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Dr. Chad Meister

Dr. Chad Meister

Islamic Philosophy, Hindu Vedanta Philosophy

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ITT, B.A.S Automated Manufacturing Technology, 1986. 

M.A. – Trinity International University, 1993. 

Ph.D. – Marquette University, 2002.  


Areas of Specialization: Global Philosophy of Religion, Comparative Religion, Interfaith Dialogue, Philosophical Theology 


Professor Chad Meister is a scholar of global religion who has published a number of books on religion and religious diversity, including The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity, The Cambridge Companion to the Problem of Evil, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, and The Cambridge Companion to Religious Experience. He is also general editor of three book series that focus on issues in religion from a global perspective: Cambridge Elements: Religion and Monotheism; Cambridge Studies in Religion, Philosophy, and Society; and Investigating Philosophy of Religion. His authored and co-authored books which focus on themes in global religion include Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed, Introducing Philosophy of Religion, and Contemporary Philosophical Theology.

Professor Meister was a William Paton Fellow at the John Hick Centre for Global Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham in England and has given invited lectures at the Universities of Oxford (the Joseph Butler Society, Oriel College), Cambridge (the D-Society, Clare Hall College), and London (Heythrop College). He is Affiliate Scholar at the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion at the University of Notre Dame and is currently writing a book on interreligious dialogue.