A. J. Appasamy and His Reading of Ramanuja Hardback

A Comparative Study in Divine Embodiment

by Brian Philip Dunn;

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A. J. Appasamy and His Reading of Ramanuja

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In this work, Brian Philip Dunn focuses on the South Indian theologian A. J. Appaswamy's 'embodiment theology.' This is the first book on Appaswamy, a not insignificant Indian, Christian theologian. This study argues for the distinctive theological voice of Appaswamy who develops a theology strongly influenced by the medieval Hindu theologian (or 'bhakti philosopher') Ramanuja, in particular offering a reading of the Gospel of John. Dunn shows how Appaswamy sees the Christian God in Ramanuja's theology and how his theology, particularly about the presence of God in the icon in a temple, can become a heuristic device through which to understand the fourth Gospel in the context of its own time. This allows the reader to develop a rooted Christology that otherwise would remain hidden. Through Ramanuja, Appaswamy can contribute to a constructive and important Theology that grounds the text and ideas of the incarnation in the Jewish context, particularly about priestly atonement. This reading of Ramanuja allows us to see a Christology in the Christian text that would otherwise not have been seen.

A. J. Appasamy and His Reading of Ramanuja by Brian Philip Dunn was published by Oxford University Press in December 2016. The ISBN for A. J. Appasamy and His Reading of Ramanuja is 9780198791416.

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Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press (December 2016)
Number of Pages256
Height234 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4450033
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