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Dr. James Cochrane:
Emeritus Professor Jim Cochrane (BSc, MDiv, PhD) is Co-Director of the International & African Religious Health Assets Programme (IRHAP/ARHAP) UCT Hub, with Professor Lucy Gilson of the School of Public Health and Family Medicine (SPHFM), where IRHAP is now located (with Jill Olivier, a PhD graduate of our department, as Research Director). He currently also holds a non-remunerated appointment as Senior Research Associate in the SPHFM. His research and writing focuses primarily on religion in public life, especially public health, but also globalization, public theology, and social ethics. In 2006, he was awarded the DDiv honoris causa from the Chicago Theological Seminary.
Prof Cochrane is the spouse of Renate, a German pastor and HIV and AIDS worker, and father of Thembisa (film and media), Thandeka (politics and philosophy) and Teboho (philosophy, English, history and drama).
Gary G. Gunderson and James R. Cochrane, Religion and the Health of the Public: Shifting the Paradigm, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012. ISBN 10: 0230341527
James R Cochrane, 2012, Religion, Health and the Economy, in Elias K. Bongmba (ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to African Religions, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 430-442. [ISBN 978-1-4051-9690-1]
James R. Cochrane, 2012, "Instruments or Inhibitors of Civil Society? The Role of Christians in South African State Formation", in Samuel K. Elolia (ed.), Religion, Conflict and Democracy in Modern Africa: The Role of Civil Society in Political Engagement, Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications (Wipf and Stock), 232-253. [ISBN 978-1-60899-856-2]
James R Cochrane, Isabel Phiri, Elias Bongmba & Des van der Water (eds), 2012 . Living on the Edge: Essays in Honour of Steve de Gruchy, Activist Theologian, Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications.
James R Cochrane and Christine Lienemann (eds), 2012. The Church and the Public Sphere in Societies in Transition, Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications.
James R. Cochrane, ‘The Incommensurability of Development and Justice,’ in James R Cochrane, Isabel Phiri, Elias Bongmba & Des van der Water (eds), 2012. Living on the Edge: Essays in Honour of Steve de Gruchy, Activist Theologian, Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications.
Katrin Kusmierz & James R. Cochrane, 2012. “Public Church and Public Theology in
South Africa’s political transformation,” in James R Cochrane and Christine Lienemann (eds), 2012. The Church and the Public Sphere in Societies in Transition, Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications.