Friends Event: Literalism, Steam Engines and the Vedas: On the Interpretation of Hindu Sacred Texts
Talk given by Dr Rembert Lutjeharms
How do we understand and apply the teachings of centuries-old texts today? How do we make their teaching, grounded in a social structure that no longer exists, relevant in our modern world? How do we interpret these ideas in the light of contemporary science? The interpretation of sacred texts has become not just the pursuit of scholars, theologians in the academies and religious institutions in recent decades, but has become the focus of public debate.