Ramanuja and Schleiermacher

Ramanuja and Schleiermacher

This book argues that it can. Specifically, this book argues that the novel and burgeoning discipline of comparative theology is a powerful method for gaining critical insight into our inherited worldviews.

Author: Jon Paul Sydnor

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498275088

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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Can the comparison of two theologians vastly separated in space and time help contemporary theologians to think better? This book argues that it can. Specifically, this book argues that the novel and burgeoning discipline of comparative theology is a powerful method for gaining critical insight into our inherited worldviews. More important, it argues that the critical insights gained through comparison can produce constructive theology or, in other words, revised and renewed worldviews. New comparisons produce new questions, and new questions produce new answers. In order to demonstrate the power of this process, the book compares two preeminent theologians, Sri Ramanuja of the Hindu tradition and Friedrich Schleiermacher of the Christian tradition. Each argues that God sustains the universe at every moment of its existence, but they work out the divine sustenance in very different ways. By comparing their description of God's continual preservation of the universe, this book asks original, unfamiliar questions of each. Then, it speculatively suggests possible answers to those questions, inviting Ramanuja and Schleiermacher to respond to the challenges raised. This method demonstrates the incisive power of comparative theology to generate critical tension, as well as the creative power of comparative theology to resolve that very tension.
Categories: Religion

Essential Trinitarianism

Essential Trinitarianism

Sydnor, John Paul, Ramanuja and Schleiermacher: Toward a Constructive
Comparative Theology (Cambridge: James Clarke, 2012). Tanner, Kathryn,
Economy of Grace (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005). Tanner, Kathryn, “In the Image
of the ...

Author: Shelli M. Poe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567677099

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Many scholars believe that Friedrich Schleiermacher relegates the doctrine of the Trinity to an appendix at the end of his magnum opus, The Christian Faith (1830/31); his alleged disregard for the Trinity is the supposed death knell for serious consideration of his work within the history of Christian thought. This volume argues that Schleiermacher not only calls for the doctrine's revitalization, but also makes it the centrepiece of Protestant Christianity. Following Schleiermacher's own thought experiment, Poe presents his doctrine of God in reverse order of its original presentation. Her examination centres on the Trinity, treating it as the keystone of the entire work, while analysing the divine attributes: love and wisdom, justice and holiness, eternity, omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence. When viewed from the standpoint of the conclusion, the Trinitarian shape of Schleiermacher's theology comes to the fore. What emerges is a middle way between merely economic Trinitarianism and a full-fledged development of immanent Trinitarianism, examining divine personhood and the union of the divine with humanity. The central thesis of this work runs boldly counter to the prevailing academic account of Schleiermacher's doctrine of the Trinity, and offers an innovative and constructive reading. Readers will be privy to a fresh look at Schleiermacher's doctrine of God and its importance for contemporary theology.
Categories: Religion

Creation and Chaos Talk

Creation and Chaos Talk

... Christian Ritualizing and the Baptismal Process: Liturgical Explorations toward
a Realized Baptismal Ecclesiology Jon Paul Sydnor Ramanuja and
Schleiermacher: Toward a Constructive Comparitive Theology Eric G. Flett
Persons, Powers, ...

Author: Eric M. Vail

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630874179

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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Talk about chaos is pervasive. Biblical scholars, theologians, and scientists have been using the word chaos for some time, occasionally mingling ideas across disciplines around the shared word. Quite often, discussions of chaos center on the issues of creation's origin and nature, as well as on God's creative methods and relationship to creation. Eric M. Vail investigates the current uses of the word chaos in those areas. A new way of articulating creation out of nothing is offered as both helpful and appropriate in our current milieu. He suggests where we ought to focus our use of the word chaos in Christian discourse and argues that chaos is more fitting for naming where creation has gone awry rather than for naming that state out of which creation comes to be.
Categories: Religion

Christian Ritualizing and the Baptismal Process

Christian Ritualizing and the Baptismal Process

... the Jews, and Women Jon Paul Sydnor Ramanuja and Schleiermacher:
Toward a Constructive Comparative Theology Philip D. Wingeier-Rayo Where
Are the Poor?: A Comparison ofthe Ecclesial Base Communities and
Pentecostalism—A ...

