Professor Michael Barnes

United Kingdom

Location of Activities

North Europe
De Nobili Dialogue Centre
Lokahi Foundation
University of Roehampton
Co-Founder, Centre for Interreligious Dialogue, Heythrop College, University of London

Director, De Nobili Dialogue Centre, Southall, West London
Professor of Interreligious Relations, University of Roehampton
Trustee, the Lokahi Foundation, London

Michael Barnes, S.J. studied at the Universities of London, Oxford and Cambridge and is professor of Interreligious Relations at Heythrop College, University of London.  A Jesuit since 1965, his particular area of expertise is Buddhism, the religions of India and Christian-Jewish Relations. His main area of writing and research is Comparative Theology.  He has served as a consultant to the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in Rome and to the ecumenical Churches Commission on Inter-faith Relations.  He is currently writing a book enitled Waiting on Grace, on the theology of dialogue.

Biography as at 28.03.18
Main Publications: 

1.) 1989. Christian identity & religious pluralism: religions in conversation. Nashville: Abingdon Press.

2.) 2002. Theology and the dialogue of religions. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=202095.

3.) 2011. "The Work of Discovery: Interreligious Dialogue as Life-Long Learning". Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality. 11 (2): 224-246.

4.) 2011. "Reading Other Religious Texts: Intratextuality and the Logic of Scripture.". Journal of Ecumenical Studies. 46 (3).

5.) 2012. Interreligious learning: dialogue, spirituality and the Christian imagination. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

6.) 2013. "Opening up a Dialogue: Dei Verbum and the Religions". Modern Theology. 29 (4).

7.) 2016. “The Space of Meeting: Learning to be Host and Guest”. Communio Viatorum, LVIII, Nr 2.

Areas of Actions: 
DialogueShared Human Values
Forms of Actions: 
Educational ProgrammesNetworkingResearchInformation Distribution