The Role of Divine Grace in the Soteriology of Samkaracarya

By: Bradley J. Malkovsky

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This volume examines the role of divine grace in the non-dualist soteriology of Sam?kara. The author argues that grace is an essential but generally overlooked feature in Sam?kara’s enlightenment spirituality. Introductory chapters summarize recent developments in Sam?kara research, Sam?kara’s epistemology and ontology, ancient Vedantic teachings on grace, and modern scholarly disagreement about grace in Sam?kara’s Advaita system. The heart of the book consists of two lengthy exegetical chapters examining Sam?kara’s key passages on grace from his dozen genuine works. The final chapter presents for the first time a systematic summary of Sam?kara’s understanding of the operation and necessity of divine grace. This book provides a useful summary of Sam?kara’s system as a whole besides offering a radical revision of the standard understanding of Sam?kara’s soteriology. It also reveals that Sam?kara was much more indebted in his thinking to his Vedantic predecessors than had hitherto been thought. Printed Pages: 454.

Title: The Role of Divine Grace in the Soteriology of Samkaracarya

Author Name: Bradley J. Malkovsky

Categories: India, Hinduism,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands, Brill: 2000

ISBN: 9004120440

ISBN 13: 9789004120440

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Brand New

Size: 16.5 x 25 Cm

Seller ID: 012655

Keywords: Soteriology Samkaracarya