Dr. M. Darrol Bryant is a leading educators in World Regions and interfaith dialogue. The encounter and dialogue of men and women in the many traditions of religious and spiritual life has been at the heart of his work and life for the past forty years.
He was educated at Concordia College, Harvard Divinity School, and the University of St. Michael’s College. Professor Bryant has been teaching in Canada since 1967 and at Renison since 1973. He is the editor/author of many books including Religion in a New Key, Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Promise & Problems, Woven on the Loom of Time and Out of Galilee: Christian Thought as a Great Conversation.
Professor Bryant has been engaged in dialogue with Muslims in India, Turkey, Israel and North America; Buddhists in Korea, Japan and Tibetan Buddhists in India; Hindus, Veerashivites, Jains, Sikhs, and Christians in India; Catholic and Protestant Christians in Latin America, North America, Europe and Korea; Jews in North America and Israel, and African Christians in Kenya. Over the past twenty years he has taken groups of students to India to “Encounter the Living Religious Traditions of India.” He has been a Visiting Professor at universities in India, Kenya, and Great Britain and lectured in Europe, Japan, and Latin America. Marjonneke, a Canadian film-maker, has made a documentary on his work in India. It is entitled “Traveling Guru.”