Sandra Keating


Contact Information:


St. Catherine of Siena Hall 238


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

Area(s) of Expertise:

Christian-Muslim Relations

Selected Publications:

Keating, S. (2020) Religious Minorities in Christian, Jewish and Muslim Laws (5th–15th Centuries), edited by N. Berend, Y. Hameau-Masset, C. Nemo-Pekelman and J. Tolan. (31), London: Taylor & Francis Online

Keating, S. (2020) Monotheism and Its Complexities: Christian and Muslim Perspectives, edited by L. Mosher and D. Marshall. (81), South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame

Keating, S. (2020) In Douglas Pratt, Charles Tieszen (Ed.), Defending the Faith. Lines of Apology. (15), Leiden: Brill

Keating, S. (2019) In David Bertaina, Sandra Keating, Mark Swanson, Alexander Treiger (Ed.), The Rationality of Christian Doctrine: Abū Rāʾiṭa al-Takrītī’s Philosophical Response to Islam. (1), Leiden: Brill

Keating, S. (2018) In David Thomas (Ed.), Major concepts in Muslim-Christian encounters. New York: Routledge

Keating, S. (2018) In David Thomas (Ed.), The first Arabic-speaking Christian theologians. New York: Routledge

Keating, S. (2018) In Charles Tieszen (Ed.), The Paraclete and the Integrity of Scripture.

Keating, S. (2018) In Mark Beaumont (Ed.), Manipulation of the Qurʾan in the Epistolary Exchange between al-Hāshimī and al-Kindī. (35), Leiden: Brill

Keating, S. (2014) In I.C. Levy, R. George-Tvrtkovic, D. Duclow (Ed.), Revisiting the Charge of Taḥrīf: The Question of Supersessionism in Early Islam and the Qur’ān. (SMRT 183), Leiden: Brill

Keating, S. (2013) In James J. Buckley and Michael Root (Ed.), Abū Rā’iṭah al-Takrītī and God’s Divine Pedagogy. Eugene, OR: Cascade

Keating, S. (2011) Interreligious Dialogue with Muslims: Reflections on Yesterday and Today. International Journal of African Catholicism.(2), 54-64.

Keating, S. (2011) Some reflections on the early discussion concerning the ṣifāt Allāh: ‘cross-fertilization and cooperation in the Islamic milieu’. .(22), 23-35.

Selected Presentations:

Keating, S. Aquinas Lecture Series. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT - "Seeking Common Ground: Muslim-Christian Relations, Past, Present and Future" November, 2018

Keating, S. . Athenaeum of Ohio / Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Cincinnati, OH - "Is Allah the Father of Jesus? What We Have Learned from 50 Years of Dialogue with Muslims" October, 2018

Keating, S. Fall Meeting. Catholic and Muslim Scholars in Dialogue, Washington, DC - "The Al-Hashimi - Al-Kindi Correspondence: What Value Does It Have Today for Dialogue" October, 2018

Keating, S. National Muslim-Catholic Dialogue Meeting. USCCB, University of St Mary of the Lakes, Mundelein, IL - "Overcoming Prejudice through Dialogue: The Value of Nostra Aetate Today" March, 2018

Keating, S. Arguing against: Logical Reasoning and Arguments in Religious Controversies (8th-10th Centuries). European Research Council, University of Vienna, Austria - "The Logic of Christian Doctrine: Abū Rāʾiṭa al-Takrītī’s Philosophical Response to Islam" March, 2018

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

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

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

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

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