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Hindu God, Christian God: How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries Between Religions

Francis X. Clooney

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138542
eISBN:
9780199834099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138546.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Hindu God, Christian God, an exercise in comparative theology, proposes that theology today is an interreligious discipline and illustrates this with reference to Christianity and ... More


Philosopher, Preacher, Poet

Steven Paul Hopkins

in Singing the Body of God: The Hymns of Vedantadesika in Their South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195127355
eISBN:
9780199834327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195127358.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on Deóika's three‐fold contribution to South Indian religion and culture: as a philosopher, a theologian, and a poet. It surveys the milieux, both congenial and rival, in which ... More


A God from Toe to Crown: In Love with the Body of Vishnu

Steven Paul Hopkins

in Singing the Body of God: The Hymns of Vedantadesika in Their South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195127355
eISBN:
9780199834327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195127358.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter Five considers an example of Vedåntadeóika's Sanskrit style by way of his dhyåna‐stotra modelled after the Tamil poem of the Untouchable saint‐poet Tiruppåïåôvår. It focuses on a particular ... More


Singing the Tamiḻ Hymnbook: The Adhyayanōtsava Festival in Śrīraṅkam

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Adhyayantsava festival in the complex Srirankam temple is an old festival tradition now largely given over to the ritualized recitation of the 4,000 hymns in the Srivaisnava tradition. Because ... More


A. J. Appasamy and his Reading of Rāmānuja: A Comparative Study in Divine Embodiment

Brian Philip Dunn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198791416
eISBN:
9780191833885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791416.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book is a comparative study exploring the writings of an Indian Christian theologian named Ayadurai Jesudason Appasamy (1891–1975) and his comparative theological interaction with the ... More


Baladeva's Govindabhāṣya

Kiyokazu Okita

in Hindu Theology in Early Modern South Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198709268
eISBN:
9780191779688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709268.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

This chapter traces the development of Gauḍīya Theology in the eighteenth century by focusing on Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa's magnum opus the Govindabhāṣya, which is a commentary on the Brahmasūtras. As ... More


Akshara and Its Four Forms in Swaminarayan’s Doctrine

Smit Gadhia

in Swaminarayan Hinduism: Tradition, Adaptation, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463749
eISBN:
9780199086573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463749.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter highlights different conceptualizations of akshara described by Swaminarayan in the Vachanamrut, and surveys its usage by Shankara, Ramanuja, Madhva, and Swaminarayan as understood by ... More


Swaminarayan’s Brahmajnana as Aksarabrahma-Parabrahma-Darsanam

Sadhu Bhadreshdas and Sadhu Aksharananddas

in Swaminarayan Hinduism: Tradition, Adaptation, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463749
eISBN:
9780199086573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463749.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Within the Indian philosophical tradition, great emphasis is placed on the elaboration of the nature of brahmajñana (or knowledge of brahman), a major recurring theme in the Hindu scriptures. ... More


Recovering Rāmānuja’s Tradition

Brian Philip Dunn

in A. J. Appasamy and his Reading of Rāmānuja: A Comparative Study in Divine Embodiment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198791416
eISBN:
9780191833885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791416.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 5 is an exploration of how Appasamy’s reading of Rāmānuja has changed over the course of his career. His early construction of Rāmānuja as ‘philosopher’ is contrasted with his later ... More


The Swaminarayan Commentarial Tradition

Arun Brahmbhatt

in Swaminarayan Hinduism: Tradition, Adaptation, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463749
eISBN:
9780199086573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463749.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter provides an overview of the Vedanta commentarial tradition and deals with six Sanskrit commentarial texts of Swaminarayan scholars on the Bhagavad Gita over the past two hundred years. ... More


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