Chakra Announcements

OCHS Lectures and Seminars

by Saunaka Rsi das

Posted January 28, 2004

Hilary Term (Jan - Mar. 2004)

Lectures

Relating to the 'Other': Hindu and Christian Perspectives
Presented by the Centre for Hindu Studies & the Centre for Christianity & Culture, Regent's Park College

 

22 January

"Understanding Hindus as an Educational Exercise in Understanding Self and Other"
Peggy Morgan, Mansfield College, Oxford

29 January

"Christian and Indian Traditions in Historical Perspective"
Dr Dermot Killingley,University of Newcastle

5 February

"Authority and Scripture in Hindu and Christian Thought"
Professor Francis X. Clooney SJ, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

12 February

"Violence and Peacemaking in Hindu and Christian Traditions"
Ken Valpey, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Revd Dr Stephen Finamore, Bristol

19 February

"Christian Theological Responses to Hinduism"
Revd Dr Michael Barnes SJ, Heythrop College, University of London
Ravi Gupta, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

26 February

"Hindus and Hinduism in Contemporary Britain" Dr Savita Vij, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Hinduism I: Primary Texts in Translation
Prof Francis X. Clooney SJ

These lectures, for which the source material lies (almost entirely) in Sanskrit texts read in English translation and with the help of reliable secondary sources, treats major components of the brahminical Hindu tradition which, though of ancient origin, is still relevant today. Particular attention will be paid to important themes developed in the listed primary texts read in translation. The approach taken is classical and textual. These lectures are intended for students in theology and religious studies.

Tuesdays, 4pm - 5pm, commencing 20th January, Campion Hall, Brewer St.

Lecture Schedule

The Majewski Lecture

On Defining Hinduism

Dr Julius Lipner, Canbridge University
(Dr Smith is author of Hindus, their religious beliefs and practices, Routledge)

Week 5, Wednesday 18th Februrary, at 5pm
Oriental Institute. Lecture Room 2. All are welcome

The Hindu - Jewish Seminar
Presented by the Centre for Hindu Studies & the Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

The Truth(s) of Translation

Dr Julius Lipner, Cambridge University & Dr Norman Solomon, OCHJS

This is the third of our joint seminars. We began with two sessions entitled, "Around the Table: A conversation on Jewish and Hindu dietary and dining customs". Dr Miri Freud-Kandel and Prof Ramaratnam led these seminars, in Trinity term 2003. This term we hope to journey from the kitchen to the temple and delve deeper into both traditions and their approaches to truth and interpretation

Week 5, Thursday 19th February, 2pm - 4pm
OCHS Library, 15 Madgalen St. All are welcome

OCHS Seminars
Wednesdays, 2.15pm - 3.45pm, OCHS Library, 15 Madgalen St,

First Week (21th January)
Prof. FX Clooney SJ, Academic Director OCHS
"Overview of participants academic projects"

Second Week (28th January)
Prof. FX Clooney SJ, Academic Director OCHS
"A Hindu Theology of Revelation, Scripture, and Tradition: Comments on Vedanta Desika's 14th Century Guruparamparasaram"

Third Week (4th February)
Dr. Daniela Rossella, University of Milan, Italy, OCHS Shivdasani Visiting Fellow
"Kavya, (literature as an art form) and Bhakti"

Fifth Week (18h February)
Dr. Nilima Chitgopekar, Delhi University, India, OCHS Shivdasani Visiting Fellow
"Devised Lineages and Pliant Biographies: A Study of Shiva and his Retinue "

Sixth Week (25th February)
Dr. Daniela Rossella, University of Milan, Italy, OCHS Shivdasani Visiting Fellow
"Christian nuptial mysticism and parallels with Indian mystical trends"

Seventh Week (3rd March)
Dr. Nilima Chitgopekar, Delhi University, India, OCHS Shivdasani Visiting Fellow
"The Abundance and Vicissitudes of Multiplicity: The Case of 'Chaunsatha' Yoginis"

Eight Week (10th March)
Prof. FX Clooney SJ, Academic Director OCHS
"Reviewing Hilary term"

The Centre welcomes suggestions for other lectures and seminar topics. Contact the Academic Director at clooney@bc.edu or 304 300.

Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
15 Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AE
(01865 304300) info@ochs.co.uk
http://www.ochs.org.uk