This book introduces Christian worldview apologetics. It applies worldview principles to engage Advaita Vedanta Hinduism with the biblical responses of Christianity. The Christian worldview focus is as much theological as philosophical. Chapter one introduces the biblical mandate for apologetics, reviewing the historical and contemporary apologetic scene. It highlights diverse methodological principles in worldview apologetics, laying the groundwork for the method employed. Chapter two introduces Vedanta Hinduism through the teachings of Sankara, Ramanuja, and Madhva. This is a primer for those unfamiliar with Advaita. Chapter three examines Christian rapprochement and antithesis with Vedanta Hinduism. The apologist applies worldview apologetics in understanding the access points and biblical dividing lines when these two worldviews confront one another. Chapter four commences the apologetic engagement with proof. The Advaitin presents the monistic worldview and the ultimate reality, otherwise known as Brahman. The foundational Christian worldview is represented with the scriptures, God, man, and his salvation in Jesus Christ. Chapter five addresses the offense part of apologetics. The adherents of each worldview contrast their viewpoints against the viewpoint of the other system. Vedanta´s monism, impersonal reality, inclusivity, and rationality are contrasted with Christianity´s historic self-revelation of God to man. Chapter six handles apologetic defense through the lens of experience, epistemology, and correspondence with reality. The Hindu worldview has transcending experience, supra-rational epistemology, and deep coherence. The Christian admits a transitory universe, which has no existence as a contingent creation, apart from God. Chapter seven reviews worldview apologetic practice under metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. These deal with the ontology of reality in its manifestations and our understan... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Locust & Honey Publications. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050668/bk_acx0_050668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hinduism is a very broad term for the religious practices and doctrines of the Indian people. This tradition is believed to have begun in about 1800 BCE with religious poems known as the Vedas. Hinduism is best known in the west through the doctrines of Advaita, the belief that there is only one ultimate reality. Advaitans, however, worshipped a range of icons that represented the separate manifestations of the ultimate Brahman. After the decline of Vedic religion, bhakti devotional cults arose and have remained a predominant form of Hindu worship up through the modern era. The Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality series describes the beliefs, religious practices, and the spiritual and moral commitments of the world´s great religious traditions. It also describes a religion´s way of understanding scripture and discusses its relationship to society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Kingsley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001698/bk_blak_001698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ´´Ashtavakra Gita ´´ conveys with beauty and simplicity the essential teachings of Advaita Vedanta, the most influential of the Hindu philosophical systems. Composed by an anonymous master of the school of the great sage Shankara, it is a book of practical advice for seekers of wisdom as well as an ecstatic expression of the experience of enlightenment. In this simple, aphoristic version, the translator conveys the clarity and lyricism of the Sanskrit original with fluency and precision.
This book contains brief stories about famous Hindu myths, including Ganesha, Garuda, and Rama. It also includes two pertinent excerpts on advaita vedanta or non-dualist thinking from one of its earliest exponents and one from a famous modern sage, Ramana Maharshi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Crawford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071154/bk_acx0_071154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paul Deussen (1845-1919), deutscher Philosophie-Historiker, Indologe und Gründer der Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft, bekannt mit dem indischen Philosophen und Hindu-Heiligen Vivekananda, gilt als erster westlicher Gelehrter, der das indische Denken der abendländischen Philosophie gleichwertig an die Seite stellte. 1892/93 unternahm er mit seiner Frau eine halbjährige Reise nach Indien und hielt in Bombay eine für den erwachenden Neo-Hinduismus bedeutsame Rede über den Advaita-Vedanta und sein Verhältnis zur westlichen Metaphysik. In den Folgejahren arbeitete Deussen an seiner monumentalen Übersetzung von ´´Sechzig Upanishad´s des Veda´´, die 1897 erschien und bis heute als Standardwerk gilt. Mit 17 SW-Abbildungen. Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1904.