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Published: 26 January 2012

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780199641543

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Hindu Theology and Biology

The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory

Jonathan B. Edelmann

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

  • Awarded the 2011 John Templeton Foundation Award for Theological Promise
  • Provides an in-depth examination of how an ancient Hindu tradition might respond to contemporary scientific theories of mind and knowledge
  • Draws directly from Hindu texts, making use of the original Sanskrit language, and taking account of the wider Indian intellectual tradition
  • Addresses perennial issues, such as the nature of consciousness and the means of gaining accurate knowledge from the perspectives of Hinduism and science
  • Provides an introduction to Hindu Theology, giving a clear example of a new development in this growing academic field