Theology after Vedānta [electronic resource] : an experiment in comparative theology / Francis X. Clooney.


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Online Access: Full Text (via ACLS)
Main Author: Clooney, Francis X. (Francis Xavier), 1950- (Author)
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1993.
Series:SUNY series, toward a comparative philosophy of religions.
Table of Contents:
  • Chapter one: Comparative theology and the practice of Advaita Vedānta
  • The elements of the experiment
  • Comparative theology
  • Comparative theology as practical knowledge
  • Advaita, text and commentary
  • Practical implications
  • Chapter two: The texture of the Advaita Vedānta text
  • The texture of the Advaita text
  • The rough texture of the Upaniṣads
  • The organization of Upaniṣadic knowledge in the UMS
  • The contextualization of meaning through engaged reading
  • Chapter three: the truth of Advaita Vedānta
  • The problem of truth in the text
  • Strategies of textual truth
  • Truth after the text: the true meaning of the Upaniṣads and the world of Advaita
  • Defending Brahman: The fragmentation of the other in the text
  • Truth, text and reader
  • A concluding note on Advaita and intertextual truth
  • Chapter four: Advaita Vedānta and its readers
  • The tension between the text and its truth
  • Timeless truth, timely reading: the truth in reading
  • Becoming a reader
  • The constraints on liberation and the cessation of reading in UMS III. 4: description as prescription
  • Advaita Elitism and the possibility of the unauthorized reader: finding a loophole
  • Chapter five: Theology after Advaita Vedānta: the text, the truth, and the Theologian
  • The practice of comparative theology
  • The composition of the text for comparative theology: reading the Summa Theologiae and the Uttara Mīmāṃsā Sutras together
  • The truth of comparative theology
  • The education of the comparative theologian
  • Finishing the experiment.