Ursula King is an internationally renowned scholar on spirituality, interfaith dialogue, women and religion. She received her PhD in 1977 from King's College, University of London, and has received honorary doctorates from the universities of Edinburgh, Oslo, and Dayton, Ohio as well as research awards from the University of Delhi and Sorbonne, Paris. She is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts.

Ursula King is Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol, where she held the Chair of Theology and Religious Studies from 1989-2002, after teaching for many years at the University of Leeds, in London, and in India. She was Visiting Professor in Feminist Theology at the University of Oslo (1998-2001), and in 1999 she held the Brueggeman Chair in Interreligious Studies at Xavier University, Cincinnati. In the fall of 2005 she was the distinguished Bingham Professor of Humanities at the University of Louisville, KY. She is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol; Professorial Research Associate in the Department of the Study of Religions, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; and a Vice President of the World Congress of Faiths.

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