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Professor Charles Kimball, Th.D.

Professor Charles Kimball
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Harvard University
Given the depth of feelings and the passionate convictions connected to religion, few conversations are more urgently needed in the fragile, interdependent, and all too quarrelsome world of the 21st century.

Dr. Charles Kimball is Presidential Professor and Director of the Religious Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Professor Kimball holds an M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Th.D. from Harvard University in Comparative Religion with a specialization in Islamic studies. Before joining the University of Oklahoma, Professor Kimball taught for 12 years at Wake Forest University, where he was Professor of Comparative Religion. An ordained Baptist minister, Professor Kimball is a frequent lecturer and an expert analyst on issues on the Middle East, Islam, Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations, and the intersection of religion and politics in the United States. From 1983 to 1990, he was the Director of the Middle East Office at the National Council of Churches. During the past 25 years, Professor Kimball has visited the Middle East more than 35 times and has worked with Congress, the White House, and the State Department. Professor Kimball is the author of four books, including When Religion Becomes Evil (named one of the Top 15 Books on Religion for 2002 by Publishers Weekly) and Striving Together: A Way Forward in Christian-Muslim Relations.

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"Refreshing and informative, Professor Kimball brings a great deal to the teaching of comparative religion by way of training, travel and erudition."

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10 Courses and Sets

  1. Comparative Religion Sale

    Comparative Religion

    Charles Kimball
    Save up to $205.00 Starting at $29.95 $49.95 $29.95$49.95
    Explore the nature of faith with Comparative Religion, an in-depth look at how five great faiths address core issues—including creation stories, concepts of the divine, and ultimate goals—in parallel and different ways. These thought-provoking lectures are your opportunity to understand how Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism answer the numerous questions with which all religions must contend....
  2. 36 Books That Changed the World Collection

    36 Books That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $269.95 $199.95$269.95
    Since the development of written language, books have played major roles in the world: Entertaining. Instructing. Inspiring. Even changing the course of history. Now, with 36 Books That Changed the World, a fascinating Great Courses Collection crafted from our extensive library of courses, take a riveting tour of the profound impact of books from thousands of years of history and from civilizations around the globe.
  3. (Set) Confucius, Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad & Comparative Religion  Set

    (Set) Confucius, Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad & Comparative Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  4. (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & Comparative Religion  Set

    (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & Comparative Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Take two unique approaches to the study of the world's great faiths with two insightful religious scholars and professors. In Mystical Traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, examine the mystical teachers, practices, and literatures of these three monotheistic faiths. Then, in Comparative Religion, take an in-depth look at how five great faiths address core issues in parallel and different ways.
  5. (Set) Comparative Religion; Great World Religions, 2nd Edition; & Introduction to the Study of Religion  Set

    (Set) Comparative Religion; Great World Religions, 2nd Edition; & Introduction to the Study of Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $709.65 Starting at $709.65 $1,509.65 $709.65$1,509.65
    Travel deep into the heart of religion as it is felt and practiced around the world with this three-course introduction to the profound nature of faith. First, explore the nature of faith with Comparative Religion, an in-depth look at how five great faiths address core issues in parallel and different ways. Then, investigate the history and nature of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism in Great...
  6. (Set) Comparative Religion & Beginnings of Judaism  Set

    (Set) Comparative Religion & Beginnings of Judaism

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Explore the heart and soul of great world religions with this illuminating two-course set. Start by looking at how five great faiths address core issues—including creation stories and concepts of the divine—in parallel and different ways with Comparative Religion. Then, discover how Judaism developed from its biblical roots into the highly developed system we know today in Beginnings of Judaism.
  7. (Set) Comparative Religion & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Comparative Religion & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $579.70 Starting at $579.70 $1,254.70 $579.70$1,254.70
    Master the beliefs, practices, and importance of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Comparative Religion is your chance to grasp how these five great religions address the same core issues in parallel and different ways. Great World Religions, 2nd Edition, is an encyclopedic examination of the vibrant heart of each of these five faiths.
  8. (Set) Comparative Religion & Why Evil Exists  Set

    (Set) Comparative Religion & Why Evil Exists

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  9. (Set) Comparative Religion & Philosophy of Religion  Set

    (Set) Comparative Religion & Philosophy of Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $629.90 $449.90$629.90
    Approach the subject of religion from two unique and intriguing perspectives with these two courses taught by award winning professors. First, explore the nature of faith with Comparative Religion, an in-depth look at how five great faiths address core issues in parallel and different ways. Then, examine piercing questions about divine existence with the tools of epistemology—the branch of philosophy that...
  10. (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World Set

    (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $539.90 $399.90$539.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Start by exploring 36 revolutionary figures that have changed the course of history. Then, dive into 36 books that have played a central role in shaping our culture – from entertaining and instructing to shaping our social mores.