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Board games a metaphor for spiritual growth

Professor Vasantha Rangachar
28 Oct 2004

Related: Games

A poet and a philosopher: Two women in the Sri Vaishnava tradition

Professor Vasudha Narayanan
21 Oct 2004

Professor Vasudha Narayanan (University of Florida, USA and Tamal Krishna Visiting Fellow, President of the American Academy of Religion [2001])

Related: Gender, Literature, Vaisnava

Transnational religion: Hindu traditions in Cambodia, 5th-12th centuries

Wahlstrom Lecture
Professor Vasudha Narayanan
19 Oct 2004

Professor Vasudha Narayanan (University of Florida, USA and Tamal Krishna Visiting Fellow, President of the American Academy of Religion [2001-2])

Related: Diaspora

Hindus in the diaspora: Their histories and traditions (six lectures)

Professor Pratap Kumar
18 Oct 2004

This lecture series includes a general survey of the histories of Hindu communities outside India. The series will focus on the development and the maintenance of their traditions.

 
More specifically the series will unpack issues related to the contemporary understanding of Hinduism and the implications that the developments of Diaspora Hinduism have on how we conceptualise Hinduism. The discourse will look at the orientalist constructions through classical texts and the predominantly oral traditions that have influenced the diaspora Hinduism. It will raise methodological and theoretical issues in conceptualising Hinduism.

Related: Diaspora

Modernity and Madhva Vedanta: The beginning or the end of an esoteric tradition?

Dr Deepak Sarma
15 Oct 2004

The Madhva school of Vedanta is an orthodox tradition that is being forced to rise to the challenges of modernity, and in particular, recent technological advances. Are these changes minor ones or do they strike at the very heart of Madhva doctrine? Do they point towards its end or are they a chance to flourish? Dr Sarma's talk addresses these and other related issues that would face any esoteric tradition.

Related: Veda

Fifty years of ashram life: Reminiscences from jyotiniketan

Rev. Dr Murray Rogers
11 Jun 2004

Related: Christianity, Comparative Theology

A Christian understanding of monotheism: In conversation with Hindu perspectives

Professor George Pattison
27 May 2004

Related: Christianity, Comparative Theology

Science and religion seminar: Cultural myths, biological forms, and subjective qualities: Western and Hindu views on the philosophy of biology

Dr Brian Goodwin
26 May 2004

Related: Science and Religion

De-mystifying the divine: The early Brahmanical pantheon

Dr Madhuvanti Ghose
21 May 2004

Related: Veda

A conversation on Western and Indian perspectives on reading a Hindu text: The case of the Bhagavad-gita.

Professor S. Ramaratnam
20 May 2004

Related: Bhagavad-gita, Comparative Theology

Islamic monotheism and Islamic piety: In conversation with Hindu perspectives

Professor Christopher Melchert
13 May 2004

Related: Comparative Theology, Islam

The importance of Bhishma for Indo-European cultural comparativism

Dr Nick Allen
6 May 2004

Related: Mahabharata

The abundance and vicissitudes of multiplicity: The case of chaunsatha yoginis

Dr Nilima Chitgopekar
3 Mar 2004

Related: Yoga

Hindus and Hinduism in contemporary Britain (part of the 'Relating to the other: Hindu and Christian perspectives' series)

Dr Savita Vij
26 Feb 2004

Part of the 'Relating to the other: Hindu and Christian perspectives' series.

Related: Britain, Diaspora

Christian nuptial mysticism and parallels with Indian mystical trends

Dr Daniela Rossella
25 Feb 2004

Related: Bhakti, Comparative Theology, Mysticism

The truth(s) of translation

Hindu-Jewish seminar
Professor Julius Lipner
19 Feb 2004

This is the third of our joint seminars. We began with two sessions entitled, "Around the Table: A conversation on Jewish and Hindu dietary and dining customs". Dr Miri Freud-Kandel and Prof. Ramaratnam led these seminars, in Trinity term 2003. This term we hope to journey from the kitchen to the temple and delve deeper into both traditions and their approaches to truth and interpretation

Related: Comparative Theology, Judaism, Text

The truth(s) of translation

Hindu-Jewish seminar
Dr Norman Solomon
19 Feb 2004

Presented by the Centre for Hindu Studies & the Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Related: Comparative Theology, Judaism, Text

Christian theological responses to Hinduism (part of the 'Relating to the other: Hindu and Christian perspectives' series)

Rev. Dr Michael Barnes
19 Feb 2004

Part of the 'Relating to the other: Hindu and Christian perspectives' series.

Related: Christianity, Comparative Theology

On defining Hinduism

Majewski Lecture
Professor Julius Lipner
18 Feb 2004

Related: General

Devised lineages and pliant biographies: A study of Shiva and his retinue

Dr Nilima Chitgopekar
18 Feb 2004

Related: Iconography, Saiva

Violence and peacemaking in Hindu and Christian tradition

Rev. Dr Stephen Finamore
12 Feb 2004

Part of the 'Relating to the other: Hindu and Christian perspectives' series.

Related: Christianity, Comparative Theology

Authority and scripture in Hindu and Christian thought

Professor Francis X. Clooney, SJ
5 Feb 2004

Part of the 'Relating to the other: Hindu and Christian perspectives' series.

Related: Christianity, Comparative Theology, Text

Kavya, (literature as an art form) and bhakti

Dr Daniela Rossella
4 Feb 2004

Related: Bhakti, Literature

Christian and Indian traditions in historical perspective (part of the 'Relating to the other: Hindu and Christian perspectives' series)

Dr Dermot Killingley
29 Jan 2004

Part of the 'Relating to the other: Hindu and Christian perspectives' series.

Related: Christianity, Comparative Theology

Understanding Hindus as an educational exercise in understanding self and other

Peggy Morgan
22 Jan 2004

Part of the 'Relating to the other: Hindu and Christian perspectives' series.

Related: Christianity, Comparative Theology

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