Prof. Anantanand Rambachan
St. Olaf College
Emeritus Professor of Religion
Professor Rambachan is a prolific writer and author of several books including Accomplishing the Accomplished: The Vedas as a Source of Valid Knowledge in Shankara; The Limits of Scripture: Vivekananda’s Reinterpretation of the Authority of the Vedas; The Advaita Worldview: God, World and Humanity; and A Hindu Theology of Liberation: Not-Two is Not One and Pathways to Hindu-Christian Dialogue. The British Broadcasting Corporation aired a series of 25 of his lectures.
Prof. Rambachan has been involved in the field of interreligious relations and dialogue for over 40 years, as a Hindu participant and analyst. In 2008, at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury, he delivered the distinguished Lambeth Interfaith Lecture in London. Professor Rambachan led the first two White House Celebration of the Hindu Festival of Diwali in 2003 and 2004.
He currently participates as a Hindu theologian in the dialogue programmes of the World Council of
Churches and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. He serves as a co-president for Religions for Peace.