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Faculty of Divinity

Philosophy of Religion


Akshay Gupta holds a Master's Degree in Religious Studies from Duke University. He began his Ph.D in 2019. His dissertation aims to rationally reconstruct the theodicy (a response to the problem of evil) of the Caitanya Vaishnava theologian A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. He is also interested in exploring how Hindu theological motifs can be drawn on as conceptual resources for improving societal conditions. 


Hinduism and the Philosophy of Religion

Vedantic Philosophy Theology

Caitanya Vaishnavism

Hindu Responses to Modernity 

Hindu Sacred Texts


Key publications: 

“Re-envisioning a Caitanya Vaiṣṇava ‘Perfect Being Theology’ and Demonstrating Its Theodical Implications” Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies vol. 33 (in press). 

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