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By Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

Winner of the easiest e-book in Hindu-Christian experiences Prize (2013/2014) from the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies.

The Gita is a primary textual content in Hindu traditions, and commentaries on it show a number philosophical-theological positions. of the main major commentaries are by means of Sankara, the founding father of the Advaita or Non-Dualist process of Vedic concept and through Ramanuja, the founding father of the Visistadvaita or certified Non-Dualist approach. Their commentaries supply wealthy assets for the conceptualization and knowing of divine fact, the human self, being, the connection among God and human, and the ethical psychology of motion and devotion. This booklet methods their commentaries via a learn of the interplay among the summary atman (self) and the richer perception of the human individual. whereas heavily studying the Sanskrit commentaries, Ram-Prasad develops reconstructions of every philosophical-theological approach, drawing suitable and illuminating comparisons with modern Christian theology and Western philosophy.

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