STRENG, Frederick John

STRENG, Frederick John. Seguin, Texas 1933 — Dallas 21.6.1993 (when 59). U.S. Scholar of Religion. Son of a Lutheran minister. Studies at Texas Lutheran College (B.A.), Southern Methodist Uni­versity (M.A.) and University of Chicago (B.Div.), also at Benares Hindu Uni­ver­sity. Ph.D. 19?? University of Chicago. From 1966 teaching at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Particularly interested in Buddhism and Mīmāṁsā philosophy. Married, two sons and two daughters. Died of cancer.

Publications: Diss. rev. as Emptiness: A Study in Religious Meaning. Nashville 1967.

– “The Buddhist doctrine of two truths as religious philosophy”, JIPh 1:3, 1971, 262-271.

Understanding Religious Life. 1976, new ed. 1985.

Sources: obituary in www.nytimes.com/1993/06/26/obituaries/frederick-j-streng-59-led-religious-groups.html; D. W. Chappell, Philos. East & West 44, 1994, 111-114; *R. Nadeau, “F.S., Mādhyamika, and the Comparative Study of Religion”, Buddhist-Christian Studies 16, 1996, 65-76.

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