Peter Phan

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Peter C. Phan is the Ignacio Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought in Theology at Georgetown University. A native of Vietnam, he emigrated to the United States in 1975. He has earned doctoral degrees in sacred theology from the Universitas Pontificia Salesiana in Rome and in philosophy and divinity from the University of London. Phan is the first non-Anglo to be elected president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. His publications address topics ranging from patristic theology to eschatology and the history of missions in Asia; the role of non-Christian religions discussed in Being Religious Interreligiously: Asian Perspectives on Interreligious Dialogue (2004) garnered scrutiny from the Catholic hierarchy. Phan is also editor of the series Theology in Global Perspective and Ethnic American Pastoral Spirituality. He has previously taught at the Catholic University of America and Union Theological Seminary.
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