Professor of Church History & African Studies

History-Theology-Society Division

karanja john
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B.D., St. Paul's University, Limuru, 1980; Postgraduate Diploma, Bristol University, 1985; M.A. Leeds University, 1986; Ph.D., Cambridge University, 1993; Curate, C.P.K. Kabete Parish, 1980-81; Vicar, C.P.K. Karura Parish, 1981-83; Vicar, C.P.K. Njumbi Parish, 1983-84; Church History Lecturer, St. Paul's University, Limuru, 1987-1994; Lecturer, Department of History, University of Nairobi, 1994-2002; Distinguished International Professor in Residence, Trinity, 2000-02, Associate Professor of Church History, 2002-08; Professor of Church History, 2008-.


  • Editorial Board, Journal of Religion in Africa


  • '"The Role of Kikuyu Christians in Developing a self-consciously African Anglicanism." In The Church Missionary Society 1799-1999, ed. by K. Ward, 2000.
  • Founding an African Faith: Kikuyu Anglican Christianity 1900-1945. 1999.
  • Rabai to Mumias: A Short History of the Church of the Province of Kenya 1844-1994. 1994.