[Advaita-l] New Member Introduction: Prof. Mackenzie Brown - and a request

Brown, C. Mackenzie mbrown at trinity.edu
Sat Jun 19 15:18:10 CDT 2010

Dear Members of Advaita-l,

Having just been introduced to your group, let me thank you for accepting a scholar into your midst and I look forward to your comments and responses to the various issues relevant to Advaita. 

I would also like to call to your attention to a follow-up to the description of myself (I have copied it below).  I mention there that I am currently working on a book regarding Hindu attitudes towards evolution. As part of that research, I am investigating various Hindu groups, including especially Advaita Vedānta, via an on-line survey.  

I hope that some of you would be willing to help me with that survey, which will go on until at least next October, regarding Hindu views on this topic and related issues in Hinduism and science. As you know, such issues are becoming increasingly important in today's world, and it is important for every religious group to have its views known. 

If you are willing to help, the link to the survey is:


I would appreciate your sending the link to any Hindu friends you may know. And of course, if you are interested, to take the survey yourself.

Any help will be much appreciated.

You can find more information about me on my home page at Trinity University: 


I thank you in advance.

Mackenzie Brown 

C. Mackenzie Brown, Ph.D.
Jennie Farris Railey King Professor in Religion
Department of Religion, Trinity University
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Ph: 210-999-8429
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Subject: [Advaita-l] New Member Introduction: Prof. Mackenzie Brown

Here is a brief description of myself:
I am a professor of Religion at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.  I
have a Ph.D. in the History of Religion from Harvard University (1973). My
special field was the Hindu Tradition, with sub-fields in Purāṇic literature
and Advaita Vedānta.  In recent years I have become interested in the
intersection of religion and science in general, and Hinduism and science in
particular, especially the attitude of Hindus of various affiliations
towards evolution.
My interest in Advaita Vedānta at this point in my life is one of a scholar.
I have been working for a number of years on a book entitled “Hindu
Perspectives on Evolution and Creation: Darwin, Dharma, and Design.” As part
of the research for the book, I am investigating the attitudes of important
Hindu groups, one of the most important being that of Advaita Vedānta.

Mackenzie Brown
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