of the Centre for International Studies in Education, Management and Training (CISEMT)
Areas: Comparative and international education; education in the developing world
Research: Aspects of educational development especially in South-East Asia and Western Europe; Community education; Education in Multiracial societies; Multicultural Education; Separate Christian School provision
Publications: ‘Educational Dilemmas: Debates and Diversity’, 4 Volumes (Teachers, Teacher Education and Training; Reforms in Higher Education; Power and Responsibility; Quality in Education) London, Cassell (co-editor, 1997)
‘Doing Comparative Education Research: Issues and Problems’, Wallingford:Symposium Books (2001)
‘Comparative and International Research in Education - Globalisation, Context and Difference’, London, Routledge (co-author, 2003)
‘Religion in Education’, Vo1.4, Leominster, Gracewing (co-editor, 2003)
Dr P Weston
MA, MPhil, PhD (London University)
Tutor in Mission and Homiletics, Ridley Hall, Cambridge
Formerly: Vice-Principal, Oak Hill College
Areas: Mission Studies, Homiletics, Post-modernity
Research: Lesslie Newbigin’s writings and the contemporary implications of Newbigin’s work; approaches to contemporary evangelical mission
Publications: ‘Why We Can't Believe’, Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press (1991).
‘Planning a Parish Mission’ Warwick: CPAS (1993).
‘X-Ray: In-sight from Outside’, (Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press (1999).
‘Proclaiming Christ Crucified Today’, in D. Peterson (ed.), Where Wrath and Mercy Meet: Proclaiming the Atonement Today’, Carlisle: Paternoster Press (2001)
‘Evangelicals and Evangelism’, in I. Taylor (ed.), Not Evangelical Enough, Carlisle: Paternoster Press (2002)
‘Lesslie Newbigin: Missionary Theologian - A Reader’ London: SPCK/ Eerdmans (2006)
Dr Emma Wild-Wood
BD, MTh, PhD
Director, Henry Martyn Centre, Cambridge Theological Federation,
Also: Commissioning Editor of the International Study Guides, SPCK
Tutor, Wesley House, CTF
Formerly: Tutor at ISThA, DR CONGO, Bishop Tucker Theological College, Uganda
Areas: African Christianity & Church History, Mission, Western Culture
Research: Christian identity and migration in Congo. Apolo Kivebulaya
Regions: Africa particularly central & east Africa
Publications: Migration and Christian Identity in Congo (Brill, 2008), The East African Revival, History and Legacies, co-edited with Kevin Ward (Fountain, 2010).
several journal articles
Prof Kevin Williams
Head of School of Media and Communication Studies, University of Swansea
Formerly: Head of School of Arts, University of Swansea and Deputy head of the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Cardiff
Areas: Media history; health and communication; European media; and the mass media and national identity in small nations
Publications: ‘Understanding Media Theory’.London: Arnold 2003. 'Constructing the National: Television and Welsh Identity' in Scriven, M & Bell, E (eds) ‘Group Identities on French and British Television’. London: Berghahn Books 2002. 'Death or Renewal: the dilemma of public service broadcasting in western Europe in Bromley, M & Stephenson, H (eds) ‘No News is Bad News: TV, Radio and the Public’. London: Longman 2000. "Dying of Ignorance? Journalists, News Sources and the reporting of HIV/AIDS" in Franklin, Bob (ed) ‘Social Policy, the Media and Misrepresentation’ London: Routledge 1999. Co-authored ‘The Circuit of Mass Communication: Media Strategies, Representation and Audience Reception in the AIDS Crisis’. London: Sage, 1998. ‘Shadows and Substance: The Development of a Media Policy for Wales’. Gomer, 1997. ‘The Mass Media and Power in Modern Britain’. Oxford University Press (co-author) 1997. ‘Get Me a Murder a Day! A History of Mass Communication in Britain’. London: Edward Arnold, 1997
Prof Stephen Williams
MA (Oxon), MA (Cantab), PhD (Yale)
Professor of Systematic Theology, Union Theological College, Institute of Theology, Queen's College, Belfast
Formerly: Assistant Director, Whitefield Institute for Theological Research, Oxford
Areas: Philosophy of Religion, including a recent work on Nietzsche
Publications: ‘The Sovereignty of God’ in Bruce L. McCormack (ed.), ‘Engaging the Doctrine of God’. Baker Academic 2008. ‘Jesus is Lord – of a Pluralist World? The Uniqueness and Universality of Christ’ in Angus Morrison, ‘Tolerance and Truth: the Spirit of the Age or the Spirit of God?’ Edinburgh: Rutherford House 2007. ‘On Religion and Revelation’, Books & Culture 12.6. ‘Bacon’; ‘Hegel’; ‘Lessing’; ‘Niebuhr’; ‘Rousseau’; ‘Schopenhauer’; ‘Universalism’; ‘Voltaire’ in ‘New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics’. Leicester: IVP 2006. ‘The Shadow of the Antichrist: Nietzsche’s Critique of Christianity’. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Press 2006. ‘The Limits of Love and the Logic of Hope: essays on eschatology and social action’ Vancouver: Regent Publications 2006. ‘Revelation’ in Kevin J. Vanhoozer (ed.), ‘Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible’. Grand Rapids: Baker 2005. ‘The Significance of Nietzsche’, Whitefield Briefing (9.4) 2004. ‘Providence’ in T.D.Alexander & Brian Rosner eds. ‘New Dictionary of Biblical Theology’. Leicester: IVP 2000. John Locke in T.Hart ed., ‘Dictionary of Historical Theology’. Carlisle: Paternoster 2000
