Hinduism and Christianity (Opera Omnia, VII)
By: Raimon Panikkar
This volume begins with the revised version of Panikkars seminal 1964 work The Unknown Christ of Hinduism, moves into a discussion of various approaches to the relationship between Hinduism and Christianity, and concludes with a careful analysis of the Brahma Sutra. Though his work emerges from a Christian perspective, Panikkars deep reverence for both Hinduism and Christianity is evident throughout the book.
Raimon Panikkar (1918-2010) made pioneering contributions in the areas of interreligious dialogue, comparative theology, and the phenomenology of religion, while bridging different religions and cultures (Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism), and effected insightful conversation between the so-called sacred and secular worlds. These diverse contributions were tied together in a unifying vision he called his cosmotheandric intuition, the deep interconnection of the Divine, the Cosmic, and the Human.