FAITHS IN CONVERSATION: HINDUISM IN SOCIETY
February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFree
SESSION 5: HINDUISM IN SOCIETY
Dr. Jeffery Long is the Carl W. Zeigler Professor of Religious Studies at Elizabethtown College, in Pennsylvania, where he has taught since receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School in the year 2000. He is the author of four books: A Vision for Hinduism, Jainism: An Introduction, the Historical Dictionary of Hinduism (first and second editions), and, most recently, Hinduism in America: A Convergence of Worlds. He is also the editor of the volume Perspectives on Reincarnation: Hindu, Christian, and Scientific and co-editor of the Buddhism and Jainism volumes of the Springer Encyclopedia of Indian Religions. He is also the series editor of Explorations in Indic Traditions: Ethical, Philosophical, and Theological, a book series which is published by Lexington Books. In 2018, Dr. Long received the Hindu American Foundation’s Dharma Seva Award for his work to promote accurate and culturally sensitive portrayals of Hindu traditions in the American education system and media. He has spoken in venues around the world, including at Princeton University, Yale University, the University of Chicago, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and three presentations in 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York. He is currently working on an introduction to Indian philosophy.
Anne Carolyn Klein/Rigzin Drolma, is Professor and a former Chair of the Department of Religion, Rice University, where she helped developed a contemplative studies concentration for graduate students. Co-founder of the Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism (www.dawnmountain.org). She is also a Lama in the Nyingma (ancient) Buddhist tradition.
Her central thematic interest is the embodied interaction between head and heart across a spectrum of Buddhist theories of cognitive and somatic knowing. She participates also in the emerging field of micro-phenomenology where the juxtaposition of philosophical, scientific, and experiential research promises a fresh way of bridging traditional and contemporary cultures’ ways of knowing. She is the author of seven books, including Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse. Her academic achievement includes B.A. Cum Laude with Highest Honors in English, State University of New York at Binghamton (Harpur College) 1969, M.A. in Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1971 & Ph.D. in Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1981.
February 1st, 4:00 pm–Hinduism in Society
March 1st, 4:00 pm–Christianity in Society
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