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Durham University

St John's College

Muthuraj Swamy

Dr Muthuraj Swamy

Dr Muthuraj Swamy researches in the fields of Religious Studies, Theology and World Christianity with the focus on religious pluralism, interfaith relations, ecumenism, contextual theologies, religion-politics connections, and science-religion dialogue. He has degrees in Religious studies, Theology, Sociology and Political Science, and is engaged in integrating theological education with other streams of education, particularly in India. He has obtained his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in the field of Religious Studies focusing on the theme ‘Interrogating Interreligious Dialogue.’

Muthuraj is currently Director of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide and teaches and supervises in the Cambridge Theological Federation https://www.theofed.cam.ac.uk/ and in the University of Cambridge. He is principal investigator of a CCCW-Tearfund research project on local churches’ response to conflicts. He is also Project Manager for Theological Education for Mission in the Anglican Communion, London. https://www.anglicancommunion.org/theology/theological-education/theological-education-staff.aspx. Formerly he was Dean of Faculty of Theology in the Union Biblical Seminary, India, where he taught in the fields of Religion and Theology; and General Editor in the Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion. http://www.missiontheologyanglican.org/. He has also been involved with interreligious organisations in India for several years, promoting peace-building programs.

Muthuraj is currently involved in various publication activities. He is the author of several articles in international journals and of the books The Problem with Interreligious Dialogue: Plurality, Conflict and Elitism in Hindu-Christian-Muslim Relationships (Bloomsbury, 2016) https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-problem-with-interreligious-dialogue-9781350048591/ and Reconciliation: The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book 2019 (SPCK, London & Delhi, 2018). https://spckpublishing.co.uk/reconciliation-766. His forthcoming titles are to be published by international publishers including Palgrave Macmillan and Fortress Press. He is also involved in editing three pre-Lambeth Conference 2020 books on the three priorities of the Archbishop of Canterbury: Reconciliation, Evangelism & Witness, and Prayer – published as Walking Together (2019), Witnessing Together (2019) and Listening Together (2020).

St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.