Peter Knox, SJ, PhD

Systematic Theology


Academic Background:         

BSc, BA (Hons), BEd, BTh, MA, LTh, PhD, DTh

Areas of Research:                

Environmental Ethics, Ecumenism,

Courses Currently Offered    

Core courses:       

  • Ecclesiology and Mariology,
  • Theological Reading, Writing and Methodology,
  • Method in Systematic Theology,
  • Self-Revelation of the Triune God,
  • Confessional Practice,
  • Faith and Revelation 


  • The Origin of All Things


  • Vatican II
  • Christian Ethics of the Environment


Books:                                       AIDS, Ancestors and Salvation: Local Beliefs in Christian Ministry to the Sick. (Nairobi: Paulines, 2008.)

Co-edited books:                    Jim Stormes, Kifle Wansamo, Peter Knox, and Elias Opongo, eds. Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies in Africa, 2015.

                                                Wilfred Sumani and Peter Knox, eds. The Joy of Love Made Simple: For Christian Couples, Pastors, Youth and Laity. Nairobi: Paulines, 2016.

Articles in edited books:               "Theology, Ecology and Africa: No Longer Strange Bedfellows." In Reconciliation, Justice and Peace: The Second African Synod, edited by A. E. Orobator, 159-170. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2011.

                                            "Planetary Boundaries: Africa's Vulnerabilities and Resilience." In Fragile World: Ecology and the Church, edited by William T. Cavanaugh. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2015.

                                                 "Friends for a Purpose: South Africa's U.D.F. As a Model for the Environmental Movement." In Befriending the Other: 60 Years of JDV in Pune, edited by Kuruvilla Pandikattu. Pune: Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, 2016.

                                                 "Laudato Si': Planetary Boundaries and Africa: Saving the Planet." In The Church We Want: African Catholics Look to Vatican III, edited by A.E. Orobator. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2016.

                                                 "Rupert Mayer." In With Christ in Service: Jesuit Lives through the Ages, edited by Paddy Carberry. Dublin: Messenger Publications, 2017.

 Conferences:                          "Laudato Si' and South Sudan." In Let Us Take Care of Our Common Home - South Sudan: Workshop on the Papal Encyclical Letter Laudato Si', edited by Religious Superiors Association in South Sudan. Juba, 2016.

                                             Workshop to KCCB Work Group - on Laudato Si'. Nairobi, 2016.

Magazine column:                    On environmental ethics in New People, a bi-monthly magazine of the Comboni Missionaires in Kenya, since Dec. 2015.


Visiting Faculty

Rev. Prof. Raphael Wanjohi, PhB, MA, PhD, D.Min  Moral Theology

Rev. Miguel Angelo Garcia, SJ, SSL, SSD  Scripture: Old Testament

Rev. Joseph Mpala Ngulu, STL, STD  Church History

Rt. Rev. Rodrigo Mejia, SJ, Ph. L, STD  Pastoral Theology

Rev. Joseph Mpala Ngulu, STL, STD Church History

Dr. Robert Lezohupski, OFM  Canon Law

Dr. Sr. Noelina Nakato   Canon Law

Rev. Chrispine Ouma  Pastoral Theology

Mr. Maurice Owinyo  Scripture

Sr. Mary Nzilani Wambua   Scripture

Prof. Albert Mundele, STD   Scripture

Rev. Dr. Nicholas Segeja   Pastoral Theology

Rev. Dr. Patrick Thawale   Sacramental Theology

Prof. Jean-Claude Loba   Scripture

Rev. Joseph Healey, MM, Mth, MA   Pastoral Theology