Exploring the Bhagavad Gita: Philosophy, Structure and Meaning

Front Cover
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jun 28, 2013 - Religion - 172 pages

The Bhagavad Gita is a unique literary creation but deciphering its meaning and philosophy is not easy or simple. This careful study of the Bhagavad Gita approaches the ancient text with a modern mind and offers a unifying structure which is of a universal relevance. Combining the philosophical-theoretical with the ethical-practical, Ithamar Theodor locates his study within comparative theology and identifies the various layers of meaning. The full text of the Bhagavad Gita is presented in new translation, divided into sections, and accompanied by in-depth commentary. This book makes the Bhagavad Gita accessible to a wide variety of readers, helping to make sense of this great spiritual classic which is one of the most important texts of religious Hinduism.


What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Pronunciation Guide
1Setting the Scene
ThePath ofEnlightened Action PartI 4 TheSupreme Persons Descent
The Vision of the Supreme Part II 10 Arjunas Change ofHeart and the Divine Manifestations
Stagesof Devotion
Taking Refuge inKṛṣṇa Alone

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2013)

Ithamar Theodor is a graduate of the University of Oxford and a life member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. He has published a Bhagavad Gita translation and commentary in Israel in Modern Hebrew, and is currently working at the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Haifa, as well as the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Bibliographic information