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Author Locklin, Reid B.

Title Liturgy of liberation : a Christian commentary on Shankara's Upadeśasāhasrī / by Reid B. Locklin.

Imprint Leuven ; Walpole, MA : Peeters ; Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2011.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  181.482 L816L    Check Shelf
Description xviii, 327 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Christian commentaries on non-Christian sacred texts
Christian commentaries on non-Christian sacred texts.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary "The Upadesasahasri or Thousand Teachings of the great eighthcentury sage Adi Shankaracharya is a distillation of the ancient Upanishads, intended for use by teachers and seekers in the Hindu tradition of Advaita Vedanta. It has been variously interpreted as a major theological treatise, an elevated philosophical exposition, or a guidebook to mystical experience. Liturgy of Liberation offers a fresh reading of and commentary on the Upadesasahasri in terms of oral performance and sacramental practice, placing its sacred, scripted dialogues into conversation with the Apostle Paul and other witnesses from the Christian tradition. What results is not merely new appreciation for Shankara and his radical message of non-duality, but also a renewed sense of the scandal of the cross, the subversive power of the word, and the mystery of Christian discipleship."--Publisher's description.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Encountering Shankara's Upadesasahasri -- ch. 1 Sacred Scripture, Sacred Scripts: The Thousand Teachings of Adi Shankaracharya -- I. The Upadesasahasri as Portrait, Pedagogy and Practice -- Myths of Adi Shankaracharya -- "I Composed this Dialogue" -- The Boat of Knowledge -- Inter-Textuality and Orality -- II. Becoming an Interreligious Hearer of Shankara's Upadesasahasri -- Advaita Reception(s) of the Upadesasahasri -- Hearing and Performing the Advaita Text -- Christian Commentary, Christian Samvada -- ch. 2 Traditions in Tension: USP 1 and the Christian Hearer -- I. Upadesasahasri Padyabandha 1.1-2, 16-21a -- II. The Priority of Knowledge: Hearing USP 1 -- The End of the Vedas (USP 1.2-7) -- Objection and Reply (USP 1.8-14) -- The Superior Path (USP 1.15-21a) -- Rejection and Reconciliation (USP 1.21b-26) -- III. "I want you to understand this mystery": Samvada and Reconciliation in the Commentarial Project -- pt. II Experiments in Dialogue -- ch. 3 A Scandalous Wisdom: Commentary on USP 2-7 -- I. Upadesasahasri Padyabandha 5.1-5 -- II. The Eternal Witness: Hearing USP 2-7 (Selections) -- Self and Non-Self (USP 2.1 -- 3.4) -- Why Do We Recoil? (USP 5.1-5) -- The Witness (USP 7.1-6) -- III. "God's foolishness is higher than human wisdom": A Christian Samvada with USP 2-7 -- ch. 4 Sowing the Word: Commentary on USG 1 -- I. Upadesasahasri Gadyabandha 1.1-3 -- II. The Transmission of Knowledge: Hearing USG 1 (Selections) -- Teacher and Student (USG 1.2-6a) -- Origin of the Body (USG 1.9-11, 16-21, 23a) -- The Primacy and Coherence of the Word (USG 1.39-43) -- III. "Not a human word, but God's word": A Christian Samvada with USG 1 -- ch. 5 Hearers of the Word: Commentary on USP 18 -- I. Upadesasahasri Padyabandha 18.29-30, 110 -- II. Tat-tvam-asi: Hearing USP 18 (Selections) -- A Question of Experience (USP 18.3-4, 9-10) -- Agreement and Difference (USP 18.96, 169-71, 188-90) -- The Reflection of the Self in the Mind (USP 18.26, 29-30, 109-10, 202-3) -- III. "It is God who is at work in you": A Christian Samvada with USP 18 -- ch. 6 Discernment and Communion: Commentary on USG 2 -- I. Upadesasahasri Gadyabandha 2.62-65 -- II. Discerning the Self: Hearing USG 2 (Selections) -- Ma-karsis-tarhi! (USG 2.51, 54a, 62-66, 69-70a, 71-73a) -- Changeless and Changing Knowledge (2.73b-74a, 76-77, 102-3, 108b-111) -- III. "Examine yourselves": A Christian Samvada with USG 2 -- ch. 7 A Pilgrim People: Commentary on USP 16 -- I. Upadesasahasri Padyabandha 16.65-69 -- II. Steady on the Path of Knowledge: Hearing USP 16 (Selections) -- Refuting the Other (USP 16.23-24, 30-32, 48-50, 61-62) -- A Higher Renunciation (USP 16.17-18, 44, 64-69, 74) -- III. "Creation awaits the revealing of the children of God": A Christian Samvada with USP 16 -- ch. 8 Anamnesis and Liberation: Commentary on USG 3 -- I. Upadesasahasri Gadyabandha 3.115 -- II. The Discipline of Recollection: Hearing USP 10 and USG 3 (Selections) -- Rehearsing the Truth of the Self (USP 10.1-3, 7-8, 12-13) -- A Method of Repetition (USG 3.112, 114-15) -- A Vision of Transformation (USG 3.116) -- III. "Lest you have come to believe in vain": A Christian Samvada with USG 3 -- pt. III The Liturgy of Liberation -- ch. 9 Conclusion: Shankara's Upadesasahasri -- All Things Reconciled? -- I. "God was pleased to reconcile all things": Christ the Divine Samvada -- II. Therapy of Knowledge, Liturgy of Liberation: USP 19 After Commentary -- Striving against Striving: The Means of Grace (USP 19.2-3) -- Telling the Truth: The Difficulty of Difference (USP 19.4-5) -- Interrupting the Intellect: A More and Other God (USP 19.6) -- Right Relations (USP 19.12) -- III. Namah: The Upadesasahasri and the Possibility of a Christian Salutation.
Subject Śaṅkarācārya. Upadeśasāhasrī.
Upadeśasāhaśrī (Śaṅkarācārya) (OCoLC)fst01378951
Hindu philosophy.
Christianity and other religions -- Hinduism.
Hinduism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Advaita. (OCoLC)fst00797410
Christianity. (OCoLC)fst00859599
Hindu philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01729923
Hinduism. (OCoLC)fst00957121
Interfaith relations. (OCoLC)fst01353343
Added Author Locklin, Reid B., editor.
ISBN 9780802867513 (Eerdmans ; pbk.)
0802867510 (Eerdmans ; pbk.)
9789042925632 (Peeters ; pbk.)
9042925639 (Peeters ; pbk.)
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