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|Named Person:||Śaṅkarācārya.; John Hick; Saṅkarācārya.; John Hick; John Hick; Schankara.; John Hick; Śaṅkarācārya.|
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|Description:||viii, 232 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. The Advaitic Conception of God --
2. Grounds for Belief and Disbelief in God --
3. The Problem of Evil in Advaita Vedanta --
4. Revelation, Faith, and Issues of Epistemology --
5. Revelation in Advaita Vedanta --
6. Faith in Advaita Vedanta --
7. Religious Language --
8. Advaita Vedanta and Religious Language --
9. The Problem of Verification --
10. Existence, Reality, and Factuality --
11. Human Destiny: Immortality and Resurrection --
12. Human Destiny - An Alternative Vision: Karma and Reincarnation --
13. The Conflicting Truth Claims of Different Religions.
|Series Title:||Hermeneutics, studies in the history of religions (University Park, Pa.)|
Western philosophy has long regarded Indian philosophy as its Other. Philosophy of religion, as we know it today, emerged in the West and has been shaped by Western philosophical and theological trends, while the philosophical tradition of India flowed along its own course until the late nineteenth century, when active, if tentative, contact was established between the West and the East. This book provides a definite focus to this interaction by investigating issues raised in Western philosophy of religion from the perspective of Advaita Vedanta, the influential school of Indian thought. In promoting the emergence of a cross-cultural philosophy of religion, Arvind Sharma focuses on John H. Hick and his well-known work The Philosophy of Religion as representative of modern Western philosophy of religion and on Sankara, along with his modern successors such as M. Hiriyanna and S. Radhakrishnan, as representative of Advaita Vedanta.
His argument is developed in a series of chapters devoted to central issues in the philosophy of religion (God, Belief, Evil, Revelation, Faith, Religious Language, Verification, Existence, Reality, Human Destiny) and concludes with a study of conflicting truth claims of different religions.