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expansion and development of Islamic feminist theory
and methodology. Papers from the conference will be
published in a special journal issue.
The Department of Religious Studies hosted an
international conference in October, 2012, on
Biographies of Religious Engagement: Islamic Activism
in Psychological Perspective
. Given the widespread
significance and interest in Islamic activism in public
life, this conference put the focus on activists and their
biographical trajectories over two or three decades.
Papers from this conference will be published in a
special journal issue.
Visits by scholars from elsewhere:
Professor Gordon Mitchell of Hamburg University joined us
as A. W. Mellon Visiting Fellow in the second half of 2012.
He presented a series of undergraduate lectures and post-
graduate seminars on inter-cultural education through art.
He also addressed Western Cape teachers on teaching
religion at a workshop on 15
September, 2012.
Contact Details
Postal Address: Department of Religious Studies, University
of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7701
Tel: +27 21 650 5818
Fax: +27 21 689 7575
Facebook: ReligiousStudiesUCT
UCT General enquiries: +27 21 650 9111
UCT web:
Research Output
Authored books
Chidester, D.S. 2012. Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred
in South Africa. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of
California Press. 246pp. ISBN 9780520273078.
Cochrane, J.R. and Gunderson, G. 2012. Mobilizing
Religious Health Assets for Transformation. Barefoot Guide.
Cape Town, South Africa: The Barefoot Guide Collective.
119pp. ISBN 9780620551823.
Gunderson, G. and Cochrane, J.R. 2012. Religion and the
Health of the Public. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 195pp.
ISBN 9780230341272.
Shaikh, S. 2012. Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn ‘Arabi,
Gender, and Sexuality. Chapel Hill: University of North
Carolina Press. 228pp. ISBN 9780807835333.
Edited books
Cochrane, J.R., Phiri, I., Bongmba, E. and Van der Water, D.
(eds) 2012. Living on the Edge: Essays in Honour of Steve
de Gruchy, Activist Theologian, Pietermaritzburg: Cluster
Publications. ISBN 9781875053971.
Melis, D.R. and Nobili, M. (eds) 2012. Futh al-buldhn:
Sources for the Study of Islamic Societies. 158pp. Rome:
ARACNE editrice. ISBN 978-88-548-5668-4.
Chapters in books
Chidester, D.S. 2012. African Christian communities. In
M.P. Fisher and L.W. Bailey (eds), An Anthology of Living
Religions, pp. 266-268. 3
edition. New Jersey: Pearson:
Prentice Hall. ISBN 9780205246809.
Chidester, D.S. 2012. Dreaming in the contact zone:
Zulu dreams, visions, and nineteenth-century South
Africa. In R.D. Hecht and V.F. Biondo III (eds), Religion
and Culture: Contemporary Practices and Perspectives,
pp. 47-63. Philadelphia: Ausburg Fortress Press. ISBN
Chidester, D.S. 2012. Pure heritage: indigenous, missionary,
and anthropological constructions of sexual purity in South
Africa. In P. Rösch and U. Simon (eds), How Purity is Made,
pp. 451-473. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. ISBN 978-3-
Cochrane, J.R. 2012. Instruments or inhibitors of civil
society? The role of Christians in South African state
formation. In S.K. Elolia (ed.), Religion, Conflict, and
Democracy in Modern Africa: The Role of Civil Society
in Political Engagement, pp. 230-252. Eugene, Oregon:
Pickwick Publications. ISBN 9781608998562.
Cochrane, J.R. 2012. Religion, health, and the economy.
In E.K. Bongmba (ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell companion
to African Religions, pp. 430-442. UK: Wiley-Blackwell
Publishing, Inc. ISBN 9781405196901.
Cochrane, J.R. 2012. The incommensurability of
development and justice. In J.R. Cochrane, E. Bongmba, I.
Phiri and D. van der Water (eds), Living on the Edge: Essays
in Honour of Steve de Gruchy - Activist and Theologian,
pp. 188-200. Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications. ISBN
DeGruchy, J.W. 2011. Redefining sainthood andmartyrdom:
the case of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In M. Higton, J. Law and
C. Rowland (eds), Theology and Human Flourishing: Essays
in Honor of Timothy J. Gorringe, pp. 157-168. Eugene,
Oregon: Cascade Books. ISBN 9781608997558.