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College of Arts and Sciences

Comparative Theology

theology department

Religious pluralism is a key challenge facing theologians and religious communities today. It raises questions regarding how practitioners and believers from different traditions do and should encounter one another as they enter into substantial and regular contact in every part of the world. Careful reflection on the meaning of religious pluralism for religious faith is an increasingly important and necessary theological task. Comparative theology involves faith seeking understanding within the horizon of religious plurality.


Muslim Women and Islamic Law: Myths and Realities
October 15, 5:30 p.m.
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room
Assistant professor of the practice, Natana DeLong-Bas, will speak on the roles of women in Islam and under Islamic family law in view of the Qur'an, history, and contemporary reality. Event details

Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of Nostra Aetate
November 1, 35 p.m.
Devlin Hall 008 Auditorium
The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning (CCJL) is sponsoring a fiftieth anniversary celebration of the Vatican II declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions, Nostra Aetate. The keynote address will be delivered by Prof. James O'Toole (Clough Millenium Chair in History, Boston College). Professor of Jewish studies and associate director of the CCJL, Rabbi Ruth Langer, will moderate a panel of experts. Event flyer

Program Information


Doctoral (Major and Minor)

Resources for the Study of Comparative Theology


Catherine Cornille
Hinduism and Theology of Religions

Natana DeLong-Bas

Ruth Langer

John J. Makransky

James Morris (Convener)

David Mozina
Chinese Religions

Stotsky Prize

For undergraduates only, the Stotsky Prize on the Holocaust and Religious Understanding is awarded annually. Essays are due in April and prize is announced in May. How to apply for the Stotsky Prize