South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

SAI Co-sponsored event: Conference on “Religious Pluralism In Europe and Asia: Conditions, Modes, and Consequences”

Part I: From Antiquity to the Times of Colonialism

Sun, September 30, 2012 | SAC 1.118

9:30 AM - 6:15 PM

9.30-10.00       Mini-Continental Breakfast (Classics Lounge, WAG 116)

10.00-13:15       Session III: South Asia – Rituals and Architecture

                       Licia DiGiacinto (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Chair


10.00-10.40       Richard Eaton (Arizona): "Four Moments in Islam's Venture in India, 1200-1650"

10.45-11.25       Jessie Pons (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): "The role and iconography of Indra and Brahma in the Gandharan Buddhist context"

11.25-11.45       Break

11.45-12.25       Sven Wortmann (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): "On Brahmins and Ascetics: Religious Dynamics in Ancient India in the Light of Field-Theory "

12.30-12.45       Respondent: Sven Bretfeld (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

12.45-13.15       Discussion

13.15-14.45       Lunch break


14.45-18.15      Session IV: Between East and West

                      Martha Newman (University of Texas at Austin), Chair

 14.45-15.25       Jason BeDuhn (N. Arizona): “Manichaeism and the Emergence of Religious Pluralism“

15.30-16.10       Dorothea Weltecke (Konstanz): “Christians in multi-religious cities in the Middle East”

16.10-16.30       Break

16.30-17.10       Ronnie Po-chia Hsia (Penn State): “From accommodation to confrontation: Christianity in China“

17.15-17.30       Respondent: Steven J. Friesen (University of Texas at Austin)

17.30-18.15      Discussion, Summary, & Conclusion


Sponsored by: Co-sponsored by the South Asia Institute

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