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 university 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 primary position in proposing a extra genuine Advaita, person who finds how Advaita is confident concerning the right here and now. the 1st a part of the ebook provides the hermeneutics and spirituality of Advaita, utilizing textual resources, classical observation, and smooth scholarship. The book’s moment part considers the results of Advaita for moral and social demanding situations: patriarchy, homophobia, ecological trouble, baby abuse, and inequality. Rambachan establishes how Advaita’s non-dual knowing of truth offers the floor for social activism and the values that suggest for justice, dignity, and the equality of human beings.
“Rambachan has written an unique, inventive, and provocative ebook that would guarantee that Hinduism has a better voice within the common area of interreligious dialogue.” — Paul F. Knitter, Union Theological Seminary
“This is a vital contribution to the development of optimistic paintings in Hindu theology, comparative theology, and the research of South Asian spiritual traditions. It has the aptitude to revolutionize how students view Hinduism ordinarily, and Advaita Vedānta in particular.” — Jeffery D. lengthy, Elizabethtown College
Anantanand Rambachan is Professor of faith at St. Olaf collage and the writer of The Advaita Worldview: God, global, and Humanity, additionally released through SUNY Press.
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