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Leo Lefebure

Faculty Fellow

Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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April 10, 2022

Theology Without Borders: Essays in Honor of Peter C. Phan

The essays in Theology without Borders offer a variety of perspectives across Faculty Fellow Peter Phan's fundamental work in eschatology, world Christianity, interreligious dialogue, and much more. The volume was edited by Faculty Fellow Leo Lefebure and includes a foreword from Director Thomas Banchoff. The Berkley Center hosted a "Theology Without Borders" event in 2017.


Leo D. Lefebure is the Matteo Ricci, S.J., Professor of Theology at Georgetown University and a Berkley Center faculty fellow. He is also a former Long Room Hub Fellow of Trinity College Dublin and a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. His books include, among others, Transforming Interreligious Relations: Catholic Responses to Religious Pluralism in the United States (2020); Religion, Authority, and the State: From Constantine to the Contemporary World (2016, editor); True and Holy: Christian Scripture and Other Religions (2014); The Path of Wisdom: A Christian Commentary on the Dhammapada (2011, with Peter Feldmeier); Revelation, the Religions, and Violence (2000); and The Buddha and the Christ (1993). Lefebure is  a research fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a trustee emeritus of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and a former president of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies. He has previously taught classes supported through the Berkley Center's Doyle Seminars project. He obtained his STL from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School.

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