Emmanuel Katongole

Emmanuel Katongole


Primary Field of Study: World Religions and World Church


Ph.D. Catholic University of Louvain

Research and Training Interests

Politics and Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa; Political Theology; Global Catholicism; Theology and Peace Studies, Reconciliation

Selected Publications

Born from Lament: the theology and Politics of Hope in Africa. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2017.

The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for a New Creation in Africa. Orbis, 2017.

The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa. Grand Rapids, MI: Eedermans, 2011.

Reconciling All Things: A Christian vision of Justice, Peace and Healing. IVP Books, 2018.

A Future for Africa: Critical Issues in Christian Social Imagination. Wipf& Stock, 2005.


Emmanuel Katongole is Professor of Theology and Peace Studies. He holds a joint appointment with the Keough School of Global Affairs, where he serves as a full time faculty of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Before joining the University of Notre Dame (Jan 2013), he served as Associate Professor of Theology and World Christianity at Duke University, and as founding co-director of the Duke Center for Reconciliation. A member of the Contending Modernities Initiative team, Katongole coordinates an inter-disciplinary research project, which investigates how religious and secular forces compete or collaborate in shaping new modes of authority, community and identity within the context of nation-state modalities in Africa. He is a Catholic priest of Kampala Archdiocese, Uganda where he was ordained in 1987.



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