Richard Fox Young is Princeton Theological Seminary’s Elmer K. and Ethel R. Timby Associate Professor of the History of Religions. He earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and is interested in the history of the encounter between Christianity and various religions of Asian origin, the place of Christianity in non-Western pluralisms, and contemporary understandings of interreligious dialogue. He teaches courses on the encounter of other religions with Christianity, comparative missiology, and Buddhism and Hinduism. He has served on the editorial advisory board for Studies in the History of Christian Mission since 1997. He is a member of Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton.
- “East Asia” in The Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. 9, World Christianities, c. 1914–c. 2000. Hugh McLeod, ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2006): 450–67, 675–76
- “Christian Spirituality in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Oceania” in The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality. Arthur Holder, ed. (Blackwell Publishing, 2005): 156–74
- Vain Debates: The Buddhist-Christian Controversies of Nineteenth-Century Ceylon. De Nobili Research Library Series, 23. with G.P.V. Somaratna (Indological Institute of the University of Vienna, 1996)