International Advisory Board

Francis X. Clooney
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Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J.

Francis X. Clooney, S.J. is the Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology at Harvard Divinity School. As a leading figure in the field of Comparative Theology and an expert in Hindu Studies, he focuses on the theological commentarial writings in the Sanskrit and Tamil traditions of Hindu India. His publications include Comparative Theology: Deep Learning Across Religious Borders  (2010), “La théologie comparée en question,” in La théologie comparée. Vers un dialogue interreligieux et interculturel renouvelé ? Christophe Chalamet, Elio Jaillet, Gabriele Palasciano (éds.) (2021), and St. Joseph in South India: Poetry, Mission and Theology in Costanzo Gioseffo Beschi’s Tēmpāvaṇi (2022 forthcoming).


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Professor Catherine Cornille

Catherine Cornille is Professor of Comparative Theology at Boston College and holds the Newton College Alumnae Chair of Western Culture. She is specialized in Hindu-Christian as well as Buddhist-Christian Comparative Theology and an expert in the theory of interreligious Dialogue. Her publications include The Im-Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue (2008) and Meaning and Method in Comparative Theology (2019)


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Prof. Dr. Zishan Ghaffar

Zishan Ghaffar is Professor of Qur’anic Exegesis at Paderborn University. Prior to that, he worked on the historical-critical commentary of the Qur’an at the Corpus Coranicum project. He specializes in Historical-Critical Exegesis, Syriac Christianity, and the Early History of Islam. His publications include Der historische Muhammad in der islamischen Theologie. Zur Kriterienfrage in der Leben-Muhammad-Forschung (2018) and Der Koran in seinem religions- und weltgeschichtlichen Kontext - Eschatologie und Apokalyptik in den mittelmekkanischen Suren (2020).


Daniel A. Madigan
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Professor Ebrahim Moosa

Ebrahim Moosa is the Mirza Family Professor of Islamic Thought and Muslim Societies in Keough School of Global Affairs  at the University of Notre Dame. He has appointments in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Department of History and is a faculty fellow of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.  He is co-director of the Contending Modernities project where he leads the Madrasa Discourses project. Among his areas of expertise are Islamic thought, Islamic law, ethics and theology as well as Global religion and human development. His publications include Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination (2005) and What is a Madrasa? (2015)


Dr. Marianne Moyaert
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Prof. Dr. Marianne Moyaert


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Dr. Joshua Ralston

Joshua Ralston is Reader in Christian-Muslim Relations at the University of Edinburgh and director of the Christian-Muslim Studies Network. Among his areas of expertise are Protestant Theology, Comparative Theology, Political Theology, and Arab Christianity. His publications include Law and the Rule of God. A Christian Engagement with Shariʿa (2020) and The Spirit of Populism: Political Theologies in Polarized Times (Co-Editor, 2021).


Prof. Dr. Christiane Tietz
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Prof. Dr. Christiane Tietz

Christiane Tietz is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Institute for Hermeneutics and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Zurich. Among her areas of expertise are hermeneutical questions of interreligious dialogue, scriptural hermeneutics, and the relation between religion and politics. Her publications include Theologian of Resistance: The Life and Thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (2016) and Karl Barth. A Life in Conflict (2021).


Michelle Voss Roberts
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Professor Michelle Voss Roberts

Michelle Voss Roberts is Professor of Theology at Emmanuel College (Toronto School of Theology). Among her areas of expertise are comparative theology with a focus on Hindu-Christian studies as well as theological anthropology, aesthetics, gender, and embodiment. Her publications include Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion (2014) and Body Parts: A Theological Anthropology (2017).


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