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Kristin Beise Kiblinger
Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Director, International Studies Minor

and Humanities Minor

Kinard Hall 324 (primary office)
803-323-4650 (primary phone)

Bancroft G07 (INTS office)

803-323-3018 (INTS phone)



Selected Scholarship (Rev. 3/25/15):


       Buddhist Inclusivism: Attitudes Towards Religious Others (Ashgate, 2005)


       "Buddhist Stances Towards Others: Types, Examples, Considerations" in Schmidt-Leukel, ed.,

         Buddhist Attitudes to Other Religions (EOS Verlag, 2008)


       "Relating Theology of Religions and Comparative Theology" in Clooney, ed., The

         New Comparative Theology: Interreligious Insights From the Next Generation

 (Continuum, 2010)


        "Caputo's Ghosts, Vasubandhu's Illusions, and Comparative Theology as Hauntology," 

Annual Comparative Theology Invited Lecture, Center for the Study of World Religions,

Harvard University (October 19, 2011)


"From Ontological to Soteric," Postmetaphysical Comparative Theology Panel (organized and

presented), National American Academy of Religion Conference, San Francisco

 (November 20, 2011)


"Comparative Theology as Repeating with a Difference: Deconstruction, Yogacara Buddhism,

and our Conditioned Condition," in The Harvard Theological Review 108:2 (accepted January

 2013, published January 2015)


Review of Buddhist and Christian?: An Exploration of Dual Belonging by Rose Drew

for Modern Believing 54:3 (July 2013)


"Comparative Theology and the Postmodern God of 'Perhaps'" (abbreviated, unrevised

version), Promise of Religious Plurality Conference, Wake Forest University

 (March 1, 2014)


"After Deconstruction: A 'Weak' Theology of Religions?" in Twenty-First Century

Theologies of Religions,  a felicitation volume honoring Alan Race; ed. by Paul Hedges,

 Elizabeth Harris, and Shantikumar Hettiarachchi; E.J. Brill Publishers (Currents of

Encounter Series), accepted March 2015, forthcoming 2016


"Comparative Theology and the Postmodern God of 'Perhaps'," in Comparative Theology:

Insights for Christian Systematic Reflection, ed. by Michelle Voss Roberts, under review

 with Fordham University Press (Comparative Theology Series)




 spring 2015 office hours:

  • Monday 9:30 - 11:30 and Wednesday 9:30-10:30 in Kinard 324 (primary office); Wednesday 10:30 -11:30 am in Bancroft Annex G07 (International Studies office)

  • and by appointment

Classes offered in 2014-2015:

  • RELG 335: Buddhism (fall)

  • RELG 350/PEAC 350: Religion, Conflict, and Co-existence (spring)

  • RELG 300-001, 300-002: Intro to World Religions (fall and spring)







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