John Carman is the Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Religion at Harvard University. He has served as the Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University from 1973 to 1989. His research interests are South Indian bhakti, theological interpretation of world religions, and phenomenology of religion and comparative ethics. He is the editor with Donald Dawe of Christian Faith in a Religiously Plural World (Orbis, 1978), and with Federick J. Streng, Spoken and Unspoken Thanks: Some Comparative Soundings (Center for the Study of World Religions, 1989), with P. Y. Luke, Village Christians and Hindu Culture (1968), The Theology of Ramanuja (1974), with Vasudha Narayanan, The Tamil Veda: Pillan's Interpretation of the Tiruvaymoli (University of Chicago Press, 1989), with Mark Swergensmeyer, A Bibliographic Guide to the Comparative Study of Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 1991). He has also written The Thology of Ramanuja (1974) and Majesty andMeekness: A Comparative Study of Contrast and Harmony in the Concept of God (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1994).