There is a growing concern globally for our environment and the complex world of nature which is our human home. Also, a sense of greater mutual understanding is needed between communities with differing cultural traditions. In particular we need to probe
more deeply into India's rich spiritual heritage.
These three pressing human concerns come together in this timely book by Eric J. Lott. The author, in particular, argues how crucial it is, in responding to all these concerns, to engage with the richly suggestive theology of the great Vaishnava theologian,
Preface: Impact from Afar: A Personal History
1. Vision and Doctrine in Vedanta
2. Ramanuja's Core-Teaching: The Body-Self Relationship
3. Iconic Vision and World-View in Ramanuja's Vedanta
Grace in Indian Religious Life
5. The Meaning of Avatara in Indian Faith-Traditions: Ramanuja's Realism
6. Interpreting an Upanisad from a Visistadvaita Perspective
7. The Epiphanic Body: How Images and Concepts Relate
Eco-Faith Perspectives in India
9. `All Loves Excelling': Dialogue on Bhakti
Concluding Comments: Swimming Against Strong Currents?
Index of Names
The Revd Dr Eric J Lott (born UK 1934) has taught Indian and Christian religious traditions in Indian theological colleges for over 30 years. He has authored numerous books - including Vedantic Approaches to God (Macmillan, Oxford), Vision,
Tradition, Interpretation (Mouton De Gruyter. Berlin).