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OCHS alumnus awarded for theological promise

Dr Jonathan Edelmann, OCHS
Dr Jonathan Edelmann

Dr Jonathan Edelmann, OCHS alumnus and Assistant Professor of Religion at Mississippi State University, has been awarded the the 2011 Templeton Award for Theological Promise by the University of Heidelberg. 

The award was based on his dissertation, "When Two Worlds Meet: A Dialogue Between the Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Biological Theory". 
Dr Edelmann's D.Phil. (Oxford University, 2008, to be published in late 2011 by Oxford University Press) was in the area of science and religion, comparing and contrasting the issues of self and knowledge in the Bhagavata Purana, and in British and American Christian theological literature on Darwinism.
He is currenty planning an analysis of the Bhagavata Purana commentator, Visvanatha Cakravarti (circa 1660–1754).