Since 2000, the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo has been developing a new area of research and teaching under the heading of "interreligious studies" - see horizon document (pdf) for "Interreligious Studies at the Faculty of Theology" and presentation of the corresponding research group (with links to interreligious courses).
Books and articles on Interreligious Studies as an academic field
- Hans Gustafson: “Doing Theology Interreligiously and Interreligious Studies.” In Finding all things in God. Pansacramentalism and Doing Theology Interreligiously. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications 2015, pp. 299-312.
- Hans Gustafson: "Interreligious and Interfaith Studies in relation to Religious Studies and Theological Studies. Published 6 January 2015 by stateofformation.org (online).
- Oddbjørn Leirvik: Interreligious Studies. A Relational Approach to Religious Activism and the Study of Religion. London: Bloomsbury 2014.
- Paul Hedges: "Editorial Introduction: Interreligious Studies", Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2014, pp. 127-131. Online.
- Paul Hedges: "Interreligious Studies: A New Direction in the Study of Religion?" Bulletin of the British Association for the Study of Religions, May 2014.
- Oddbjørn Leirvik: "Intereligious Studies: a Relational Approach to the Study of Religion". Journal of Interreligious Studies 13, February 18, 2014. Online.
- Joshua Stanton: "Inter-religious Studies: A Field of its Own?", Huffington Post 22.02.2014. Online.
- Eboo Patel: "Toward a Field of Interfaith Studies", Association of American Colleges & Universities, Fall 2013, Vol. 99, No.4.
- Paul Hedges: "Interreligious Studies", in Runehov, A. and Oviedo, L. (eds) Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religion. New York: Springer 2013, pp. 1076–1080.
- David Cheetham: "The University and Interfaith Education" i Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, 2005: 1, pp. 16-35.
- Scott Daniel Dunbar: "The place of interreligious dialogue in the academic study of religion", Journal of Ecumenical Studies 1998: 3-4. Questia link.
Cf. Paul Hedges' list Interreligious Studies: The Top 15 Books
Links to university institutions with programs/ courses/chairs in Interreligious Studies.
- The Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College in Dublin (Ireland) includes interreligious studies in their courses on ecumenical-, peace- and reconciliation studies.
- The Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham (UK) offers study programs in Interreligious Relations.
- Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, Washington offers a Master of Art in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.
- The Hartford Seminary (Connecticut, US) and its Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations offers courses in interfaith issues.
- In 2001, the Faculty of Theology at the University of Aarhus (Denmark) established a "Centre for Multireligious Studies", for the purpose of new courses and degrees as well as concerted efforts in the field of research. The centre was reorganised in 2009 into a Centre for Contemporary Religion.
- Also in 2001, a Centre for Interfaith Studies was opened at the School of Divinity, the University of Glasgow - in conjunction with a Chair for World Religions for Peace (2000).
- In 2006, The Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS-Yogya) was established in partnership between four different universities in Yogyakarta. ICRS offers a PhD program in Inter-religious Studies.
- The Centre for Interreligious Studies (Zentrum für Interreligiöse Studien) at the University of Bamberg (Germany) offers several courses in interreligious relations and -theology.
- McGill University (Montreal, Canada) is planning an Institute for Interfaith Studies. It has discussed a program for interfaith studies with The Elijah Interfaith Institute in Jerusalem.
- In Lebanon, both the Center for Christian-Muslim Studies at the University of Balamand near Tripoli and the Institute for Islamic-Christian Studies (Institut d'études Islamo-chrétiennes) at the University of St. Joseph in Beirut offers degrees in Islamic-Christian studies.
- Monash University in Australia offers several graduate courses in Interreligious Studies.