< C. Mackenzie Brown Faculty Profile

C. MACKENZIE BROWN, Ph.D.

B.A. Stanford University (1967) Major in History; minor in Religion/Philosophy

Ph.D. Harvard University (1973) Major in History of Religion--The Hindu Tradition; minor in Buddhist Traditions

E-mail: mbrown@trinity.edu


Fall 2014 Courses:  
  Religion 1330--Asian Religions (registered students please click here.)
  General Education 1300--First-Year Seminar: Rape in India, in America, and at Trinity (registered students please click here.)
   
Spring 2015 Courses (Tentative):  
  Religion 1330--Asian Religions
  Religion 3331--The Hindu Tradition (Information from last time course was taught) General Education 1300--First-Year Seminar: Rape in India, in America, and at Trinity (Information from last time course was taught)
   
Other Courses Taught:  
  Religion 3312 Religion and Science in the West (Information from last time course was taught)
  Religion 3313 Religion and Science in Asia (Information from last time course was taught)

Publications in the area of Religion and Science:

"Religion and Science in the Two Tagores: the Cosmic Teleologies of Debendranath and Rabindranath," forthcoming.

"Jagadish Chandra Bose and Vedantic Science," forhtcoming.

"Science" (on Hinduism and science), Brill Encylopedia of Hinduism (pp. 726-739). Leiden: Brill). The author's version of the paper is available on the Trinity Repository here (use download link on page to access paper).

“Conciliation, Conflict, or Complementarity: Responses to Three Voices in the Hinduism and Science Discourse," Zygon47:3 (September 2012): 608-23.

Hindu Perspectives on Evolution: Darwin, Dharma, and Design, Routledge, 2012.

“Origins: The Hindu Case,” in James Haag, ed., Routledge Companion Reader to Religion and Science, 403-13. Routledge, 2012.

“Vivekananda and the Scientific Legitimation of Advaita Vedānta.” In James R. Lewis and Olav Hammer, eds, Handbook of Religion and the Authority of Science, 207-48. Brill, 2011.

Hindu Responses to Darwinism: Assimilation and Rejection in a Colonial and Post-Colonial Context." Science & Education, Online First (11 July 2009). Abstract. DOI: 10.1007/s11191-009-9197-3. Print: Science & Education (2010) 19:705-738.

“The Design Argument in Classical Hindu Thought.” International Journal of Hindu Studies 12:2 (August 2008): 103–151. Preview. DOI: 10.1007/s11407-008-9058-8. The author's version of the paper is available on the Trinity Repository here (use download line on page to access paper).

“Experiencing Body Worlds: Voyeurism, Education, or Enlightenment?” Journal of Medical Humanities 28:4 (December 2007): 231-54. Co-authored with Dr. Charleen Moore, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

“Colonial and Post-Colonial Elaborations of Avataric Evolutionism.” Zygon 42:2 (September 2007): 715-47. Abstract available at Zygon, under Articles. Access for Trinity users: click here.

“The Western Roots of Avataric Evolutionism in Colonial India.” Zygon 42:2 (June 2007): 423-47. Abstract available at Zygon, under Three Historical Probes. Access for Trinity users: click here.

“Gunther von Hagens and Body Worlds Part 2: The Anatomist as Priest and Prophet.” The Anatomical Record (Part B: The New Anatomist) 277B (2004): 14-20. Co-authored with Dr. Charleen Moore, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. PDF file.

“Gunther von Hagens and Body Worlds Part 1: The Anatomist as Prosektor and Proplastiker.” The Anatomical Record (Part B: The New Anatomist) 276B (2004): 8-14,. Co-authored with Dr. Charleen Moore, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. PDF file.

“The Conflict between Religion and Science in Light of the Patterns of Religious Belief Among Scientists.” Zygon 38:3 (September 2003): 603-32. Access for Trinity users: click here.

“Hindu and Christian Creationism: ‘Transposed Passages’ in the Geological Book of Life.” Zygon 37:1 (March 2002): 95-114. Access for Trinity users: click here.

Books on Purāṇic Hinduism:

God as Mother: A Feminine Theology in India; An Historical and Theological Study of the Brahmavaivarta Purāṇa. Hartford, Vermont: Claude Stark & Co., 1974.

The Triumph of the Goddess: The Canonical Models and Theological Visions of the Devī-Bhāgavata Purāṇa . Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990.

The Devī-Gītā, or The Song of the Goddess: A Translation with Commentary and Annotation. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998.

The Song of the Goddess: Devī-Gītā : Spiritual Counsel of the Great Goddess. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002.

Other recent publication:

"The Rape that Woke Up India: Hindu Imagination and the Rape of Jyoti Singh Pandey," forthcoming in The Journal of Religion and Violence.


[Last updated 8/20/2014]