Paul Numrich

Professor in the Snowden Chair for the Study of Religion and Interreligious Relations
Paul Numrich
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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 with Elfriede Wedam) (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).

Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America: A Short History (co-author with Gurinder Singh Mann and Raymond B. Williams) (Oxford University Press, 2007).

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


Dr. Numrich discusses the courses he teaches and the value of interreligious studies.

Dr. Numrich discusses his current research regarding different religious groups that share facilities.