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Assoc Prof Hedges Paul Michael
Associate Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
IRB Representative, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
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Paul Hedges is Associate Professor in Interreligious Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU, Singapore. Previously he was Reader in Interreligious Studies at the University of Winchester, UK, and had worked for other British, Canadian, and Chinese universities before that. He has worked with a range of stakeholder groups outside academia, including the Anglican Communion Network for Interfaith Concerns (NIFCON), the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, the Babaji Yogi Sangam, the Dialogue Society, the World Congress of Faiths, and the BBC. He is on the Editorial Board of both the Journal of Religious History and Studies in Interreligious Dialogue. He publishes widely in interreligious studies, religious studies, and theology. Current research projects include interreligious relations in Singapore and the East and South-East Asian region, as well as interreligious and intercultural hermeneutics.
Interreligious Studies:
• Interreligious Relations in Plural Societies.
• Histories (C19th-today) of Interreligious Encounters.
• Theories of Interreligious Encounters and Dialogue.
• Interreligious Ethics.
Modern and Contemporary Christian Thought:
• Theologies of Religions in Global Context.
• Intercultural and Comparative Theologies.
Theory in the Study of Religion and Theology:
• Definitions of Religion and Debates around Postcolonialism.
Other Areas:
• Sacred Space, Religious Architecture, and Pilgrimage.
• Death Studies and Religion.
• Religions in East, South, and Southeast Asia.
Courses Taught
AS6028 Studying Religion in Plural Societies

AS6035 Dialogue: Inter-religious Encounters & Peacebuilding