ABRAHIM H. KHAN
B. S. (Howard), B. D. (Yale), M. A., Ph.D. (Mc Gill)
Kierkegaard, Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies in Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theological Ethics, Kierkegaard Circle,
Professor, Faculty of Divinity, Trinity College, University of Toronto
Advanced Degree Director, 2002-
Chair, Department of Theology, Toronto School of Theology, 2007-2009.
Editor, Toronto Journal of Theology, and Co-editor of Acta Kierkegaardiana,
Religion, International Diplomacy, and Economics Colloquia Series
Abrahim H. Khan is a professor in the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity
College, Director for its Advanced Degree Studies, and cross-appointed to the Graduate Centre for the Study of
Religion at the University of Toronto. His teaching and research interests span Kierkegaard's thought, philosophical-theological ethics, cross-cultural studies in theology and comparative religion, science and religion, and philosophy of religion.
His publications include "Salighed" as Happiness? Kierkegaard on the Concept of Salighed (1985) and chapters, encyclopaedia entries, and numerous journal articles among which are
"The Idea of Person with Reference to Islam," Hamdard Islamicus, 13/4 (1990), "Opposition within affinity between religion and politics with reference to Golden Age Denmark and Brazil," in Religious Transformations and SocioPolitical Change in Eastern Europe and Latin America (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1993):"Kierkegaard and Pathos" (Japanese trans.) in Trials and New Interpretations (Koyoto: Showado Pub. House, 1993); "Kierkegaard and the Glory of our Common Humanity," Joyful Wisdom, 3(1994), "Melancholy: An Elusive Dimension of Depression?" Journal of Medical Humanities, 15 (1994), "The Centre Out There for Early Pre-Islamic Pilgrims: Is the Kab'ah the Original Sacra of Mecca?"Jahrbuch fur Antike und Christentum Erganzungsband 20,2 (1995), and "Identity, Personhood, and Religion in Caribbean Context", The David Rockefeller Centre for Latin American Studies, Paper No. 96/97-9, (Cambridge: Harvard University, 1997) and in Nation Dance (Indiana University Press, 2001); "Indian Identity and Religion in Caribbean Literature, SHIKWA/Complaint, " 'Ilu, Revistas de Ciencas de las Religiones, 3 (1998), "Indo-Canadian Religiosity and the Challenge," in India and Canada: Past, Present and Future (New Delhi: Mittal Pub., 2003)and "Person and Boundedness in Wittgenstein and Tagore: Positioning Artificial Intelligence" in On Mind and Consciousness (Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Studies,2003); "The Study of Religion: The Academic Study of Religion in South Asia," Encyclopaedia of Religion, 2 ed. (2005); "Purity of Heart and its Literary Dimensions," in CISTOTA SRDCA (Nitre:Univ. Konstantina, Filo. Faculta, 2007); "The Good and Modern Identity: Charles Taylor and Soren Kierkegaard," Acta Kierkegaardiana, 2(2007), "Sin Before Christ in Sickness Unto Death," Acta Kierkegaardiana, 3(2008) and "Interdependence of Religion and Mainstream International Diplomacy with Reference to South and South East Asia," in Theorizing Religion in a Postmodern Context (South Asian Review, 30/1) 2009 Special Topic Issue; "Gitanjali and Neuroscience," Annals of Neurosciences, 18/3 and 4(2011). "Iqbal and Kierkegaard's Judge William," in Kierkegaard: East and West (2011)
Abrahim Khan is a past president of the Canadian Theological Society and past editor of its newsletter. He chaired the program units Kierkegaard Seminar and History of the Study of Religion in the American Academy of Religion for five years each and was a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Center for the Study of World Religions. He is a member of the Joint Centre for Bioethics, and the Centre for Ethics, at the University of Toronto. He is general editor of the Toronto Journal of Theology and consulting editor of the Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions.
He convenes the Kierkegaard Circle; and the Religion, International Diplomacy, and Economics, Colloquia Series at the Munk Centre; and is an executive officer of the International Association for the History of Religions (2005- ). He is also Vice-President of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion, Trinity College, University of Toronto. (2006-), and Associate Chair of the Secretariat for the 2010 IAHR World Congress in Toronto. He is on the Advisory Committee of the Global Congress on World Religions after September 11- an Asian Perspective (Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delh , and McGill University, Montrea), Jan 17-20, 2008, editorial advisory board of PhænEx, and is an editor of Acta Kierkegaardiana - a 10 volume series with supplements