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The Unveiled Christ of the Indian Gurus : A Study on the Contemporary Gurus' Interpretations of Jesus Christ
Authorship Description
Rodinmawia Ralte.
Bibliographical Details xviii, 290 p. ills. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351482014
ISBN-13 9789351482017, 978-9351482017
Year of Publication 2017.
Series Interfaith Treasures Uncovered - 9.
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The Unveiled Christ of the Indian Gurus : A Study on the Contemporary Gurus' Interpretations of Jesus Christ

The book is about the modern Indian gurus' interpretation of Jesus Christ. A number of contemporary Indian gurus and their interpretations of Jesus Christ are studied with special reference to the four modern Indian gurus, namely, Yogananda Paramhansa, Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Osho Rajneesh and Sri Sri Ravishankar. Sincere attempt is made to understand how they interpret the person, work and teaching of Jesus, the Christ. Related issues, such as, the origin and development of modern guruism with its distinctive characters, and Jesus in the thought of modern Hindu reformers and Neo-Vedantins are also dealt comprehensively. The reader of this book will meet the `Unveiled Christ' of the Indian gurus, as Indian spiritual masters revealed the Jesus they knew.

Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. Origin and Development of Guru Tradition in Hinduism : A Survey

1. Etymological Consideration

2. Guru in the Hindu `Sastras' : A Textual-Historical Survey

3. Factors Responsible for the Emergence of Contemporary Guruism

4. The Distinctive Features of Modern Guruism

Concluding Remarks

2. Jesus Christ in the Thoughts of Modern Hindu Thinkers and Neo-Vedantins : A Brief Survey

1. Jesus Christ in Renascent Hinduism : Select Hindu Reformers

2. Jesus in Neo-Vedanta : Select Neo-Vedantins

Concluding Remarks

3. Some Modern Indian Gurus on Jesus Christ : A Brief Survey

1. Swami Sivananda

2. Swami Chindananda

3. Sri Swami Krishnananda

4. Mata Amritanandamayi

5. A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

6. Maharshi Mahesh Yogi

Concluding Remarks

4. Paramhansa Yogananda's Interpretation of Jesus Christ

1. A Brief Sketch of the Life of Yogananda

2. Philosophical and Religious Teachings of Yogananda : An Overview

3. Yogananda's Interpretation of Jesus Christ : `Jesus, the Embodiment of Universal Consciousness'

Concluding Remarks

5. Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Interpretation of Jesus Christ

1. A Brief Account of the Life of Sathya Sai Baba

2. Sathya Sai Baba's Philosophical and Religious Teachings : An Overview

3. Sathya Sai Baba and Jesus Christ

4. Sathya Sai Baba's Interpretation of Jesus Christ : `Jesus, the Karana-Janma'

Concluding Remarks

6. Osho Rajneesh's Interpretation of Jesus Christ

1. A Brief Life Sketch of Osho Rajneesh

2. Influences on Osho

3. Glimpse of Osho's Methodological Framework

4. Philosophical and Religious Teaching : An Overview

5. Osho's Interpretation of Jesus Christ : `Jesus, the Christified'

Concluding Remarks

7. Sri Sri Ravishankar's Interpretation of Jesus Christ

1. A Brief Life Sketch of Ravishankar

2. Philosophical and Religious Teachings of Ravishankar : An Overview

3. Ravishankar's Interpretation of Jesus Christ : `Jesus, the Embodiment of Love'

Concluding Remarks

8. The Unveiled Christ of the Indian Gurus : A Critical Consideration

1. Why Look to Jesus?

2. Their Perspectives

3. Methodological Error

4. Relations with other Indian Interpretations

5. Their Weaknesses

Appendix

Bibliography

Glossary of Sanskrit Terms

Index

Rev. Dr. Rodinmawia Ralte is Associate Professor of Religions and Philosophy at Bishop's College. He is also Associate Professor of Religions at the North India Institute of Post-Graduate Theological Studies (NIIPGTS), Kolkata. His previous works include - `Hindus and Hindutva: Hindu Tolerance, Hindutva Exclusivism, Emergence of Assertive Hinduism' (2014); three books in Mizo - `India Ram Sakhaw Lian Zual' (Major Religions of India - 1997), `Kawng Dang a Awm Em? Religious Pluralism Bihchianna' (Is There Any Other Way? An Evaluation of Religious Pluralism - 1999), and `Hindu Firfiak' (Hindu Fundamentalism - 2008). His numerous articles appeared in a number of leading theological Journals in India. He is an ordained Minister of the Baptist Church of Mizoram and is married to C. Laltanpuii and they have three children - Laldinpuia Ralte, Lalruatfeli Ralte and Vanlalawmpuii Ralte.


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