Beyond Compare: St. Francis de Sales and Sri Vedanta Desika on Loving Surrender to God
In his commentary, Francis X. Clooney achieves multiple goals – the book is a major contribution to Christian spiritual theology, highlighting the beautiful insights into love by St. Francis de Sales (1567-1623). At the same time it points out how even in our world of many religious paths, we can recover and deepen the ancient tradition of loving surrender into God's hands by opening ourselves to the wisdom of India and one of Hindu India's most famous traditions of loving God, explained to us by the south Indian Hindu theologian Sri Vedanta Desika (1268-1369). Clooney presents a comparative study of these classic works in which he self-consciously writes about the process of reading the two works and the impact this approach has on the reader. This deep engagement with these texts offers insights into how we can most fruitfully and spiritually think about religious pluralism, remaining open in heart and mind while loyal still to our own tradition.
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