A. J. Appasamy and his Reading of Ramanuja: A Comparative Study in Divine Embodiment by Brian Philip DunnA. J. Appasamy and his Reading of Ramanuja: A Comparative Study in Divine Embodiment by Brian Philip Dunn

A. J. Appasamy and his Reading of Ramanuja: A Comparative Study in Divine Embodiment

byBrian Philip Dunn

Hardcover | January 10, 2017

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In this work, Brian Philip Dunn focuses on the South Indian theologian A. J. Appaswamy's "embodiment theology." This is the first book on Appaswamy, a not insignificant Indian, Christian theologian. This study argues for the distinctive theological voice of Appaswamy who develops a theologystrongly influenced by the medieval Hindu theologian (or "bhakti philosopher") Ramanuja, in particular offering a reading of the Gospel of John. Dunn shows how Appaswamy sees the Christian God in Ramanuja's theology and how his theology, particularly about the presence of God in the icon in atemple, can become a heuristic device through which to understand the fourth Gospel in the context of its own time. This allows the reader to develop a rooted Christology that otherwise would remain hidden. Through Ramanuja, Appaswamy can contribute to a constructive and important Theology that grounds the text and ideas of the incarnation in the Jewish context, particularly about priestly atonement. This reading of Ramanuja allows us to see a Christology in the Christian text that would otherwise nothave been seen.
Brian Philip Dunn is an Independent Scholar.
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Title:A. J. Appasamy and his Reading of Ramanuja: A Comparative Study in Divine EmbodimentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Ayadurai Jesudason Appasamy2. 1 Comparative Method: Theology, Religion, or Tradition?3. Purvapaksa: 1922-1932 - Logos Christology4. 1 Uttarapaksa: 1933-1950 - Spirit Christology5. 1 Recovering Ramanuja's tradition6. Siddhanta: A Johannine temple Christology