John D. Barton
Professor of Teaching of Religion
Director for the Center for Faith and Learning
Religion and Philosophy Division, Seaver College
- PhD, Philosophy, Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda)
- MDiv, Theology, Harding Graduate School of Religion
- BA, Religion, Harding University
- "Peacemaking Across the Muslim-Christian Divide," a presenter and panelist for the themed Pathway at Abilene Christian University's Summit, October 2020.
- Review of Robert A. Hunt, Muslim Faith and Values: A Guide for Christians, in Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis 11, no. 1 (2020).
- Review of Ajith Fernando, Discipling in a Multi-Cultural World, in Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis 11, no. 1 (2020).
- "Toward a Non-Racist Frame in the Stone-Campbell Tradition." In Restoration and Philosophy. University of Tennessee Press, 2019.
- "Love That Casts Out Islamophobia: Formation, Mission, and Christian Engagement with Muslims." Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis 10, no. 2 (Summer/Fall 2019).
- Invited response to Notre Dame scholar Gabriel Said Reynold's review of Mustafa Akyol's book The Islamic Jesus, in First Things ("Letters," March 2018).
- Review of Monte Cox, Significant Others: Understanding Our Non-Christian Neighbors, in Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis 9, no. 1 (Winter–Spring 2018).
- A Muslim Sage Among Peers: Fethullah Gulen in Dialogue with Christians. Editor. Blue Dome Press, 2017.
- "Reflections Along the Borders of Christianity and Islam." A Plenary Presentation delivered at Lipscomb University's Preaching Workshop, February 2017.
- "At the Foot of the Cross, in the Middle of the World: Reflections on Cruciform Mission." Leaven: A Journal of Christian Ministry 23, no. 3 (2015): 124-129.
- "Fethullah Gulen and the Hizmet Movement's Contributions to Dialogue and the Common Good." A two-part interview for the series FIKIR ATLASI (Atlas of Thoughts) for Irmak TV in Turkey (produced by Spectra Media). November 2014.
- "Navigating the Degrees in Christian-Muslim Dialogue: A Comparative Review of Lee Camp and Miroslav Volf." Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis 4, no. 2 (August 2013).
- "The Hermeneutics of Identity in African Philosophical Discourse as a Framework for Understanding Ethnicity in Post-Genocide Rwanda." Philosophia Africana 15, no. 1 (Winter 2013): 1-34.
- "Confusion and Communion: Christian Mission and Ethnic Identities in Post-Genocide Rwanda." Missiology: An International Review XL, no. 3 (July 2012): 227-248.
- "Beyond Cold Wars and Religious Clashes: Reflections on Peaceful Coexistence." Turkish Review 2/2 (March/April 2012): 118-123.
- "Causation in Modern African Philosophical Discourse: Four Perspectives." Philosophia Africana 12/2 (Fall 2009): 107-139.
- "The New Faces of Christianity: Reflection in Four Disciplines" (co-authored). Restoration Quarterly 50/ 2 (Second Quarter 2008): 107-120.
- "Navigating the 21st Century: Current Cultural and Religious Environments in which Christian Colleges Operate." A keynote presentation delivered at the Conference for Academic Deans and Provosts, Abilene Christian University. October 2007.
- "If Mark Could See Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ." In Preaching Mark's Unsettling Messiah. Edited by David Fleer and David Bland. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2006. Pages 72-87.
- "On Science and Religion: Theories of Causation in Modern Africa and the Postmodern West." Presented to the Africa Working Group at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame. September, 2002.
- President, Board of Trustees, Kibo Group 501(c)3
- Member, The American Philosophical Association (APA)
- Consulting Editor, Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis
- Voted "Professor Everyone Should Have." Rochester College Student Body, Spring 2012
- African and Comparative Philosophy
- Christian and Interreligious Studies
- Christian/Muslim Interactions
- Religions of the World
- Religion and Social Change
- REL 526: Religions of the World
- REL 301: Christian Faith and Global Islam
- REL 599: Theologies of Reconciliation in African Contexts
- REL 102: The History and Religion of Early Christianity
- ESEC 610: Faith, Ethics, Diversity, and Philanthropy (GSEP)
- LAW 1282 Dispute Resolution and Religion (Straus Institute)