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Sandra Keating


Photo of faculty memberAssociate Professor
Director, Development of Western Civilization Program

Contact Information:
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 227


Ph.D. - Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America

Area(s) of Expertise:

Christian-Muslim Relations

Awards and Honors:

Grant for Manuscript Research - Mingana Foundation
Paulist Scholarship for Ecumenical Studies - Paulist Fathers
Quastan Academic Scholarship - The Catholic University of America

Selected Publications:

Keating, Sandra. (2013). Abū Rā’iṭah al-Takrītī and God’s Divine Pedagogy. Eugene, OR: Cascade.

Keating, Sandra. (2011). In Philomena Njeri Mwaura, Rev. Joseph Healey, Rev. Paul Bere, Rev. Agbonkhianmeghe Emmanuel Orobator, et al. . (Ed.) Interreligious Dialogue with Muslims: Reflections on Yesterday and Today. International Journal of African Catholicism2 (2), 54-64.

Recent Presentations:

Keating, Sandra., Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America, USCCB, Orlando, FL, "Panel: Dialogue, Relationships and Encounter: The Ecumenical and Interreligious Landscape". July, 2017.

Keating, Sandra., Faculty In-Service, Bishop Hendricken High School, Warwick, RI, "What is Islam?". March, 2016.

Keating, Sandra., Symposium of Christian Arabic Literature, Canadian Society for Syriac Studies, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Ontario, "The Development of Christian Apologetical Strategies in Response to the Islamic Accusations of taḥrīf in the Early ‘Abbasid Period". November, 2015.

Keating, Sandra., 7th North American Syriac Symposium, North American Syriac Society, Washington, DC, "Paper: A Brief Examination of the Biblical Sources for the Apology of al-Kindī". June, 2015.

Keating, Sandra., Vatican II: Remembering the Future, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, "Paper: Nostra Aetate and Muslims: Can we really 'forget the past'?". May, 2015.

Keating, Sandra., Jubilee Year of the PISAI, Pontifical Institute for the Study of Arabic and Islam, Rome, Italy, "Teaching Islam in the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenge of Nostra Aetate in Catholic Educational Institutions". March, 2015.

Keating, Sandra., The St. Marie-Eugénie Milleret Lecture, Ecumentical Institute at Assumption College, Worcester, MA, "'In Our Times:' Catholic-Muslim Dialogue 50 Years after Nostra Aetate". February, 2015.

Keating, Sandra., Mid-Atlantic Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Islamic Circle of North America, Somerset, NJ, "Teaching Religious Diversity in a Secularized world". April, 2014.

Keating, Sandra., Christians and Muslims: Early Encounters, Department of Religious Studies, Brown University, Brown University, "Respondent to Sidney Griffith and Michael Penn". February, 2014.

Keating, Sandra., Patterns of Argumentation in Late Antique and Early Islamic Interreligious Debates, European Research Council Project : Defining Belief and Identities in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Role of Interreligious Debate and Interaction, King's College, London, UK, "Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal and Al-Radd ʿalā l-Zanādiqa wa-l-Jahmiya: Exegesis of Anthropomorphic Verses of the Qurʾān". February, 2014.

Keating, Sandra., Interfaith Academy: Muslim-Christian Dialogue in the Modern World, Rome, Italy, "Conference Organizer". September, 2013.

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