Paul Numrich

Professor in the Snowden Chair for the Study of Religion and Interreligious Relations
Paul Numrich
Werner Hall 221

Curriculum vitae


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

The Religious Dimensions of Shared Spaces: When and How Religion Matters in Space-Sharing Arrangements (Lexington Books, 2023)

“Epilogue: Understanding a Decentralised Social Movement,” in The Interfaith Movement: Mobilising Religious Diversity in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2019).

“When Congregations Share Their Properties–5 Principles for Good Decisions,” in Studying Congregations (April 25, 2018).

The Abrahamic Encounter: Local Initiatives, Large Implications (co-editor with Mazhar Jalil and Norman Hosansky, also contributor) (Wipf and Stock, 2016).

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

Sites of interest

Space-Sharing by Congregations: A three-installment online forum about who shares space, the benefits of space-sharing, and conflicts over shared space


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