Author: E Ahmad-ShahPublisher: Lucknow Publishing HouseYear: 2012Language: EnglishPages: 160ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788187739593
This is a revised edition of a book that has been of interest and value to Christian and Hindu students of comparative religion who are starters—or “babes” as the author describes them—in the quest for the Truth. In the first part the author introduces the reader to knowledge of God through knowledge of Christ, dividing the discussion into Christology, Cosmology, Soteriology, Ruachology and Eschatology. In the second, he gives a discourse concerning God in Indian terminology, bringing out the differences between Christian and Hindu concepts of what appear to be parallel doctrines, such as Salvation and Mukti. The writer has carefully revised the first edition in the light of suggestions and criticisms received from knowledgeable Hindus and Christians.
ContentsPreface to the second editionPart I: Theology for the babes in ChristIntroduction – (Theology in Christology)ChapterI. Christology – Discourse Concerning ChristII. Cosmology – Discourse Concerning the UniverseIII. Soteriology – Discourse Concerning the Plan of SalvationIV. Qodesh – Ruachology – Discourse Concerning the Holy SpiritV. Eschatology – Discourse Concerning Last or Final ThingsPart II: Theology in Indian TerminologyIntroduction – Periods of Indian ThoughtI. Brahman Vadin (Discourses on Brahman)1. Knowledge of God in Sanatan DharmaA. In the Vedic-cum-Brahmanic PeriodB. In the Epic PeriodC. In the Eclectic Period (Mostly Bhakti)2. In the Scholastic PeriodA. Advaitic Vedanta (Samkara)B. Vaisista Advaitic Vedanta (Ramanuja)C. In Saiva SiddhantaD. Knowledge of God in the GitaII. Virata Vadin – (Discourses on Cosmos)1. In the Vedic-cum-Brahmanic PeriodA. CosmogonyB. Cosmology2. A. In Advaitic Vedanta (Samkara) B. In Vaisista Advaitic Vedanta (Ramanuja)3. In Saiva Siddhanta4. Cosmology in the GitaIII. Moksha Vadin – (Discourses Concerning Liberation)1. The State of Moksha2. Means of MokshaIV. Eschatology (Discourses Concerning Last Things)V. Theology for the Saffron RobeIntroduction1. A. For Advaitists (Non-dualists – Impersonalists)B. For Vaisistic Advaitists (Modified non-dualists – Personalists) 2. Cosmology for the Saffron Robe3. Moksha for the Saffron Robe4. Eschatology for the Saffron Robe