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Department ofReligious Studies

Thao Nguyen, S.J.

Thao Nguyen, SJ; Ph.D
Thao Nguyen

Assistant Professor

Thao Nguyen, a graduate of Saint Louis University (B.A.), Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley (M.Div.), received his Ph.D. at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. His research interests include Buddhist- Christian Studies, Faith and Culture, Asian Religions, Christianity in Asia, and Christian Mission in Dialogue. He is working on a book exploring the mission, movements, and vision of Catholic women in Asia.

  • RSOC 10   Asian Religious Traditions
  • RSOC 11   Christianity in Asia
  • TESP 184  Jesus Across Cultures
  • TESP 34    Quan-Am and Mary
  • TESP 194  Interreligious Studies

“Resistance, Dialogue, and Enduring Negotiation: Church and State in Vietnam.” Studies in World Christianity (forthcoming)

“Examination of Consciousness for Transformation: A Comparative Study of Ignatian and Vietnamese Truc Lam Zen Traditions” in Elizabeth Harris, ed. Buddhist and Christian Meditation (Munich: Editions Sankt Ottilien) (forthcoming)

“The Vision of Asian Women in Interreligious Dialogue.” Mission Studies: Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies, October 2018, 36

“A Vibrant Church: Catholicism in Vietnam,” in Erin Brigham, ed. Catholic Identity In Context (San Francisco University Press, 2018)

“Quan Am and Mary: Vietnamese Religious, Cultural, and Spiritual Phenomena.” Buddhist Christian Studies, December 2017, 37

“Inculturation for Mission: The Transformation of French Notre-Dame des Victoires into Our Lady of La Vang in Vietnam 1998.” Missiology: An International Review, April 2017.

“Toward a Dialogical Church: Asian Bishops and Asian Catholic women.” Theology Today, July 2016, 73

“Hôn Nhân Liên Tôn ” [Interfaith Marriage] in Nguyen Khac Hy, ed. Hôn Nhân và Gia  Đình [Marriage and Family] (Atlanta: Federation of Vietnamese Catholics in The US, 2015)

Curriculum vitae
Curriculum vitae