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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


Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Srinivasa Rao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The book proposes a contemporary framework for critiquing Advaita and formulating its basic thesis in a more logical and convincing way. Any proper theory in philosophy and science has to follow from ... More


Advaita Doctrine: Preliminaries

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter gives an overview of how there was a defective stand about non-duality taken by Mandana Miśra which was corrected by Śankara, but how this corrected view itself came to be misunderstood ... More


Rope-Snake Illusion

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Advaitins of post-Śankara period hold a strange thesis that when ropes are mistaken for snakes, there are indeed snakes there, but only illusory ones. They believe so on metaphysical grounds, ... More


The Ātman-Brahman Inquiries

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The inquiries into Ātman and Brahman and the declaration of their identity in the Upanisads has vital implications for Advaita which Śankara’s commentators completely miss and misunderstand. While ... More


On Anātman

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

While Śankara had spoken of anātman as merely a superimposed idea, his commentators resorted to an absolutely needless hypostatization of it as a kind of positive, experienced entity in total ... More


Nontheistic Conceptions of the Divine

Paul J. Griffiths

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter defines nontheistic conceptions of the divine as those that depart significantly in vocabulary and conceptuality from the ways of naming the divine characteristic of the Abrahamic ... More


Self or <i>being</i> without boundaries: on Śaṅkara and Parmenides

Chiara Robbiano

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter concerns an idea shared by Parmenides and Sankara, that boundaries between human individuals, and between things, are not real but imposed by humans, and so 'epistemologically weak'. In ... More


Some Conceptual Scenarios in Cross-cultural Context

Anindita Niyogi Balslev

in Aham: I: The Enigma of I-consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198089513
eISBN:
9780199082575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089513.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Given that a philosophical exploration of the theme of I-consciousness has been carried out both in the Indian and the Western conceptual history, this chapter contains, on the one hand, discussions ... More


Spirited Transformations: Pneumatology as a Resource for Comparative Theology

Holly Hillgardner

in Divine Multiplicity: Trinities, Diversities, and the Nature of Relation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253951
eISBN:
9780823260980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253951.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the capacity of the religious symbol of the Spirit to enrich and complicate thought about the one and the many across the religions. It begins by noting the extent to which the ... More


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