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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. 1/8/14):


       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 Lecture, Center for the Study of World Religions,

Harvard University (October 19, 2011)


"From Ontological to Soteric," Postmetaphysical Comparative Theology Panel, 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," forthcoming in The Harvard Theological Review (accepted

January 2013)


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

for Modern Believing 54:3 (July 2013)


"After Deconstruction: A 'Weak' Theology of Religions?" an article for a felicitation volume

honoring Alan Race; ed. by Paul Hedges, Elizabeth Harris, and Shantikumar Hettiarachchi;

in progress for review with Rodipi (Currents of Encounter Series)


Article for the doctrine of God section of the (tentatively titled) Comparative Theology:

Insights for Christian Systematic Reflection, ed. Michelle Voss Roberts, in progress for

 review with Fordham University Press (Comparative Theology Series)




 spring 2014 office hours:

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

  • and by appointment

Classes offered in spring 2014:

  • RELG 300-001 (double section),-002: Intro to World Religions



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