Monthly Archives: November 2010

Translating Shankara (Śaṃkara, Śaṅkara)

By  Jacqueline Suthren-Hirst Mulling on Monday’s lecture, I wondered a bit more about the question we ended up with:  what are we doing when we translate an eighth century text in Sanskrit into modern English?  Should we be trying to … Continue reading

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Religious Poetry and Popular Music: Five Examples

Professor Williams’ fascinating lecture today highlighted some of the many ways that religious poetry can work on its readers. Standard, conversational speech often tries to communicate a “plain” meaning. This is especially the case in religious instruction. If I preach … Continue reading

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Jewish-Christian Relations

The relationship between Jews and Christians is complex. While there is a long and shameful history of anti-Semitism in the Christian church, at the same time there has often been a wide variety of overlap between the two religions. So … Continue reading

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