About the Author

Roderick Hindery, pictured in front of a clock tower

Roderick Hindery, pictured at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Roderick Hindery, now retired, taught from 1968-1997 as a professor in social and comparative ethics in the Religious Studies Departments of Temple University, California State University at Northridge and Fullerton; also at Arizona State University.

His major publications include the seminal book, Comparative Ethics in Hindu and Buddhist Traditions, and many papers and essays about comparative religious ethics and social issues.

His latest book, Indoctrination and Self-Deception or Free and Critical Thought?, is published by Mellen Press.


  1. Bill Meyer December 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Hello, Rod! I briefly reviewed the materials on your website and will give them more attention after the holidays. Hope your health is progressing for the better. Best to you and Sheila.

    • rhindery December 30, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

      Thank you Bill. I value the opinions of you and Liz, cherish your superb Christmas letters, and wish you the very best in the new year.
      Ciao, Rod

  2. Frank Thornton July 3, 2016 at 5:51 am #

    Dear Rod,
    I would like to reconnect with you if possible. You left Temple before the creation of email. I became emeritus a few years ago but am on campus every week. I’m on the Board of the Diamond Club and am active in our chapter of PBK which was established in 1974.
    You may recall that you predicted the demise of tenure. Your were all too prescient. More than half of our courses are now taught by non-tenure-track faculty, and this is a national phenomenon.
    I was in Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, and Cologne for a whirlwind week at the end of May. In Duesseldorf I saw three Frank Gehry buildings in a row in Medienhafen, the old harbor which has been redeveloped into a media center.
    I hope that this message reaches you. If so, please reply so that we can reconnect. Have a good 4th! Frank

    • admin January 9, 2017 at 8:48 pm #

      Thanks for reconnecting with me Frank. After leaving Temple I taught at CSUN, CSUF, and ASU until 1997 and continued to publish until 2008. My favorite and most recent piece appeared in the Journal of Religious Ethics: Ideologies, Self-deception, and Critical Thought.
      I’ve been busy dealing with cancer and aortic stenosis, but may qualify for a procedure to replace the heart artery in late Jan. or Feb. Congratulations for your many wonderful activities and contributions to others.
      Every best wish to you, Frank,
      Roderick Hindery

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