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Graham M. M. Schweig

Department of Philosophy and Religion

Graham Schweig

Director of Studies in Religion

McMurran Hall 259E
(757) 594-7959


  • Ph D in Comparative Religion, Harvard University
  • Th M in Religion, Harvard University
  • MTS in Religion, Harvard University
  • MA in Religion, University of Chicago
  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, American University


Hinduism, Yoga Philosophy, Sacred Hindu Texts, Religions of India, Religions of the East, Religion and the Arts, Religion and Film, Love Mysticisms, Psychology of Religion, World Religions


Translation of classical Sanskrit poetic and sutra texts with commentary; interreligious theological connections, especially between Hindu Bhakti and Catholic mystical traditions; interfaith dialogue; Hindu and Christian comparative theology, religious pluralism


Graham Schweig joined the faculty of Christopher Newport University in the fall of 2000. Prior to coming to CNU, he was a teaching fellow at Harvard University, lecturer at University of North Carolina and Duke University, and while teaching at CNU, he was for two years, Visiting Associate Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Virginia. He has been recognized several times for excellence in teaching, including the annual Alumni Faculty Award for Teaching and Mentoring (2013), and has been a regularly invited lecturer at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC for over ten years. He has also given lectures widely in the US and in Europe, and has been invited to be a consultant on doctoral dissertation committees or a doctoral dissertation examiner in the US, Europe, India, and Australia. Schweig has over 100 published journal and encyclopedia articles, chapters of books and reviews of books, and several books, the most well-know of which is Bhagavad Gītā: The Beloved Lord’s Secret Love Song (Harper One / Harper Collins Publishers, 2010). He has published and is currently publishing books with Princeton, Oxford, Yale, Columbia, among others. Along with his teaching at CNU, Schweig is also currently Distinguished Teaching and Research Faculty at The Center for Dharma Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.

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