KHAN, ABRAHIM H. Contact Areas of Interest

Khan, Abrahim H.
Trinity College
Larkin Building, Room 313, 6 Hoskin Avenue
Toronto, ON  M5S 1H8
t: 416-978-3039
  • Philosophy of religion and comparative studies in Religion
  • Kierkegaard’s thought
  • Religion, medicine and healing
  • Cross-cultural studies in religion and theolog
  • Religion and international diplomacy
  • Science and religion
  • The religion scholar and evidentiary admissible statements in the court room
  • Method and theory in religion


Abrahim H. Khan is a professor at the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity College, Director for its Advanced Degree Studies, cross-appointed to the Department for the Study of Religion, and is a member of the Centre for Ethics, and the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto.

He edits the Toronto Journal of Theology, co-edits Acta Kierkegaardiana series, is an IAHR executive committee office holder. He serves also on the AAR program unit Kierkegaard, Religion, and Society program , and convenes the Kierkegaard Circle at Trinity College.

Primary Teaching

  • Kierkegaard Studies
  • Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies in Religion
  • Religious Pluralism as a Theological Challenge
  • Science and Religion
  • Ethics and Healthcare

Selected Publications

“Taylor’s Affinity to Kierkegaard,” in Kierkegaard’s Influence on Philosophy, Ed, (Ashgate), 2012;

“Postulating and Affinity: Amartya Sen on Capability and Tagore,” Annals of Neuroscience Vol. 19/1, 2012;

“Gitanjali and Neuroscience,” Annals of Neuroscience Vol. 18/3,4 2011;

“Muhammad Iqbal and Kierkegaard’s Judge William,“ in Kierkegaard, East and West, in the series Acta Kierkegaardiana, Vol. 5 (Slovakia) 2011;

“Interdependence of Religion and Mainstream International Diplomacy with Reference to South and South East Asia,” Theorizing Religion in a Postmodern Context, Vol. 30/1 2009;

“Kierkegaard on the Canadian Academic Landscape,” Kierkegaard’s International Reception (Ashgate )2009;

“Study of Religion: The Academic Study of Religion in South Asia,” in Encyclopedia of Religion 2nd ed. ( Macmillan) 2005;

“Person and Boundedness in Wittgenstein and Tagore: Positioning Artificial Intelligence,” in On Mind and Consciousness, (Shimla, India: IIT), 2003.

Accomplishments and Awards

SSHRCC publication funding (three years max. Award) for the Toronto Journal of Theology, 2012-

International Cooperation Award, Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitre Slovakia, 2010.

Associate Char, International Association for the History of Religions Congress Secretariat (Toronto, 2007-2010).