Joshua Ralston

Visiting Edinburgh Professor

Joshua Ralston is Reader [Professor] in Christian-Muslim Relations at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh and director and co-founder of the Christian-Muslim Studies Network funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. He has published widely on Christian theological engagements with Islam, Protestant Theology, and on political theology and  migration.  His monograph, Law and the Rule of God: A Christian-Muslim Comparative Theology is in press with Cambridge University Press (2020)  and he has co-edited two books, Church in an Age of Global Migration: A Moving Body (Palgrave, 2015) and Religious Diversity in Europe: Comparative Political Theology (Ferdinand Schöning, 2020). He is  currently working on two books, Witness and the Word: An Approach to Christian-Muslim Dialogue, and Sovereignty and the Secular: Political Theology in Arabic.

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Thornton Hall


  • B.A. Wake Forest University, 2003
  • M.Th. New College, University of Edinburgh, 2005
  • M.Div. Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 2008
  • Ph.D. Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University, 2015