Donald W. Mitchell, Professor Emeritus of Asian and Comparative Philosophy of Purdue University, is the guest of the second "Sophia’s Lectures" of the a. a. 2013/2014, the cultural appointment which twice yearly is promoted by the IUS, and which is open to the academic community and to all others interested.
Friday, May 16, 2014 – at 6:00 pm
The DIRECT STREAMING in Italian will be soon available
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Paolo Frizzi – professor of Interreligious dialogue at the IUS
Brief biographical profile on Donald W. Mitchell
Prof. Mitchell, known expert on Buddhism and on Christian-Buddhist dialogue, is the author of various books, amongst which "Kenosi and Nothing absolute: a dynamic of spiritual life in Buddhism and in Christianity" (Città Nuova, 1993), through which he brings into focus the need for mutual and creative understanding between the great religions in our global society.
He has since directed various groups of dialogue and interreligious studies, one of which is the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, which he helped found. In these past years he has presented his research in numerous International conventions. At present, he is a consultant for the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and for the North American Episcopal Conference.