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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


Religion and Human Nature

Keith Ward

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269618
eISBN:
9780191683718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

Continuing the author's series on comparative religion, this book deals with religious views of human nature and destiny. The beliefs of six major traditions are presented: the view of Advaita ... More


 Vedānta According to Rammohan Roy

Brian A. Hatcher

in Bourgeouis Hinduism, or Faith of the Modern Vedantists: Rare Discourses from Early Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326086
eISBN:
9780199869282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326086.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents a brief overview of salient themes from Rammohan Roy's work. By highlighting these themes, readers of the translated discourses in Chapter 8 not only will be able to appreciate ... More


 Shankara and Kumarila: Between Brahman and Dharma

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines two schools of Hindu philosophy and two philosophers from the eighth–ninth centuries: Shankara and Kumarila. The subject matter and methodology of philosophical work is ... More


Words That Break: Can an Upaniṣad State the Truth?

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter looks at the discussion in Vedānta of a puzzle concerning the ability of the Upaniṣads to state the truth. The problem is that they appear to be false vehicles with true contents. The ... More


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

Steven Paul Hopkins

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195127355
eISBN:
9780199834327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195127358.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This is the first full‐length study of the devotional poetry and poetics of the fourteenth‐century poet–philosopher Vedåntadeóika, one of the most outstanding and influential figures in the Hindu ... More


Developments in Philosophy

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0029
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Mimamsa, and Vedanta are the six schools of philosophy. Samkhya philosophy states that the world owes its creation and evolution more to Nature or prakriti than to ... More


Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions

Mark Siderits, Evan Thompson, and Dan Zahavi (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593804
eISBN:
9780191595691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion

Is it possible for there to be subjectivity without a subject, for conscious states to be truly real while there is no real self or owner that has them? One step toward answering this question ... More


‘I Am of the Nature of Seeing’:Phenomenological Reflections on the Indian Notion of Witness-Consciousness

Wolfgang Fasching

in Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593804
eISBN:
9780191595691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion

In contrast to the Buddhist anātman doctrine, Advaita Vedānta centrally posits the existence of a permanent ‘self’ (ātman). This self is characterized as the ‘witness’ (sākṣin) of the experiences, ... More


Panths and Piety in the Nineteenth Century: The gulabdasis of punjab

Anshu Malhotra

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0036
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter explores the devotional world of the Gulabdasi panth, a nineteenth century sect of Punjab, through varied interpretations of Gulabdas’ life, and by reading the writings of one of his ... 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


Embodying the Extraordinary in Iceland and India: The Difference Spirits Make

Corinne G. Dempsey

in Bringing the Sacred Down to Earth: Adventures in Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199860333
eISBN:
9780199919598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860333.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter juxtaposes Hindu and Christian strategies for conferring extraordinary abilities onto human bodies. The traditions under consideration, Icelandic Spiritualism and Indian Neo-Vedanta, ... More


Sacred Scriptures and the Mysticism of Advaita Vedānta

Arvind Sharma

in Mysticism and Sacred Scripture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195097030
eISBN:
9780199848805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195097030.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter illustrates the relationship between mysticism and sacred scripture in the philosophical tradition within Hinduism that is known as Advaita Vedānta. It argues that that the relationship ... More


Aham: I: The Enigma of I-consciousness

Anindita Niyogi Balslev

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198089513
eISBN:
9780199082575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089513.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Philosophers across cultures generally hold I-consciousness to be an indubitable phenomenon. Based on a range of philosophical works derived from Indian and Western conceptual worlds, this book ... More


Brahman: Nirguṇa and Saguṇa

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A strong force in modern Hinduism has been Advaita Vedānta, with about three-fourths of modern Hindu intellectuals believed to subscribe to it. Two Advaitins by conviction were Ramakrishna Paramhamsa ... More


Introduction

Keith Ward

in Religion and Human Nature

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269618
eISBN:
9780191683718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to present a comparative analysis of religious views on destiny and human nature. This book explores the differing views of Advaita Vedanta, ... More


Non-Dualism (Advaita Vedanta)

Keith Ward

in Religion and Human Nature

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269618
eISBN:
9780191683718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This chapter examines the view of Advaita or non-dualistic Vedanta on human nature. Advaita Vedanta proposes a ‘one self’ view of human nature. Swami Vivekananda, one of its greatest teachers, has ... More


Postwar Prosperity: Embrace and Resistance

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 5 considers the “consensus culture” of the postwar era and also the marginal and dissenting voices of the period. Following James Hudnut-Beumler’s analysis of postwar religion, the chapter ... More


Towards a Bhāgavata Theory of Knowledge

Jonathan B. Edelmann

in Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641543
eISBN:
9780191732232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641543.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

Examines the primary epistemological approach in the Indian tradition, i.e. the use of pramāṇa or instruments of knowledge, showing how the Bhāgavata Purāṇa and the commentators use it when talking ... More


Religion And Rabindranath Tagore: Select Discourses, Addresses, and, Letters in Translation

Amiya P Sen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198098966
eISBN:
9780199083015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098966.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book introduces to the interested reader the nuances in the religious and philosophical thought of Tagore as especially revealed in his discourses, letters, and public addresses written or ... More


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