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dc.contributor.authorBarua, Ankur
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-14T16:00:57Z
dc.date.available2022-02-14T16:00:57Z
dc.date.issued2021-12
dc.identifier.issn1022-4556
dc.identifier.others11407-021-09306-7
dc.identifier.other9306
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/334011
dc.description.abstract<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>In a comparative study of <jats:italic>karma</jats:italic> theodicy and atonement theodicy, as developed by some Hindu and Christian theologians, this article argues that they present teleological visions where individuals become purged, purified, and perfected in and through their worldly suffering. A <jats:italic>karma</jats:italic> theodicy operates with the notion that there is some form of proportionality between past evil and present suffering, even if such correlations can only be traced by an enlightened sage or are known to the omniscient God. Christian mystics too seek not so much to explain suffering as to identify suffering with the agony of Christ on the cross, and they envision such suffering as part of a unitive journey where their love of Christ is purified. In these ways, both styles of theodicy use rational resources towards the goal of explanation, while reminding their adherents that the faltering intelligibility that they seek is to be seen as an integral component of their active participation in a sense of theological mystery that enfolds, and yet transcends, their finite existences.</jats:p>
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.subjectArticle: Special Issue on Vedāntic Theodicies
dc.subjectKarma
dc.subjectReincarnation
dc.subjectAtonement
dc.subjectRammohun Roy
dc.subjectSydney Cave
dc.subjectAlfred George Hogg
dc.subjectSarvepalli Radhakrishnan
dc.subjectRāmakṛṣṇa
dc.subjectJulian of Norwich
dc.titleThe Mystery of God and the Claim of Reason: Comparative Patterns in Hindu-Christian Theodicy
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-02-14T16:00:56Z
prism.endingPage288
prism.issueIdentifier3
prism.publicationNameInternational Journal of Hindu Studies
prism.startingPage259
prism.volume25
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.81423
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-12-02
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s11407-021-09306-7
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidBarua, Ankur [0000-0003-1202-0095]
dc.identifier.eissn1574-9282
cam.issuedOnline2022-01-29


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