Azumah, John

Dr. John A. Azumah

Dr. John A. Azumah

Professor of World Christianity and Islam; Director of International Programs

Phone: 404-687-4581


Office: BLC311 / Box 48F

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Dr. Azumah’s specialites are Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, and he is interested in Islamics, Christian Theology of Religions, Missions and Missiology. His current research area is in World Christianity and Islam in the Global South.


  • PhD, University of Birmingham, UK
  • MA, University of Birmingham, UK
  • External Diploma in Christian Theology, Trinity Theological Seminary, Ghana

Denomination:  Presbyterian Church of Ghana


Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1600, Vol 24 (Leiden: Brill), 2015, book
The African Christian and Islam, Nairobi: Hippo Publishers, 2013, book
Co-Editor with Peter Riddell, Islam and Christianity on the Edge: Talking Points in Christian-Muslim Relations into the 21st Century (Sydney: Acorn Press), 2013, book
The Once and Future Age: A Unity Paradigm, Hippo Books, November, 2013, book
My Neighbour's Faith: Islam Explained for Christians, 2008, book
The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa: A Quest for Inter-Religious Dialogue, 2001, book
“Is the God of Abraham and the Father of Jesus, also the God of Muhammad?” (forthcoming), in Journal of African Christian Thought (September), 2016, journal
"Love of God and Love of Neighbour in Islam and Christianity", in CIS Occasional Paper, No. 9, August, 2009, journal
"Following Jesus as Unique Lord and Savior in a Broken Pluralistic World", in Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 294-305, 2007, journal
"Christian Witness to Muslims: Rationale, approaches and strategies", in Missionalia, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 5-21, April, 2006, journal
"Islamic Christology: A Case of Reverential Disavowal", in Journal of African Christian Thought, Vol. 8 No. 1, pp. 50-60, June, 2005, journal
"Islam and Religious Pluralism" in Dharma Deepika: South Asian Journal of Missiological Research, (No. 2) July – December, pp. 5-20, 2003, journal
"The Integrity of Interfaith Dialogue", in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 169-80, 2002, journal
“Mission in the Islamic World: Making Theological and Missiological Sense of Muhammad”, in Charles E. Van Engen, ed., The State of Missiology Today: Global Innovations in Christian Witness (Downers Grove: IVP Academic), 2016, article
"The Christian-Muslim Encounters in Sub-Saharan Africa" in Douglas Pratt (eds) The Character of Christian-Muslim Encounter: Essays in Honour of David Thomas (Leiden:Brill), 2015, article
"Through African Eyes: Resisting Americas's Cultural Imperialism" in First Things, 2015, article
"Challenging Radical Islam: Islam's relation to terrorism and violence," in First Things (249) January, 2015, article
"Boko Haram in Retrospect" in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, vol 26, 2015, article
"Dialogue between Islam and Traditional African Religions", in Catherine Cornille, ed. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Inter-Religious Dialogue. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, article
"Evangelical Christian Views and Attitudes Towards Christian–Muslim Dialogue" in Transformation, Vol. 29 Issue 2, pp. 128 - 139, April, 2012, article
"Incarnation and Translation in Islam and Christianity", in David Emmanuel Singh (ed.), Jesus and the Incarnation: reflections of Christians from Islamic Contexts (Oxford: Regnum Books International), 2011, article
"Christian Responses to Islam: A Struggle for the Soul of Christianity", in Church & Society in Asia Today, Vol. 13. No. 2, pp. 83-94, August, 2010, article
Contributor--Islam, Human Rights and Public Policy, Acorn Press. March, 2009, article
“Theological Foundations of Shari’a in Islam: Evangelical Christian Concerns and Reservations”, in Anvil, Vol. 23 No. 2, pp. 101-111, 2006, article
"Issues in Christian-Muslim Relations: Implications for Theological Formation in Africa", in Journal of African Christian Thought, Vol. 7 No. 2, December, pp. 30- 8, 2004, journal
"Minority Faiths in Islam", in Mark Laing (ed.), The Indian Church in Context: Her Emergence, Growth and Mission, Contextual Theological Series No. 26 (Delhi: CMS/ ISPCK), 2002, article
"Controversy and Restraint in Ghana", in Transformation: An International Evangelical Dialogue on Mission and Ethics, 2000 (Vol. 17, No. 1) p. 23ff, 2000, article
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