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In this book, the methods adopted by traditional scholars for the study of World's religions have been examined with a view to suggesting a more rigorous methodology for it. While recognizing the pioneering efforts of Western scholars like the missionaries, academic men and civil servants, it has been found that most of their approaches suffer from parochialism, Eurocentrism and from what the author calls 'the elder brother complex'.
The author rejects the identification of comparative religion exclusively with comparative theology. The sociological and the anthropological approaches are also criticised for being too one-side. Selecting Hinduism and Buddhism as examples, the author seeks to demonstrate the many colourful facets of the religious phenomenon, none of which can be neglected by the students of comparative religion-or rather, of Religionswissenschaft.The stress here is on what Mircea Eliade has called 'total hermeneutics'. i.e. totality of perspective of Worlds's religions in all their various aspects.
About the Author:
Dr. N. S. S. Raman is retired Professor & Head of the Department of Philosophy and Religion & former Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University. Born in Bangalore, he had his education in India, United Kingdom and Germany. After a creditable career marked by the award of many prized and scholarships, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from Rajasthan in Indian philosophy (under P.T. Raju) and the Dr. phil in European philosophy (under F.J. von Rintelen) from Mainz, Germany. Dr. Raman is adept at many languages, Indian and European. He was a fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla and the Indian Council of Philosophical Resear
Buchbeschreibung Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 818595254X