Prof Gavin Flood launches 'Religion and the Philosophy of Life'

Campion Hall celebrated the book launch of Gavin Flood's Religion and the Philosophy of Life (Oxford University Press. 2019) on 30th April.

Friends, colleagues, and students gathered in the sun to mark the release of this exciting new work, which "reveals how religion as the source of civilization transforms the fundamental bio-sociology of humans through language and the somatic exploration of religious ritual and prayer", as described on the publisher's website.Dr Jessica Frazier introduces Gavin's new book

The book, which deals with fundemental questions and assumptiions, offers a reading of religions in three civilizational blocks: India, Chinea and Europe/the Middle East. It focuses in particular on the time when these came to formation in the medieval period, when traditions defined boundaries and textual authorities were established.

Dr Nicholas Austin SJ, Master of Campion Hall, introduced Gavin's book as a model of what cutting-edge, interdisciplinary scholarship looks like. Dr Jessica Frazier, a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, praised Gavin's book for asking fundamental questions about human life. Copies of the book disappeared quickly as guests were eager to delve deeper into this impressive work.

Read more about 'Religion and the Philosophy of Life' or order it now via the Oxford University Press webpage. 

This article was first published on Campion Hall's website.