Author: Susan Marie Smith

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630878146

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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Most people, even non-Christians, know that Christians gather for worship once a week, and that they are right there to support each other when there is a baptism or a wedding or a funeral. But what about other poignant, vulnerable, or life-changing times? How does the church help people handle changes that in the past, in Christendom, were considered "secular"? Does the church have a role at retirement when one's ministry changes, or when a family's children leave home and familiar patterns seem to grind to a halt? Is there any rite possible for someone who is called to Christian ministry but not to ordination? Or to someone whose vows are broken in divorce? Christian Ritualizing and the Baptismal Process asserts that baptism marks the beginning of a process of participation in Christ's ministry, so that no part of life can finally be considered secular. Susan Marie Smith shows how every passage, healing, and ministry vocation is "holy," and she lays the groundwork needed for every church to create the rituals necessary to lament and celebrate the endings and beginnings that happen in every Christian life.
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Learning in a Musical Key

Learning in a Musical Key

... Luther's Universal Priesthood Alan B. Wheatley Patronage in Early Christianity:
Its Use and Transformation from Jesus to Paul of Samosata Jon Paul Sydnor
Ramanuja and Schleiermacher: Toward a Constructive Comparitive Theology
Eric ...

Author: Lisa M. Hess

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621890959

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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Learning in a Musical Key examines the multidimensional problem of the relationship between music and theological education. Lisa Hess argues that, in a delightful and baffling way, musical learning has the potential to significantly alter and inform our conception of the nature and process of theological learning. In exploring this exciting intersection of musical learning and theological training, Hess asks two probing questions. First, What does learning from music in a performative mode require? Classical modes of theological education often founder on a dichotomy between theologically musical and educational discourses. It is extremely difficult for many to see how the perceivedly nonmusical learn from music. Is musicality a universally human potential? In exploring this question Hess turns to the music-learning theory of Edwin Gordon, which explores music's unique mode of teaching/learning, its primarily aural-oral mode. This challenge leads to the study's second question: How does a theologian, in the disciplinary sense, integrate a performative mode into critical discourse? Tracking the critical movements of this problem, Hess provides an inherited, transformational logic as a feasible path for integrating a performative mode into multidimensional learning. This approach emerges as a distinctly relational, embodied, multidimensional, and non-correlational performative-mode theology that breaks new ground in the contemporary theological landscape. As an implicitly trinitarian method, rooted in the relationality of God, this non-correlational method offers a practical theological contribution to the discipline of Christian spirituality, newly claimed here as a discipline of transformative teaching/learning through the highly contextualized and self-implicated scholar into relationally formed communities, and ultimately into the world.
Categories: Religion

Religion Conflict and Democracy in Modern Africa

Religion  Conflict  and Democracy in Modern Africa

... and Women Jon Paul Sydnor Ramanuja and Schleiermacher: Toward a
Constructive Comparative Theology Philip D. Wingeier-Rayo Where Are the Poor
?: A Comparison of the Ecclesial Base Communities and Pentecostalism—A
Case ...

Author: Samuel K. Elolia

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621891710

Category: Religion

Page: 386

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Spanning various regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, the authors of this volume come together to explore the complex relationship between religion and democracy in contemporary Africa. As a result of the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet Union, many African countries have come to the realization, however partial, that political and social change is inevitable in spite of government heavy-handedness and threats. It has also become evident that no political system that refuses to permit freedom of political expression and alternative systems of governance could continue to be sustained. It is in precisely this political climate that religious institutions have collaborated with other elements of civil society to call for political reforms, with the church often becoming the prominent voice against oppressive governments in countries such as Kenya and South Africa. It is the purpose of this book to assess how religion shapes political issues and to what extent religious forces influence the civil society. By acknowledging the role of the civil society, the essays recognize the resilience that comes out of Africa even when the sociopolitical situation seems unbearable.
Categories: Religion

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

Ramanuja and Schleiermacher on absolute dependence : Toward a constructive
comparative theology . Sydnor , Jonathan Paul , Ph.D. , Boston College , 2008.
400pp . ISBN : 978-0-549-67693-5 . Adviser : Francis X. Clooney Order Number ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132702510

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Schleiermacher on Christian Consciousness of God s Work in History

Schleiermacher on Christian Consciousness of God s Work in History

Part 1, Samkara; Part2, Ramanuja; Part 3, Vallabha; Part4, Chaitanya. 3d ed.
Ranchi, 1944. 9. For an extremely good and fairly comprehensive analysis of
Upadhyaya's theological writings, see Aleaz, “Theological Writings of
Brahambandhav ...

