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By Tamal Krishna Goswami,Graham M. Schweig

ISBN-10: 0199796637

ISBN-13: 9780199796632

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup?da (1896-1977), founding father of the Hare Krishna circulation, traced his lineage to the fifteenth-century Indian saint Sri Chaitanya. He authored greater than fifty volumes of English translation and commentaries on Sanskrit and Bengali texts, serving as a medium among those far away experts and his glossy Western readership and utilizing his writings as blueprints for non secular switch and a revolution in cognizance. He needed to converse the language of a humans enormously disparate from the unique recipients of his tradition's scriptures with no compromising constancy to the tradition.

Tamal Krishna Goswami claims that the social clinical, philosophical, and 'insider' varieties of research formerly utilized have did not clarify the presence of a strong interpretative device-a mahavakya or 'great utterance'-that governs and pervades Prabhupada's 'living theology' of devotion on bhakti. For Prabhupada, the wide variety of 'vedic' subject material is ruled by way of the axiomatic fact: Krishna is the ideal character of Godhead.

Goswami's educational education on the college of Cambridge, his thirty years' event as a practitioner and instructor, and his large interactions with Prabhupada as either own secretary and managerial consultant, afforded him a different chance to appreciate and remove darkness from the theological contribution of Prabhupada. during this paintings, Goswami proves that the voice of the scholar-practitioner should be in detail attached together with his culture whereas maintaining a mature serious stance relative to his topic. A dwelling Theology of Krishna Bhakti incorporates a severe creation and end by way of Graham M. Schweig.

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