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Rev. Dr A Kirk

Former Director of the Centre for Missiology and World Christianity, University of Birmingham


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

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