Gavin Flood

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Gavin Flood
Born 1954
Academic work
Main interests Religious studies, tantra, comparative religion, Hinduism
Notable 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 specialising in Shaivism and phenomenology,[1] but with research interests that span South Asian traditions.[2] From October 2005 through December 2015 he served in the Faculty of Theology University of Oxford and as 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, the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[4] In November 2015, it was announced that Dr. Flood would become the inaugural Yap Kim Hao Professor of Comparative Religious Studies at Yale-NUS College in Singapore; taking up the position from January 2016.[5]

Publications[edit]

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.

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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Flood, G. (2003). "The Sacred and the Profane: Contemporary Demands On Hermeneutics". Literature and Theology. 17 (4): 478–479. doi:10.1093/litthe/17.4.478. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  2. ^ "SpringerLink - Journal Article". www.springerlink.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  3. ^ "University of Oxford, Faculty of Theology and Religion". theology.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-08-16. (A Recognised Independent Centre is an institution that is not part of the University, but works with the University in research and teaching.)
  4. ^ "British Academy announces 42 new fellows". Times Higher Education. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Yale-NUS College Welcomes Two Distinguished Scholars as Named Professors". 11 November 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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