The Technology of Transformation: Sacred Texts and the Divine Feminine

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 7:00pm

Dr. Rita Sherma, Director of the GTU's Center for Dharma Studies, will speak at the 24th Annual Reading of the Sacred Texts. 

The theology of the Hindu Great Goddess (better understood as God the Mother) is crystalized in the 5th century sacred text known as the Devi Māhātmya (the Glorification of the Great Goddess).  It is through this renowned text that the Feminine Deity is conceptualized as both transcendent and immanent.  Despite the compelling clarity of the theological vision of the text, it has rarely received theological commentary. Why is the Devi Māhātmya rarely engaged as a theological text? Why are there so few commentaries on it?

Reception 6:30 PM   

Lecture     7:00 PM 

Dinner Board Room

Graduate Theological Union

2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Sponsored by the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library

Free and open to the public. 

For more information call 510-649-2541

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