Book announcement: The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Vedānta, edited by Ayon Maharaj

From the publisher:

“This handbook brings together a distinguished team of scholars from philosophy, theology, and religious studies to provide the first in-depth discussion of Vedānta and the many different systems of thought that make up this tradition of Indian philosophy.

Emphasizing the historical development of Vedāntic thought, it includes chapters on numerous classical Vedāntic philosophies as well as the modern Vedāntic views of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Aurobindo, and Romain Rolland. The volume offers careful hermeneutic analyses of how Vedāntic texts have been interpreted, and it addresses key issues and debates in Vedānta, including religious diversity, the nature of God, and the possibility of embodied liberation. Venturing into cross-philosophical and cross-cultural territory, it also brings Vedānta into dialogue with Śaiva Nondualism as well as contemporary Western analytic philosophy.

Highlighting current scholarly controversies and charting new paths of inquiry, this is an indispensable research guide for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of Vedānta and Indian philosophy.”

Contributors include Neil Dalal, Marcus Schmücker, Michael Williams,  Ravi M. Gupta, Jeffery D. Long, Stephen Phillips, Andrew J. Nicholson, Ankur Barua, Klara Hedling, Francis X. Clooney, Daniel Raveh, Anand Jayprakash Vaidya, Ethan Mills, Arindam Chakrabarti, and Ayon Maharaj.

Link to publisher page:

Congratulations, Ayon! It looks like a fine volume!

About Matthew Dasti

Matthew R. Dasti is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University.

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