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Title: The Kr?s?n?avatara doctrines of Sankara and Ramanuja and classical Christian orthodoxy's Incarnation of Christ : a comparative study of the body-soul-divine relation and its theological/soteriological implications
Author: Tsoukalas, Steven
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2004
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This work compares the Kr~I)avatara (Kr~I)a in his avatiira state) doctrines of SaIikara and Riimanuja and the incarnation of Christ as represented by classical Christian orthodoxy, and draws out comparative theological and soteriological implications. It does so first by examining the epistemologies, theologies and worldviews of Sruikara and Riimanuja, and the theology and worldview of classical Christian orthodoxy, so that, second, an adequate foundation and subsequent thorough representation of avatiira and incarnation might be accomplished, in order that, third, accurate comparisons may be drawn between avatiira and incarnation. The result of this study is a demonstration that many of the popularly-held similarities between avatiira and incarnation are superficial, and that therefore careful consideration of epistemol? gies and on:ologies .should ~e undl:$k~~en comparing theologies and soteriologies pertment to avatara and InCarnatIOn.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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