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Dr. Ramdas Lamb Engages with the Question: Would Human Beings Be Religious if They Were Never Going to Die?
Would human beings be religious if they were never going to die?
Dr. Ramdas Lamb discusses his belief that religion is about life and not death. Ultimately religion should be used to make sense of this life, and not in the first instance to comfort us because of our fear of death or the unknown.
Lamb, Ramdas and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Ramdas Lamb Engages with the Question: Would Human Beings Be Religious if They Were Never Going to Die?" June 1999. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/196
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About the Interviewee:
Dr. Ramdas Lamb is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Hawaii. He specializes in comparative religion and the religious traditions of India. From 1969 to 1978 he lived in India as a Hindu monk and he has also studied the traditions and practices of the Ramnami community. Dr. Lamb is President and co-founder of the Sahayog Foundation.
About the Interviewer:
Dr. Alfred Benney is a professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the Hartford Seminary Foundation and teaches courses in Non-Traditional American Religions and Christian Religious Thought. His research interests include "how people learn"; "the appropriate use of technology in teaching/learning" and "myth as explanatory narrative". He has published work on teaching with technology.