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Dr John Chesworth

Lecturer, Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford


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’ http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/150/ On-Line Series Co-Editor with Dr. Franz Kogelmann, University of Bayreuth Muslim-Christian Relations in Africa and Muslims and Islam in Africa http://www.sharia-in-africa.net/pages/publications.php Edited Books 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 Journal Articles ‘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 Book Reviews 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

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