Hindus urge St Andrews Univ for objective treatment of Hinduism in upcoming theology encyclopedia

By: USOH
 
ST ANDREWS, Scotland - Dec. 13, 2019 - PRLog -- Hindus are urging University of St Andrews (USTA) in Scotland to give Hinduism an objective treatment in its upcoming St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology.

Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world with about 1.1 billion adherents and a rich philosophical thought, should be accorded the same-level of respect as other major world religions; Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said in Nevada (USA) today.

While some religions in this project were stated to be "entering the main phase" or in "initial phase", but the "initial phase" of Hinduism had been pushed back to 2021. A public university like USTA should not be in the business of discriminating among religions; Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed.

Moreover, in this John Templeton Foundation funded (reportedly £3.4 million) project, no exact time-table had reportedly been announced to include Sikhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Baha'ism, Shinto, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, etc.; which also offered great insights into the nature of the divine; Rajan Zed pointed out.

Zed further said that if USTA was honest and serious about the stated purpose of this encyclopedia of "treating the full discipline of Theology with rigour and clarity", then it needed to be more inclusive, broader and just in its treatment of religious traditions/practices.

The St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology is "a nascent online, free-to-access encyclopaedia". Brendan Wolfe is Principal Editor.

Research university USTA, founded 1413 with Pope Benedict XIII issuing the bulls, whose motto is "Ever to Excel", has over 9200 students and is claimed to be among "world's top 100 universities". Professor Sally Mapstone is Vice-Chancellor.
End
Email:***@gmail.com Email Verified
Tags:Universal Society Of Hinduism
Industry:Education
Location:St Andrews - Fife - Scotland
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse
USOFH News
Trending
Most Viewed
Daily News



Like PRLog?
9K2K1K
Click to Share