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Rev. Paul V. Kollman, CSCRev. Paul V. Kollman, CSC

Associate Professor, Department of Theology
Leo and Arlene Hawk Executive Director, Center for Social Concerns
(PhD, The Divinity School, University of Chicago, 2001)
231 Malloy Hall

Geographic focus: Africa

Thematic interests: Christianity in Africa; history of Christian missions; inter-religious dialogue; world Christianity

Current research: History of Christianity in eastern Africa; Christianity in Africa; Benedict XVI and Mission

Selected Publications:

  • “Understanding the World-Christian Turn in the History of Christianity and Theology,” Theology Today 71, 2 (2014)

  • “New Angles on African Christianity,” in C. Essamuah & D. Ngaruiya, eds., Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora (Wipf and Stock, 2013)

  • “Africanizing Christianity: Cross-Cultural History and Conceptual Ways Forward,” in M. Rozbicki & G. Ndege, eds., Cross-Cultural History and the Domestication of Otherness (Palgrave-McMillan, 2012)

  • “Analyzing Emerging Christianities: Recent Insights From the Social Sciences,” Transformations 29, 4 (2012)

  • “Generations of Catholics in Eastern Africa: A Practice-Centered Analysis of Religious Change,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51, 3 (2012)

  • “The Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Africa Today: Some Preliminary Observations,” Geestkracht: Bulletin voor charismatische theologie 70 (2012)

  •  “Remembering Evangelization: The Option for the Poor and Mission History,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research (2009)

  • “Service-Learning at Catholic Universities: Challenges and Opportunities,” New Theology Review (2009)

  • The Evangelization of Slaves and Catholic Origins in Eastern Africa (Orbis, 2006)

  • “The Promise of Mission History for US Catholic History,” US Catholic Historian (2006)




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