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Durham University

St John's College

Muthuraj Swamy

Dr Muthuraj Swamy

Dr Muthuraj Swamy researches in the field of Religious Studies with the focus on religious pluralism, interfaith relations, religion-politics connections, science-religion dialogue and secularism. He has degrees in Religious studies, Theology, Sociology and Political Science, and is engaged in integrating theological education with other streams of education in India. He has obtained his PhD from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in the field of Religious Studies focusing on the theme ‘Interrogating Interreligious Dialogue.’ He is currently the Dean of Faculty of Theology in the Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India, where he teaches in the fields of Religion and Theology ( He is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Advanced Christians Studies (IACS) of the Madras Christian College, Chennai; South Asian Institute for Advanced Studies (SAIACS), Bangalore; and The Association for Theological Education by Extension (TAFTEE), Bangalore. Muthuraj has also been involved with interreligious organisations in India for several years, promoting national dialogue and peace building programs.

Muthuraj is currently involved in various publication activities. He is the General Editor of the Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion series to be published by SPCK, London. ( He is the author of several articles in international journals and of the book 'The Problem with Interreligious Dialogue: Plurality, Conflict and Elitism in Hindu-Christian-Muslim Relationships', published in 2016 by Bloomsbury: His forthcoming titles are to be published by international publishers including Palgrave Macmillan, Fortress Press and SPCK. He is editing three pre-Lambeth Conference 2020 volumes on Reconciliation, Witness and Prayer; and he has been commissioned to write the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book 2019 on the theme reconciliation.

St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.