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By Tamal Krishna Goswami,Graham M. Schweig

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup?da (1896-1977), founding father of the Hare Krishna stream, traced his lineage to the fifteenth-century Indian saint Sri Chaitanya. He authored greater than fifty volumes of English translation and commentaries on Sanskrit and Bengali texts, serving as a medium among those far-off specialists and his smooth Western readership and utilizing his writings as blueprints for religious swap and a revolution in recognition. He needed to converse the language of a humans greatly disparate from the unique recipients of his tradition's scriptures with no compromising constancy to the tradition.

Tamal Krishna Goswami claims that the social medical, philosophical, and 'insider' types of research formerly utilized have did not clarify the presence of a robust interpretative device-a mahavakya or 'great utterance'-that governs and pervades Prabhupada's 'living theology' of devotion on bhakti. For Prabhupada, the wide variety of 'vedic' subject material is ruled through the axiomatic fact: Krishna is the very best character of Godhead.

Goswami's educational education on the college of Cambridge, his thirty years' adventure as a practitioner and instructor, and his wide interactions with Prabhupada as either own secretary and managerial consultant, afforded him a distinct chance to appreciate and remove darkness from the theological contribution of Prabhupada. during this paintings, Goswami proves that the voice of the scholar-practitioner might be in detail hooked up along with his culture whereas maintaining a mature severe stance relative to his topic. A residing Theology of Krishna Bhakti contains a serious creation and end by way of Graham M. Schweig.

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