Hindu Wisdom for All God's Children

Hindu Wisdom for All God's Children

by Francis X. Clooney S.J.
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Hindu Wisdom for All God's Children

'Hindu Wisdom for All God's Children' introduces readers to the spiritual riches of Hindu India. Jesuit author Francis Clooney brings a wealth of scholarship and personal immersion in the thought and life of India to a wide range of students and seekers.

In seven chapters Clooney draws on aspects of Indian religious life, both ancient and modern. They include the creation myths and the discovery of the self; realization of the self in theology and meditative traditions; the self-awareness of Gautama; the quest for direct experience of God in devotions to Krishna; the mystery of God in the traditions of Shiva; the cult of the great Goddess; and the spirituality of Mohandas Gandhi and Mahasweta Devi. Clooney offers insights into how people live out these traditions today, continually raising points for comparative reflection, inviting readers to bring their own insights into consideration.

'Hindu Wisdom for All God's Children' provides a fascinating introduction to deep and ancient traditions that will challenge and enrich the quest for the spiritual self.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597520683
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Francis X. Clooney, SJ, is the Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology at the Harvard Divinity School. Previously he taught for many years at Boston College, and also taught at John Carroll University, the University of Oxford, and other universities. He is well known for his ability to connect Hindu and Christian spiritualities in a way that honors the wisdom and distinctiveness of both. His most recent book is 'Divine Mother', 'Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Blessed Virgin Mary'.

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