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Hindu Theology

Hindu non-dualism (advaita) in theory and practice (eight lectures)

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Godavarisha Mishra
Date: 
Thursday, October 16, 2003 (All day) to Thursday, December 4, 2003 (All day)
Location: 

A series of eight lectures

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Godavarisha

Is there a Hindu monotheism? (five lectures)

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Francis X. Clooney, SJ
Date: 
Saturday, May 1, 2010 -
09:30 to 17:30
Location: 

In light of Biblical and Christian reflections on monotheism (week 1), an inquiry, by way of four examples (weeks 2-6), into the nature of Hindu belief in one supreme divinity, asking whether such belief can be termed "monotheistic." No background in Hindu studies required.

 
Week 1: Refining the question - Biblical and Christian monotheism, Hindu traditions, and the problem of a comparative study of monotheism
 
Week 2: The case for Krsna and Siva as the one true God - early resources in the Bhagavad-Gita and Svetasvatara Upanisad
 
Week 3: No lecture.
 
Week 4: Narayana alone, in
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Francis X.

Hindu understandings of God 1: Ideas of God in Hinduism

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Jessica Frazier
Date: 
Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 14:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

We find the idea of God in different religions and it is theologically interesting that semantic analogues of the category appear across the boundaries of traditions. This series of lectures explores Hindu ideas of God and raises questions about the meaning of God in human traditions and the idea of comparative theology.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Jessica

Hindu understandings of God 2: The theology of Ramanuja

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Keith Ward
Date: 
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 14:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

We find the idea of God in different religions and it is theologically interesting that semantic analogues of the category appear across the boundaries of traditions. This series of lectures explores Hindu ideas of God and raises questions about the meaning of God in human traditions and the idea of comparative theology.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Keith

Hindu understandings of God 3: The theology of Jiva Gosvami

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Rembert Lutjeharms
Date: 
Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 14:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

We find the idea of God in different religions and it is theologically interesting that semantic analogues of the category appear across the boundaries of traditions. This series of lectures explores Hindu ideas of God and raises questions about the meaning of God in human traditions and the idea of comparative theology.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Rembert

Hindu understandings of God 4: The theology of Utpaladeva and the monistic Shaivas

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 14:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

We find the idea of God in different religions and it is theologically interesting that semantic analogues of the category appear across the boundaries of traditions. This series of lectures explores Hindu ideas of God and raises questions about the meaning of God in human traditions and the idea of comparative theology.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

The dvaita-advaita controversy

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor K. Maheswaran Nair
Date: 
Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 09:30
Location: 

K. Maheswaran Nair (Professor, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kerala)

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor K. Maheswaran

Hindu Theology: Session One - Introduction and Scriptural Authority in Hindu Traditions

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 10:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

This series of seminars examines the idea and possibility of Hindu theology. It would survey the history and constructive theological thinking in Hindu traditions. For some scholars both terms ‘Hindu’ and ‘theology’ are impositions upon South Asia of western categories while for others we can speak about ‘Hindu theology’ in a coherent way. While the course would certainly wish to problematise the category, the main focus would be textual and hermeneutical.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

Hindu Theology: Session Two - The Vedanta commentarial tradition 1

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 10:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

The course will present an account of the Vedānta commentarial tradition and discuss detailed readings of key texts. We will begin with Śaṅkara’s commentary on the Brahma-sūtra 1.1.1 and his advaita interpretation.

Reading: Śaṅkara Brahma-sūtra bhāṣya translated by Swami Gambhirananda (Calcutta: Advaita Ashram, 1983).

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

Hindu Theology: Session Three - The Vedanta commentarial tradition 2

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 10:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

We will continue our inquiry into the Vedānta with an examination of Rāmānuja’s commentary on the same text. We will begin to understand the nature of the commentarial tradition as a discussion about the nature of truth across the centuries and the different theological positions developed through history. We will also examine a section from Rāmānuja’s Vedāntasāra.

Reading: Rāmānuja, The Vedāntasūtras with the Commentary of Rāmaṇuja translated by G. Thibauty, Sacred Books of the East Series (MLBD: Delhi, 1976).

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

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