REV. PROF. JAMES CHRISTOPHER THOMAS
Prof. James Christopher Thomas is from the United Kingdom. He is an Associate Professor and a past Dean of the School of Theology and Missions at Central University, Accra, Ghana.
He is also involved in part-time lecturing at the Department of the Study of Religions at the University of Ghana. He lectures in Early Christian Doctrine and Philosopy of Religions. He has previously lectured at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Prof. Thomas is a graduate in Philosophy from the University of Durham U. K., and a graduate in Theology from the University of Cambridge, England. Professor Thomas’s PhD thesis was on “Theology and Falsification”.
Professor Thomas has published over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and his current research interests are:
- Phenomenology in the study of African Indigenous Religions.
- Africa, Augustine and the Trinity.
- John Henry Newman and 21stCentury Empiricism.
- Pentecostalism and the Indigenization of Christianity in Ghana.
Professor Thomas has supervised Graduate theses up to the PhD level. Some of his most recent research publications are as follows:
- Prosperity preaching: West African Traditional Belief, or Foreign Import. Ogbomoso Journal of Theology Volume XVII (1) 2012.
- Donatism and the Contextualisation of Christianity: A cautionary Tale. Studia Patristica vol LXX ed. Markus Vinzent, Peeters, Paris 2013.
- Theology and Religion: Uncomfortable bedfellows. School of Theology and Missions
Colloquium, Central University, Thursday 15thMay 2014.
- Prayer and Sport. Does God intervene? School of Theology and Missions Interfaculty Lecture 28thMay 2014.
- The Circumcellions: cautionary lessons of religious violence in North Africa. School of Theology and Missions Colloquium, Central University. Friday, 6thMay 2016.
Professor Thomas is actively involved in the following hobbies:
· Model Railways
· Electronics with a special interest in valve amplifiers
· The mechanics, history and playing of the Organ
· Building PC’s
· Writing small programs for home use
He is an Anglican Priest and is married to a Ga Lady, Eunice, who has given him a son, Christopher Ryan.
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