Charles M. Ramsey
Office Hours (Spring 2021)
Tuesdays from 3-4:30pm; Thursdays from 3-4:30pm and by appointment.
- Ph.D., University of Birmingham (UK)
- M.A., Baylor University
- PGC, University of London
- B.A., Baylor University
Academic Interests and Research
Charles M. Ramsey holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Birmingham (UK), MA in the History of Religion from Baylor University, PGC in Poverty Reduction from the Centre for Development, Environment, and Policy at University of London (SOAS), and BA from Baylor University (University Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa).
His research interests include 19th Century South Asia, Islam, Sufism, Kashmir, and conflict transformation.
Prior to joining Baylor, Ramsey was Assistant Professor of Religion and Public Policy at Forman Christian College in Pakistan with dual appointments in the Department of Religion and the Center for Public Policy and Governance.
He has been awarded grants from the British Library's Endangered Archives Program, United States Institute of Peace, and the American Institute for Pakistan Studies. Ramsey is Editor, South Asia Section of the Brill Encyclopedia of Christian-Muslim Relations (CMR 1500-1900) and the author of South Asian Sufis: Devotion, Deviation, and Destiny (Continuum, 2012); The Gospel According to Sayyid Ahmad Khan (Brill, 2020), and the forthcoming God’s Word, Spoken and Otherwise (Brill, 2021).
Other Selected Writings Include:
- “Religion, Science, and the Coherence of Prophetic and Natural Revelation: Sayyid Ahmad Khan’s Religious Writings,” in The Cambridge Companion to Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan, eds. Yasmin Saikia and M. Raisur Rahman (New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2018).
- “Orientalist: Friend or Foe?” Literary and Non-Literary Responses Towards 9/11: South Asia and Beyond, ed. Nukhbah Langah (New Delhi: Routledge, 2018).
- “Blessed Boundaries: the limits of Sunnah to legitimize violence,” Islamic Peace Ethics: Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Contemporary Islamic Thought, eds. Heydar Shadi and Gerhard Beestermöller (Bonn: Nomos, 2017).
- “Anti-Saint or Anti-Shrine? Tracing Deobandi Disdain for Sufism in Pakistan,” Sufism, Pluralism, and Democracy, eds. Clinton Bennett and Sarwar Alam (Sheffield: Equinox, 2016).
Courses Taught at Baylor
- HIS/AST 4340: Modern India
- HIS/AST --: Medieval India
- HIS/AST --: Ancient India
- HON 3101: Advanced Readings
- REL/AST 3345: World Religions
- WOCW 7381: Introduction to Islam