Young, Richard Fox

Elmer K. and Ethel R. Timby Associate Professor of the History of Religions
Department of History
116 Hodge Hall
Phone: 609.497.7775
Fax: 609.497.7728
Email: richard.young@ptsem.edu
(Presbyterian)

 
Profile

Richard Fox Young is Princeton Theological Seminary’s Elmer K. and Ethel R. Timby Associate Professor of the History of Religions. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is interested in the history of the encounter between Christianity and various religions of Asian origin, the place of Christianity in non-Western pluralisms, and contemporary understandings of interreligious dialogue. He teaches courses on the encounter of other religions with Christianity, comparative missiology, and Buddhism and Hinduism. He has served on the editorial advisory board for Studies in the History of Christian Mission since 1997. He is a member of Pennington Presbyterian Church in Pennington, New Jersey.

 
Major Publications

“East Asia” in The Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. 9, World Christianities, c. 1914–c. 2000. Hugh McLeod, ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2006): 450–67, 675–76
“Christian Spirituality in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Oceania” in The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality. Arthur Holder, ed. (Blackwell Publishing, 2005): 156–74
Vain Debates: The Buddhist-Christian Controversies of Nineteenth-Century Ceylon. De Nobili Research Library Series, 23. with G.P.V. Somaratna (Indological Institute of the University of Vienna, 1996)