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It is with great excitement that we publish this fifth volume of the Journal of Comparative Theology.

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It is with great excitement that we publish this fourth volume of the Journal of Comparative Theology.

THE FOURTH VOLUME of the Journal of Comparative Theology received the most submissions yet, and thus I am delighted to see it continue to grow at an encouraging pace. There are many up-andcoming graduate students showing interest in the field as well, as demonstrated by the amount of inquiries the Journal receives not only nationwide but also from abroad.

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June 08, 2013

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Editors: “Introduction”

Yaira A. Robinson: “Creating Space for Transformation: Moltmann’s Theology of Play in Conversation with the Jewish Sabbath”

Brandon Ro: “(Re)interpreting the Cosmic History of the Mormon Temple Experience: Theological Connections between Jewish and Catholic Sacred Space”

Emily Henson: “The Sounds of Silence: A Comparative Reading of Mystical Theology and the Kena Upanishad”

George Archer: “The Hinterlands of the Qur’ān: The Edges of the Eternal and the Temporal in Early Ḥanbalite Thought with Analogs to Catholic Theology”

It is with great excitement that we publish this third volume of the Journal of Comparative Theology.


The third volume of the Journal of Comparative Theology presents articles concerning both the theory and the practice of comparative theology. This expanding inquiry into the field, represented by both the number and various subject matter of the submissions we received, demonstrates that the field continues to grow, especially among undergraduate and graduate students.

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April 30, 2012

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INDEX:Editors: “Introduction”

Oludamini Ogunnaike: “Myth and the Secret of Destiny: Mircea Eliade’s Creative Hermeneutics and the Yorùbá Concept of Orí”

Bennett Comerford: “The Present Situation and the Comparative Imperative: Parallels in the Theological Responses to Religious Pluralism of David Tracy and Francis X. Clooney”

Hans Harmakaputra: “Comparing H̩usayn’s Martyrdom and Jesus’ Crucifixion: An Excursion on Finding Common Concern”

Carlo Perez: “Understanding Happiness as Vision of God: A Comparative Reading of Aquinas and Al-Ghazzālī”

It is with great excitement that we publish this second volume of the Journal of Comparative Theology.


Since our premiere issue last year, the field of Comparative Theology has continued to expand, reaching into the far corners of the world. We believe that these four articles offer important perspectives on and forays into this multi-vocal conversation.

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April 7, 2011

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INDEX:Craig Phillips: “Green Creation: Comparative Ecological Theology in the Bible and Qur’an”

Christopher Spotts: “Sabbath and Zakat: A Dialogue of Economic Justice”

Lisa Gasson: “Similar Ways of Knowing Different Truths”

Tasi Perkins: “Abraham on Whose Terms? Isaac and Ishmael as a Particularity-Driven Paradigm for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Engagement”


It is with great excitement that we publish this premiere issue of the Journal of Comparative Theology.


The subject of this issue was stated in the form of a question: “Why comparative theology today?” This growing field is blossoming for a reason, and we sought input from a variety of voices as to why and how the discipline is taking shape. We believe that the three articles published do so in unique ways.
Theme of the Issue:
Why comparative theology today?
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March 21, 2010Download article PDF
INDEX:Samuel J. Youngs: “The Frontier of Comparative Theology“Benjamin B. DeVan: “As Iron Sharpens Iron, So Does One Religious Tradition Sharpen Another

AnnMarie Micikas: “Comparative Theology as a Devotional Practice: A Christian Argument

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