About this Program:
The Doctorate in Comparative Theology entails the study of one or more religious traditions other than one’s own, and critical reflection on one’s own tradition in light of the other tradition or other traditions. Study of the other religious tradition aims at fostering both genuine competence in that tradition and a deep level of engagement with theology. The program also welcomes students who belong to and have scholarly training within other religious traditions, and who wish to engage in an in-depth comparative study of their own tradition with theology. It will focus on other religious tradition aims at fostering both genuine competence in that tradition and a deep level of engagement with theology. Inspired by an increasingly pluralistic global context that brings diverse religious worlds into contact, this doctorate prepares students to engage in the study of the distinct theologies, practices, and ethics of different religions from a dialogical perspective. Students will follow systematic, thematic, or constructive approaches to the comparative exploration of global faith traditions and religious cultures as they reflect on the meaning of religious pluralism for practitioners and theologians alike. Students gain the conceptual and analytical tools that will enable them to undertake research and teaching in diverse aspects of comparative theologies and their related ethical models in an interreligious society.