Dr. Tinu Ruparell, Ph.D
Office: +1 (403) 220-7069
B.A. Philosophy, University of Calgary, 1989
B.Sc. Microbiology, University of Alberta, 1987
Ph.D Religious Studies, University of Cambridge, 1999
M.A. Religious Studies, University of Calgary, 1992
Areas of Research
Philosophical Hermeneutics, Cross-cultural Hermeneutics, History of Interpretation traditions
The role of humanities in healthcare education, practice and research. The role of religion / spirituality in healthcare. Cross-cultural issues in healthcare. Philosophy and healthcare.
The relationship between science and religious traditions. Indian religion and science. Atheism, Science and Religion.
the role of religion in the public sphere, including theories of secularity and pluralism, secularism, inter-religious dialogue
topics in the philosophy of religion (idealism, metaphysics, theology) in a cross-cultural context. Indian and European religious thought. Paul Ricoeur, Leibniz, Vedanta
Participation in university strategic initiatives
|Course number||Course title||Semester|
|RELS 447||Theories Of Religion||2020|
|RELS 605 LEC 01 01||Studies in the Nature of Relig||2020|
|RELS 705 LEC 01 01||Studies in the Nature of Relig||2020|
|Rels 437||Hermeneutics and Religion||F 2021|
|Rels 399||Religion and Film||W 2022|
A critical overview of the trajectory of hermeneutic traditions in Vedanta, particularly in the modern period.
The use of philosophical practice in healthcare.
Re-thinking religion as a social technology.
- 2019 Harbarger Lecture in Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State University . 2019
- Visiting Scholar in Residence, University of Helsinki Faculty of Theology. 2019
- U of C Faculty of Grad Studies Supervisor award nomination, University of Calgary Faculty of Graduate Studies. 2007
- Gaston Lecturer, University of Oregon. 2004
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