John Berthrong

John Berthrong

John Berthrong

John H. Berthrong

Dr. John Berthrong, educated in Sinology at the University of Chicago, has been the Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs and Associate Professor of Comparative Theology at the Boston University School of Theology since 1989.  Active in interfaith dialogue projects and programs, his teaching and research interests are in the areas of interreligious dialogue, Chinese religions and philosophy, and comparative philosophy and theology.  His published and forthcoming books are All under Heaven: Transforming Paradigms in Confucian-Christian Dialogue (SUNY Press [Chinese Translation from Renmin Chupanshe 2006]), The Transformations of the Confucian Way (Westview Press), and Concerning Creativity: A Comparison of Chu Hsi, Whitehead, and Neville (SUNY Press).  He is co-editor with Professor Mary Evelyn Tucker of Confucianism and Ecology: The Interrelation of Heaven, Earth, and Humans published by Harvard University Press in 1998.  In 1999 he published The Divine Deli (Orbis Books), a study of religious pluralism and multiple religious participation in North America.  He also collaborated with Evelyn Nagai Berthrong on Confucianism: A Short Introduction (2000, OneWorld), which has been translated into Italian and Russian.  He most recently co-edited, with Liu Shu-hsien and Leonard Swidler, Confucianism in Dialogue Today: West, Christianity & Judaism (2004) and recently published Expanding Process: Exploring Philosophical and Theological Transformations in China and West (2008) from SUNY Press.