John Azumah – Challenging Radical Islam

John Azumah

Dr. John A. Azumah is Associate Professor of World Christianity and Islam; and Director of International Programs at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ge, USA. Before moving to the States, Dr. Azumah led the Centre for Islamic Studies at my alma mater, London School of Theology. I also had the privilege of serving, together with him in the Theology Task Force of the Lausanne Movement. John is one the the most competent specialists on Islam in the evangelical community.

In an excellent recent article published by the Catholic journal First Things, Dr. John Azumah discusses in a balanced and scholarly manner the relations between Islam, violence and terrorism. His text is even more relevant in the context of the recent tragedy in Paris, where two Islamist militants killed twelve people and injured many more at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters.

Here are the most important sections of this paper (emphases are mine). Continue reading “John Azumah – Challenging Radical Islam”

John Azumah – Missionary and Polemical Islam

This presentation was given at the Lausanne Global Consultation on Islam in Accra, Ghana, from 6-12 April 2014.

Dr. John A. Azumah is Associate Professor of World Christianity and Islam at Columbia Theological Seminary.

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