Professor Gavin Flood FBA
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.
- Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow, Campion Hall, Oxford
The Hebrew Bible / Old Testament: the ancient near eastern context; the Hebrew text and the ancient versions; exegesis and theology; the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament in Jewish and Christian tradition.
The religious and cultural history of early modern Britain, especially the impact, reception and repercussions of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations
History of the Islamic World; Islamic theology and philosophy, especially with respect to the formative period (8th-10th centuries) and the age of the Mongol conquest (13th-14th centuries); Islamic mysticism
The history and theology of the Christian Church in Late Antiquity and in the Byzantine Empire; modern Eastern Orthodox theology