Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophy Paperback

Tradition, Reason and Devotion

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Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophy

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In the sixteenth century, the saint and scholar Sri Caitanya set in motion a wave of devotion to Krishna that began in eastern India and has now found its way around the world. Caitanya taught that the highest aim of life is to develop selfless love for God Krishna, the blue-hued cowherd boy who spoke the Bhagavad Gita. Although only a handful of poetry is attributed to Caitanya, his devotional theology was expounded and systematized by his followers in a vast array of poetical, philosophical, and ritual literature. This book provides a thematic study of Caitanya Vaishnava philosophy, introducing key thinkers and ideas in the early tradition, using Sanskrit and Bengali sources that have seldom been studied in English. The book addresses major areas of the tradition, including epistemology, ontology, aesthetics, ethics, and history, and every chapter includes relevant readings from primary sources.

Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophy was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in August 2016. The ISBN for Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophy is 9781138248854.

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Details for Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophy

Page last updated 26th October 2016
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (August 2016)
Number of Pages256
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4487824
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