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Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory

Jonathan B. Edelmann


Western intellectual history has benefited from a rich and sophisticated conversation between theology and science, leaving us with centuries of scientific and theological literature on the subjects. Yet the Hindu traditions are virtually unused in responding to the challenging questions raised in the science and religion dialogue. This book replies to the sciences by drawing from an important Hindu text called the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, as well as its commentaries and philosophical disciplines such as Sāṁkhya-yoga. One of the greatest challenges facing Hindu traditions since the nineteenth century ... More

Keywords: Hinduism, evolution, science and religion, consciousness, epistemology, Bhāgavata Purāṇa, Charles Darwin, objectivity, religious experience, Hindu theology, Sāṁkhya-Yoga, Śrīdhara Svāmin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199641543
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641543.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan B. Edelmann, author
Assistant Professor of Religion, Mississippi State University