Bradley J. Malkovsky

Bradley J. Malkovsky

Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Comparative Theology
Systematic Theology
World Religions and World Church


M.A., 1983 and Ph.D., 1994, Universität Tübingen

Research and Teaching Interests

Malkovsky's area of interest is the doctrinal and spiritual relation of Christianity to other religions.  His area of specialization is the Hindu-Christian encounter. He is the editor of New Perspectives on Advaita Vedanta (Brill, 2000); and the author of The Role of Divine Grace in the Soteriology of Samkaracarya (Brill, 2001). Since 2001 he has been editor of the Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies. His book, God's Other Children: Personal Encounters with Love, Holiness, and Faith in Sacred India (2013), which describes his interaction with Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, won the Huston Smith Prize. He is presently working on a book comparing Catholic models of purgatory with concepts of reincarnation, both ancient and modern.

Recent Publications

2013. God’s Other Children: Personal Encounters with Faith, Love, and Holiness in Sacred India. San Francisco: HarperOne. 
2001. The Role of Divine Grace in the Soteriology of Samkara. Leiden: E. J. Brill.
Editor. 2000. New Perspectives on Advaita Vedanta. Commemoration Volume for Richard De Smet, S.J. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2000.
Book Chapters:

2017.  “The Mystery of the Infinite in the Hindu Spirituality of Non-Duality: Some Observations from a Christian Perspective,” in: Finding Beauty in the Other. Edited by Peter Casarella and Mun’im Sirry. University of Notre Dame Press.

2016. “Nostra Aetate: Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions,” in: A Liturgical Companion to the Documents of the Second Vatican Council. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2016, 103-107.

2016. “On the Distinction of Cosmic and Historical Revelation: Its Value and Limitations,” in: The Continuing Quest: Carrying Forward the Contemplative and Prophetic Vision of Bede Griffiths. Ed. Thomas Matus and Joseph Wong. Erzabtei St. Ottilien: Eos Verlag, 2016, 43-64.

2015. “Rasoul, My Friend and Brother,” Interreligious Friendship, edited by James Fredericks and Tracy Tiemeier. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 85-99.

2017. “God in Yoga and Christianity,” Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies 30.  (forthcoming)                                               

2017. "Reincarnation, Purgatory, and Some Unresolved Questions in Catholic Eschatology," Religions 8.9:1-11. 

2015. “The Princess Who Lived Under a Tree,” Dilatato Corde V.2 (July-December 2015; publication of the Christian Monastic Interreligious Dialogue)                                                           

2010. “Some Recent Developments in Hindu Understandings of Jesus,” Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies 23 (2010):3-8.





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