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Daniel Soars

Daniel Soars

Classical and modern Vedanta

Romanticism and the German reception of Indian thought

Sanskrit and the history of European Indology

Intellectual encounters between India and Britain in 18th-19th centuries

Christian engagement with Advaita Vedanta

Thomist metaphysics and Nouvelle Theologie


2016-2019: AHRC funded PhD student, Clare College, Cambridge (Research in Christian Vedanta, under the supervision of Ankur Barua and Douglas Hedley)

2011-2013: MRes (with Distinction) Christianity and Interreligious Relations at Heythrop College, University of London (Dissertation on Sara Grant's engagement with Advaita Vedanta, under the supervision of Michael Barnes and Martin Ganeri)

2011-2016: Teacher of Theology & Religious Studies at St Benedict's School, Ealing

2006-2011: Teacher of Theology & Religious Studies at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire

2005-2006: Intern at La Cote Anglican Church, Geneva

2001-2005: MA in Theology & Religious Studies (Part II:1st) and Modern & Medieval Languages (Part I:1st) at Selwyn College, Cambridge

Subject area and speciality

Philosophy of Religion specialists:

Hindu-Christian philosophical theology: 'Non-Duality in Christian Vedanta'

The Indian religions specialists:

Research Interests

The possibilities of a 'non-dual' Christianity: 20th century Roman Catholic engagement (Henri Le Saux, Bede Griffiths, Richard De Smet, Sara Grant) with Sankara and Advaita Vedanta

Thomist metaphysics and Nouvelle Theologie


A8 Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

B10 God, Freedom, and the Soul (Philosophy of Religion)

B16 Life and thought of religious Hinduism and of Buddhism

Other Professional Activities

Qualified Teacher Status

Key Publications

Book Reviews:

Christian Ashrams, Hindu Caves and Sacred Rivers: Christian-Hindu Monastic Dialogue in India 1950-1993.  Mario I. Aguilar.  Jessica Kingsley Publishers: London and Philadelphia, 2016. (Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies, Fall 2017, forthcoming).

Religion for a Secular Age: Max Müller, Swami Vivekananda and Vedānta.  Thomas J. Green.  Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2016.  (Philosophy East and West 68:3, July 2018, forthcoming). 



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