Philosophical Foundation
of Bengal Vaisnavism
A Critical Exposition

By Sudhindra Chandra Chakravarti
July 2004
Reprinted from the 1969 Edition
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
ISBN: 8121511313
452 pages, Illustrated, 5 " x 8 "
$39.50 Hardcover

This is an original work by an eminent teacher of Philosophy and Religion who can present the best results of Indian and Western scholarship and evaluate them in the light of unbiased insight. The chapters on comparison of Bengal Vaisnavism with Christianity and Existentialism are highly stimulating.

The book is indispensable to those advanced students of oriental philosophy and religions who are devoted to research work, since no knowledge or oriental philosophy and religion will be complete without a clear understanding of Vedanta and the different types of Vaisnavism.

CONTENTS: Attitude toward epistemology. Psychological basis of knowledge and the nature of error. Synoptic view. Conception of the Bhagavat. God as the Ground of Jiva-sakti. Doctrine of causation. Krsna and His incarnations. The means of God-realization. Supreme realization. Kierkegaard's existentialism. Ethics. Acintya-Bhedabheda. Rasa (Relish). Christianity. Bibliography. Index.


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