By Anantanand Rambachan

Discusses Hindu Advaita Vedānta as a philosophy of social justice for the fashionable world.

This attractive and obtainable paintings offers an advent to the Hindu culture of Advaita Vedānta and brings it into dialogue with modern issues. Advaita, the non-dual tuition of Indian philosophy and spirituality linked to Śaṅkara, is usually noticeable as “other-worldly,” in regards to the international as an phantasm. Anantanand Rambachan has performed a valuable function in featuring a extra genuine Advaita, one who finds how Advaita is confident concerning the the following and now. the 1st a part of the ebook provides the hermeneutics and spirituality of Advaita, utilizing textual assets, classical statement, and sleek 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 figuring out of truth offers the floor for social activism and the values that suggest for justice, dignity, and the equality of human beings.

“Rambachan has written an unique, inventive, and provocative booklet 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 crucial contribution to the development of positive paintings in Hindu theology, comparative theology, and the examine of South Asian non secular traditions. It has the aptitude to revolutionize how students view Hinduism regularly, 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 through SUNY Press.

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