Pacific Lutheran University

Department of Religion Lecture

Dr. Harold Roth,
Brown University

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Inaugural Paul O. Ingram Lecture in the History of Religions
" 'To Treat Yourself as Other:' The Psychodynamics of Self-Alterity in Early Daoism"
7:30 p.m., Xavier 201

Hal Roth

Dr. Paul Ingram was the first professor at PLU to teach a series of courses on the religions of the world. With an expertise in Buddhism, Professor Ingram was a leader in Buddhist-Christian dialogue in North America and in Japan. Paul and his spouse, Gena, have endowed the Paul O. Ingram Lecture in the History of Religions. Their generosity ensures that scholars will be invited to the campus to share their expertise with the university and Tacoma communities.

The inaugural lecture will be given by Harold D. Roth. Dr. Roth is Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a specialist in Early Chinese Religious Thought, Daoism, the History of East Asian Religions, and the Comparative Study of Mysticism. His publications include The Textual History of the Huai-nan Tzu (1992), "Inward Training" and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism (1999), Daoist Identity: Cosmology. Lineage, and Ritual (2002), and A Companion to Angus C. Graham's Chuang Tzu: the Inner Chapters (2003). Dr. Roth also leads the Contemplative Practices Project at Brown which studies the use of contemplative practices in the teaching of religion.