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

Elected 2014

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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.

Current post

Yale-NUS College, Singapore Yap Kim Hao Professor of Comparative Religious Studies

2016 -

University of Oxford Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion

2008 -

Campion Hall, University of Oxford Senior Research Fellow

2008 -

Past appointments

Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies Director

2005 - 2015

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