Christian-Muslim Studies Network

Creating academic links between Western scholars and religious thinkers in the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

Through transnational partnerships, academic study, and public engagement, the Network seeks to enhance theological and political understandings of and discourse on Islam and Christianity. We accomplish this by:

  • Creating and fostering academic links between leading universities and divinity schools in Europe, North America, and Muslim-majority countries that have a proven or developing record in Christian-Muslim Studies.
  • Catalysing exchange between Western scholars of Christian-Muslim Studies and between scholars and religious leaders based in the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and beyond.
  • Advancing the field of Christian-Muslim Studies through postgraduate education, innovative research, translation projects, and the development of new platforms for publishing and disseminating scholarship.
  • Teaching continuing education courses for the current and future leaders of Christian and Muslim communities to engage in serious study of the other tradition.
  • Bridging academic and public discourse about Christian-Muslim Studies and Islam through media training, public lectures, and online media.

Research seminars

The Network holds regular seminars during the Autumn and Spring semesters.

Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations Research Seminars

Postgraduate studies

The Network is responsible for the School of Divinity’s MSc and PhD opportunities in Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim Relations.

Staff research interests focus on Islamic theology (kalam), law (shari‘a and fiqh), and philosophy; Qur’an, Hadith, and Tafsir; Muslim views of Christianity and Judaism; Christian theological engagements with Islam; constructive theology and ethics from a Christian or Muslim perspective; Arab Christianity, classic and contemporary; political Islam; political theology; comparative theology; migration, religion and politics.

For further details, please go to our Postgraduate study pages.

Contact the Network

For more information please email Dr Joshua Ralston. More information can be found on the Network’s website:

Christian-Muslim Studies Network website

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