The University of St. Thomas

Ulrich, Ted

Professor

Ph.D. Catholic University of America

etulrich@stthomas.edu

Phone: (651) 962-5307
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5307
Fax: 651-962-5310

Mail #JRC 153, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

Office Location: JRC 107

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (2001), Department of Religion and Religious Education, Catholic University of America.
M.A. (1995), Department of Theology, St. John’s University, Collegeville.
B.S. (1992), Magna cum Laude, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota.

COURSES TAUGHT

THEO 101    Introduction to the Christian Theological Tradition.
THEO 424    Christianity and World Religions
THEO 440    Hinduism and Buddhism
DVDT 708    Christ and the Religions


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“Swami Abhishiktananda’s Period of Tempering at the Mauna Mandir.” Dilatato Corde 2, no. 2 (2012). 

“Convergences and Divergences: The Lives of Swami Abhishiktananda and Raimundo Panikkar.” Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies 24 (2011): 36-45.

“Poetic Influences on the Development of Aurobindo’s Spiritual and Nationalistic Convictions.” International Journal of Hindu Studies 14, no. 1 (2010): 121-46.

“Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue.” In The Christian Theological Tradition, ed. Catherine A. Cory and Michael J. Hollerich, 3d ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education, 2009.

“Monasticism as an Interreligious Meeting Point: A Comparison of Swami Abhishiktananda &
Francis Acharya.” Third Millenium: Indian Journal of Evangelization 11, no. 2 (2008): 76-87.

“Swami Abhishiktananda and Comparative Theology.” Horizons: The Journal of the College
    Theology Society 31, no. 1 (2004): 40-63.

“Swami Abhishiktananda’s Interreligious Hermeneutics of the Upanishads.” Hindu-Christian
    Studies Bulletin 16 (2003): 22-29.

“A Solvatochromic Study of the Effect of Chain Length, Chain Branching, and Polymethylation
    of the Alkylbenzenes on Solvent Polarizability.” Edward T. Ulrich and Peter W. Carr.
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry 95 (1991): 10197-203.
 

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

National Conferences

“Teaching Nostra Aetate: The Importance of Context.” Vatican II: Teaching and Understanding

the Council after Fifty Years, University of St. Thomas, 2012.
“A Change in Comparative Perspective.” Catholic Theological Society of America, 2008.
“Monasticism: A Medium of Dialogue between East and West.” International Seminar on
    Francis Acharya. Anugraha Renewal Center, Kerala, India, 2008.
“The Role of Art in the Development of Aurobindo’s Religious Nationalism.” College Theology
    Society, 2006.
Respondent: “Indology and the Theology of Religions” by Patrick Olivelle, Catholic Theological
Society of America, 2006.
“Hellenistic Relativism and Contemporary Religious Pluralism in India.” College Theology
    Society, 2004.
“The Limits of Interreligious Sharing.” Catholic Theological Society of America, 2002.
 “A Solvatochromic Investigation of the Solvent Polarizability of the Alkylbenzenes.” Eastern
    Analytical Symposium, 1990.

Seminars

“The Development of Aurobindo’s Religious Nationalism.” National Council of Education,
    Jadavpur University, Calcutta, 2008.
“Ethical Perspectives in Non-Western Traditions: Hinduism.” Mesabi Range Community &
    Technical College, 2007. 
“An Introduction to Fractal Chemistry,” Analytical Chemistry Seminar, University of Minnesota,
    1992.

TALKS GIVEN

“The Theological Foundations of Islam.” Richfield United Methodist, 2010, Richfield League of   Women Voters, 2004, Business Forum, 2003, Marion of St. Paul, 2003, Richfield Optimist’s Club, 2003, Corporate Trust Services, Wells Fargo, 2003, Home and Consumer Finance, Wells Fargo, 2003.

“Introduction to Hinduism,” River Falls United Methodist Church, 2008, 2009, 2010

“Taking Students to India,” Minnesota Valley Women’s Club, 2010.

“An Introduction to the Kirtan Traditions of India,” Boundless Grounds, 2010.

“The Catholic Church and Other Religions,” Assumption Catholic Church, 2007.

“Exploring India.”  Minnesota Women’s Valley Club, 2006, 2009; Richfield Rotary International, 2008; Richfield League of Women Voters, 2006.

“The History of Islam.” Richfield Historical Society, 2004.

“Religious Tensions in India.” Richfield Rotary International, 2004.

“Hinduism in America.” Richfield Optimist’s Club, 1999.


INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

India: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, New Delhi, Calcutta: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011.

Italy: Rome, Assisi, Florence, 2010.

Turkey: Istanbul, Konya, Antalya, Izmir: July 2007



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Academy of Religion; Catholic Theological Society of America; College Theology Society; Society for Hindu-Christian Studies.