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Anh Tran

Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology
Director, Asia Project

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 549-5027
Degrees and Certifications

PhD, Georgetown University, 2011


Curriculum Vitae

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Interreligious Theology and Dialogue
  • Cross-cultural and Contextual Theology
  • Missiology
  • Christology
  • Ecclesiology
  • Asian Theology
  • Asian Christianities
  • Jesuit Histories in Asia
Selected Publications
  • “When Christian Devotion Meets Confucian Piety: The Doctrine of Three Fatherhood as Theological Accommodation in Pre-modern Vietnam” in Confucian & Catholicism: Reinvigorating the Dialogue, ed. Michael Slater, Erin Cline, and P.J. Ivanhoe (Notre Dame University Press, forthcoming)
  • “Experience Seeking Faith: From Theology of Religions to Interreligious Theology,” in Christian Mission, Contextual Theology, Prophetic Dialogue: Essays in Honor of Stephen B. Bevans, ed. Dave Irvin and Peter Phan (Orbis Books, November 2018)
  • “A Church of Mercy and Hope: Pope Francis and the New Evangelization” in Pope Francis and the Event of Encounter, ed. John Cavadini and Donald Wallenfang (Pickwick, 2018), 1-16.
  • Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors: An Interreligious Encounter in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam, Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • With Jonathan Tan, World Christianity: Perspectives and Insights, Orbis, 2016.
  • “Jesus Beyond the West: Christological Conversations in World Christianity” in Jonathan Y. Tan and Anh Q Tran, eds., World Christianity and Global Theologizing: Perspectives and Insights (Orbis Books, 2016), 182-203.
  • "Jesuit Contribution to Vietnamese Education: Past and Present" in Education For New Times: Revisiting Pedagogical Models In The Jesuit Tradition, Ricci Institute, 2014.
  • "Inculturation, Mission, and Dialogue in Vietnam: The Conference of Representatives of Four Religions" in Beyond Conversion and Syncretism: Indigenous Encounters with Missionary Christianity, 1800-2000, Berghahn Books, 2012.
Courses Taught

COURSES TAUGHT (4000+ level)

  • Cross-cultural Christologies
  • Theology of Religions and Interfaith Dialogue
  • Asia Pacific Faith and Cultural Traditions
  • Asian Christianities