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Author Komulainen, Jyri.

Title An emerging cosmotheandric religion? : Raimon Panikkar's pluralistic theology of religions / by Jyri Komulainen.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston, Mass. : Brill, 2005.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 234 pages).
Series Studies in Christian mission, 0924-9389 ; v. 30
Studies in Christian mission ; v. 30. 0924-9389
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230) and index.
Summary Annotation Raimon Panikkar (b. 1918), a Catalan-born Hindu-Christian, is a prominent theorist of interreligious dialogue. This study gives a detailed analysis of his theology of religions. On the basis of the most recent sources available, it appears that even his "radical pluralism" cannot eschew the inherent problems characteristic of pluralistic theologies of religions. Unlike other pluralists, Panikkar does not subscribe to the Enlightenment tradition. Instead, his plea for the transformation of existing religions is based on an idiosyncratic "cosmotheandrism," which draws on both primordial religious traditions and existentialist philosophy. The prerequisites of interreligious dialogue, as outlined in his work, thus entail commitment to a particular cosmology and mode of consciousness.
Contents ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Chapter One: Introduction""; ""1.1. Raimon Panikkar's Theology in the Changing Context of the Theology of Religions""; ""1.1.1. The Change in the Field of the Theology of Religions: From Confrontation to Dialogue""; ""1.1.2. Panikkar as a Representative of the Pluralistic Theology of Religions""; ""1.1.3. Post-Pluralistic Critique""; ""1.1.4. Panikkar's Theology of Religions in the Light of Post-Pluralistic Critique""; ""1.2. Sources and Method of Study""; ""1.2.1. Problems and Limitations Concerning the Sources of the Study""
""1.2.2. The Most Essential Works from Panikkar's Pluralistic Phase""""1.3. Previous Research on Panikkar""; ""1.4. Progress of the Research""; ""Chapter Two: Starting-Points of Panikkar's Theology""; ""2.1. Locus Theologicus: The Meeting of Religions""; ""2.1.1. Relatedness Between Spirituality and Theory""; ""2.1.2. The Inevitability of the Encounter of Religions""; ""2.2. Religions in the Organic Category of ""Growth""""; ""2.3. Modus Theologicus: Dialogical Dialogue""; ""Chapter Three: Panikkar's Program of the Theology of Religions""; ""3.1. Pluralism and its Ontological Substantiation""
""3.1.1. Reality as Radically Pluralistic""""3.1.2. The Impossibility of a Universal Theory""; ""3.2. The Anthropological Foundation of Religions""; ""3.2.1. A Holistic Vision of Pluralistic Reality""; ""3.2.2. ""Faith"" as an Anthropological Invariant""; ""3.2.3. Perennial Wisdom""; ""3.2.4. Harmony in Reality""; ""3.3. The Normativeness of Constitutive Spirituality""; ""3.3.1. The Transformation of Christianity""; ""3.3.2. From Christology to Christophany: An Example of ""Necessary Growth""""; ""Chapter Four: The Principles Behind Panikkar's Theology""
""4.1. Christophany: Christ as a Symbol of Being""""4.1.1. Christ as a Cosmological Principle and an Ontological Link""; ""4.1.2. Reality as Christophany""; ""4.1.3. The Meaning of Jesus of Nazareth in Cosmic Christology""; ""4.1.4. Christ as a Category Surpassing Jesus of Nazareth""; ""4.1.5. Jesus as the Revealer of the ""Supername""""; ""4.2. Transhistorical Existence and its Epistemology""; ""4.2.1. Stages of the Human Time-Consciousness""; ""4.2.2. Ontological Epistemology as a Solution to the Epistemological Dilemma""; ""4.2.3. Indian Spirituality as a Corrective for Western Thinking""
""4.2.4. Ecosophy�a New Cosmological Vision""""4.3. Cosmotheandrism: Trinitarian Metaphysics""; ""4.3.1. The Trinitarian Reality""; ""4.3.2. Theos, Anthropos, and Cosmos�the Dimensions of the Cosmotheandric Vision""; ""Chapter Five: Cosmotheandrism�the Anthropological Reduction of Religions?""; ""Conclusion""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""
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Subject Panikkar, Raimon, 1918-2010.
Panikkar, Raimundo, 1918-
Panikkar, Raimon, 1918-2010
Panikkar, Raimundo.
Theology of religions (Christian theology)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Komulainen, Jyri. Emerging cosmotheandric religion?. Leiden ; Boston, Mass. : Brill, 2005 (DLC) 2004057557
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