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Cloud of Nothingness : The Negative Way in Nagarjuna and John of the Cross (Hardcover) (C. D. Sebastian)

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?This book explores ‘nothingness’, the negative way found in Buddhist and Christian traditions, with a focused and comparative approach. It examines the works of Nagarjuna (c. 150 CE), a Buddhist monk, philosopher and one of the greatest thinkers of classical India, and those of John of the Cross (1542-1591), a Carmelite monk, outstanding Spanish poet, and one of the greatest mystical theologians. The conception of nothingness in both the thinkers points to a paradox of linguistic transcendence and provides a novel insight into via negativa. This is the first full-length work comparing nothingness (emptiness) in Nagarjuna (Mahayana Buddhism) and John of the Cross (Christianity) in any language. It augments the comparative approach found in Buddhist-Christian comparative philosophy and theology.  This book is of especial interest to academics of Buddhist and Christian studies searching for avenues for intellectual dialogue.

Genre: Philosophy, Religion + Beliefs, Literary Criticism
Series Title: Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: C. D. Sebastian
Language: English
Street Date: November 23, 2016
TCIN: 51718316
UPC: 9788132236443
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-4142
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