Dr. John Chesworth


Sharī‘a in Africa Today: Reactions and Responses, John Chesworth and Franz Kogelmann (eds.), (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming)

‘The African Christian and Islamic da‘wa’, in John Azumah (ed.), Christian Responses to Islam in Africa (forthcoming)

‘Muslim reception of the Bible in Europe after 1500’, in Dale C. Allison et al (eds.), Encyclopaedia of the Bible and its Reception, Volume 8 (Berlin: de Gruyter, forthcoming)

Book Contributions & Edited Works

‘Kadhi’s Courts in Kenya: Reactions and Responses’, in Abdulkader Tayob and Joseph Wandera (eds.), Constitutional Review in Kenya and Kadhis Courts (Cape Town: Centre for Contemporary Islam, University of Cape Town, 2011), pp. 3-17.

‘Polemical Revival: Attacking the Other’s Texts’, in David Cheetham , Ulrich Winkler, Oddbjørn Leirvik and Judith Gruber (eds.), Interreligious Hermeneutics in Pluralistic Europe: Between Texts and People (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi 2011), pp. 355-377.

‘The Church and Islam: Vyama Vingi (Multipartyism) and the Ufungamano Talks’, in B. Knighton (ed.), Religion and Politics in Kenya (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009), pp. 155-180.

‘The Cross and ‘Outreach’ Literature in East Africa’, D. Singh (ed.), Jesus and the Cross: Reflections of Christians from Islamic Contexts (Carlisle: Regnum, 2008), pp. 105-111.

‘Challenges to the next Christendom: Islam in Africa’, in Frans Wijsen and Robert Schreiter (eds.), Global Christianity: Contested Claims (Amsterdam & New York: Editions Rodopi, 2007), pp. 117-132.

‘Fundamentalism and Outreach Strategies in East Africa: Christian Evangelism and Muslim Da‘wa’, in Benjamin F. Soares (ed.), Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2006), pp. 159-186.

‘Approaches to teaching Islam in the Twenty First Century’, in Grant LeMarquand and Joseph D. Galgalo (eds.), Theological Education in Contemporary Africa (Eldoret: Zapf Chancery, 2004), pp. 181-210.

From the Cross to the Crescent, Procmura Occasional Paper 1.1, J. Mbillah and J. Chesworth (eds.) (Nairobi: Procmura, 2004).

Dhimmī Status in Islam from an Historical Perspective with Implications for Present day Africa’, in J. Mbillah & J. Chesworth (eds.), From the Cross to the Crescent, Procmura Occasional Paper 1.1 (Nairobi: Procmura, 2004), pp. 64-85.

‘The Role of CMS in the Development of St. Paul’s’ with Richard Morgan, in E. Onyango (ed.), For God and Humanity: 100 Years of St. Paul’s United Theological College (Eldoret: Zapf Chancery, 2003), pp. 107-132.

Academic & Reference Articles

‘Islam in Tanzania’, revised entry for Oxford Studies of Islam Online (2013)

‘Holy Scriptures and their use by Christians and Muslims in East Africa’, Transformation Volume 30:2 April 2013, pages 82-95

‘Deedat, Ahmed’, in Dale C. Allison et al. (eds.), Encylopaedia of the Bible and its Reception Volume 6, (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2013) pp. 455-459

‘A study of selected Islamic Internet Sites in East Africa’, Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology. Vol. 1, No. 2, (2007) 253-262

‘Muslims and Christians in East Africa since Independence: Shifting Fortunes and Perceptions’, Journal of African Christian Thought7.2 (2004) 39-47

‘Anglican Liturgical Reform in Kenya: Some Reflections’, Encounter, No. 2, (2002) 9-18

‘Anglican Relations with Members of Other Faiths and Communities’, Encounter, 1, (2002) 16-36

Book Reviews

‘Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel’ (Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2010) by Barbara M. Cooper Bulletin of the School of African and Oriental Studies  74, (2011), pp. 532-534.

‘Jihād: From Qur’ān to bin Laden’ by Richard Bonney’ (New York: Macmillan, 2004); ‘No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam’ (London: Heinemann, 2005) by Reza Aslan; ‘The Search For Arab Democracy: Discourses and Counter-Discourses’ (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004) by Larbi Sadiki, in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations Vol 17, No. 1 (2006), 119-120, 128-9 and 131-3.

Islam and Politics in Kenya (London: Lynne Rienner Publishing, 2000) by Arye Oded, and Church, State and Society in Kenya: From Mediation to Opposition (Abingdon: Routledge, 2002) by Galia Sabar, AICMAR Bulletin, 3, (2004), pp.60-65.

Other Works

The Use of Scripture in Swahili Tracts by Muslims and Christians in East Africa

On-Line Series Co-Editor with Dr. Franz Kogelmann, University of Bayreuth
Muslim-Christian Relations in Africa and Muslims and Islam in Africa