The Philosophy of Religion and Advaita Vednta

A Comparative Study in Religion and Reason

By (author) Arvind Sharma

Paperback - £24.95

Publication date:

15 April 1995

Length of book:

240 pages


Penn State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780271028323

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 Vedānta, 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 Śankara, along with his modern successors such as M. Hiriyanna and S. Radhakrishnan, as representative of Advaita Vedānta.

“This book fills a long overdue and urgent need in the comparative philosophy of religion.”

Journal of Ecumenical Studies