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Anh Q. Tran, S.J., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology

B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E., Santa Clara University
M.A. in Healthcare Ethics, M.P.S., Loyola University of Chicago
M.Div., S.T.L., Jesuit School of Theology
M.A. Religious Studies, Ph.D., Georgetown University

Emailaqtran@scu.edu
Phone: (510) 549-5027
Office Hours: By appointment, Room 203

About the Professor

As Assistant Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at JST, Professor Tran teaches core courses in systematic theology and interreligious studies. His teaching interests include ecclesiology, missiology, theology of religions, interreligious dialogue between Christianity and East Asian religions, theological anthropology, comparative theology, Asian theologies and Christianities, Jesuit mission in East Asia and healthcare ethics. Professor Tran's research interests involve ecumenism, intercultural dialogue, comparative religion/theology, Asian theology and Christian missions in Asia.
Cross-trained in various fields from electrical engineering to medical ethics to theology, Professor Tran enjoys "being a bridge for students and colleagues from various academic fields, cultures, institutions and religions."

More information about Professor Tran is available in a December 2013 article featured on NJN's "Jesuits at Frontiers": Father Anh Tran, SJ: Interreligious Dialogue and the Search for Mutual Understanding.

Courses Recently Offered

HR 4175: Asian/Oceanic Cultural and Faith Traditions (with Moses Penumaka, Th.D.)
RSST 3710: Mission, Church and Culture
ST 2055: Theology of Religions
ST 2315: God in Christian Tradition
ST 2458: Introducing Ecclesiology (formerly ST 2454: The Community Called Church)
ST 2645: Theological Anthropology
STRS 4215: Nepal Theological Immersion
STRS 4217: Indonesia Theological Immersion (with Marianne Farina, C.S.C. and Robert McChesney, S.J.)

Publications

  • With Jonathan Tan, eds. and contributor, World Christianity: Perspectives and Insights (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2016)
  • "Jesuit Contribution to Vietnamese Education: Past and Present" in Artur K. Wardega, SJ, ed., Education For New Times: Revisiting Pedagogical Models In The Jesuit Tradition (Macau: Ricci Institute, 2014)
  • With Giang Trung Kien, SJ, trans., Thuc Hanh Linh Huong [The Practice of Spiritual Direction] (Vietnam: Hoc Vien Dong Ten Thu Duc, 2013): A Vietnamese translation of William Barry and William Connelly, The Practice of Spiritual Direction, rev ed. (HarperCollins, 2009)
  • "Inculturation, Mission, and Dialogue in Vietnam: The Conference of Representatives of Four Religions" in Beyond Conversion and Syncretism: Indigenous Encounters with Missionary Christianity, 1800-2000, eds. D. Lindenfeld and M. Richardson (New York: Berghahn Books, 2012)
  • "Jesuit Contribution to Vietnamese Education: Past and Present" in Artur K. Wardega, SJ, ed., Education For New Times: Revisiting Pedagogical Models In The Jesuit Tradition. Macau: Ricci Institute, 2014.
  • With Giang Trung Kien, SJ, trans., Thuc Hanh Linh Huong [The Practice of Spiritual Direction] (Vietnam: Hoc Vien Dong Ten Thu Duc, 2013): A Vietnamese translation of William Barry and William Connelly, The Practice of Spiritual Direction, rev ed. (HarperCollins, 2009)
  • "Inculturation, Mission, and Dialogue in Vietnam: The Conference of Representatives of Four Religions" in Beyond Conversion and Syncretism: Indigenous Encounters with Missionary Christianity, 1800-2000, eds. D. Lindenfeld and M. Richardson (New York: Berghahn Books, 2012)