John Newman

John R. Newman

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Asian Religions

B.A. South Asian Studies, Ph.D. Buddhist Studies, University of Wisconsin--Madison

Professor Newman is an historian of religions who specializes in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. His research focuses on the Vajrayana Buddhist Kalacakra tantra ("Wheel of Time system of mysticism") tradition. He is also interested in Buddhist interactions with other religions, and methodological issues in the cross-cultural study of religions.

Recent Courses
Seminar: Topics in the Study of Religion
Orientalism
Cultural History of Tibet
Indian Buddhist Thought

 

 

 

Contact Information

New College of Florida
Division of Humanities
COH 104
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243-2197

newman@ncf.edu
(941) 487-4317

Office hours by email appt.
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New College of Florida
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