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Akintunde E. Akinade

Adjunct Professor of Black Theology and Africana Studies

PhD and MPhil (Union Theological Seminary – New York City)
MDiv (Southern Methodist University)
BA in Religious Studies (Obafemi Awolowo University)


Dr. Akintunde E. Akinade is a Professor of Theology at the Georgetown University in Qatar. His research focuses on Christian-Muslim relations, African religions, religion and immigration, and inter-cultural studies. He serves on the Editorial Board of The Muslim World, Religions/Adyan, Trinity Journal of Church and Theology, Odu, Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue, and The Living Pulpit. Within the American Academy of Religion, he has served on the Committee on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession, the International Connections Committee, and on the Editorial Board of its flagship journal, the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR).


Christian Responses to Islam in Nigeria: A Contextual Study of Ambivalent Encounters New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2014.

Editor, Fractured Spectrum: Perspectives on Christian-Muslim Encounters in Nigeria New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2013.

Editor, with David Ogungbile, Creativity and Change in Nigerian Christianity, Lagos: Malthouse Press, 2010.

Editor, A New Day: Essays on World Christianity in Honor of Lamin Sanneh New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2010.

Editor, with Dale T. Irvin, The Agitated Mind of God: The Theology of Kosuke Koyama Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1996.

Editor for a special volume of The Muslim World, Vol.99, Issue 4, 2009. Theme: Engaging Christian-Muslim Relations. In Honor of David Kerr.

Editor for a special volume of the Journal of World Christianity, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2012. Theme: Currents in African Christianity. Edited with Jacob K. Olupona (Harvard Divinity School), In Honor of Ogbu Kalu.

Editor for a volume on Migration, Adyan/Religions, published by the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue, Issue 10, May 2017.

Editor of a volume on Religions and Human Rights, Adyan/Religions, published by the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue, Issue 11, February 2018.