Ariel Glucklich

Ariel Glucklich offers courses in Hinduism, Psychology of Religion and Anthropology of Religion.

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He is interested in a wide range of issues including classical Indian law, Hindu myths and rituals, contemporary folk religion and magic in Banaras, theories and methods in the study of religion, phenomenology, neuro-psychology and the evolutionary psychology of religious experience. He has researched the way that religious emotions are implicated in human self destructiveness and, more recently, the role of religion in the promotion of pleasure and well-being. Currently he is holding conversations on Gandhi-style nonviolence throughout the country in native American reservations, retirement homes, churches, police stations, military bases and other locations.

In addition to his position within the Theology department, he also serves as the Director of the Doctor of Liberal Studies program in the School of Continuing Studies.