Academic journal article Journal of Ecumenical Studies

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae for Leonard Swidler

Academic journal article Journal of Ecumenical Studies

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae for Leonard Swidler

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St. Norbert's College, DePere, WI, B.A. (1950), Philosophy

St. Norbert's Seminary, 1950-52, Theology

St. Paul's Seminary, St. Paul, MN, 1952-54, Theology

Marquette University, 1954-55, Milwaukee, WI, M.A. in History; Philosophy and Literature minors

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wl, 1955-57, History, Philosophy, and Literature

University of Tubingen, 1957-58), History and Theology; Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.), 1959

University of Munich, 1958-59, History and Theology

University of Wisconsin (1961), Ph.D. in History; Philosophy minor


LL.D. from LaSalle University, Philadelphia, 1977

LL.D. from St. Norbert College, 2001

Prize from Academic Society for the Research of Religions and Ideologies (SACRJ), University of Cluj (Romania), 2002

Community Service Award of the City of Philadelphia, 2011

Keynote Speaker at Dies Facultates of University of Vienna (Austria), October 23, 2011


Grants from the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst for study in Germany 1957-58 and 1958-59

Seminar on Ecumenism at Duquesne University in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Theological

Seminary, under Heinz Foundation sponsorship, annually, 1961-66

Fellow at the Institute for Ecumenical & Cultural Research, Collegeville, MN, 1968-69.

Fulbright Research Grant at the University of Tubingen, 1973

American Academy of Science Grant to lecture for the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in China, May-June, 1988

Senior Fulbright Fellow, taught at Centre for Civilisational Dialogue of the University of Malaya,

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Summers of 2003 and 2004

Senior Fulbright Fellow, taught at Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong November, 2007

Senior Fulbright Fellow, taught at Khazar University, Baku, Azerbaijan, May, 2011


Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1955 (English)

Edgewood College, 1955-56 (Philosophy)

University of Wisconsin: Integrated Liberal Studies Department, 1956-57 (English and History)

University of Maryland in Europe, 1958-60 (History and Philosophy)

U.S.A.R. Intelligence School, Fort Sheridan, 1959 (German)

Duquesne University, 1960-66 (History; also on Theology faculty, 1962-66)

Temple University, Religion Department, Professor, 1966-ACUIIS summer school at University of Graz, Austria, 1972, 1973

Guest Professor on the Catholic and Protestant Theology Faculties of the University of Tubingen, 1972-73

Visiting Professor at St. Michael's College, Winouski, VT, Summer, 1976

Exchange Professor for the Catholic Theology Faculty and the Institute for Ecumenical Research, Tubingen, Summers of 1982 and 1985

Guest Professor in the Philosophy Department, Nankai University, Tianjin, People's Republic of China, Summer Semester, 1986

Professor at Temple University Japan (Tokyo), May-June, 1987 and 1999-91

Exchange Professor on the Protestant Theology Faculty, Hamburg University, Fall, 1989

Guest Professor, Philosophy Department, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, Summer, 1990

Visiting Professor, East China University, Shanghai, June, 2004

Visiting Professor, Fudan University, June, 2004

Visiting Professor, Peoples' University, Beijing, China, June, 2004

Visiting Professor, Institute of Intercultural, Interreligious Dialogue, University of Cluj, Romania, in August, 2006; August, 2007; and March, 2008


Dialogue for Reunion. New York: Herder and Herder, 1962.

Scripture and Ecumenism (ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1965.

The Ecumenical Vanguard. Pittsburgh: Duquesne Univ. …

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