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Professor Francis Clooney FBA

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About this Fellow

Classical Hindu scriptural interpretation, particularly ritual Mimamsa and theological Vedanta traditions, and Srivaisnava devotional tradition; comparative theology, grounded in Hindu-Christian studies; Catholic missionary traditions in India

Website: http://hds.harvard.edu/people/francis-x-clooney

Appointments

Current post

  • Parkman Professor of Divinity and Comparative Theology, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

Past Appointments

  • Parkman Professor of Divinity and Comparative Theology, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, 2017

Publications

His Hiding Place Is Darkness: A Hindu-Catholic Theopoetics of Divine Absence Stanford University Press, 2013

Carefully Uncertain: The Limits of Clarity at Interreligious Borders Common Knowledge 2012, vol 18.2, pp 312-324

By the Power of Her Word: Absence, Memory, and Speech in the Song of Songs and a Hindu Mystical Text Exchange 2012: vol 41, 213-244,

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