Lecture Title: Hindu Poetry and Christian Particularity: Translation, Disruption, Revelation

Occasion: "Hindu Poetry and Christian Particularity" was the annual Cole Lecture for 2022 at the Vanderbilt Divinity School, given on October 10, 2022.

Lecture: Ramakrishna and Me

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, Swami Tyagananda, Director, invited me to give the Sunday sermon at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society in Boston, and I was honored to come and speak. My lecture/sermon spoke of the meaning of Sri Ramakrishna for me as a Catholic priest and Jesuit and scholar, over the past 40+ years.

Conference Presentation: Theological Comparison as Translation

Given on May 11, 2022 at a workshop at Oxford University, "Translation and Interpretation: The Case for Comparative Philosophy"


Lecture: “Ramakrishna and Me" (earlier version)

Given on January 16, 2022 at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society in Hollywood, California.


Interview about Beyond Compare on Why Knowledge Matters

Interview with Professor Clooney on his book, Beyond Compare: Sri Vedanta Desika and St. Francis de Sales on Loving Surrender to God. It was conducted by Yanik Muller on his Why Knowledge Matters webcast on January 4, 2022.


Lecture: Mother Mary, Mother Kali: The Compassion of God

Lecture given at the Vedanta Society, Providence, Rhode Island, on Sunday, October 17, 2021, on the theme, “Mother Mary, Mother Kali: the Compassion of God”

Interview about Divine Mother, Blessed Mother

Interview with Professor Clooney about his book Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary (Oxford University Press, 2005), recorded by Florence Pasche Guignard on August 3, 2021 and published on September 13, 2021.


Interview about The Deep Study of Hindu Tradition from a Catholic Tradition

This episode of "Why Knowledge Matters" was posted on April 26, 2021.

An Interview on Comparative Theology

Hosted by Professor Klaus von Stosch, Zentrum für Komparative Theologie und Kulturwissenschaften (ZeKK), University of Paderborn, Germany

Peter Craigie Memorial Lecture

Sunday, March 14: Peter Craigie Memorial Lecture: “The Autobiographical Turn: On the Origins and Future of My Work in Hindu-Christian Studies”

Peter Craigie Seminar

Monday, March 15: The Peter Craigie Seminar: “Toward a Comparative Theology: Faith Seeking Understanding” 

Reading the Hindu and Christian Classics

Mujahid Talks: The Muslim Mary and the Muslim Jesus

Vedanta for the 21st Century

Lecture in Melbourne at the Australian Intercultural Society

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Easter and Human Transformation


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Thoughts on Ignatian Yoga

Krishna's Instruction in the Bhagavad Gita

Prof Francis X Clooney speaking at the OCHS 20th Anniversary Dinner 2018

Professor Francis X. Clooney || Bhagavad Ramanujacharya || Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji


How great teachers teach

Professor Francis Clooney (Harvard) on ‘An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hindu Theology’

Learning Interreligiously as a Catholic

His Hiding Place Is Darkness: A Hindu-Catholic Theopoetics of Divine Absence

Studying Religions in a Religiously Diverse World

Ethics of Bewilderment

Francis Clooney Discusses the Dynamics of Early Jesuits in India

The 2014 Catholicism In Dialigue Lecture: Hinduism and Catholicism: Finding God in All Things

Discussion of BEING DIFFERENT between Rajiv Malhotra and Francis Clooney at UMass


Contours of Common Ground

  contours of common ground