Essays in Hindu theology /

This work offers a series of theological explorations into questions of both contemporary and enduring interest in the Hindu tradition. These reflections build dialogical bridges with other religious traditions around matters of shared concern, including the nature of theology, vocation, social just...

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Author / Creator: Rambachan, Anantanand, 1951-
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, [2019]
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Summary:This work offers a series of theological explorations into questions of both contemporary and enduring interest in the Hindu tradition. These reflections build dialogical bridges with other religious traditions around matters of shared concern, including the nature of theology, vocation, social justice, nationalism, and violence and non-violence. In exploring these issues, Rambachan draws deeply from authoritative Hindu sources and offers an interpretation of the Hindu tradition to meet the challenges of the modern world.
This work offers a series of theological explorations of themes not usually addressed in standard treatments of the Hindu tradition. RambachanÂs retrieval of these distinctive insights of Hindu theology has implications that extend across the world's religions, and that touches upon key areas of mutual interest and concern. Beginning with a general introduction to the Hindu theological tradition, the book examines several key issues in Hindu theology and its engagement with contemporary religious, social, political, and inter-faith questions, including the theological methods employed in the study of Hinduism, the discernment of vocation, the theological grounds for social justice in the Hindu tradition, religion and nationalism, violence and non-violence, theological resources for interreligious dialogue (especially among Hindus and Christians), hospitality and openness to the stranger, and spirituality and holiness.<br> <br> <br> <br> In exploring these issues, this study draws deeply from Hindu authoritative sources, but does not limit itself to description. Each chapter is also a work in constructive theology, offering an interpretation of the Hindu tradition appropriate for life in our contemporary world. Essays in Hindu Theology will be of great interest not only to theologians and scholars, but to all who are invested in interreligious understanding and theological engagements with modern challenges. <br> <br> <br> <br>
Physical Description:1 online resource (x,187 pages)
ISBN:9781506453132
1506453139
Author Notes:Anantanand Rambachan is professor of religion, philosophy, and Asian studies at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. He is the author of many books including A Hindu Theology of Liberation (2015) and The Advaita Worldview (2006). He is active in interfaith education and in the dialogue programs of the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. He was recently appointed co-president of the World Council of Religions for Peace.