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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Catherine Cornille

theology department

Catherine Cornille


Newton College Alumnae Chair of Western Culture

Stokes N455
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3896
Fax: 617-552-0794

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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. in Religious Studies, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
M.A. in Asian Religions, University of Hawaii
A.B. in Philosophy, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
Licentiate in Theology, K. U. Leuven, Belgium

Research Interests

Theology of Religions, the theory of Interreligious Dialogue, questions in Hindu-Christian and Buddhist-Christian Comparative Theology, methods in Comparative Theology


Comparative Theology
Hindu-Christian Theology
Religion and Globalization
Religious Pluralism and Christian Faith
The Religious Quest: Hinduism and Christianity
Theology of Religions
Theory and Methods in Comparative Religion
Women in World Religions
Hinduism: Past and Present

Recent Publications

“Soteriological Agnosticism and the Future of Theology and Interreligious Dialogue” in The Past, Present and Future of Theologies and Interreligious Dialogue (Terrence Merrigan and John Friday, eds.) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

“The Problem of Choice in Comparative Theology” (Francis Clooney and Klaus von Stosch, eds.) New York: Fordham University Press, 2017.

“Discipleship in Hindu-Christian Comparative Theology” in Theological Studies 77, 2016, pp. 869-885.

“Strategies of Negotiation in Buddhist-Christian Dual Belonging” in Buddhist-Christian Dual Belonging: Affirmations, Objections, Explorations (Gavin D’Costa and Ross Thompson, eds.) Surrey: Ashgate, 2016, pp. 143-160.

Christian Identity between Secularity and Plurality (co-authored with Jeffrey Bloechl) Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2015.


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