Dr H Williamson
Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
Areas: The Book of Isaiah; Achaemeid Period History and Literature
Publications: ‘Variations on a Theme: King, Messiah and Servant in the book of Isaiah’, Carlisle: Paternoster Press (1998)
Judah and the Jews in Brosius M and A Kuhrt (eds.) ‘Studies in Persian History: Essays in Memory of David M Lewis’ (1998)
Relocating Isaiah 1:2-9 in Broyles and Evans (eds.) ‘Writing and Reading the Scroll of Isaiah: Studies of an Interpretive tradition’ (1997)
‘The Book of Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiah’s Role in Composition and Redaction’, Oxford:Clarendon Press (1994)
Prof Haddon Willmer
MA PhD (Cantab)
Research Tutor OCMS since 1999
Formerly: Maurice Reckitt Research Fellow in Christian Social Thought, University of Sussex, 1975-77; Research Fellow, Emmanuel College Cambridge, 1964-66; Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds 1966-
Areas: Christian theology and history, politics and forgiveness, Barth and Bonhoeffer, missiology, the inheritance and future of Christianity in England and Europe, practical theology, child theology
Emeritus: Professor of Theology at the University of Leeds
Dr Everett Wilson
Rev. Dr Jason Yeung
PhD (London), DMin (CTS, Canada), MDiv (Concordia), BA (Hong Kong)
Professor in Theology and Culture, China Graduate School of Theology
Also: Visiting Professor in China: Renmin (People) University of China(Beijing)Visiting Professor, Sichuan University (Chungdu); Wuhan University (Wuhan); Visiting Professor, Canadian Theological Seminary; Visiting Professor, Regent College, University of British Columbia, Canada; Senior Pastor, Tai Po Rhenish Church, Hong Kong
Formerly: Associate Professor, Alliance Bible Seminary, Hong Kong (1995-1999); Senior Pastor, Ottawa Chinese Alliance Church (1987-1995)
Areas: Theology and Culture
Research: Modern western theologians
20 century Chinese theologians
Publications: 1. Freedom and Sanctification: A comparative Studies of Wang Yang Ming and Western theologians (Hong Kong: Alliance Bible Seminary, 1996); 2. Being and Knowing: An Examiantion of T F Torrance's Theological Science (Hong Kong: Alliance Bible Seminary, 1996); 3. Encounter Systematic Theology (Hong Kong: China Graduate School of Theology, 2000) (Chinese version)
4. The Theological Studies of Martin Luther (Hong Kong: Logos Publish, 2002) (Chinese version)
5. Searching Truth in Secular World (Hong Kong: China Alliance Press, 2002) (Chinese version)
7. Author of the entries of “Confucianism and Science, Chinese Religion and Science, History of Chinese Religion.” in Encyclopedia of Science and Religion by Wentzel Van Huyssteen (Editor), MacMillan Library Reference, 2003,
8. The Philosophical Foundation of Theology (Hong Kong: Tien Dao, 2004) (Chinese version)
9. The New Horizon of Chinese Culture: Form the Christian Perspective (Hong Kong: Joint Publisher, 2004) (Chinese version)
10. Democracy vs People Oriented Governance: The Polical and Religious Thoughts of John Locke and Huang Zongxi (Hong Kong: Joint Publisher, 2005) (Chinese version)
11. Is Christianity Trustworthy? (Hong Kong: Tien Dao, 2006) (Chinese version)
12. I Believe, I Act (Hong Kong: Tien Dao, 2006) (Chinese version)
13. Holy Spirit, Please Come! Studies on the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and the Phenomena of Charismatic Movement in 20th Century (Hong Kong: China Alliance Press, 2007) (Chinese version)
Also more than 20 scholarly theses
Dr Paul Yost
PhD Industrial/Organizational Psychology , University of Maryland at College Park, 1993-1996; BA Psychology, Seattle Pacific University, 1983-1987
Associate Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Program, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
Formerly: Senior Research Specialist, People and Organization Capability, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA (2005-2007); Manager, Leadership Development, The Boeing Company, Boeing, Seattle, WA (1999-2006); Organizational Psychologist, People Research, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA (1996-1999)
Areas: Leadership and team development, learning systems and on-the-job learning, work motivation, performance management, and organizational theory. Conduct ongoing research in talent management, on-the-job leadership development, pastoral leadership development, training, and executive assessment
