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Kristu Bhakti and Krishna Bhakti : A Christian-Hindu Dialogue Contributing to Comparative Theology
Authorship Description
Dr. Israel Selvanayagam.
Bibliographical Details xxviii, 192 p. 23 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351481980
ISBN-13 9789351481980, 978-9351481980
Year of Publication 2017.
Series Interfaith Treasures Uncovered - 8.
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What does the popular Sanskrit term bhakti mean? Is it a self-evident concept? With an acknowledgment of complexity and variety this book helps to grasp the essential meaning and various dimensions of a God-experience and its implication for a transformed and transforming life. Taking the famous figures Jesus and Krsna, as presented by two popular texts (St. John's Gospel and the Rasalila section), two distinctive bhakti frameworks are analysed and compared. Any bhakti experience does not happen in a vacuum and Jesus and Krsna were not only multifaceted figures but also they went through a long process of ascendency to divine supremacy. For those who want to understand bhakti this book might prove to be an engaging guide.




1. What is Bhakti? A Summary of Definitions and Discussions

2. Jesus and Krsna : Multi-faceted Figures

3. Jesus and Krsna : Process of Ascendency to Supreme Divinity

4. Selections from St John's Gospel Pertinent to Kristu Bhakti

5. Highlights of the Rasalila

6. Kristu Bhakti and Krsna Bhakti : A Comparative Analysis


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Dr. Israel Selvanayagam from Tamilnadu has taught Religions (Hinduism) and Interfaith Relations at Tamilnadu Theological Seminary-Madurai, Wesley College-Bristol, Queen' College and United College of the Ascension-Birmingham, United Theological College- Bangalore and Gurukul Theological College and Research Institute-Chennai. He has widely published both in English and Tamil. Currently he lives in the United Kingdom.

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