The Yogi and the Devotee : The Interplay Between the Upanishads and Catholic Theology Hardback
by Ninian Smart
Part of the Routledge Revivals series
First published in 1968, Ninian Smart's The Yogi and the Devotee: The Interplay Between the Upanishads and Catholic Theology is based on lectures given in Delhi and explores in a novel way the relation between Hinduism and Christianity.
The author puts forward a general theory of the relationship between religious experience and doctrines, a theory he had developed in earlier works.
He argues that a new form of `natural theology' should be presented, which would show the relevance of religious experience and ritual to what is given in revelation.
Smart believes this could be the key to a new understanding between Christianity and Indian religions, and also examines what Christians can learn from other faiths.
During a career as a Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Ninian Smart was hugely influential in the way Religious Studies was taught, not only in Britain but around the world.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 174 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/06/2011
- Category: Philosophy
- ISBN: 9780415682367