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Hindu-Christian Dialogue: Perspectives and Encounters

Harold Coward (Author) Raimundo Panikkar (Foroward)

Hindu-Christian represent a stat-of-the-art review of the interaction of these two particular faith communities and, by extension, of the interaction between India and the West. From an examination of the encounter between Hindus and the St. Thomas Christians (about C. E. 52) to treatments of the contemporary scene and visions of the future, editor coward has brought together select writings of eminent Christian and Hindu participants in and scholars of this dialogue.

Part in includes discussions of the early contacts between Christians and Hindus in India Through the Period of the Hindu Renaissance, the living dialogue represented by Gandhi and his followers, and the last 100 years of Hindu-Christian dialogue in Western Europe. Part II contains essays on current research and dialogue in India, Canada, and the U. S. Part III look to the future, including the role of dialogue in the academic study of religion, the experience of scripture and two views of the Hindu-Christian dialogue and where it may be headed.

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About the authors

Harold Coward

Harold Coward is Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is author of Bhartrhari, Sphota Theory of Language and Pluralism: Challenge to World Religions, along with other books and articles.

Raimundo Panikkar

Raimundo Panikkar is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His books include The Unknown Christ of Hinduism, Worship and Secular Man, The Trinity and the Religious Experience of Man, The Intrareligious Dialogue and Myth, Faith and Hermeneutics.

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Title Hindu-Christian Dialogue: Perspectives and Encounters
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.1993
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8120811585
length 281p., 9" X 5.3"