Joseph G. Walser
Department of Religion
Eaton Hall, Room 329
Medford, MA 02155
Ph.D. Northwestern University, 1997 (History of Religions)
Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) Emory University, 1991
B.A. Carleton College, 1989 (Geology)
Mahāyāna Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, religion in early South Asia,
Chinese Religions, Anthropology of Religion, Philosophy of Religion,
Sociology of Religious Philosophy.
- "When Did Buddhism Become Anti-Brahmanical? The Case of the Missing Soul."
Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 86(1), 94-125. (2018)
- "The Classification of Religions and Religious Classifications: A Genre Approach".
Culture and Religion, 16(4), 345-371. (2005)
- "The origin of the term 'Mahāyāna' (The Great
Vehicle) and its relationship to the Agamas"
Journal of the International Association of Buddhist
Studies Volume 30 Number 1-2, 2007 (2009)
- "Abhidharma" in The Routledge History of
Indian Philosophy (Routledge, forthcoming)
- "Nāgārjuna, the Ratnāvalī and the
Deccan," Journal of Deccan Studies 3.1
- "Nāgārjuna and the Ratnāvalī: New Ways to
Date an Old Philosopher" Journal of the
International Association of Buddhist Studies,
25.1-2 (2002): 209-262.
- "On the Formal Arguments of the Akutobhayā"
Journal of Indian Philosophy, vol. 26, 1998.
Courses Taught at Tufts:
- Zen Buddhism
- A History of Yoga
- Introduction to Religion
- Introduction to Buddhism
- Introduction to Hinduism
- Asian Religions
- Indian Philosophies
- Seminar on Mahāyāna Buddhism
- Hindu and Buddhist Tantra in
- Sino-Japanese Buddhist Tantra
- South Asian Buddhist Tantra
- Tibetan Tantra
- Religions of China
- Contemporary Japanese Buddhist Philosophy