Author: Abraham Varghese Kunnuthara

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556352157

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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This work is a fresh, unusually lucid approach to Christian theology and interfaith dialogue fromÊIndia.ÊIts basic aim is to examine the Christian consciousness of God's work in history--redemption history within the entire Êhistory of the world.ÊIt uses Christian Faith by Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) as its main text, so as to view this theme in a reversed order from the way it is presented there. This approach, which centers on God's new creation in Christ, leads to an incisive understanding of Christianity's relation to other modes of faith.ÊThroughout, Dr. Kunnuthara compares the thought of another Indian Christian leader steeped in Hindu thought, Pandippedi Chenchiah (1886-1959), to enable renewed interfaith dialogue across a wide spectrum.
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Encyclopedia of Global Religion

Encyclopedia of Global Religion

... Rudolf Panikkar, Raimon (Raimundo) Prabhupada, Bhaktivedanta Pramukh
Swami Qutb, Sayyid Radhakrishnan, Sarvepalli Rahman, Fazlur Ramanuja
Rudolph, Eric Robert Schleiermacher, Friedrich Serra, Father Junípero Shankar,
Sri Sri ...

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452266565

Category: Computers

Page: 1528

View: 754

The multi-volume Encyclopedia of Global Religion provides a comprehensive overview of the globalization of religious culture and society around the world in both its historical and contemporary aspects. The encyclopedia includes topics related to the diaspora of cultures and dispersions of peoples; the transitional aspects of religious ideas and practices; the cultural diversity of religious traditions; and the responses of religion—both negative and positive—to multicultural society. The volumes include essays on the contemporary religious society of every country in the world. The contributors to the encyclopedia are leading authorities on these topics from around the world. The editors, Mark Juergensmeyer and Wade Clark Roof., are sociologists of religion at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Categories: Computers

Studies in Indian Thought

Studies in Indian Thought

... 290 Räga , 184 Schelling , 15 , 263 Rajas , 84 Schleiermacher , 249 Rămānuja
, 217 , 311 Seer , 7 Ramanujachari , Prof. 213 Siddhāntaleśa , 122 Ramaputta ,
Uddaka , 222 , 241 Sing , Thakur Jaidev , 212 Real , 180 Sinha , Prof. , 298-304 ...

Author: Tirupattur Ramaseshayyer Venkatachala Murti

Publisher: Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN: UOM:39015019055733

Category: Philosophy

Page: 410

View: 469

Categories: Philosophy

Religious Books 1876 1982

Religious Books  1876 1982

64 culminating in Ramanuja . Foreword by L . Schleiermacher the theologian :
the D . Barnett , London , Luzac ( Mystic , Conn . , p . 13 1 / 2 cm . 6 - 29180
EMPSON , William , 1906construction of the doctrine of God 821 . 4 Verry , 1965 ]
356p .

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography

Publisher: New York : Bowker

ISBN: 0835216020

Category: Religion

Page: 4389

View: 715

"Prepared by the R.R. Bowker Company's Department of Bibliography in collaboration with the Publications Systems Department"--Page opposite t.p. Includes indexes. Author Index ... 3901-4069 Title Index ... 4071-4389.
Categories: Religion

Man s Concern with Death

Man s Concern with Death

Sati , 72 Rahner , Karl , 34 , 134-5 Schipa , Tito , 229-30 Raine , Dr. J. B. , 223
Schleiermacher , Friedrich , 120 Ramanuja , 102 , 107 , 115 Schroedinger , Erwin
, 246 Rayleigh , Lord , 222 Second World War , 74 , 148–50 , 153 , 226 ...

Author: Arnold Toynbee

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033611778

Category: Death

Page: 280

View: 694

A contemporary appraisal by representatives of several disciplines: medicine, psychiatry, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and psychical research.
Categories: Death

National Council of Churches Review

National Council of Churches Review

Absolute Brabman as Nirguna or beyond attributes ( Sankara ) Ramanuja also
bases his Saguna ( attributeful ) ... GOD REVEALED IN CHRIST IN AGAPAIC
LOVE Frederich Schleiermacher , the Patriarch of Protestant Liberalism , is the
God ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078380204

Category: Christianity

Page:

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Categories: Christianity

India s Religion of Grace and Christianity Compared and Contrasted

India s Religion of Grace and Christianity Compared and Contrasted

the deity ) , but produces it out of himself , And , at the same time , the relation of
soul to body is to designate exactly what Schleiermacher would call “ the
absolute dependence of the world upon God . ” “ For , so says Rāmānuja , this is
the ...

Author: Rudolf Otto

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041230405

Category: Bhakti

Page: 143

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Categories: Bhakti

The Heretical Imperative

The Heretical Imperative

Schleiermacher and , 117 Capitalism , 52 , 141 , 174 cause of modernity , 4
identification of Christianity with , 106 Caporale , Rocco , 175 Carman , John and
Christian Faith in a Religiously Plural World , 181 , 189 Theology of Ramanuja ,
The ...

