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Comparative Theology “marks acts of faith seeking understanding which are rooted in a particular faith tradition but which, from that foundation, venture into learning from one or more other faith traditions. This learning is sought for the sake of fresh theological insights that are indebted to the newly encountered tradition/s as well as the home tradition.” (F.X. Clooney)

The academic field of comparative theology, while utilizing the tools of other scholarly disciplines, such as religious studies, comparative religion, history of religion, and theology, occupies a unique position in the study of the world religions. While many distinguished journals exist that hold these various disciplines and fields in their purview, the emerging and rapidly growing discipline of comparative theology currently lacks such a venue.

Out of this necessity, the Journal of Comparative Theology was established in 2009 by three graduate students at Harvard Divinity School: Josh Daneshforooz, Axel Takács, and Paul Nicholas.

The Journal solicits articles from graduate- and doctoral-level scholars that seek to understand a particular faith in theological dialogue with one or more other religious traditions. As such, it endeavors to:

*Foster learning across religious borders;

*Engender interreligious understanding between faith traditions on a theological level;

*Offer a venue in which scholars can remain current about recent work in the field;

*Expand Comparative Theology as an academic discipline.

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The Journal of Comparative Theology depends on the generous support of individuals and organizations to continue its vision. If you would like to contribute to the mission of JCT, please contact us at: info [at] comparativetheology.org.

EDITORIAL BOARD:

Brad Bannon, ThD, Harvard Divinity School
Hindu-Christian Comparative Theology and Studies

Jason Smith
Harvard Divinity School, ThD Candidate
Comparative Study of Religion and Literature in South Asia

Bennett Comerford
Harvard Divinity School, ThD Candidate
Comparative Study of Religion and Literature in South Asia

Kalpesh Bhatt
University of Toronto, PhD Candidate
Theology and Anthropology of Religion in South Asia

Axel Marc Oaks Takács
Harvard Divinity School, ThD Candidate
Comparative Theology, Islamic Studies

FOUNDERS:

Rev. Erik Martinez Resly
Lead Organizer, The Sanctuaries
PhD Student, Johns Hopkins University
Harvard Divinity School, MDiv

Josh Daneshforooz
Founder & Chairman, Onima Group, a global leadership consultancy
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Harvard Divinity School, MTS

Paul Nicholas
Harvard Divinity School, MDiv

Axel Marc Takács
Harvard Divinity School, ThD Candidate
Comparative Theology, Islamic Studies



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