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2005

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Table Of Contents Jan 2005

Table Of Contents

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Table of contents for Volume 18.


"Can Women Become Priests?": A Catholic Feminist Perspective, Susan A. Ross Jan 2005

"Can Women Become Priests?": A Catholic Feminist Perspective, Susan A. Ross

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Can women become priests? The answer to this question depends on whom you ask. For many Protestants, the answer is both yes and no. The only priest is Jesus Christ and all Christian share in the priesthood. As Luther wrote, we are all priests to one another, but there is no special ministry of priesthood that makes one person distinct from others. There are pastors, people who are called to preach and lead worship, but they are not priests. Luther, of course, did not consider women able to be pastors, but his followers (at least the non-Wisconsin or non-Missouri Synod ...


Book Reviews Table Of Contents Jan 2005

Book Reviews Table Of Contents

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

A listing of the book reviews available in this issue.


Society And Meeting Information Jan 2005

Society And Meeting Information

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Information about the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies and its annual meeting.


Introductory Information And Introduction, Bradley Malkovsky Jan 2005

Introductory Information And Introduction, Bradley Malkovsky

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Introductory information, including the editorial advisory board and the editorial policy, and the editor's introduction to the issue.


Viewpoint: Joy And Sorrow, Swami Tyagananda Jan 2005

Viewpoint: Joy And Sorrow, Swami Tyagananda

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The United Ministries at Harvard is an interfaith coalition of forty chaplains representing twenty-nine ministries; twenty-one of these are Christian from various denominations, two are Jewish, and there is one each from Hindu, Buddhist, Humanist, Islamic, and Zoroastrian traditions. It is a vibrant group and there is much collegiality among the chaplains. As the Hindu chaplain at Harvard, I deeply value not only the friendship that we share in the group but also the opportunities I get to meet and learn from authentic representatives of so many spiritual traditions.


Book Review: "Siva In The Forest Of Pines: An Essay On Sorcery And Self-Knowledge", Anand Amaladass Jan 2005

Book Review: "Siva In The Forest Of Pines: An Essay On Sorcery And Self-Knowledge", Anand Amaladass

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A review of Siva in the Forest of Pines: An Essay on Sorcery and Self-Knowledge by Don Handelman and David Shulman.


Book Review: "Converting Women: Gender And Protestant Christianity In Colonial South India", Leslie C. Orr Jan 2005

Book Review: "Converting Women: Gender And Protestant Christianity In Colonial South India", Leslie C. Orr

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A review of Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India by Eliza F. Kent.


Book Review: "Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses And The Virgin Mary", Rachel Fell Mcdermott Jan 2005

Book Review: "Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses And The Virgin Mary", Rachel Fell Mcdermott

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

A review of Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary by Francis X. Clooney.


Recent Articles Of Interest Jan 2005

Recent Articles Of Interest

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

A listing of recently published articles of interest to the Society.


Meeting Information Jan 2005

Meeting Information

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Information about the next meeting for the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies.


Mimamsa And Eucharist: Starting-Points For Postmodern Hindu-Christian Comparative Theology Of Ritual, Michael T. Mclaughlin Jan 2005

Mimamsa And Eucharist: Starting-Points For Postmodern Hindu-Christian Comparative Theology Of Ritual, Michael T. Mclaughlin

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My interest in the topic of Mimamsa and ritual comes from an involvement with the kind of comparative theology that Francis Clooney has been pursuing. I have tried to comment a bit on some of his books, and so it was natural to take a look at his early book, a rather technical one, called Thinking Ritually. Clooney has been concerned with reading strategies in interpretation, and I would say that my reading skill when it comes to Mimamsa and studies of it is very rudimentary. Mimamsa deals with the way grammatical constructions determine the meaning of ritual injunctions. My ...


