Dr. S. Cromwell Crawford

Dr. S. Cromwell Crawford is the Chairman and Professor of the Dept. of Religions at University of Hawaii, Honolulu. He has been there for thirty years and has guided many Ph.D. students in religious studies. He is a pure vegetarian and follows principles of Jainism. He is author of many books and research papers. Regularly invited to speak in JAINA and YJA conventions. He is an advisor to Jain Spirit magazine, Ahimsa Times, Jain web portal (Ahimsa Foundation) and several other religious institutions. Dr. Cromwell has done significant and somewhat pioneering research in Bioethics and Hinduism. He wants to present the same subject from Jain perspective. His latest two books on Bioethics and Hinduism were published by State University of New York Press and have been best sellers. Dr. Crawford is familiar with India, Indian culture and can speak Hindi also.

Dr. Crawford was born at Jhansi, Madhya Pradesh. His parents were English in British army. His wife is a neurosurgeon from Hungary. Dr. Cromwell has been to India many times and also has been invited and decorated by Govt. of India.

Education : 1966 Doctor of Theology, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California.1959 Master of Arts (Philosophy/Ethics), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.1952 Bachelor of Divinity (Theology/Philosophy/History of Religions) with Distinctions, Serampore University, West Bengal, India.

Academic Positions :

2001 Chairman, Department of Religion, University of Hawaii.

1999 Graduate Chair, Department of Religion.

1992-96 Director, Center for South Asian Studies, School of Hawaiian, Asian, Pacific Studies, University of Hawaii.

1988-91 Chairman, Department of Religion.

1979-82 Graduate Chairman, Department of Religion.

1965 Professor, Department of Religion, University of Hawaii, to present

1952-54 Lecturer, Union Theological College, Pune, India.

Professional Organizations :

Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and IrelandAmerican Academy of Religion

Association for Asian StudiesSociety of Christian Ethics

National Education Association

The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics

The Hastings Center, Institute of Society, Ethics and the Life Sciences, NY.

All-India Ayurvedic CongressHindu-Christian Studies, Victoria, Canada

Jain Academic Foundation of North America

University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (Founding member)

World Association of Vedic Studies (WAVES)
Research :

1972 School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

1979 Fellow, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay.1992 Fellow, Department of Anthropology, San Paulo University, Brazil.
Professional Awards and Citations :

1978 Citation by Senator Daniel Inouye, U.S. Senate, for first U.S.conference on "Islam and Its Impact on Today's World," during "Hostage Crisis in Iran."

1971 Citations from Mayor Frank Fasi and Governor John Burns, for first conference in Hawaii on Religion and the Environment.

1966, 1968 Excellence in Teaching and Community Service Awards, UH.
Languages Known :English, Latin, Greek, French, Hindi, Sanskrit.
Publications -

Books :

2003 Hindu Bioethics for the Twenty-first Century, State University of New York Press,.

1995 Dilemmas of Life and Death, Hindu Ethics in A North American Context, State University of New York Press, New York

1988 World Religions and Global Ethics, ed, Paragon House, New York

1986 In Search of Hinduism, ed., Rose of Sharon Press, New York.

1985 Ram Mohan Roy, revised edn., Paragon House, New York.

1984 Raja Ram Mohan Roy: His Era and Ethics, Arnold Heinemann, New Delhi.

1982 The Evolution of Hindu Ethical Ideals, revised edn., University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 1985 Reprint: Arnold Heinemann.

1974 The Evolution of Hindu Ethical Ideals, Firma K.L. Mukhopadhyaya, Calcutta.
Courses Taught :New Testament; History of Christianity; Modern Christian Theology; Professional Ethics. Current: Christian Ethics; Comparative Ethics; Health Care Ethics in World Religions; World Religions; Religion and Medicine in World Religions; Religion and the Meaning of Existence; Understanding Indian Religions; Death and Dying.
Editorial Boards :Dialogue and AllianceHindu-Christian StudiesBuddhist-Christian StudiesInternational Journal of Hindu StudiesFormosan Journal of Medical HumanitiesAnnals of Bioethics, Center for Bioethics, Pain Management and Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa
Distinguished Lectures :2003 "Bioethics in Gandhian Perspective," The Second Mahatama Gandhi Lecture Series, Millikin University, New Jersey, April 22-24.2003 "Hindu Perspectives on Bioethics in the Western World," Bioethics Grand Rounds, Center for Christian Bioethics, Loma Linda University, Feb. 12.2001 Lectures on "Comparative Medical Ethics," by invitation of Centre of Oriental Philosophies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, October 16-23.1999 "Hindu Bioethics for the 21st Century," delivered at University of Lucknow, University of Calcutta, University of Delhi, University of Bombay, National Lectures sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophic Research and the Government of India.1992 "The Ethics of Ayurveda," All India Ayurveda Conference, Shri R. Venkataraman, President of India, Chair, New Delhi.1992 "Spirituality and Ecology," Department of Anthropology, San Paulo University, Brazil.

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