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About C. Mackenzie Brown

C. Mackenzie Brown received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Stanford University (1967) and his Ph.D. in the History of Religions specializing in South Asian Religions from Harvard University (1973). Brown came to Trinity immediately after completing his doctoral work at Harvard. His earlier research focused on Hindu goddesses in medieval Hindu scriptures.
For the last fifteen years, his interests have expanded to include issues of religion and science in historical perspective. Recent publications include articles on the religious beliefs of American scientists, the religious aspects of Gunther von Hagen's Body Worlds, Hindu and Christian Creationism, Hindu theories of Avataric Evolutionism, and the Design Argument in the Classical Hindu Traditions.
Brown has served as Chair of the Department of Religion and Chair of the Faculty Senate. Brown is a former holder of the Jennie Farris Railey King Professorship in Religion. He is past-President of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.


Present Professor, Religion, Trinity University Department of Religion

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  • Asian Religions
  • The Hindu Tradition
  • Religion and Science in the West

Books (1)

Articles (4)

Contributions to Books (2)