Friends Event: Literalism, Steam Engines and the Vedas: On the Interpretation of Hindu Sacred Texts
Leicester Friends Event
Saturday, 26 May 2012 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre
Leicester LE4 6LF
A talk by Dr Rembert Lutjeharms of the Oxford Centre For Hindu Studies.
How do we understand and apply the teachings of centuries-old texts today? How do we make their teachings, grounded in a social structure that no longer exists, relevant in our modern world? How do we interpret these ideas in the light of contemporary science? In recent decades, the interpretation of sacred texts has become not just the pursuit of a few scholars and theologians in the academies and religious institutions, but have become the focus of public debate.