The following contribution to the Journal is admittedly out of the ordinary. While inscribing my actual contribution to the panel, “Canons and Contemplations: The Intersections of Scripture, Contemplation, and Community,” within this slightly larger document, it also reports on my contribution to email conversations among the panelists beforehand, and reproduces extracts from the prologue and epilogue of my new book. It is a multilevel document, aiming at a multilevel reflection on how we write from either side and across the Hindu-Christian religious and scholarly borders. There are two introductions: “the preliminary comment” written for the readers of the Journal, and the “introductory comment” from my panel presentation itself. I am grateful to Brad Malkovsky, Editor, for his inclusion of this unusual article with its several levels of writing and reflection.
Clooney, Francis X.
"On the Scholar’s Contribution to the Contemplative Work of Hindu-Christian Studies,"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 27, Article 3.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1575