McGinley Chair

Fr Patrick Ryan SJ

Rev. Patrick J. Ryan, SJ

Fr. Ryan’s goal as the McGinley Professor of Religion and Society is to foster an understanding of the common ground among Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. His ultimate aim is to establish a trialogue among these three faith traditions.

Fordham President Rev. Joseph McShane, SJ called Fr. Ryan’s appointment as the McGinley Professor, "a new phase in the history of the McGinley Chair."

Fr. Ryan’s Biography
Fr. Ryan’s C.V. (Curriculum Vitae)
Citation as McGinley Professor of Religion and Society
McGinley Chair History

Fall 2017 Lecture

Reformation: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Experiences
Response of Rabbi Daniel Polish (Fall 2017)
Response of Professor Jerusha Tanner Lamptey (Fall 2017)

Spring 2017 Lecture

Judging Justly: Judgment in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Traditions
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Response of Professor Sarit Kattan Gribetz (Spring 2017)
Response of Professor Ebru Turan (Spring 2017)

Fall 2016 Lecture

Wisdom and Learning: Higher Education in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Traditions
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Response of Professor Magda Teter (Fall 2016)
Response of Professor Ebru Turan (Fall 2016)

Spring 2016 Lecture

Making War, Making Peace: Jewish, Christan, and Muslim Attitudes
Response of Professor Sarit Gribetz (Spring 2016)
Response of Professor Mehnaz Afridi (Spring 2016)

Fall 2015 Lecture

Rejecting Hatred: Fifty Years of Catholic Dialogue with Jews and Muslims since Nostra Aetate
Response of Professor Magda Teter (Fall 2015)
Response of Professor Hussein Rashid (Fall 2015)

Spring 2015 Lecture

Poverty: The Curse and the Blessing: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Perspectives
Response of Professor Claudia Setzer (Spring 2015)
Response of Professor Hussein Rashid (Spring 2015)

Fall 2014 Lecture

Interfaith Marriage: A Concern for Jews, Christians and Muslims
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Response of Rabbi Daniel F. Polish (Fall 2014)
Response of Professor Jerusha Tanner Lamptey (Fall 2014)

Spring 2014 Lecture

Usury: A Moral Concern for Jews, Christians and Muslims
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Response of Rabbi Daniel F. Polish (Spring 2014)
Response of Professor Hussein Rashid (Spring 2014)

Fall 2013 Lecture

To Be A Pilgrim: A Geography of Faith For Jews, Christians and Muslims
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Response of Jerusha Tanner Lamptey (Fall 2013)
Response of Professor Alan Mintz (Fall 2013)

Spring 2013 Lecture

Naming God: A Quandary for Jews, Christians and Muslim
Response of Rabbi Daniel F. Polish (Spring 2013)
Response of Professor Amir Hussain (Spring 2013)

Fall 2012 Lecture

Life After Death: Hopes and Fears for Jews, Christians and Muslims
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Response of Hussein Rashid (Fall 2012)
Response of Professor Claudia Setzer (Fall 2012)

Spring 2012 Lecture

The Atheistic Imagination: A Challenge for Jews, Christians and Muslims
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Response of Rabbi Daniel Polish (Spring 2012)
Response of Professor Amir Hussain (Spring 2012)

Fall 2011 Lecture

Law and Love: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Attitudes
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Response of Claudia Setzer (Fall 2011)
Response of Professor Amir Hussain (Fall 2011)

Spring 2011 Lecture

The Faith of Abraham: Bond or Barrier?
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Response of Rabbi Daniel Polish (Spring 2011)
Response of Professor Amir Hussain (Spring 2011)

Fall 2010 Lecture

Prophetic Faith and the Critique of Tradition
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Response of Rabbi Daniel Polish (Fall 2010)
Response of Professor Amir Hussain (Fall 2010)

Spring 2010 Lecture

Faith and Culture: Jewish, Christian, Muslim Perspectives
Watch the Lecutre (Spring 2010)
Response of Rabbi Daniel Polish (Spring 2010)
Response of Professor Amir Hussain (Spring 2010)

Fall 2009 Lecture

Amen: Faith and the Possibility of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Trialogue
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Response of Rabbi Daniel Polish (Fall 2009)
Response of Professor Professor Amir Hussain (Fall 2009)