By Anantanand Rambachan
This enticing and obtainable paintings offers an creation to the Hindu culture of Advaita Vedānta and brings it into dialogue with modern matters. Advaita, the non-dual tuition of Indian philosophy and spirituality linked to Śaṅkara, is frequently obvious as “other-worldly,” in regards to the international as an phantasm. Anantanand Rambachan has performed a relevant position in providing a extra real Advaita, one who unearths how Advaita is optimistic in regards to the the following and now. the 1st a part of the publication provides the hermeneutics and spirituality of Advaita, utilizing textual assets, classical observation, and glossy scholarship. The book’s moment part considers the results of Advaita for moral and social demanding situations: patriarchy, homophobia, ecological challenge, baby abuse, and inequality. Rambachan establishes how Advaita’s non-dual figuring out of fact presents the floor for social activism and the values that recommend for justice, dignity, and the equality of human beings.
“Rambachan has written an unique, inventive, and provocative publication that may guarantee that Hinduism has a better voice within the normal enviornment of interreligious dialogue.” — Paul F. Knitter, Union Theological Seminary
“This is a crucial contribution to the development of confident paintings in Hindu theology, comparative theology, and the examine of South Asian non secular traditions. It has the capability to revolutionize how students view Hinduism quite often, and Advaita Vedānta in particular.” — Jeffery D. lengthy, Elizabethtown College
Anantanand Rambachan is Professor of faith at St. Olaf university and the writer of The Advaita Worldview: God, international, and Humanity, additionally released via SUNY Press.
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