Hans A. Harmakaputra, Ph.D., M.A.

Hans A. Harmakaputra, Ph.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor of Religion

Religion, Philosophy & Classics Department


Ph.D. in Comparative Theology, 2020, Boston College; M.A. in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations, 2013, Hartford Seminary; B.A. in Theology, 2010, Jakarta Theological Seminary, Indonesia


Dr. Hans Abdiel Harmakaputra joined the department of religion, philosophy & classics at Augustana as an assistant professor of religion in Fall 2022. Prior to Augustana, he was visiting assistant professor in comparative theology and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace in Connecticut, and a Louisville Institute postdoctoral fellow from 2020-22. His research areas are Christian-Muslim comparative theology, constructive theology, interreligious studies and Christian-Muslim relations, especially in Indonesia.


He published a monograph titled "A Christian-Muslim Comparative Theology of Saints: The Community of God’s Friends" (Brill, 2022) and contributed a chapter in "Georgetown Companion to Interreligious Studies" (Georgetown University Press, 2022). In addition, his works have been published in various journals, such as The Muslim World, Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Contagion and Exchange. He is working on a new monograph titled "Christian-Muslim Relations after Conservative Turn in Indonesian Islam" (under contract with the University of Edinburgh Press).