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