Ep 75. Dr. Ravi Gupta, Hindu Scholar

In Good Faith - Season 4, Episode 12

  • Oct 18, 2020 6:00 am
  • 45:42 mins

Dr. Ravi Gupta, a scholar of Hinduism and holder of The Charles Redd Chair of Religious Studies at USU, talks about Vaishnava Hinduism and many questions of faith; Does becoming a scholar of your faith rob you of the joy of simply believing and practicing? Is holy writ to be taken as literal or symbolic--or does it even matter as long as it is "true"? In this interview he shares a favorite verse of the Bhagavata Purana (which he has translated into English and published) in Sanskrit, and shares why it's important to him. Questions of family, parenthood, arranged marriage, and eco-theology come up as well. Enjoy this time with a devoted practitioner and scholar who shares his faith and stories with warmth and thoughtfulness. Dr. Gupta is currently a visiting scholar at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University.