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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

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)

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Professor K. Maheswaran

Krishna-Chaitanya Bhakti and Rabindranath’s Religion of Man: Their resonance and dissonance

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Joseph T. O’Connell
Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2011 -
14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

When we think of Rabindranath Tagore in relation to the Krishna-Caitanya religio-literary tradition of Bengal, his youthful Bhanusimher Padaboli immediately come to mind, as they should as the most explicit treatments of a Vaishnava theme in all of his immense literary corpus. But we may also ask what other indications there may be of resonances and dissonances vis-à-vis the Vaishnava tradition elsewhere in his prose and poetry, especially as he grew older.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Joseph T.

Krishnadasa Kaviraja’s Caitanya-caritamrta: Its characteristics as a sacred biography

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Joseph T. O’Connell
Date: 
Friday, May 27, 2011 -
14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

Sacred biographies of Visvambhara Misra, aka Krishna-Caitanya, (1486–1533) constitute an unusually ample array of texts that for half a century have provided an enduring basis for an otherwise loosely coordinated community of Vaishnava devotees in Bengal and elsewhere. The Caitanya-caritamrta (Nectar-like Acts of Caitanya) of Krishnadasa Kaviraja is the culmination of an inter-related series of such texts. Relying primarily on the Caitanya-caritamrta (in the Bengali and Sanskrit original and in its translation by Edward C. Dimock, Jr.) and drawing upon Tony K.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Joseph T.

Krishnadasa Kaviraja’s Caitanya-caritamrta: Its value as a witness to historical events

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Joseph T. O’Connell
Date: 
Friday, June 3, 2011 -
14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

The sacred biographies of Krishna-Caitanya appear to convey a great deal of historical information about the words and actions of their main subject and of hundreds of his followers and other contemporaries. They also include along the way a number of vignettes, some with political implications, that, if accurate, would extend our knowledge of early sixteenth century Bengal some degrees beyond the intramural affairs of the nascent community of devotees. But how reliable are these texts as records of actual historical persons, words and events? Devotees tend to say very reliable.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Joseph T.

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