The Cloud of Nothingness Hardback

The Negative Way in Nagarjuna and John of the Cross

by C. D. Sebastian;


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The Cloud of Nothingness

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This book explores 'nothingness', the negative way found in Buddhist and Christian traditions, with a focused and comparative approach. It examines the works of Nagarjuna (c. 150 CE), a Buddhist monk, philosopher and one of the greatest thinkers of classical India, and those of John of the Cross (1542-1591), a Carmelite monk, outstanding Spanish poet, and one of the greatest mystical theologians. The conception of nothingness in both the thinkers points to a paradox of linguistic transcendence and provides a novel insight into via negativa. This is the first full-length work comparing nothingness (emptiness) in Nagarjuna (Mahayana Buddhism) and John of the Cross (Christianity) in any language. It augments the comparative approach found in Buddhist-Christian comparative philosophy and theology. This book is of especial interest to academics of Buddhist and Christian studies searching for avenues for intellectual dialogue.

The Cloud of Nothingness by C. D. Sebastian was published by Springer, India, Private Ltd in January 2017. The ISBN for The Cloud of Nothingness is 9788132236443.

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Page last updated 12th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherSpringer, India, Private Ltd (January 2017)
Edition1st ed. 2017
Weight485g
Number of Pages216
Thickness13 mm
Height235 mm
Width155 mm
ISBN9788132236443
ISBN-108132236440
Product Code4460124
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