Leonard Swidler

Leonard Swidler

Professor Leonard Swidler is a global theologian who has pioneered and contributed to the
field of interfaith Dialogue for more than 50 years. He has been a professor of religion at
Temple University since 1966. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the ecumenical research
journal and the founder and director of the Dialogue Institute.  He has written more than
200 papers and 90 books. Buddhism Made Plain (1996) and After the Absolute (Dialogical
Future of Religious Reflection, 2003) have both been translated into Korean. Dr. Swidler
has contributed to establishing the theoretical foundations of global ethics with Hans Küng
since the 1990s, and the Dialogue Decalogue for his proposed interfaith Dialogue has been
translated into many languages ​​today. It is described by many as the most convincing
theoretical basis for conducting Dialogue.