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Rambachan, Anantanand 1951-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 86 publications in 1 language and 5,084 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Other, Creator
Classifications: B132.A3, 181.482
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Most widely held works by Anantanand Rambachan
The Advaita worldview : God, world, and humanity by Anantanand Rambachan( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Anantanand Rambachan offers a fresh and detailed perspective on Advaita Vedanta, Hinduism's most influential and revered religious tradition. Rambachan, who is both a scholar and an Advaitin, attends closely to the Upanisads and authentic commentaries of Sankara to challenge the tradition and to reconsider central aspects of its current teachings. His reconstruction and reinterpretation of Advaita focuses in particular on the nature of brahman, the status of the world in relation to brahman, and the meaning and relevance of liberation." "Rambachan queries contemporary representations of an impersonal brahman and the need for popular, hierarchical distinctions such as those between a higher (para) and lower (apara) brahman. Such distinctions, Rambachan argues, are inconsistent with the non-dual nature of brahman and are unnecessary when brahman's relationship with the world is correctly understood. Questioning Advaita's traditional emphasis on renunciation and world-denial, Rambachan expands the understanding of suffering (duhkha) and liberation (moksa) and addresses socioeconomic as well as gender and caste inequalities. Positing that the world is a celebrative expression of God's fullness, this book advances Advaita as a universal and uninhibited path to a liberated life committed to compassion, equality, and justice."--Jacket
The limits of scripture : Vivekananda's reinterpretation of the Vedas by Anantanand Rambachan( )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hailed as one of modern India's cultural heroes, Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) has been credited not only with interpreting Hinduism to the west but with interpreting it to India itself. Despite his pervasive influence, critical assessments and attempts to "demythologize" Vivekananda have been rare, and rarer still are historical and hermeneutical clarification of his work. The Limits of Scripture offers a close examination of Vivekananda's understanding of the authority of sruiti (the Vedas) and its relationship to anubhava (personal experience)." "Beginning with an analysis of western influences and Hindu responses in the nineteenth century, Anantanand Rambachan moves on to a careful explication of Vivekananda's understanding of the Vedas, the nature and scope of their authority, and the hermeneutical principles employed by him in his approach to the texts. Throughout the discussion, the author also clarifies the generally overlooked distinctions between Vivekananda's view of anubhava as the source of liberating knowledge and that of Sankara (ca. 788-820), the principal systematizer and exponent of the Advaita tradition, who argued for the Vedas as the authoritative source of this knowledge. The task of critically distinguishing Sankara and Vivekananda has not been thoroughly accomplished elsewhere and is crucial for understanding religious and philosophical change in modern Indian thought." "In addition this work evaluates the coherence and consistency of Vivekananda's reinterpretations, drawing attention to important problems in his claim for the supremacy of personal experience, his arguments for "many paths to the same goal," and his attempts to reconcile the insights of Hinduism with the methods and findings of science. In undertaking this assessment and analysis, The Limits of Scripture makes a real contribution to the understanding of Vivekananda's legacy, Indian religions, and the wider study of religion."--Jacket
A Hindu theology of liberation : not-two is not one by Anantanand Rambachan( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This engaging and accessible work provides an introduction to the Hindu tradition of Advaita Vedānta and brings it into discussion with contemporary concerns. Advaita, the non-dual school of Indian philosophy and spirituality associated with Śaṅkara, is often seen as "other-worldly," regarding the world as an illusion. Anantanand Rambachan has played a central role in presenting a more authentic Advaita, one that reveals how Advaita is positive about the here and now. The first part of the book presents the hermeneutics and spirituality of Advaita, using textual sources, classical commentary, and modern scholarship. The book's second section considers the implications of Advaita for ethical and social challenges: patriarchy, homophobia, ecological crisis, child abuse, and inequality. Rambachan establishes how Advaita's non-dual understanding of reality provides the ground for social activism and the values that advocate for justince, dignity, and the equality of human beings"--Page 4 of cover
Accomplishing the accomplished : the Vedas as a source of valid knowledge in Śaṅkara by Anantanand Rambachan( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in Hindu theology by Anantanand Rambachan( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work offers a series of theological explorations into questions of both contemporary and enduring interest in the Hindu tradition. These reflections build dialogical bridges with other religious traditions around matters of shared concern, including the nature of theology, vocation, social justice, nationalism, and violence and non-violence. In exploring these issues, Rambachan draws deeply from authoritative Hindu sources and offers an interpretation of the Hindu tradition to meet the challenges of the modern world
