The Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning is pleased to host this database, a freely accessible tool for research in interfaith learning for students and scholars, created by Dr. Jan Phillips who, along with the Jay Phillips Center, seeks to further interreligious understanding by facilitating probative examination of sources across the scholarly disciplines. As an important part of that purpose, user comments and feedback about any aspect of this database are encouraged.
PLEASE DIRECT ANY BIBLIOGRAPHY RELATED QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS TO JPCDATABASE@STTHOMAS.EDU
- Introduction to the Database
- Getting Started
- Guide to Advanced Uses
- Historical Organization of the Database
- Concepts of Authorship Applied in the Database
- Guide to Non-English Searches
- Guide to Selection Categories
Acknowledgments: Jan Phillips and the Jay Phillips Center thank the following individuals for their time, energy, and feedback in testing this database in the ongoing effort to improve it: Brian Anderson, Charlie Curry, Kenneth Ford, David Hawkinson, John Marboe, and Alan Shavit-Lonstein.
Jan Phillips, Ph.D.
Jan M. Phillips holds a Ph.D. in medieval history from the University of Washington (Seattle), an M.A. in medieval studies from Yale University, an M.S. in software engineering from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul), and a B.A. in history from Stanford University. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era, Jan completed archival research as a Fulbright Fellow at the Vatican and German Institute in Rome. For twenty years, he taught courses on Jewish history, Islamic history, and Jewish-Christian encounter at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul. His teaching in these areas led him to recognize the problem of bibliographic management across such topics. His background in software engineering helped him to build a knowledge database for this specialized interreligious bibliography. Jan is pleased to introduce, adapt, and maintain his bibliography – via the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning – to further both student and scholarly inquiry into Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations, past and present.