Michael Sudduth (M.Phil., D.Phil., University of Oxford) is an analytic philosopher of religion by training, but he developed the heart of an eastern mystic through a unique spiritual journey, which led him from the Christian tradition to the Vaishnava traditions of India and the philosophy of Vedanta.
Dr. Sudduth’s specific areas of interest include:
- the concept of God in the eastern and western religious traditions
- arguments for the existence of God (so-called “natural theology”)
- the nature of religious experience
- Jungian psychology, especially its relation to eastern and western spiritual practices and concepts of the self
- the philosophy of postmortem survival, with a focus on the concept of survival, philosophy of mind, and the analysis of empirical arguments for life after death
- the relationship between Vaishnavism and Christian mysticism, and Vedanta and Christian philosophy
Dr. Sudduth offers lectures, workshops, and guided reading/research in various topics in the philosophy of religion, as well as scholarly and spiritual consultation.
He is a professor in the Philosophy Department and coordinator of the Religious Studies Program in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts at San Francisco State University.
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