Publications: Yost, P. R., & Plunkett, M. M. (in press). Real time leadership development. London: Blackwell Publishing; Yost, P. R., & Plunkett, M. M. (in press). "Developing leadership talent through experiences". In R. Silzer, & B. Dowell (Eds.), Building and Leveraging Talent to Achieve Business Strategies. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass; Yost, P.R. (in press) "Integrated talent management at Microsoft". In R. Silzer, & B. Dowell (Eds.), Building and Leveraging Talent to Achieve Business Strategies. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass; McKenna, R. B., Yost, P. R., & Boyd, T. N. (2007). Leadership development and clergy: Understanding the events and lessons that shape pastoral leaders, Journal of Psychology & Theology, 35, 179-189; McKenna, R. B., Boyd, T. N., & Yost, P. R. (2007). Learning agility in clergy: Understanding the strategies and situational factors that allow pastors to learn from experience, Journal of Psychology & Theology, 35, 190-201
Dr James Zasha
1977 1980-1984 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria BSc (Soc) First Class; McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada MA (Sociology) PhD
Independent Development Consultant
Formerly: June 2008-September 2009 Visiting Senior Lecturer, Sociology
October 2007-June 2008 Senior Lecturer, Sociology
Ensure professional development of post-graduate students in Sociology department through seminars, lectures, mentoring and supervision of dissertations.
Lecture in Development, Theory and supervision of post graduate students.
1993-2001 - Senior Lecturer/Head of Sociology Department, Benue State University.
Teaching courses in Introductory Sociology; Sociological Theories; Sociology of Development; Industrial Sociology; Sociology of Work and Occupations.
Providing academic and administrative leadership for the establishment and takeoff of the new department of Sociology, ensuring the Programme met accreditation requirements of the National Universities Commission
Areas: Policy and Strategy; social development, civil society, gender, democratic governance, public policy, electoral reforms, decentralization, M&E, organization development, change management and strengthening institutions
Dr Andrew Skilton
BA, DPhil (Oxon)
Associate Lecturer in Pali, Dept of Study of Religions, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
Formerly: Associate Researcher, Dept of South Asia, SOAS and Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University
Areas: Buddhist Studies, Buddhist literature in Pali and in Sanskrit
Research: Samadhiraja Sutra and Buddhist texts in Pali and Sanskrit, a Pali language coursebook
Regions: Buddhism in South and South East Asia
Publications: 'How the Nagas Were Pleased' & 'The Shattered Thighs': Two Sanskrit Tragedies Clay Sanskrit Library, New York University Press, 2009.
The Samadhiraja Sutra — a critical edition, translation and study of chapter 17
The Bodhicaryavatara A Guide to the Buddhist Path to Awakening, with H.K. Crosby
Oxford University Press, 1996.
A Concise History of Buddhism’ 2nd edition. Cambridge: Windhorse Publications, 1997
Dr M Gaiya
BTh (Igbaja), MEd (University of Jos), MA (Jos), PhD (Jos)
Assistant Professor and Reader in Church History, Department of Religious Studies, University of Jos, Nigeria
Formerly: Senior Lecturer in Church History, University of Jos
Areas: Church history, including African church history
Research: History of Christianity in Nigeria; new religious movements; the spread of Pentecostalism in Nigeria; the inculturation of Christianity
Publications: ‘Christianity in Africa from the apostolic period to 1900s’. Jos: Jos University Press (2003).
‘Justice Haruna Jacob Dandaura: Apostle of Religious Harmony’. Jos: Jos University Press (2003).
‘The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria’ Occasional Paper, Centre of African Studies, Copenhagen (2002).
‘A Portrait of a Saint: The Life and Times of Pa Yohanna Gowon’ Jos: Fab Educational Books (1997)
Dr Jessy Jaison
BBib Studs, PGDipl in Applied Theology, MDiv, MTh, PhD (Queens University, Belfast)
Director of Research & Post-Graduate Studies, New India Bible Seminary, Kerala, India
Formerly: Assistant Professor in the Department of Pastoral Theology and Counselling, S Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies, Bangalore and continuing adjunct faculty
Areas: Practical Theology, Cultural Hermeneutic, Qualitative Research Methodology, Women/ Gender studies
Regions: India and SE Asia
Publications: ‘Enjoy Your Research: A Manual for Theological Students’. Trivandrum: New India Publications, 2000. ‘Readers Bible Commentary, Volume 49, 2 Peter and Jude’. Tiruvalla: Readers Publications, 2006. ‘Readers Bible Commentary Volume on 1 Peter’, in printing. “Identity Crisis of Church Women” in Faith Theological Review, Kerala