Klaus Klostermaier

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Klaus K. Klostermaier
Born 1933
Munich, Germany
Nationality Canadian
Education PhD in philosophy from the Gregorian University in Rome (1961),
PhD in Ancient Indian History and Culture from the University of Bombay (1969).
Known for Sanskrit and Hindu scholar
Title University Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Klaus K. Klostermaier (born 1933) is a researcher on Hinduism and Indian history and culture. He obtained a PhD in philosophy from the Gregorian University in Rome in 1961, and another in "Ancient Indian History and Culture" from the University of Bombay in 1969.

He joined the Department of Religion at the University of Manitoba (Canada) in 1970. He is the recipient of a Rh-Institute Award for "Excellence in the Humanities", of a Templeton Course Award in Science and Religion and an Award for Excellence in Graduate teaching from the University of Manitoba. In 1986 he was elected "Distinguished Professor."

He was nominated in 1998 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada,[1] and was Head of the Department of Religion at the University of Manitoba (Canada) from 1986 to 1997, and director of an "Asian Studies Center", 1990–1995.

He was the Director of Academic Affairs at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies from 1997–1998. A festschrift in his honour was published in 2004.[2] He has spent ten years in India and has researched primary sources in various languages, including Sanskrit, Hindi, Pali, Latin, Classical Greek, German, Italian and French.[3]

Selected works[edit]

He is the author of 53 works in seven languages listed at worldCat [4]

  • Hinduism: A Beginner's Guide (2008), ISBN 978-1-85168-538-7.
  • The Nature of Nature: Explorations in Science, Philosophy and Religion (2004);
  • Hindu Writings: A Short Introduction to the Major Sources (2001); ISBN 978-1-85168-230-0.
  • A Survey of Hinduism (3rd ed. 2007); ISBN 978-0-7914-7082-4.
  • Buddhism: A Short Introduction" (1999), ISBN 978-1-85168-186-0.
  • Indian Theology in Dialogue (1986);
  • Mythologies and Philosophies of Salvation in the Theistic Traditions of India (1984), ISBN 978-0-88920-158-3.
  • Hindu and Christian in Vrindaban (1969), ISBN 978-0-334-00616-9.
  • In the paradise of Krishna; Hindu and Christian seekers, ISBN 978-0-664-24904-5.
  • A concise encyclopedia of Hinduism, ISBN 978-1-85168-175-4.
  • Hinduism : A short introduction, ISBN 978-1-85168-163-1.
  • Hinduismus.
  • Indian theology in dialogue.
  • Kristvidya : A sketch of an Indian Christology.
  • Liberation, salvation, self-realization : A comparative study of Hindu, Buddhist and Christian ideas.
  • The body of God : Cosmos - Avatara - Image.
  • Religious studies: issues, prospects, and proposals with Larry W. Hurtado, ISBN 978-1-55540-623-3.
  • Masters of social thought with Ajit Kumar Sinha.
  • The Nature of Nature: Explorations in Science, Philosophy, and Religion.
  • The wisdom of Hinduism, ISBN 978-1-85168-227-0.
  • From end to beginning.
  • Hindu-Christian Dialogue.
  • Freiheit ohne Gewalt.
  • Vedic Aryans and the Origins of Civilization: A Literary and Scientific Perspective with Navaratna Srinivasa Rajaram, David Frawley, ISBN 978-81-85990-36-1.
  • Hinduism: A Short History, ISBN 978-1-85168-213-3.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Royal Society of Canada, The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada.
  2. ^ Bocken, Iñigo Kristien Marcel, Wilhelm Dupré, and Paul van der Velde. The Persistent Challenge: Religion, Truth, and Scholarship : Essays in Honor of Klaus Klostermaier. Maastricht: Uitgeverij Shaker Publishing, 2004. ISBN 978-90-423-0250-1
  3. ^ Archives & Special Collections, University of Manitoba.
  4. ^ WorldCat, Klostermaier, Klaus K.