Program Design Team & Advisory Board
Paul is the Emeritus Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions, and Culture at Union Theological Seminary, New York, as well as Emeritus Professor of Theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. He received a Licentiate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (1966) and a doctorate from the University of Marburg, Germany (1972) Most of his research and publications have dealt with religious pluralism and interreligious dialogue. Since his ground-breaking 1985 book, No Other Name, he has been exploring how the religious communities of the world can cooperate in promoting human and ecological well-being. This is the topic of: One Earth Many Religions (1995). More recently, his writing and speaking engagements have focused on what Christians can learn in their dialogue with Buddhists, which is the topic of his 2009 book Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian and of his 2015 co-authored book with Roger Haight, S.J. Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation. Since 1986, Paul has been serving on the Board of Directors for CRISPAZ (Christians for Peace in El Salvador). From 1996-2015, he was also on the Board of Trustees of the International Interreligious Peace Council (formed after the 1993 World Parliament of Religions, to promote interreligious peace-making projects).