Dr. Greg Emery

Dr. Greg Emery served as the Director and a Faculty Member of the Global Leadership Center at Ohio University until spring 2015. He obtained his Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Religion from TempleA temple is a house of worship, a sacred space housing the deity or central symbol of the tradition. The Temple in Jerusalem was the holy place of the Jewish people until its destruction by the Romans in 70 CE; now the term “temple” is used by th. Ref... University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA). He spent 1988-89 doing dissertation research on Hermeneutics and Existential Theology at the Universitaet Hamburg (Germany) as a Fulbright Scholar. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance. He became a Pluralism Project affiliate in 2003, leading Ohio University students in research that documented and explored the New Vrindaban (Hare KrishnaThe International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), often referred to as the Hare Krishna movement, was founded by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) who brought his tradition of devotion to Krishna to the United States in 1965. Thi...) community in nearby Moundsville, West Virginia (approximately 150 miles from Ohio University). Of the importance of this research, Dr. Emery wrote: “New Vrindaban has an exciting—if turbulent—history, a continually shifting demographic base, and a unique role in American history.”

New Vrindaban (2009)

A Portrait of Devotion: A Photo Illustration of Devotee Service at New Vrindaban (2005)

New Vrindaban: Past and Present (2004)

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