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Dr. Lipner’s comparative discussion of Christian and Hindu thought draws upon his own scholarly explorations of these traditions, while at the same time considering the nature of cross-cultural dialogue. How do religious ideas resonate within their own contexts? Which aspects of these concepts are most likely to invite associations in a new milieu? Responding to such questions, Lipner advocates a focus on “love,” agape and bakhti in Christian and Hindu traditions. His analysis carefully enters each tradition before considering shared ground.
Lipner, Julius, "Capturing Gods: The God of Love and the Love of God in Christian and Hindu Tradition" (1998). Boardman Lectureship in Christian Ethics. Paper 3.
Date Posted: 15 December 2005