Professor Gavin Flood FBA

Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion
Senior Research Fellow, Campion Hall

Biography

Gavin Flood is Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion at Oxford University, Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, and Senior Research Fellow at Campion Hall. His publications include Religion and the Philosophy of Life (2019), The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism (2013), The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World (2012), and The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory, and Tradition (2004). He is also the General Editor of the series ‘The Oxford History of Hinduism’ and is a Fellow of the British Academy.
 

Research Areas

Study of Religions and Philosophy and Religion.

Research Interests

Phenomenology, Hindu Studies, Comparative Religion, Tantric texts and traditions.

 

Selected Publications

His publications include:

  • Religion and the Philosophy of Life. 2019.
  • The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism. Blackwell Pub., 2003.
  • An Introduction to Hinduism. Cambridge University Press, 1996.
 
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