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Kristin Beise Kiblinger
Professor of Religious Studies

Director, International and Global Studies Minor

and Humanities Minor

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

Bancroft 105 (INGS office)




Selected Scholarship (Rev. 1/11/17):


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


       (chapter) "Buddhist Stances Towards Others: Types, Examples, Considerations" in Schmidt-

       Leukel, ed., Buddhist Attitudes to Other Religions (EOS Verlag, 2008)


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

         New Comparative Theology: Interreligious Insights From the Next Generation

 (Continuum, 2010)


(chapter) "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 (Rodopi's Currents

 of Encounter Series, October 2016)


(chapter) "Comparative Theology and the Postmodern God of 'Perhaps'," in Comparing

 Faithfully: Insights for Systematic Theological Reflection, ed. by Michelle Voss Roberts

(Fordham University Press, Comparative Theology Series, September 2016)


(re-published article) "Identifying Inclusivism in Buddhist Contexts" from Contemporary

 Buddhism, vol. 4., no. 1, 2003, 79-97 was re-published in Schmidt-Leukel, ed., Buddhism

and Religious Diversity (Routledge, 2013)


(article) "Comparative Theology as Repeating with a Difference: Deconstruction, Yogacara

Buddhism, and our Conditioned Condition," in The Harvard Theological Review 108:1 (accepted

 January 2013, published January 2015)


       (article) "Using Three-Vehicle Theory to Improve Buddhist Inclusivism," in Buddhist-Christian

        Studies, vol. 24, 159-169 (2004)


      (presentation)  "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)


(presentation) "From Ontological to Soteric," Postmetaphysical Comparative Theology Panel (organized and presented), National American Academy of Religion Conference, San Francisco

 (November 20, 2011)


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

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

 (March 1, 2014)


(presentation) "Water as a Symbolic Resource: Japanese Buddhist Ethical Reasoning on

Abortion," Water in the World Conference, Winthrop University (November 7, 2015)


(presentation) "An Overview of Buddhist Stances Towards Others," European Network of

Buddhist-Christian Studies Conference; Salzburg, Austria (June 2007)


(presentation) "Theology of Religions Presuppositions and the Hegemony Worry in

Comparative Theology," National American Academy of Religion Conference, San Diego

(November 2007)


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

for Modern Believing 54:3 (July 2013)


Review of What Christians Can Learn from Buddhism: Rethinking Salvation by Kristin

Johnston Largen for Buddhist-Christian Studies 31 (2011)


Review of Hospitality and the Other: Pentecost, Christian Practices, and the

Neighbor by  Amos Yong for Buddhist-Christian Studies 29 (2009)


Review of The Wisdom of James: Parallels with Mahayana Buddhism by John Keenan for

Journal of Religion 8:1 (January 2006)


Review of In Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval

Saint by Donald S. Lopez, Jr. and Peggy McCracken for Buddhist-Christian Studies,

forthcoming Nov. 2017.


In progress: Review of Comparative Theology in the Millennial Classroom: Hybrid

Identities, Negotiated Boundaries for Buddhist-Christian Studies



 Spring 2017 office hours:

  • Monday 11-2, Wednesday 11-12 in Kinard 324 (primary office); I am generally around at these times, but it is best to make an appointment.


Classes offered in 2016-2017:

  • RELG 335: Buddhism (fall)

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

  • RELG 300: Intro to World Religions (fall, spring, in-person and online)









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