Our 2011 Annual Meeting

The society’s 2011 Annual Meeting was held in San Francisco, California, November 18-21, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion.

2011 Annual Meeting Program

Friday, November 18
7:00-9:00pm, Hilton Union Square - Yosemite A
AAR Program: MP18-401

Raimundo Panikkar's Christological Contribution

Xavier Gravend-Tirole, University of Lausanne and Montreal, Presiding

Christopher Denny, St. John’s University
Purusha Sukta / Nirvana / Holy Saturday: Alternative Paths to Spiritual Kenosis

Erik Ranstrom, Boston College
I Discovered Myself a Hindu: The Promise and Problem of Raimon Panikkar as a Source of Hindu Self-Understanding

Bob Robinson, Laidlaw College
An Evangelical Protestant Appreciation of Panikkar

J. Jayakiran Sebastian, Lutheran Theological Seminary
Fragmented Selves, Fragments of the New Story: Panikkar and Dalit Christology

Responding:
Catherine Cornille, Boston College, Respondent



Saturday, November 19
7:30-8:30am, Hilton Union Square - Golden Gate 2
AAR Program: MP19-2

Society for Hindu-Christian Studies Board Meeting



Monday, November 21
9:00-11:30am, Hilton Union Square - Golden Gate 1
AAR Program: MP21-100

9:00-11:00am, Panel

Yoga and Christianity

Purushottama Bilimoria, Deakin/Melbourne and University of California, Berkeley, Presiding

Andrea R. Jain, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Yogaphobia and Yoga Ownership: The Shared Fundamentalism of Christian and Hindu Criticisms of the Global Popularization of Yoga

Mark Singleton, St. John’s College
Christian Influences in the Development of Modern Yoga

T. S. Rukmani, Concordia University
Isvara as Seen by Vijnanabhiksu

Gerald J. Larson, Indiana University
Yoga's Atheistic-Theism: An Interesting Contrast to the Triune God of Christianity

Harold Coward, University of Victoria
Christian Mysticism and Patanjali's Yoga Sutras I:41-51

Graham M. Schweig, Christopher Newport University, Respondent

11:00-11:30, Business Meeting

Michael McLaughlin, St. Leo University, Presiding