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Professor Gavin Flood FBA

Hindu religious literature in the Middle Ages (post-Gupta period); comparative religion, with particular reference to Hinduism and Christianity; philosophical phenomenology and hermeneutics
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About this Fellow

Gavin Flood's research interests are in medieval Hindu texts (especially from the traditions of Shiva), comparative religion, and phenomenology. Two recent books are The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World (Oxford: Blackwell, 2013) and The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2014). Developing from the comparative interests of these books, he is currently working on a project on religion and the philosophy of life as well as developing closer textual work on a Sanskrit text called the Netra Tantra. He is general series editor of the Oxford History of Hinduism.

Website: http://www.campion.ox.ac.uk/user/50

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow, Campion Hall, Oxford

Publications

The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World 2012

The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory, and Tradition 2004

Introduction to Hinduism 1996

The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism 2014

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