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A Perfectly Ordinary and Amazing Trip to India

Cambridge, MA. I drafted this reflection yesterday, while on a 14 hour flight from Dubai to Boston, returning home after a brief three week trip to India. Despite the jet lag, I thought it best ot finish it today.

I had traveled to south India in the first place for a conference in Hyderabad on Ramanuja, the great theologian of the Shrivaishnava Hindu community that worships Vishnu with the Goddess Sri as the divine couple. 2017 marked his 1000th birth anniversary....

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On What (Not) to Say and Write: Jesus in the Desert 3

Notre Dame, Indiana. When I was the Director of Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions (2010-2017), one of my favorite events was hosting discussions of new books by faculty, fresh and bright and often cutting edge writing by talented faculty at all stages of their careers.

In preparation for the book events, one of my favorite questions to the author was, How did you come to write this particular book? Given your expertise, the range of things you can write on, how did you narrow it down to the theme/s developed in the 200-300 pages of this book? The question...

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