James Jay Carney

Jay Carney, Ph.D. (The Catholic University of America)
Associate Professor
Church History, Global Christianity

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J.J. (Jay) Carney's research focuses on modern Catholic history and theology in Africa. He is also interested in the theology of reconciliation, political theology, and the intersection of sport and theology. At Creighton, he teaches The Christian Tradition: Global Visions, Sport and Spirituality, African Theology, The Spirituality of Reconciliation, Christianity and the Rwandan Genocide, and study abroad classes in East Africa. 

Dr. Carney's first book, Rwanda Before the Genocide: Catholic Politics and Ethnic Discourse in the Late Colonial Era (Oxford University Press, 2014), won the African Studies Association?s Bethwell A. Ogot book prize for best book in East African Studies. More recently, he co-edited The Surprise of Reconciliation in the Catholic Tradition (Paulist, 2018) exploring case studies in Catholic peacebuilding from throughout Christian history. He is currently finishing work on two manuscripts exploring Catholic leadership and politics in modern Uganda: 'For God and My Country': Catholic Leadership in Modern Uganda (Cascade)and Independence and Intimidation: Benedicto Kiwanuka and Catholic Politics in Uganda, 1955-1972 (co-authored with Jonathon L. Earle). Prof. Carney holds degrees from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Duke University Divinity School, and The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC), and he recently served as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at Uganda Martyrs University.

CV and Additional Information:https://creighton.academia.edu/JayCarney

Personal Website: www.jamesjaycarney.com