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Sundararajan, K.R.

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Theology
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Arts and Sciences

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Professor Emeritus. Theology
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Areas of expertise are Hinduism, theistic school of Visistadvaita, Vaishnavism, comparative studies (Hindu-Christian dialogue, Hindu-Franciscan dialogue), mythology (Asian), Chinese religions (Confucianism, Taoism), Zen Buddhism.

  • CLAR 101. The Intellectual Journey 
  • CLAR 208. World Views 
  • THEO 100. Nature of Religious Experience 
  • THEO 313. Indian and Asian Mythology 
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D., University of Madras, India
  • M.A., University of Madras, India
  • B.A., University of Madras, India
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Joined the Department of Theology in 1976
  • Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University, 1970-73
  • Lecturer, Department of Religion, Boston University, 1972, spring semester
  • Lecturer in Hindu Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, India, 1967-75
  • Senior Academic Advisor, Encyclopedia of Hinduism Project, University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • Associate Editor for Spirituality
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Books edited 

  • Hinduism, Patiala: Punjabi University (1969)
  • Hindu Spirituality II Post-Classical and Modern. World Spirituality series 7. New York: Crossroads  (1997)

Chapters in books 

  • "Hinduism," Religions of Man, Patiala, India, Punjabi University (1967)
  • "Christianity," Religions of Man, Patiala, India, Punjabi University (1967)
  • "The Concept of Death in the Darsanas," Death and Eastern Thought (ed. Fredrick Holk), Nashville, Tenn. (1974)
  • "Contact with Practicalities," Towards World Community, World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland (1975)
  • "The Ideal of the Perfect Life: The Ramayana," Hindu Spirituality: I Vedas through Vedanta, Krishna Sivaraman (Editor), World Spirituality Series, Volume 6. New York: Crossroad. 1989.
  • "Accepting Plurality," Limits of Religious Tolerance. Harry M.Buck (Ed). Chambersbug: Anima, 1989.
  • "Love of God in the Vaishnava Tradition," The Love of God in World Religions, Ed. K.L.Seshagiri Rao. New Delhi 1994.
  • “Experiencing the World: Lila and Satori,” East-West Encounters in Philosophy and Religion, (edited, Ninian Smart and Srinivasa Murthy). Long Beach, CA. Long Beach Publications. (1996)
  • “The Spiritual Journey: A Comparative Study of Bonaventure and Ramanuja,” Doors of Understanding: Conversations in Global Spirituality (edited, Stephen Chase). Quincy, Ill. Franciscan Press (1997).
  • “Introduction,” Hindu Spirituality II Post-Classical to Modern, (edited K.R. Sundararajan). New York: Crossroads. (1997)
  • “Vaishnava Bhakti,” Commemorative Volume, Lansing, Mich: Bharatiya Temple (1999)
  • "Hinduism and Global Society,” Toward a Global Civilization? The Contribution of Religions. Eds. P.M. Mische & Melissa Markling. NY: Peter Lang (2001)
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