The Jewish Encounter with Hinduism

History, Spirituality, Identity
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(275 Seiten)
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ISBN-13:
9781137455291
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
275
Autor:
Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Serie:
Interreligious Studies in Theory and Practice
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Hinduism has become a vital 'other' for Judaism over the past decades. The book surveys the history of the relationship from historical to contemporary times, from travellers to religious leadership. It explores the potential enrichment for Jewish theology and spirituality, as well as the challenges for Jewish identity.
Introduction1. Situating the Project - Personal and Collective Dimensions2. The Hindu-Jewish Encounter - The Present Context3. The Jews of India - What Can We Learn from Them?4. Sarmad the Jew - A Precursor of the Encounter5. Judaism(s) and Hinduism(s)6. Judaism and Hinduism - Insights from the Comparative Study of Religion7. The Passage to India, The Quest for Spirituality8. Saints - Encountering the Divine in Humanity9. The Wisdom of India - Ancient Images and Contemporary Challenges10. The Encounter Within: Hinduism and Configurations of Jewish Identity 11. The Encounter Becomes Official: Hindu-Jewish Summits12. Hinduism and a Jewish Theology of Religions13. Summary and a Personal Epilogue
Hinduism has become a vital 'other' for Judaism over the past decades. The book surveys the history of the relationship from historical to contemporary times, from travellers to religious leadership. It explores the potential enrichment for Jewish theology and spirituality, as well as the challenges for Jewish identity.

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