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Some New Books on Comparative Theology

A relatively small and recent sub-field within the wider arena of the theology of religions and systematic theology, and related in various ways to interreligious studies, comparative religion, and other areas, comparative theology is seeing a good number of new books out. … Continue reading

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Anglicanism and Interfaith Relations

The Anglican Communion widely, or the Church of England and its other constituent churches, have engaged in encounters and relations with other religions almost since its inception. In the Elizabethan period an alliance with, and envoys from, the Ottoman Empire … Continue reading

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Interreligious Dialogue and Deliberative Democracy: UK and Singapore

Just posting a recent article I have done, the link below is to an Open Access draft version, followed by the published version if you have access. The paper has quite a long title: “Can Interreligious Dialogue Provide a New … Continue reading

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Interview on Contemporary Muslim-Christian Relations

Last year in Boston, at the American Academy of Religion annual conference, I was interviewed by one of the Reading Religion team about my recent book Contemporary Muslim-Christian Encounters. You can read the script of the interview here on their … Continue reading

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Religion, State, and Society in Singapore: A Partial Bibliography

Bibliography Religion State Society Singapore This is a list primarily prepared as an aid to my students, but I hope of use more widely. The background to it is below, while it is also in the document which includes the … Continue reading

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Recent Events: Executive Programme and Buddhist College Singapore seminar

Over the last week the Studies in Interreligious Relations in Plural societies Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (or SRP, RSIS, NTU for short) held its third Executive Programme looking at religion, violence, and peacebuilding. … Continue reading

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Radicalisation: What’s in a Word?

Radicalisation is one of those buzz words that gets thrown into almost any conversation around terrorism, counter terrorism, and militant extremism in various forms. But is most especially associated with terror associated with Islam. However, like many buzz words it … Continue reading

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My Book Covers

I was recently asked to prepare a slide showing all my book covers for a presentation my boss was doing about our programme’s research profile, and just because I think it looks quite nice am sharing here 😉 hopefully may … Continue reading

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Religion and Atheism: In Dialogue?

Is it possible for atheists and people with a religious conviction to dialogue and converse with civility? Is it possible for atheists and people with a religious conviction to see each other’s point of view, and recognise the validity and … Continue reading

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The Social Equality of Religion and Belief

My review of Alan Carling, ed., The Social Equality of Freedom and Belief, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 is now available on the “Reading Religion” website of the AAR. You can read it here: http://readingreligion.org/books/social-equality-religion-or-belief This book adds to … Continue reading

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