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Prof D Thomas

Professor of Christianity and Islam, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham


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