A Hindu Perspective on the Philosophy of Religion by Arvind Sharma

By Arvind Sharma

This presentation of Hinduism really stresses the intermingling of philosophy and faith in the religion. It hopes to increase the horizons of the normal philosophy of faith through including fabric drawn from Hindu inspiration to its scope of curiosity. through hence juxtaposing the philosophy of faith with Hindu philosophy, the publication makes an attempt to maneuver in the direction of a cross-cultural philosophy of faith. This sequence of books explores modern spiritual understandings of humanity and the universe. It covers the ongoing dialogues among faith and philosophy, scepticism and religion and among different religions and ideologies.

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Op. , vol. III, p. 538. 6. See George Chemparathy, An Indian Rational Theology: Introduction to Udayana's Nyiiyakusumiifijali (Vienna: Gerold, 1972) pp. 19-33. 7. Ibid. 8. Chandradhar Sharma, A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy (London: Rider, 1960) pp. 209-10. 9. This convergence has been noticed by several scholars. Thus M. Hiriyanna comments after discussing the Nyaya position (The Essentials of Indian Philosophy p. 90): 'Here we find two of the common arguments for the existence of God: (1) The cosmological, which reasons from the fact that the world is an effect to a Being who can bring it into existence; and (2) the teleological, which reasons from the evidence of design or purpose found in the world to a just and prescient agent.

I (Calcutta: Sinha Publishing House, 1956) pp. 239-40. See Andrew D. White, A History of the Warfare of Science and Theology in Christendom (New York: George Brazilier, 1955). John H. Hick, Philosophy of Religion, pp. 35--9. Ainslie T. ), Alberuni's India (New York: W. W. Norton, 1971) p. xv, 24-5. N. K. Devaraja, Hinduism and the Modern Age (New Delhi: Islam and the Modern Age Society, 1975) pp. 69-70. Will Durant, Our Oriental Heritage (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1942) p. 615. Ajit Kumar Ray, The Religious Ideas of Rammohun Roy (New Delhi: Kanak Publications, 1976) p.

Ibid. Read 'Dollars'. Satischandra Chatterjee and Dhirendramohan Datta, op. , p. 216. Ibid. Ibid. ' Ibid. Ibid. Ibid. George Chemparathy, An Indian Rational Theology: Introduction to Udayanas Nyiiyakusumiifzjali, p. 73. M. Hiriyanna, The Essentials of Indian Philosophy, p. 173. P. N. Srinivasachari, The Philosophy of Visi~~advaita, p. 15. S. Radhakrishnan, Eastern Religions and Western Thought (New York: Oxford University Press, 1959) pp. 22-3. John H. Hick, Philosophy of Religion, p. 29. G. P.

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