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By Tamal Krishna Goswami,Graham M. Schweig

ISBN-10: 0199796637

ISBN-13: 9780199796632

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup?da (1896-1977), founding father of the Hare Krishna move, traced his lineage to the fifteenth-century Indian saint Sri Chaitanya. He authored greater than fifty volumes of English translation and commentaries on Sanskrit and Bengali texts, serving as a medium among those far-off specialists and his sleek Western readership and utilizing his writings as blueprints for non secular swap and a revolution in attention. He needed to communicate the language of a humans enormously disparate from the unique recipients of his tradition's scriptures with no compromising constancy to the tradition.

Tamal Krishna Goswami claims that the social clinical, philosophical, and 'insider' sorts of research formerly utilized have didn't clarify the presence of a strong interpretative device-a mahavakya or 'great utterance'-that governs and pervades Prabhupada's 'living theology' of devotion on bhakti. For Prabhupada, the big variety of 'vedic' subject material is ruled by way of the axiomatic fact: Krishna is the excellent character of Godhead.

Goswami's educational education on the college of Cambridge, his thirty years' event as a practitioner and instructor, and his broad interactions with Prabhupada as either own secretary and managerial consultant, afforded him a special chance to appreciate and remove darkness from the theological contribution of Prabhupada. during this paintings, Goswami proves that the voice of the scholar-practitioner could be in detail attached together with his culture whereas maintaining a mature severe stance relative to his topic. A dwelling Theology of Krishna Bhakti encompasses a serious advent and end through Graham M. Schweig.

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