David Emmanuel Singh

Dr David Emmanuel Singh

Research Tutor - Islamic Studies; PhD Stage Leader

David joined OCMS faculty in 2003 after a varied exposure to academic and administrative work with the Bible Society (NW India), the Henry Martyn Institute for Islamic Studies, and Union Biblical Seminary. He has a BSc (Allahabad), BD and MTh (Islamics) (Serampore) and PhD (Islamics) (Wales). His researches for the last two awards focussed on a 12th century Islamic theosophist, Ibn ‘Arabi and a marginal sect of Islam called the Mahdawiyya. He has since been researching and supervising postgraduates at OCMS. His areas of interest are Sufism, Islam and interfaith relations in South Asia and theology of religions. He is author of over 50 research papers, 7 edited volumes including a trilogy on Jesus and Islam, several encyclopaedia entries and book chapters and two research monographs: Sainthood and Revelatory Discourse: An Examination of the Basis for the Authority of Bayan in Mahdawi Islam (Oxford: Regnum and ISPCK 2003) and Islamization in Modern South Asia: Deobandi Reform and the Gujjar Response (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter 2012).