January 29, 2015


Scholar Vasudha Narayanan speaks on religions of India in America

MTSO hosts 11th annual Lecture on World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue

Dr. Vasudha Narayanan, a past president of the American Academy of Religion, will present a lecture titled "Religions of India in America" at 7 p.m. April 15 in the Alford Centrum at Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware. Her presentation is the 11th annual Lecture on World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue, sponsored by MTSO and three other seminaries that form the Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Narayanan is a distinguished professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida. She has authored or edited numerous scholarly books and articles, including Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism, "Re-imagining South Asian Religions" and "The Cambridge History of Religion in America."

She was president of the American Academy of Religion in 2001-02 and president of the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies from 1996 to 1998. The University of Florida named Narayanan its Teacher Scholar of the Year in 2010.

The Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus includes MTSO, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, the Pontifical College Josephinum and Bexley Hall Seabury Western Theological Seminary Federation.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio prepares leaders of many faith traditions for lives of lasting significance in service to the church and the world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master's degrees in counseling ministries, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.


Paul Numrich, professor in the Snowden Chair for the Study of Religion and Interreligious Relations
pnumrich@mtso.edu, 740-362-3443

Danny Russell, director of communications
drussell@mtso.edu, 740-362-3322