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Morrissey 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.


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

Engaging Particularities

The 14th annual Engaging Particularities conference was held from April 3–4, 2016. This year's special focus was "The Otherness of the Self: Exploring Boundaries between Religious Traditions." flyerEngaging Particularities website