Submitted to the blog by Ayon Maharaj
Call for Submissions in Hindu & Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion: International Journal of Hindu Studies
I am Section Editor of the International Journal of Hindu Studies, overseeing submissions in Hindu and Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion. I would like to encourage all of you to consider submitting manuscripts in this area.
To give you a sense of the range of topics falling within this area, I include below a brief description of this section of IJHS:
The “Hindu and Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion” Section of the International Journal of Hindu Studies serves as a forum for critical investigations of Hindu contributions to the field of cross-cultural philosophy of religion. Various methodological approaches are welcome, including in-depth studies of Hindu philosophical themes, comparative examinations of Hindu and non-Hindu figures and paradigms, as well as cross-cultural discussions of key topics in the philosophy of religion. Topics include, but are not limited to, arguments for and against the existence of God, the nature and epistemology of religious faith, the problem of evil, theories of religious diversity, the relationship between religion and science, and the phenomenology and epistemology of mystical experience.
If you’ve written or plan to write an essay on any topic falling broadly within the field of Hindu and Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion, I hope you will consider submitting it to IJHS. Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions or need any further clarification.
On a different but related note, I wanted to give you a heads up about a Special Issue I am editing on “Hindu Theodicies,” which is slated to be published in a 2020 issue of IJHS. The Special Issue will highlight the variety of theodicies in Hindu philosophical traditions, emphasizing those that have received less attention in the scholarly literature. The contributors and topics are as follows:
David Peter Lawrence: Kaśmīri Śaiva theodicy
Elisa Freschi: Viśiṣṭādvaita theodicy
Michael Williams: Mādhva theodicy
David Buchta: Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava theodicy
Ayon Maharaj: Sri Aurobindo’s theodicy
Ankur Barua: Comparative Hindu-Christian theodicy