Comparative Theology

Ramakrishnan Parameshwaran, HDS MDiv candidate

Bridging Neuroscience, Chaplaincy and Theology

September 23, 2015

Krish, alias Ramakrishnan Parameshwaran, presented excerpts from his recently published position paper on the meeting points of Medicine, Chaplaincy and Theology.  The abstract of the publication, titled ‘You are Here’: Locating ‘Spirituality’ on the Map of Current Medical World can be found at PubMed and the complete, peer-reviewed but pre-published author’s proof-read copy can be found here.

Cultivation of Desire

Cultivation of Desire

September 9, 2015

At this week’s World Religions Café, Axel Takács, a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the study of religion, presented on a topic related to his dissertation, which is an exercise in Christian comparative theology with the Islamic religious tradition, and tentatively entitled “Cultivation of Desire.” For his presentation, Axel examined a Persian love lyric (ghazal) by the well-known 14th-century poet of Shīrāz, Ḥāfiẓ. He situated his interpretation of this love lyric within two traditions contemporaneous to Ḥāfiẓ.

When the Book Is a Coyote: Some Challenges and Possibilities for Comparative Theology from the Study of Native American Traditions

When the Book Is a Coyote: Some Challenges and Possibilities for Comparative Theology from the Study of Native American Traditions

April 7, 2015

On April 7 in the evening, Professor Laurel C. Schneider (Religious Studies, Religion and Culture, Vanderbilt University) lectured on the theme, “When the Book Is a Coyote: Some Challenges and Possibilities for Comparative Theology from the Study of Native American Traditions.”