Justice And Gender In Ministry: Debating Women's Ordination, Maura A. Ryan Jan 2005

Justice And Gender In Ministry: Debating Women's Ordination, Maura A. Ryan

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Much has been written on the question of ordaining women in the Roman Catholic Church. Catholic scholars of all stripes have debated issues such as the biblical sources for a theology of ordination; the relationship between sacramental and non-sacramental ministries; the limits of papal authority and the development of doctrine; and, more recently, the relationship between the elevation of an all-male, celibate clergy and the failure of Catholic bishops to address reported sexual abuse by priests. This essay focuses on the ethical implications of barring women from the priesthood. Although my references are to Catholic or Christian practices primarily, I ...


Can Women Be Priests? Brief Notes Toward An Argument From The Ancient Hindu World, Laurie L. Patton Jan 2005

Can Women Be Priests? Brief Notes Toward An Argument From The Ancient Hindu World, Laurie L. Patton

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Can women be priests? If the word priest means ritually authoritative, the answer from the early Indian world is resolutely "yes." I want to begin by stating straightforwardly that in various periods of Indian history women have acted in ritually authoritative ways. And in my own experience of contemporary Maharashtra, while male priesthood might remain a cultural norm, one can find exceptions everywhere. While Vasudha Narayanan has written about most of these practices elsewhere on this issue, I would add that today in Maharashtra, women are training in large numbers to be ritual specialists, even purohits, because of the shortage ...


Reports & News Jan 2005

Reports & News

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

Reports and news related to the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies.


Book Review: "A History Of Modern Yoga: Patanjali And Western Esotericism", Harold Coward Jan 2005

Book Review: "A History Of Modern Yoga: Patanjali And Western Esotericism", Harold Coward

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

A review of A History of Modern Yoga: Patanjali and Western Esotericism by Elizabeth De Michelis.


Book Review: "In Search Of Identity: Debates On Religious Conversion In India", Corinne Dempsey Jan 2005

Book Review: "In Search Of Identity: Debates On Religious Conversion In India", Corinne Dempsey

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

A review of In Search of Identity: Debates on Religious Conversion in India by Sebastian C. H. Kim.


Leibniz And Ramanuja On The One And The Many, Tinu Ruparell Jan 2005

Leibniz And Ramanuja On The One And The Many, Tinu Ruparell

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They polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and the Visistadvaita theologian Ramanuja both face a similar conceptual problem: each holds that the universe is composed of a single substance yet is experienced by us in the phenomenal realm as plural. The problem, simply put, is that they must both show how it is that our experience of diversity arises from ontological unity - how the many comes from the one. In what follows I suggest that reading Leibniz through Ramanuja in the way suggested by the structure of metaphorical dialectic as elucidated by Ricoeur and exploited by Clooney casts Leibniz's problem in ...


Briefly Noted, Bradley Malkovsky Jan 2005

Briefly Noted, Bradley Malkovsky

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

A brief review of of Asian Christian Theologies: A Research Guide to Authors, Movements, Sources. Vollume 1: Asia Region 7th-20th centuries; South Asia; Austral Asia.


Book Review: "The Graceful Guru: Hindu Female Gurus In India And The United States", Rachel Fell Mcdermott Jan 2005

Book Review: "The Graceful Guru: Hindu Female Gurus In India And The United States", Rachel Fell Mcdermott

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

A review of The Graceful Guru: Hindu Female Gurus in India and the United States edited by Karen Pechilis.


Book Review: "Playing Host To Deity: Festival Religion In The South Indian Tradition", Corinne Dempsey Jan 2005

Book Review: "Playing Host To Deity: Festival Religion In The South Indian Tradition", Corinne Dempsey

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

A review of Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition by Paul Younger.


Gender And Priesthood In The Hindu Traditions, Vasudha Narayanan Jan 2005

Gender And Priesthood In The Hindu Traditions, Vasudha Narayanan

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

In writing about Judaism, Norman Solomon has observed that the English language, which evolved in a very Christian atmosphere, is not value-neutral. Most scholars would agree that words are embedded in worldviews. To use a colloquial expression, they carry the "baggage" of social prejudices and articulate the perceptions on gender, race, religion, and age that have been part of popular culture at various time periods. It is not just that we project stereotypes on what we study, but we also use categories from our natal traditions to understand other cultures. At least initially we observe phenomena that our culture thinks ...