Robert N. Minor

Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies
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History of religions methodology; Indian religious thought and texts; religion and gender


Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1975

Robert Minor holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and has done research in India,Japan, Taiwan, the Near East, and Europe. Besides his interest in history of religions methodology, he concentrates on Indian religious thought and texts, and religion and gender. Among his publications are numerous articles and eight books, three of which were published both in the United States and India: Sri Aurobindo: The Perfect and the Good; Bhagavadgita: An Exegetical Commentary and Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavadgita. His recent books include The Religious, the Spiritual, and the Secular: Auroville and Secular India (SUNY Press), Scared Straight: Why It's So Hard to Accept Gay People and Why It's So Hard to be Human (HumanityWorks!) and When Religion Is an Addiction (HumanityWorks!).

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