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[POSTPONED]Public Lecture with Professor Perry Schmidt-Leukel


You are invited to a talk by Professor Dr Perry Schmidt-Leukel (Professor of Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology at the University of Münster and Director of the Institute for Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology)

Title: The Fractal Face of Religious Diversity

When and Where: April 23rd at 7:30 PM in The John Hand Room (DCU All Hallows Campus)

 Professor Perry Schmidt-Leukel gave the Gifford Lectures at the University of Glasgow in 2015, which were published in Orbis Books as Religious Pluralism and Interreligious Theology: The Gifford Lectures – An Extended Edition (2017), to wide acclaim. Paul Knitter and Alan Race recently published an edited book with Orbis on Schmidt Leukel’s work, titled: New Paths for Interreligious Theology: Perry Schmidt-Leukel's Fractal Interpretation of Religious Diversity (October 2019). 

As the Gifford Lectures website notes “Schmidt-Leukel is internationally renowned as one of the leading proponents of a pluralist theology of religions. His main research interests are in the fields of inter-faith relations, Buddhist-Christian dialogue, theologies of religions in the various religious traditions and interreligious theology. Schmidt-Leukel published more than 30 books in German and English. Among his more recent English publications are God Beyond Boundaries: A Christian and Pluralist Theology of Religions (2017); Religious Pluralism and Interreligious Theology: The Gifford Lectures – An Extended Edition (2017); Buddhist-Christian Relations in Asia (2017); Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology (2016, co-ed. with A. Nehring); Buddhism and Religious Diversity, 4 volumes (2013).”   His most recent book (2019) is: Buddha Mind – Christ Mind. A Christian Commentary on the Bodhicaryāvatāra (Leuven: Peeters).

This lecture has been generously supported by The Mater Dei Scholarship and Grant Committee.