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Dr Christopher van der Krogt MA (Hons), PhD, DipSLT (Dist)

Lecturer in History

School of Humanities

My academic interests are primarily in the western religious traditions, especially Christianity and Islam, both historically and in the present.  I have tended to focus on the interaction of religious communities, such as the theory and practice of jihad for my MA thesis and the place of the Catholic community in interwar New Zealand society for my PhD thesis. While continuing to explore these topics, my recent research has addressed religious fundamentalism, freedom of speech in Islam, Islam in Western universities, the crusades, biblical themes in Islamic thought, religion and government in contemporary New Zealand, and the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: 3.5, Sir Geoffrey Peren
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Master of Arts with Honours - University of Canterbury (1984)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (1994)
  • Diploma in Second Language Teaching with Distinction - Massey University (1999)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

History of Christianity

History of Islam

Religion and War (Jihad and Crusade)

New Zealand Religious History (especially the Catholic Church)

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History) (220401): Comparative Religious Studies (220402):
European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman) (210307): Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000):
Islamic Studies (220403):
Middle Eastern and African History (210310): New Zealand History (210311):
Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000): Religion and Religious Studies (220400): Religion and Society (220405)

Keywords

Christianity, history, beliefs, and practices

Islam, history, beliefs, and pracrtices

Jihad

Crusades

Religion in New Zealand, twentieth century to the present

Research Outputs

Book

van der Krogt, CJ. (2017). Christians under the Fāṭimids, Ayyūbids and Mamlūks. In D. Thomas (Ed.) Routledge Handbook on Christian-Muslim Relations. (pp. 158 - 167). London & New York: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2017). Conscience of the Nation? The Churches as Political Actors. In R. Bell (Ed.) New Zealand Between the Wars. (pp. 280 - 307). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2017). Jews and christians as second-class citizens in Islamic Egypt. In A. Brown, & J. Griffiths (Eds.) The Citizen: Past and Present. (pp. 119 - 145). Auckland: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2014). The rise of fundamentalisms. In P. Hedges (Ed.) Controversies in Contemporary Religion: Education, Law, Politics, Society, and Spirituality, volume 3: Specific Issues and Case Studies. (pp. 1 - 38). Santa Barbara, California: Praeger
[Chapter]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2014). Why is freedom of speech a problem for so many Muslims?. In E. Kolig (Ed.) Freedom of Speech and Islam. (pp. 21 - 44). Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited
[Chapter]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2014). What should we say about Muhammad?. In P. Morris, W. Shepard, T. Tidswell, & P. Trebilco (Eds.) The Teaching and Study of Islam in Western Universities. (pp. 153 - 174). : Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2011). ‘The evils of mixed marriages’: Catholic teaching and practice. In G. Troughton, & H. Morrison (Eds.) The Spirit of the Past: Essays on Christianity in New Zealand History. (pp. 142 - 155, 229-232). Wellington: Victoria University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.

Journal

van der Krogt, CJ. (2016). Irish Catholicism, criminality and mental illness in New Zealand from the 1870s to the 1930s. New Zealand Journal of History. 50(2), 90-121 Retrieved from http://www.nzjh.auckland.ac.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2015). New Zealand: Religion as Culture in a Secular State and a Pluralist Society. Studies in Interreligious Dialogue. 25(1), 68-91
[Journal article]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2011). Muslims in New Zealand: ‘An integral part of the nation’?. The New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies. 13(2), 82-89 Retrieved from http://www.nzasia.org.nz/journal/volume13_2.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2010). Jihad without apologetics. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. 21(2), 127-142
[Journal article]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2005). Catholic spirituality and religious identity in interwar New Zealand. Pacifica. 18, 198-222
[Journal article]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2003). 'Typical of the New Zealand occupational distribution'?: A reconsideration of Catholic interwar employment patterns. Journal of New Zealand Studies. , 173-195
[Journal article]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.

Conference

van der Krogt, CJ. (2015, November). How Islamic is the Islamic state?. Presented at NZ Political Studies Association, Palmerston North, November 2015
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2014, November). The Copts of Australasia: a preliminary report. Presented at Religion in Conflict and Copoperation in the Modern World (Australian and New Zealand Religious History Conference). Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2011, November). Religion, education, and the state: competing visions of 1920s New Zealand. Presented at Past Tensions (New Zealand Historical Association). Hamilton.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ.Why is freedom of speech a problem for so many Muslims?.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2013, December). Governance and inclusion in multifaith New Zealand. Presented at New Zealand Association for the Study of Religion Biennial Conference 2013
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2013, November). “A Concordat with the Church’s Enemies”: Archbishop Thomas O’Shea and the Bible in Schools League. Presented at New Zealand Historical Association Biennial Conference, University of Otago 20-22 November 2013
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2011, November). Religion, education, and the state: Competing visions of 1920s New Zealand. Presented at Past Tensions: Reflections on Making History (New Zealand Historical Association). Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2011, December). The greater jihād: from unsound hadīth to apologetic trope. Presented at New Zealand Association for the Study of Religion and Australasian Association for Buddhist Studies Conference. Queenstown.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2011, July). Reflections on New Zealand’s Muslims and Multiculturalism. Presented at 19th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2009, July). What should we say about Muhammad?. Presented at The Role of the Study of Islam in the Western University. University of Otago.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2008, November). “The Evils of Mixed Marriages”. Presented at Religious History Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2008, July). Christians as a religious minority in contemporary Egypt. Presented at New Zealand Association for the Study of Religion Conference. Rotorua, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2007, August). Misrepresenting jihad: Esposito or the mujahidin?. Presented at New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference (NZPSA 07). Victoria University of Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2007, June). Interpreting jihād: Beyond apologetics and polemics. Presented at New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions Conference. Queenstown, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2005, May). A New Zealand case study: The Maori Agricultural College. Presented at Ideas for the 21st Century: The Worlds of Joseph Smith. Sydney, NSW.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2005, June). Catholicism and criminality in late nineteenth and early twentieth century New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2003, November). Integration or exclusion?: Catholics and sport in New Zealand during the 1920s. Presented at New Zealand Religious History Conference. Knox College, Dunedin, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2002, October). Catholicism and criminality in late nineteenth and early twentieth century New Zealand. Presented at Celtic Connections Conference. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.

Other

van der Krogt, CJ. (2011). New Zealand, in Encyclopedia of Global Religion. (pp. 917 - 918).
[Other]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2011). ‘Abbāsid Caliphate, in Encyclopedia of Global Religion. (pp. 2 - 2). Sage Publications
[Other]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ. (2011). Australia, in Encyclopedia of Global Religion. (pp. 87 - 90). Sage Publications
[Other]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ.Umayyad Dynasty, in Encyclopedia of Global Religion. (pp. 1317 - 1318). Sage Publications
[Other]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.
van der Krogt, CJ.Crusades, in Encyclopedia of Global Religion. (pp. 266 - 267). Sage Publications
[Other]Authored by: van der Krogt, C.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

I currently teach papers on early Christianity, the crusades, the Tudors and English Reformation, and Islamic history as well as a module on early modern witchcraft.  In my teaching, I seek to encourage students to balance empathy with critical analysis.  While appreciating the multiple perspectives of religious people past and present, we need to consider how religious phenomena both reflect and influence their social contexts.

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