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.
Hindu Pilgrimage:Shifting Patterns of Worldview of Srisailam in South India Prabhavati C. Reddy
Rearming Hinduism is a handbook for intellectual resistance. Through an astute and devastating critique of Hinduphobia in today´s academia, media and popular culture, Vamsee Juluri shows us that what the Hinduphobic worldview denies virulently is not only the truth and elegance of Hindu thought, but the very integrity and sanctity of the natural world itself. By boldly challenging some of the media age´s most popular beliefs about nature, history, and pre-history along with the Hinduphobes´ usual myths about Aryans, invasions and blood-sacrifices, Rearming Hinduism links Hinduphobia and its hubris to a predatory and self-destructive culture that perhaps only a renewed Hindu sensibility can effectively oppose. It is a call to see the present in a way that elevates our desa and kala to the ideals of the sanathana dharma once again. ´´For a civilization is not just buildings and machines, but its people, their thought, and their culture. It is a way of knowing the world, a way of giving meaning and value to the contents of life. It is a resource, most of all, for living intelligently.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: P. J. Ochlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029346/bk_adbl_029346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.