Rev. Dr. Justice Anquandah Arthur
First, as a church pastor and an academic, I see the two professions as separate but complementary divine calls to serve humanity. This view makes me take a rather multidisciplinary approach to research and teaching. While I am foremost, a theologian and a scholar of religion, I am comfortable with cross-discipline collaborations with scholars from literary studies, anthropology, sociology, political science, legal studies, psychology and business studies.
Second, being conscious of the current trends in teaching in higher education, I take a holistic approach to teaching and learning, where intended learning outcomes, teaching and assessment are aligned. This approach means my students are always a central part in formulating their own learning outcomes, which helps to stimulate critical thinking and independence.
- PhD, Study of Religion, University of Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
Professional Memberships and Activities:
- Society for the Study of Theology (SST), UK
- American Association of Religion (AAR), USA
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Missionswissenschaft (German Association for Mission Studies), Germany
- Society for the Scientific Study of Religions (SSSR), North America
- Canadian School of Peacebuilding Network (CSOPN), Canada
- Commission on Legal Pluralism (CLP), Turkey
- African Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity
- Public Theology
- Mission Christianity in Ghana
- African Traditional Religions
- Research Methodology
- Pentecostal-Charismatic Studies
- Media and Material Culture of African Pentecostalism,
- Religion and Conflict,
- Religion and Development,
- Religious Diversity and the encounters of religious traditions,
- Christianity and Culture
- Biblical Hermeneutics
Field Research Experiences: 2010 (Three Northern Regions, Ghana), 2013-2016 (Greater Accra, Ghana), 2015 (Frankfurt, Germany), 2016 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), 2017 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- Arthur, J. A. (2018). The Politics of Religious Sound: Conflict and the Negotiation of Religious Diversity in Ghana. Berlin: LIT Verlag.
- Debele, S. B., & Arthur, J. A. (2016). Religion and Space: Perspectives from African Experiences (Vol. Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers 15). Bayreuth: Institute of African Studies, University of Bayreuth. Retrieve from https://epub.uni-bayreuth.de/2743/.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
- Arthur, J.A. (2018). “The Gospel of Prosperity and its Concept of Development: A Ghanaian Experience”. In: E. Spies and P. Schrode, Religious Engineering, Special Volume in the journal Religion (Forthcoming).
- Arthur, J.A. (2017). “Bodies as bridges: Metaphors and Charismatic Preaching in Ghana.” Ghana Bulletin of Theology (Forthcoming).
- Arthur, J. A. (2017). The Drum Wars: The Clash of Religious Groups in a Cosmopolitan City. Journal for the Study of the Religions of Africa and its Diaspora, 3(1), 21-35. Retrieve from http://www.a-asr.org/journal/.
- Arthur, J.A. (2017). “Prosperity Theology(ies): The Case of Mensa Otabil and the ICGC”. In Interkulturelle Theologie 43 (4), 401-419.
- Arthur, J. A. (2016). “From ‘Egypt’ to ‘Ahenfie’: The sacralisation of space in a Ghanaian Charismatic Church. In S. B. Debele, & J. A. Arthur, Religion and Space: Perspectives from African Experiences (Vol. Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers 15, pp. 117-130). Bayreuth: Institute of African Studies, University of Bayreuth. Retrieve from https://epub.uni-bayreuth.de/2743/.
- Debele, S. B., & Arthur, J. A. (2016). Introduction. In S. B. Debele, & J. A. Arthur, Religion and Space: Perspectives from African Experiences (Vol. Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers 15, pp. 1-4). Bayreuth: Institute of African Studies, University of Bayreuth. Retrieve from https://epub.uni-bayreuth.de/2743/.