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Hindu-Christian Reading Group

Michaelmas Term, 2017

Regular meetings will occur fortnightly. Please register your interest with Nadya or Daniel (contact info below).

Tentative schedule: Meetings will occur at 4:15pm-5:30pm in the Faculty of Divinity.  October 11th, October 31st,  November 14th & November 28th, and December 13th. (Please note the first and last are Wednesdays; the others are Tuesdays.)

On December 13th we shall be joined by Professor Francis Clooney (Harvard.) More information will be given to the group closer to the date. 

This reading group will focus on the intersection of Hinduism and Christianity, mainly in exploring the ways that individuals within each of these traditions have tried to draw theologically from the other tradition. This “merging” or “drawing from” a separate theological tradition includes inward focused (i.e. a Hindu importing Christian theology to his/her Hindu community, or vice versa) and outward focused (i.e. a Christian exporting Christian theology to a Hindu community, or vice versa) expressions.  

The group will explore the implications of this from a variety of scholarly perspectives. All interested individuals are welcome, no matter your academic background or current area of study. No academic affiliation is needed in order to attend this reading group, but the discussion will be aimed at graduate students and upward. Those focused on comparative theology, Christian or Hindu theology/philosophy, Indian philosophy, World Christianities, religious pluralism, and the critical study of religion are especially encouraged to attend.

Contact Nadya Pohran (nap40@cam.ac.uk) or Daniel Soars (djs85@cam.ac.uk) for more information and to register your interest. A reading list will be circulated in advance of October 2017.

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