Gavin Flood

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Gavin Flood
Born 1954
Academic work
Main interests Religious studies, tantra, comparative religion, Hinduism
Notable works Introduction to Hinduism (Cambridge University Press 1996), Beyond Phenomenology: Rethinking the Study of religion. (Cassell 1999)

Gavin Dennis Flood (born 1954) FBA is a British scholar of comparative religion with specialization in Shaivism and phenomenology[1] with research interests that span South Asian traditions.[2] Since October 2005 he has been in the Faculty of Theology University of Oxford and the Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies which is a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford.[3] In 2008 Flood was granted the title of Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion from the University of Oxford. In 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.[4]

Flood's publications include; An Introduction to Hinduism, Body and Cosmology in Kashmir Saivism and Beyond Phenomenology: Rethinking the Study of Religion. He is also the editor of The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism.

Publications

  • The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Oxford University Press, 2013
  • The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation. Norton, 2012
  • The Importance Of Religion: Meaning In Our Strange World. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
  • The Tantric Body: The Secret Tradition of Hindu Religion. London: I.B. Tauris, 2006
  • The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition. (Cambridge University Press 2006)[5]
  • Beyond Phenomenology: Rethinking the Study of religion. (Cassell 1999)
  • Introduction to Hinduism (Cambridge University Press 1996)[6]
  • Editor of The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism (Blackwell 2003).[7]
  • Rites of Passage (1994)[8]

See also

References and notes

  1. Flood, G. (2003). "The Sacred and the Profane: Contemporary Demands On Hermeneutics". Literature and Theology. 17 (4): 478–479. doi:10.1093/litthe/17.4.478. Retrieved 2008-05-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "SpringerLink - Journal Article". www.springerlink.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "University of Oxford, Faculty of Theology". resources.theology.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2008-05-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (A Recognised Independent Centre is an institution that is not part of the University, but works with the University in research and teaching.)
  4. "British Academy announces 42 new fellows". Times Higher Education. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Flood, G.D. (2004). The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition. Cambridge University Press.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Flood, G.D. (1996). An Introduction to Hinduism. Cambridge University Press.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Fenn, R.K. (2001). The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion. Blackwell Publishers.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Holm, J.; Bowker, J.W. (1994). Rites of Passage. Pinter Pub Ltd.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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