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Infinite Paths to Infinite Reality: Sri Ramakrishna and Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion

Ayon Maharaj

Abstract

Sri Ramakrishna is widely known as a nineteenth-century Indian mystic who affirmed the harmony of all religions on the basis of his richly varied spiritual experiences and eclectic religious practices, both Hindu and non-Hindu. In Infinite Paths to Infinite Reality, Ayon Maharaj argues that Sri Ramakrishna was also a sophisticated philosopher of great contemporary relevance. Through a careful study of Sri Ramakrishna’s recorded oral teachings in the original Bengali, Maharaj reconstructs his philosophical positions and analyzes them from a cross-cultural perspective. Sri Ramakrishna’s mystical ... More

Keywords: Sri Ramakrishna, philosophy of religion, cross-cultural philosophy, Vedānta, God, religious pluralism, mystical experience, problem of evil, theodicy, John Hick

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190868239
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190868239.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ayon Maharaj, author
Assistant Professor and Head Department of Philosophy, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University