By Anantanand Rambachan
This enticing and available paintings offers an advent to the Hindu culture of Advaita Vedānta and brings it into dialogue with modern issues. Advaita, the non-dual college of Indian philosophy and spirituality linked to Śaṅkara, is usually noticeable as “other-worldly,” concerning the international as an phantasm. Anantanand Rambachan has performed a relevant function in proposing a extra genuine Advaita, one who finds how Advaita is confident concerning the the following and now. the 1st a part of the booklet provides the hermeneutics and spirituality of Advaita, utilizing textual resources, classical statement, and smooth scholarship. The book’s moment part considers the consequences of Advaita for moral and social demanding situations: patriarchy, homophobia, ecological quandary, baby abuse, and inequality. Rambachan establishes how Advaita’s non-dual realizing of truth 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, artistic, and provocative e-book that would guarantee that Hinduism has a better voice within the basic 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 examine of South Asian spiritual traditions. It has the aptitude to revolutionize how students view Hinduism typically, 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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