Our 2013 Annual Meeting

The society's 2013 Annual Meeting was held in Baltimore, Maryland, November 22-23, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion.

2013 Annual Meeting Program

Friday, November 22
7:30-9:00pm, Room 345, Baltimore Convention Center

Theme: Canons and Contemplations: The Intersections of Scripture, Contemplation, and Community

Michelle Voss Roberts, Wake Forest University, Presiding

Francis X. Clooney, Harvard University
Writing Commentary, Reading Commentary: Potentially Contemplative Practices in Hindu-Christian Studies

Graham M. Schweig, Christopher Newport University
Interiority and Connectivity: The Relation of Scripture and Contemplation in Bhakti Sadhana and Bridal Mysticism

Holly Hillgardner, Bethany College
Beyond the Individual Mystic: Mirabai and Hadewijch in Relation to Contemplation and Scripture

Brad Bannon, Harvard University
Removing Contemplative Boundaries: Apophasis and Scriptural Contemplation in Śaṅkara and Nicholas of Cusa



Saturday, November 23
7:30-8:30am, Board Room, Sheraton Inner Harbor

Society for Hindu-Christian Studies Board Meeting



Saturday, November 23
9:00-11:30am, Harborview Ballroom I, Sheraton Inner Harbor

Theme: Embodiment and Embodied Performance in Hindu-Christian Studies

Reid Locklin, University of Toronto, Presiding

Katherine C. Zubko, University of North Carolina, Asheville
Danced Blessings and Rewards: The Fruits of Embodied Methodologies in Hindu and Christian Performance Contexts

James Ponniah, Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth
Proximity of Religions through Bodily Practices?

Michael Stoeber, Regis College, Toronto and University of Toronto
Embodied Spirituality in 3HO Kundalini Yoga

Travis Chilcott, Iowa State University
Embodied Religious Practices and the Attainment of Cognitive-Oriented Religious Goals

Madhuri Yadlapati, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Embodied Gender Enactment and the Potential for Sanctification in St. Joseph’s Altar and the Varalakshmi Puja

Responding: Edward Ulrich, University of Saint Thomas

Business Meeting

Ravi M. Gupta, Utah State University, Presiding