STRENG, Frederick John. Seguin, Texas 1933 — Dallas 21.6.1993 (when 59). U.S. Scholar of Religion. Son of a Lutheran minister, Adolph C. Streng, and Elizabeth M. Hein. 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. Died of cancer. Married twice, two sons and two daughters. He was particularly interested in Buddhism and Mīmāṁsā philosophy.
Publications: Diss. rev. as Emptiness: A Study in Religious Meaning. 252 p. Nashville 1967.
– “The Buddhist doctrine of two truths as religious philosophy”, JIPh 1:3, 1971, 262-271; other articles.
– Understanding religious man. 132 p. Belmont CA 1969; Understanding Religious Life. 1976, new ed. 11+276 p. Belmont CA 1985.
– With P. O. Ingman: Buddhist-Christian Dialogue. 248 p. Honolulu 1986.
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.