Surrender to God in Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism
Saturday, 26 January 2008
Speakers: Professor Julius Lipner, Dr. Yahya Michot, Professor Keith Ward
This afternoon conference examined the idea of surrender to God in three religions and provided the opportunity to address comparative theological concerns.
In all three traditions there is the idea of human surrender to God. The conference explored what this means in the different traditions and looks towards a theological dialogue between them. Each speaker made a presentation and each responded to the other presentations, ending with a plenary discussion.
Professor Julius Lipner is Professor of Hinduism and the Comparative Study of Religion, and Fellow of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge. He has published widely in the field of Hindu Studies. Among his research interests are Classical Vedanta, truth, and inter-religious dialogue, and 19th century Bengal.
Dr Yahya Michot is lecturer in the Centre for Islamic Studies. He has research interests in medieval Islamic theology and mysticism and Islam in the modern world.
Professor Keith Ward is Emeritus Professor of Theology at Oxford University. He has many publications on theology and comparative theology. Among his interests are concepts of God, the idea of revelation, religion and science, inter-religious dialogue and Christianity in the context of world religions.
MP3 available for download here.