Whitney Bodman

 Whitney Bodman

Address100 East 27th Street
Austin, TX 78705

Associate Professor of Comparative Religion, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

B.A., University of North Carolina,, 1973
M.Div., Duke University, 1977
Th.D., Harvard Divinity School,

Whitney S. Bodman came to Austin Seminary in 2002 from Harvard Divinity School where he completed his Th.D. in Comparative Religion and Islamic Studies. During graduate school he served as interim at the Congregational Churches in Wrentham and Uxbridge, Massachusetts. Bodman also taught at Harvard Divinity School as a teaching fellow and at Hellenic College in Brookline.

A 1977 M.Div. graduate of Duke Divinity School, Dr. Bodman was ordained in the United Church of Christ. He has pastored several churches in the northeastern United States, and has been involved in interfaith organizations, including Ecumenical Clergy for the Middle East Crisis and the Massachusetts Conference of Churches Jewish-Christian and Muslim-Christian Dialogues. His current research focuses on the Qur’an, modern Islam in the Middle East, and rituals of sacred space and pilgrimage.

He is currently chair of the Texas Conference of Churches Muslim-Christian Forum and meets with the TCC Jewish-Christian Forum. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Texas Impact.

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