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.