The Body Divine
The Symbol of the Body in the Works of Teilhard de Chardin and Ramanuja
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Body Divine by Anne Hunt Overzee
Book DescriptionThe Body Divine explores the ways in which two spiritual teachers, one Christian (Teilhard de Chardin) and one Hindu (Ramanuja) have seen the world as inherently divine, and have presented this insight theologically through the use of a symbol, that of the 'body of the divine' (the body of Christ/Brahman). In a careful study of their beliefs, Dr Hunt Overzee shows how both thinkers came to understand reality in terms of consciousness, believing that salvation/release is realized through attaining the Lord. This goal is approximated through a changed view of things, in which everything is seen to belong to the Lord and to manifest his presence. The author compares those spiritual practices taught by each thinker in order to help people attain the Lord, and places these practices in a broader context of practices for transforming consciousness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521385169
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Dec-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anne Hunt Overzee
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The book makes an significant contribution to comparative theology.
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