Expert in contemporary religious issues

Research interests focus on aspects of Christianity, Islam, Christian-Muslim relations, interreligious dialogue, and contemporary religious issues such as pluralism, fundamentalism and extremism.

Why Douglas?

An experienced academic

The aim of the critical study of religion and contemporary religious phenomena is to appropriately explain, not merely explain away; and, where relevant, to discern causes, influences and contributing factors that enable prospects for practical response and resolution, rather than dismissing religion as irrelevant in today’s world. My recent and current research has focussed mainly on two fields of study, namely examining questions in respect of religious diversity, fundamentalism and extremism, on the one hand, and interreligious dialogue and Christian-Muslim relations, on the other.


Sole-Authored Books


Publications in Progress


Years Experience

Recent Publications

Sole Authored

Religion and Extremism: Rejecting Diversity. (London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2018), pp. viii + 196.

Book Chapter

Douglas Pratt. Reacting to Islam: Islamophobia as a form of extremism, in John L. Esposito and Derya Iner (eds.), Islamophobia and Radicalization: Breeding Intolerance and Violence. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), 35-53.

Encyclopaedia Entry

Douglas Pratt, ‘Terrorism and Religion: Christian Fundamentalism’, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Pp. 20. Online publication, November 2018.

Press & Media

Trusted commentary

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