Professor Peter Riddell

Professor Peter Riddell

External Supervisor


Doctor of Philosophy (Australian National University)
Dissertation Title A Critical Study of `Abd al-Ra’uf al- Singkili’s Tarjuman al-Mustafid 1985

Master of Arts (Modern Standard Arabic) (Australian National University)
Dissertation Title Semantic Change in Malay/Indonesian 1979

Graduate Diploma of Divinity (Old Testament Studies) (St Mark’s National Theological Centre) 1997

Graduate Diploma of Education (Sydney Teachers College) 1976

Bachelor of Arts (French, Indonesian and Malay Studies) (University of Sydney) 1974


  • 2017
    • Riddell, P.G.(2017). Malay Court Religion, Culture and Language: Interpreting the Qur’an in 17th Century Aceh.. Leiden: Brill.
  • 2016
    • Riddell, P.G., Daneshgar, M. & Rippin, A. (eds.) (2016). The Quran in the Malay-Indonesian World: Context and Interpretation. Abingdon: Routledge.

Book Chapter

  • 2018
    • Riddell, P.G. & Pratt, D. (2018). Christians and Muslims in East Asia and Australasia In D. Thomas (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Christian-Muslim Relations (pp. 413-422). Oxford: Routledge.
  • 2017
    • Riddell, P.G.(2017). The Implanting of Islam in Southeast Asia In I. Donoso (ed.), More Islamic than we Admit: Insights into Philippine Cultural History (pp. 61-89). Manila: Vibal Publishing House.
  • 2016
    • Riddell, P.G.(2016). Reading the Quran Chronologically: An Aid to Discourse Coherence and Thematic Development In M. Daneshgar & W. Saleh (eds), Islamic Studies Today: Essays in Honor of Andrew Rippin, (pp. 297-316). Leiden: Brill.
    • Riddell, P.G.(2016). ʿAbd al-Rauf al-Singkili In D. Thomas et al (eds.), A Bibliographical History of Christian- Muslim Relations, vol. 11: Asia, Africa and the Americas (pp. 411-417). Leiden: Brill.
    • Riddell, P.G.(2016). Classical Tafsir in the Malay World: Emerging Trends in 17th Century Malay Exegetical Writing In Daneshgar, M., Riddell, P. & Rippin, A. (eds.), The Quran in the Malay- Indonesian World: Context and Interpretation (pp. 25-38). London: Routledge.
    • Riddell, P.G. & Nurtawab, E. (2016). Nur al-Din al-Raniri In D. Thomas et al (eds.), A Bibliographical History of Christian-Muslim Relations, vol. 11: Asia, Africa and the Americas (pp. 356-363). Leiden: Brill.
    • Riddell, P.G.(2016). Tafsir Surat al-Kahf In D. Thomas et al (eds.), A Bibliographical History of Christian-Muslim Relations, vol. 11: Asia, Africa and the Americas (pp. 277-279). Leiden: Brill.
    • Riddell, P.G.(2016). Introduction: Christian-Muslim Relations in the 17th Century (Asia, Africa and the Americas) In D. Thomas et al (eds.), A Bibliographical History of Christian-Muslim Relations, vol. 11: Asia, Africa and the Americas (pp. 1-13). Leiden: Brill.

Journal Article

  • 2018
    • Riddell, P.G.(2018). Christians and Muslims in Southeast Asia: Attitudes inherited, transmitted, consolidated and challenged. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, 29, no. 1 21-36.


Academic Conference

  • 2019
    • Malay Literature and the Qur'an (2019), Centre of South East Asian Studies Seminar, SOAS University of London, 27 Feb 2019
    • The Concept of Person in Islam (2019), Conference on Key Concepts in Interreligious Discourses: The Concept of Person in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, 13 Feb 2019
  • 2018
    • The Historical Impact of the Qur’an upon Southeast Asian Muslims and Christians (2018), Conference on Christians and the Quran: Understandings and Approaches for Missional Engagements, Sabah Theological Seminary, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia,, 22 Jan 2018
  • 2016
    • Camb. MS Or. Gg.6.40: A Window into Marvellous and Miraculous Events (2016), Association of Southeast Asian Studies UK Annual Conference, SOAS, University of London, London, England, 17 Sep 2016

Current Supervision

  • Current
    • Abboud, A., Unknown (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Messick, T., Unknown (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Nyamutale, D. B., Unknown (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Aik, O.C., Unknown (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Fung, C.S, Unknown (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Loo, L., Unknown (Doctoral Thesis)

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