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Research overview

Research Areas: 

  • Interfaith Dialogue (Challenges and Opportunities); Interreligious Studies / Hindu-Christian Studies.
  • World Religions; Comparative Religion; Comparative Theology.
  • Philosophy of Peace, Non-violence/Harmlessness, and Conflict: Indian/Hindu Perspectives.
  • Insider/Emic and Outsider/Etic Perspectives in the Study of Religion.
  • The Future of Spirituality and Religion in Western Cultures.
  • The Academic Study of Mystical Experience/Consciousness.
  • Hermeneutical Phenomenology; Phenomenology; Philosophies of Life.
  • Cross-cultural Philosophy; Traditions of Asia (Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism); Non-Western Philosophy; Indian Sages: Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Aurobindo.
  • Ethics: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on the "Other."
  • Religious Studies and Philosophical/Theological Inquiry; Interdisciplinary Research.
  • Wisdom teachings in the New Testament; Christian Engagement with Asian Traditions; Ecumenism; Dual/Multiple Religious Belonging.

Research methods:

Hermeneutical phenomenology; cross-disciplinary hermeneutical, philosophical, and theological inquiry, including cultural and politico-historical analysis.

Fellowships & Memberships:

  • Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (FRAS)
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR)
  • European Academy of Religion (EuARe)
  • Society for Hindu-Christian Studies

Centres & Networks

  • Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics (CSRP, University of St Andrews)
  • Scholars at the Peripheries (CSRP, University of St Andrews)
  • Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (OCHS, Oxford) / Hinduism in Dialogue Network
  • Mystical Theology Network (MTN, Oxford)
  • Cambridge Anthropology-Theology Network (CAT)


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