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The Divine Body in History

A comparative study of the symbolism of time and embodiment in St Augustine and Rāmānuja


Ankur Barua

Contents: Inter-religious dialogue between Hinduism and Christianity – St Augustine and Rāmānuja as dialogue partners – Human embodiment in a temporal world – Symbolising human embodiment – The ambiguous body and the notion of hierarchy – Symbolising time – The doctrine of creation and the origins of the temporal world – The question of pantheism – The ordering of embodied desires – The idea of progress and the notion of world-negation – Human bodies in the divine body.