Rev. James L. Fredericks

Professor of Theological Studies
Department of Theological Studies
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659, USA
University Hall 3764
Phone: 310-568-6235










Curriculum Vitae: James L. Fredericks 


Academic Background

1988 Ph.D. University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1983 S.T.L. Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, California

1976 M.A. St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, California

1973 B.A. St. Joseph’s College, Mountain View, California


Areas of Research

Fr. Fredericks teaches courses in the area of Systematic and Comparative theology.


Professional Bio

Jim Fredericks is a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and a faculty member in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is a specialist in inter-religious dialogue, especially the dialogue between Buddhism and Christianity, and has lectured internationally in Japan, China, India, Iran, and Europe. He was a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in Kyoto, Japan, and held the Numata Chair in Buddhism and Culture at Ryukoku University in Kyoto. For many years, he has been a member of the Los Angeles Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue Group and the Bay Area Zen/Chan-Catholic Dialogue Group. In addition to many articles, he is the author of Faith Among Faiths: Christian Theology and the Non-Christian Religions (Paulist Press) and Buddhists and Christians: Through Comparative Theology to a New Solidarity (Orbis Books). His work has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, German, Spanish and Catalan.


Selected Publications