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valkenburgPim (Wilhelmus G.B.M.) Valkenberg was born in the Netherlands where he studied both theology and religious studies. His field of specialization is Christian – Muslim dialogue in the context of Abrahamic partnership, both in the present and in the (Medieval) period. He is also interested in Christology, Hermeneutics, comparative theology, mysticism, and the study of the Qur’an. Pim has taught at the (then) Catholic University of Nijmegen, Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore and is currently professor of Religion and Culture in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Among his edited and authored books in the field of inter religious dialogue are: The Polemical Dialogue (1997), Christology and Dialogue (1997, Dutch), God and Violence (2002, Dutch), In the Footsteps of Abraham (2004, Dutch), and Sharing Lights on the Way to God: Muslim-Christian Dialogue and Theology in the Context of Abrahamic Partnership (Brill/Rodopi, 2006). Pim also participated in the “Learned Ignorance” project of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies.

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