Lunchtime Seminar – Religious Pluralism

Mohandas Gandhi and John Hick on Religious Pluralism

Dr Sharada Sugirtharajah is Senior Lecturer in Hindu Studies at the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham. She is also an Associate Fellow of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Dr Suritharajah will give a Lunchtime Seminar on Wednesday, 20 August, beginning at 1.00pm at the Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville.

In the present-day multicultural context, religious pluralism continues to be a contentious issue. In this seminar Dr. Suritharajah will focus on two eminent thinkers whose perspectives on religious pluralism have attracted much attention: Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869–1948), known to the world for his nonviolent campaign against British rule, and John Hick (1922– 2012 ), a renowned British philosopher of religion and theologian. The primary aim will be to identify and explore significant correspondences in their thinking on religious pluralism, rather than engaging with the contentious debate their positions on religious pluralism have ignited in Western Christian theological discourse.

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