Eastern religions and western thought

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Oxford University Press, 1989 - History - 396 pages
3 Reviews
This challenging and beautifully written book describes the leading ideas of Indian philosophy and religion. It traces the probable influence of Indian mysticism on Greek thought and Christian development, through Alexandrian Judaism, Christian Gnosticism, and Neo-Platonism. The author argues that Christianity, which arose out of an eastern background and became wedded to Graeco-Latin culture, will find rebirth in a renewed alliance with this Eastern heritage.

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User Review  - thcson - LibraryThing

This is a learned book and the author discusses a great variety of religious and philosophical ideas, indian and western, ancient and modern. But I'm not sure what he is really trying to say. He ... Read full review

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This is for the most part a discussion of the west through the lense of Hinduism while showing how India has influenced most of the major religions in the world. Not only does he prove how Plato and ... Read full review

Contents

THE HINDU
35
MYSTICISM AND ETHICS IN HINDU THOUGHT
58
A statement of Schweitzers points
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