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Sandra Keating

Associate Professor

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. (2014). Sohail H. Hashmi, ed., Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). Pp. 434; $35.00. Hugoye, Eds. George Anton Kiraz; Ute Possekel. New Jersey: eth Mardutho The Syriac Institute. 17 (1), 179-83.

Keating, Sandra. (2013). Abū Rā’iṭah al-Takrītī and God’s Divine Pedagogy. Christian Theology and Islam, Eds. James J. Buckley and Michael Root. Eugene, OR: Cascade.,

Keating, Sandra. (2013). The Death of a Prophet: The End of Muhammad’s Life and the Beginnings of Islam, by Stephen J. Shoemaker. Hugoye, Eds. George Anton Kiraz; Ute Possekel. 16 (1), 164-9.

Keating, Sandra. (2011). Ed. by Abdou Filali-Ansary and Sikeena Karmali Ahmed, The challenge of pluralism: paradigms from Muslim contexts. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, University of Birmingham, Eds. David Thomas and Greg Barton. 22 (4), 497-8.

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

Recent Presentations:

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., 7th Mingana Symposium on Arab Christianity and Islam, University of Birmingham School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Birmingham, UK, "The Qurʾān in the epistolary exchange of al-Hāshimī and ʿAbd al-Masīḥ al-Kindī". September, 2013.

Keating, Sandra., 8th Annual Boston Colloquy in Historical Theology, Boston College, Brighton, MA, "Respondent to Rita George-Tvertkovic: Beyond Polemic: Nascent Theologies of Islam in Diverse Medieval Genres". August, 2013.

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