Dr Clinton Bennett

Dr Clinton Bennett

CMR 1900 project
Team Leader, Western Europe
Section Editor, British Isles and Scandinavia

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Clinton Bennett teaches Religious Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz.


Clinton's PhD research analysed Western approaches to Islam against the background of colonialism and Christian mission, especially in India.  He focused in particular on how ideological presuppositions influenced scholars’ assessments of Islam.  He is also an ordained Baptist minister.  Publications include Understanding Christian-Muslim Relations (2008), Studying Islam: the critical issues (2009) and (as editor) the Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies (2014) (all published by Bloomsbury).