Five voices, five faiths : an interfaith primer by Amanda Millay Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this unique book about the major religious traditions of the world, a practitioner from each tradition-Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam-introduces the basics of his or her faith and participates in a conversation about the challenges of being faithful in the modern world. Each essay and conversation is followed by a list of suggestions for further reading. Written for the non-specialist, Five Voices Five Faiths is an accessible book in which neighbors honor both our differences and our common bonds. Some may say that my only obligation to other non-Christian believers is to preach the good news of God in Christ Jesus. They may also believe that participating in interfaith dialogue and relationship, by the very nature of the task, causes me to disobey the gospel mandate to go into the world and make disciples of all people. I understand the position, and for much of my life subscribed to it. But today, as a middle-aged woman, with grown children and aging parents, another line from the Christian gospels compels me. Today, I reflect more deeply on the new commandment Jesus gave, to love one another as he has loved us. In order to be obedient to that commandment, I understand myself to be required to participate in conversations in which I am not afforded the last word or the luxury of full agreement, compliance, or conversion. This love requires that I involve myself in the lives of others, even when my most basic human instinct is to run, to hide, and to avoid the unfamiliar. The love that Jesus commands of me requires that I, as he has done before me, kindle and engender deep relationships with those others: the outcast, the unfamiliar, the different, and the very ones that we presume constitute the greatest threat to our institutional and cultural norms.-from the Introduction, by Amanda Millay Hughes."--
The Hindu vision by Anantanand Rambachan( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally presented as a series of talks on the radio series Reflections broadcast by the BBC between 1983-1986
Gītānidarśana = Similes of the Bhagavadgītā by Anantanand Rambachan( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermeneutical explorations in dialogue : essays in honour of Hans Ucko( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Ucko, b. 1946, ordained minister of the Church of Sweden; contributed articles
Post-Christian interreligious liberation theology by Hussam S Timani( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the ideals of liberation theology from the perspectives of major religious traditions, including Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and the neo-Vedanta and Advaita Hindu traditions. The goal of this volume is not to explain the Christian liberation theology tradition and then assess whether the non-Christian liberation theologies meet the Christian standards. Rather, authors use comparative/interreligious methodologies to offer new insights on liberation theology and begin a dialogue on how to build interreligious liberation theologies. The goal is to make liberation theology more inclusive of religious diversity beyond traditional Christian categories. --
Gītāmṛtam : the essential teachings of the Bhagavadgītā by Anantanand Rambachan( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hindu vision( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In part 1, Dr. Anantanand Rambachan explores the diversity of Hinduism and the goals of Hindu life. He explains such concepts as dharma, karma, and moksha. In part 2, he examines the Hindu view of the self, worship, and the problem of polytheism
The future of religion : a Hindu perspective by Anantanand Rambachan( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecture on Hindu beliefs and practices in a global, multi-religious modern world. "To see the many as the expression of the one"--Lecture
Gītānidarśana : similes of the Bhagavadgītā by Anantanand Rambachan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this series of twelve lectures, Dr. Anantanand Rambachan has chosen twelve similes from the text of the Bhagavadgita for reflection and analysis. These similes deal with diverse but interrelated matters such as the nature of the self, death, scriptures, self-control, peace, wisdom and the nature of God
Karl Barth and Comparative Theology( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on recent engagements with Barth in the area of theologies of religion, Karl Barth and Comparative Theology inaugurates a new conversation between Barth's theology and comparative theology. Each essay brings Barth into conversation with theological claims from other religious traditions for the purpose of modeling deep learning across religious borders from a Barthian perspective. For each tradition, two Barth-influenced theologians offer focused engagements of Barth with the tradition's respective themes and figures, and a response from a theologian from that tradition then follows. With these surprising and stirringly creative exchanges, Karl Barth and Comparative Theology promises to open up new trajectories for comparative theology.Contributors: Chris Boesel, Francis X. Clooney, Christian T. Collins Winn, Victor Ezigbo, James Farwell, Tim Hartman, S. Mark Heim, Paul Knitter, Pan-chiu Lai, Martha L. Moore-Keish, Peter Ochs, Marc Pugliese, Joshua Ralston, Anantanand Rambachan, Randi Rashkover, Kurt Richardson, Mun'im Sirry, John Sheveland, Nimi Wariboko
Wisdom teachings from the Hindu Bhagavadgita by Anantanand Rambachan( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of scripture : Vivekananda's reinterpretation of the Vedas by Anantanand Rambachan( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinduism : wisdom and way( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom teachings from the Hindu Upanishads by Anantanand Rambachan( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advaita Worldview, The God, World, and Humanity by Anantanand Rambachan( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Advaita worldview : God, world, and humanity
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Accomplishing the accomplished : the Vedas as a source of valid knowledge in ŚaṅkaraFive voices, five faiths : an interfaith primerThe Hindu visionWisdom teachings from the Hindu BhagavadgitaWisdom teachings from the Hindu Upanishads
Alternative Names
Anantanand Rambachan.

Anantanand Rambachan Hindu studies scholar

Rambachan, Anantanand 1951-

অনন্তানন্দ রামবচন

Languages
English (63)