John Newman

Professor of Religion and MacArthur Chair - Humanities - Religion

John Newman
  • Phone: (941) 487-4317
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  • Office Location: ACE 204
  • Mail Location: ACE 116

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 a 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
Cultural History of Tibet
Indian Buddhist Thought