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Gavin Flood

Gavin Flood
Born 1954
Main interests
Religious studies, tantra, comparative religion, Hinduism
Major 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]

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