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Hindu-Christian Reading Group

Michaelmas Term, 2017

Regular meetings will occur fortnightly on Wednesdays from 4:00pm-5:30pm, in Room 6. 

Any changes to this will be announced in advance.

Tentative schedule: Meetings will occur at 4:00pm-5:30pm in ROOM 6, in the Faculty of Divinity. October 11th, October 25th, November 8th,  November 22nd & November 29th (all are Wednesdays)

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.