Richard Fox Young
History & Ecumenics
Religion & Society
116 Hodge Hall
Richard Fox Young is Princeton Theological Seminary’s Elmer K. and Ethel R. Timby Associate Professor of the History of Religions. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is interested in the history of the encounter between Christianity and various religions of Asian origin, the place of Christianity in non-Western pluralisms, and contemporary understandings of interreligious dialogue. He teaches courses on the encounter of other religions with Christianity, comparative missiology, and Buddhism and Hinduism. He has served on the editorial advisory board for Studies in the History of Christian Mission since 1997. He is a member of Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton.
“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”