Dr John Chesworth

Biography:

John Chesworth is an Honorary Research Fellow at St Stephen’s House and Research Associate at the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford. Since 2012 he has been Research Officer for the Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History 1500-1914 (CMR 1914) project. His research interests include Islam and Christianity in Africa and Muslims in Europe.

Research Interests:

The use of the Bible and the Qur’an in popular evangelistic and da‘wa literature and preaching. Christian-Muslim relations in Africa and Europe from the Early modern period to the present. Islam in Africa and the contested reception of shari‘a in sub-Saharan Africa.

Research Centres & Projects:

In addition to the Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History 1500-1914 (CMR 1914) project, I am currently on the organising committee of the Mission and Modernity Research Academy (MiMoRA), KADOC, University of Leuven preparing for a Research Academy on ‘Christian-Muslim Missionary Interactions: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries’.

Editorships:

With David Thomas I co-edit the Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History series published by Brill.

Links:

https://brill.com/search?q1=Christian-Muslim+Relations.+A+Bibliographica...
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/ptr/departments/theologyandreligion...
https://www.cmcsoxford.org.uk/
https://historiadomus.net/portfolio/mimora3-christian-muslim-missionary-...

Publications:

•    ‘Nile Mission Press’, with Michael T. Shelley, in D. Thomas and J. Chesworth (eds), Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History, volume 18, Ottoman Empire (1800-1914) (forthcoming Leiden: Brill, 2021)
•    ‘Johann Jakob Brucker’, in D. Thomas and J. Chesworth (eds), Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History, volume 14, Central and Eastern Europe (1700-1800) (Leiden: Brill, 2020) 165-70
•    ‘Johann Heinrich Callenberg’, in D. Thomas and J. Chesworth (eds), Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History, volume 14, Central and Eastern Europe (1700-1800) (Leiden: Brill, 2020) 128-39
•    ‘Jacques Abbadie’, in D. Thomas and J. Chesworth (eds), Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History1500-1900, volume 13, Western Europe (1700-1800) (Leiden: Brill, 2019) 503-10
•    ‘Christians and Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa’, in D. Thomas (ed.), Routledge Handbook on Christian-Muslim Relations (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017) 393-401
•    ‘Yakob Karne‘ci’, in D. Thomas and J. Chesworth (eds), Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History, volume 10, Ottoman and Safavid Empires (1600-1700) (Leiden: Brill, 2017) 371-3
•    ‘Gian Francesco Abela’, in D. Thomas and J. Chesworth (eds), Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History, volume 9, Western and Southern Europe (1600-1700) (Leiden: Brill, 2017) 763-7
•    ‘Meredith Hanmer’, in Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History, volume 8, Northern and Eastern Europe (1600-1700), D. Thomas and J. Chesworth (eds) (Leiden: Brill, 2016) 70-5
•    ‘Using the ‘other’: Morisco ‘borrowings’ from Christian authors’, in B.F. Llopis, B. Pomara Saverino, M. Lomas Cortés, B. Ruiz Bejarano (eds), Identidades Cuestionadas Coexistencia Y Conflictos Interreligiosos En El Mediterráneo (SS. XIV-XVIII), (València: Universitat de València, 2016) 225-32
•    ‘Muslim and Christian perspectives on animal slaughter: reflections from East Africa’, in J. Mbillah and J. Chesworth (eds), From the Cross to the Crescent, Procmura Occasional Paper 1.2, (Nairobi: Procmura, 2015) 89-96
•    The Character of Christian-Muslim Encounter: Essays in Honour of David Thomas, D. Pratt, J. Hoover, J. Davies and J. Chesworth (eds) (Leiden: Brill, 2015)
•    Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History1500-1900, volume 6 onwards D. Thomas and J. Chesworth (eds) (Leiden: Brill, 2014 -)
•    ‘Anglicans and Islam in East Africa: The Diocese of Zanzibar and the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa (1923-1963)’, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations (2014) 231-43
•    Shari‘a in Africa Today: Reactions and Responses, J. Chesworth and F. Kogelmann (eds) (Leiden: Brill, 2014)
•    ‘Kadhi’s Courts in Kenya: Reactions and Responses’, in A. Tayob and J. Wandera (eds), Constitutional Review in Kenya and Kadhis Courts, (Cape Town: Centre for Contemporary Islam, University of Cape Town, 2011) 3-17
•    ‘Polemical Revival: Attacking the Other’s Texts’, in D. Cheetham, U. Winkler, O. Leirvik and J. Gruber (eds), Interreligious Hermeneutics in Pluralistic Europe: Between Texts and People, (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011) 355-77
•    ‘The Church and Islam: Vyama Vingi (Multipartyism) and the Ufungamano Talks’, in B. Knighton (ed.), Religion and Politics in Kenya, (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009), 155-80  
•    ‘Challenges to the next Christendom: Islam in Africa’, in F. Wijsen and R. Schreiter (eds), Global Christianity: Contested Claims, (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007) 117-32
•    ‘A study of selected Islamic Internet Sites in East Africa’, Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology 1.2 (2007) 253-62 
•    ‘Fundamentalism and Outreach Strategies in East Africa: Christian Evangelism and Muslim Da‘wa’, in B.F. Soares (ed.), Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa, (Leiden: Brill, 2006) 159-86. 

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