About MTSO

Paul Numrich

Professor in the Snowden Chair for the Study of Religion and Interreligious Relations

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Ph.D. in comparative religion, Northwestern University, 1992
M.Div., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 1984
B.A., Aurora College, 1979

Areas of expertise

Study of religion and interreligious relations.

Selected published works

Religion and Community in the New Urban America, co-author (Oxford University Press, 2015).

The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors (Oxford University Press, 2009).

“Immigrant Parochial Schools: Religion, Morality, Citizenship,” in Children and Childhood in American Religions (Rutgers University Press, 2009).

The Boundaries of Knowledge in Buddhism, Christianity, and Science, editor (Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2008).

Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America: A Short History, co-author (Oxford University Press, 2007).

Sacred Assemblies and Civic Engagement: How Religion Matters for America’s Newest Immigrants, co-author (Rutgers University Press, 2007).


SR-511: Interreligious Relations

SR-553: Multi-Religious America

SR/CE-654: Comparative Study of Religious Ethics

SR-657: Perspectives on Buddhism