Author: Peter L. Berger

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: UOM:39015006627833

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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After ten years of writing in other areas, Peter L. Berger returns to the problem of religion and modernity discussed in his earlier book A rumor of angels. In The heretical imperative, however, not only is the argument developed further in terms of the challenge to religion of modern secularism, but it is also argued that a new and greatly promising encounter is about to take place between the Judaeo-Christian tradition and the great religions of Asia. Berger discusses the options for religious thought in the contemporary world and suggests that out of the confrontation between different traditions may come a powerful revitalization of religious faith.
Categories: Religion

Indian Antiquary

Indian Antiquary

... implied in the above classification , is very similar to that of Schleiermacher
While the German theologian reduces all the divine attributes to ...
Notwithstanding this Absolute Monism , our author inclines to a view similar to
that of Råmånuja .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924079325506

Category: English periodicals

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Categories: English periodicals

The Pilgrimage of Faith in the World of Modern Thought

The Pilgrimage of Faith in the World of Modern Thought

... of religious experience may be regarded as a supplement to the thought of
Schleiermacher who pointed out that in the ... Was it not something like this that
Ramanuja had in mind when he said , “ It is only in meditation bearing the
character ...

Author: Douglas Clyde Macintosh

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070144038

Category: Belief and doubt

Page: 299

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Categories: Belief and doubt

Eternal Life

Eternal Life

12 , 29 present in Ramanuja . 11 , 12 in Isaiah . ... 160 - 162 , 167 n . obscure in ,
or absent from , Schleiermacher 196 , 197 approximation to , in Schopenhauer .
... 344 ; see also 16 , 19 , 20 Hindooism , as represented by Ramanuja . 10 - 12 ...

Author: Friedrich Freiherr von Hügel

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023148516

Category: Eschatology

Page: 443

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"Baron Friedrich von Hügel (5 May 1852-27 January 1925) was a Roman Catholic lay philosopher and writer. He never held an academic post nor did he ever earn a university degree. However, he is often mentioned alongside John Henry Newman as one of the most influential Catholic thinkers of his day. The scope of his learning was impressive and the list of his correspondents reads like a "who's who" of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European religious leadership. When the University of Oxford granted him an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1920, it was the first time since the Reformation that a Roman Catholic had been so honored by that university. Von Hügel was deeply engaged in theological discussions with major figures associated with the turn-of-the-century Modernist controversy. His scholarly concerns included the relationship of Christianity to history, ecumenism, mysticism, and the philosophy of religion. Baron von Hügel is chiefly remembered as a guide and encourager of souls, especially through the posthumous publication of many of his letters: Selected Letters, 1896-1924, Letters from Baron Friedrich von Hügel to a Niece, Spiritual Counsels, and Letters of Baron Friedrich von Hügel. In addition to extensive correspondence, his published works included The Mystical Element of Religion, a study of Catherine of Genoa, Essays and Address (in two volumes) and The Reality of God, and Religion and Agnosticism. This last book, The Reality of God, includes what was to be the Gifford Lectures of 1924-1925 and 1925-1926 at Edinburgh University."--
Categories: Eschatology

The Problems of Theology

The Problems of Theology

Radhakrishnan , S . , 125 , 152 Kant , 62f . , 74 , 107 , 124 Ramānuja , 68f . , 72f . ,
151 Kierkegaard , 10 , 108 Renan , 109 , 117 knowledge , sociology of . ...
Lessing , 107 Schelling , 72 Lévi - Strauss , L . , 51 Schleiermacher , 12 , 63 , 66 ,
110 ...

Author: Brian Hebblethwaite

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521298113

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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Faculties of theology are a traditional feature of most western European universities, yet in colleges of education, schools and in some newer universities the subject is studied, if at all, under the heading of 'religious studies'. Taking the question 'Is there such a subject?' as his point of departure, the author sets out to explore the relation between theology and the broader field of religious studies. Theology primarily means 'rational talk about God', but the word is used in other wider and looser senses as well. Mr Hebblethwaite discusses in what ways it is possible for non-believers to engage in theology, and stresses the need for all to pursue the subject openly and self-critically in a religiously pluralist world. Criteria for truth-claims in religion and the problem of revelation are among the topics examined. In the course of his study the author looks at the relationship between theology and a number of adjacent subjects: psychology and the social sciences, philosophy, history and ethics.
Categories: Religion

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

... a 665 Ramanuja , teacher ( Sanskrit ) , sails ( Seamanship ) , a 629 , a
Pronunciation , Hebrew ( Semb 304 630 itic ... a penhauer ) , b 478 b 620 Rarana
- badha ( Sanskrit ) , b 297 293 system of ( Schleiermacher ) , Radichevich ,
Branko ...

Author: Thomas Spencer Baynes

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175030518438

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries