Harold Kasimow received a B.H.L. from Jewish Theological Seminary, New
York; and both an M.A. and a Ph.D. (1976) in religion from Temple University.
He has taught at Grinnell College in Iowa since 1972, being named George A.
Drake Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus, in 2008. During 1988-89, he was a
visiting professor at Waseda University in Tokyo. His books include Interfaith
Activism: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Religious Diversity (Wipf & Stock 2015);
The Search Will Make You Free: A Jewish Dialogue with World Religions (in
English and Polish) (Krakow, 2006); and Divine-Human Encounter: A Study of
Abraham Joshua Heschel (University Press of America, 1979). He co-edited
Beside Still Waters: Jews, Christians, and the Way of the Buddha (with J. and L.
Keenan) (Wisdom Publications, 2003); John Paul II and Interreligious Dialogue
(with B. Sherwin) (Orbis, 1999; Wipf & Stock, 2005), also in Polish translation;
and No Religion Is an Island: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Interreligious
Dialogue (with B. Sherwin) (Orbis, 1999; Wipf & Stock, 2005), also in Polish
translation. He also edited special issues of Shofar (on Heschel, 2007; and on
Judaism and Asian religions, 1999). His articles, reviews, and review essays have
appeared in leading theological journals, and his essays have appeared in ten edited
books. He has presented seventy-some papers and lectures across North America
and Europe and in Japan, Israel, and South Africa on a wide variety of
interreligious topics. He has been a member of the editorial advisory boards of
Interreligious Insight and Shofar.