Jacob N. Kinnard

 Jacob N. Kinnard

Address2201 S. University Boulevard
Denver, CO

Associate Professor of Comparative Religious Thought, Iliff School of Theology

B.A., Bowdoin College,
M.A., University of Chicago,
Ph.D., University of Chicago,

Jacob N. Kinnard teaches courses on the religious traditions of India, comparative religion, and theoretical and methodological issues in the study of religion. He is particularly interested in the interplay of religious doctrine and religious practice.

He is the author of Imaging Wisdom: Seeing and Knowing in the Art of Indian Buddhism (RoutledgeCurzon 1999) and The Emergence of Buddhism (Greenwood, 2006), and co-editor of Constituting Communities: Theravada Traditions in South and Southeast Asia (SUNY 2003). He has published articles on topics in Indian religions in journals such as History of Religions, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, The Eastern Buddhist, and the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, as well as chapters in a wide range of edited volumes and encyclopedias. His current work focuses on the relationship between Hinduism and Buddhism as it is played out at several shared pilgrimage places in India.

Dr. Kinnard is the editor of the Religion, Culture, and History series for Oxford University Press/American Academy of Religion and is a member of the Publication Committee of the AAR.

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