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The Resource Beyond compare : St. Francis de Sales and Śrī Vedanta Desika on loving surrender to God, Francis X. Clooney, SJ

Beyond compare : St. Francis de Sales and Śrī Vedanta Desika on loving surrender to God, Francis X. Clooney, SJ

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Beyond compare : St. Francis de Sales and Śrī Vedanta Desika on loving surrender to God
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Beyond compare
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St. Francis de Sales and Śrī Vedanta Desika on loving surrender to God
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Francis X. Clooney, SJ
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Beyond Compare is a remarkable work that offers a commentary on spiritual learning for the twenty-first century rooted in two classic texts from the Hindu and Christian traditions: the Essence of the Three Auspicious Mysteries by Sri Vedanta Desika and Treatise on the Love of God by St. Francis de Sales. In his commentary, Clooney achieves multiple goalsthe book is a contribution to Christian spiritual theology, highlighting for today the beautiful insights into love by St. Francis de Sales (1567-1623), Doctor of the Church. At the same time it points out how even in our world of many religio
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non fiction
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Beyond compare : St. Francis de Sales and Śrī Vedanta Desika on loving surrender to God, Francis X. Clooney, SJ
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Beyond compare : St. Francis de Sales and Śrī Vedanta Desika on loving surrender to God, Francis X. Clooney, SJ
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt2tt46b
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-253) and index
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Contents
Chapter 1. Two spiritual classics and the possibilities they present -- On writing as a scholar beyond himself : 1996 -- Reading loving surrender across religious boundaries -- Vedānta Deśika, his Śrīvaiṣṇava tradition, and the Essence -- Francis de Sales, his Catholic tradition, and his Treatise -- Vedānta Deśika and Francis de Sales, brought into conversation -- "Loving surrender" as the key in this double reading -- Some cautions as we look ahead -- Chapter 2. Thinking, writing, reading : finding a path to loving surrender -- The problem of reason in interpreting religious truths -- Reason's limits and potential in the Treatise -- De Sales on pagan and Christian learning -- Reason's limits and potential in the Essence -- The ascent of the mind and heart to God -- Conversion : reason and the leap beyond -- Deśika on conversion -- De Sales on conversion -- The self-understanding and intentions of Deśika and de Sales as writers -- Why de Sales writes, and with what authority -- Why Deśika writes, and with what authority -- From writer to reader : on the exercise of religious reading -- Paul Griffiths -- Pierre Hadot -- Chapter 3. Awakening : reading and learning on the way to God -- Scripture, inscribed in the Treatise and Essence -- De Sales' use of scripture -- Appropriating scripture's wisdom -- An example : the liquefaction of the soul -- Deśika's use of scripture -- "Five things to be known" : first, God's nature -- The self and obstacles to attaining God -- Engaging the reader : person to person -- De Sales makes it personal : learning by example -- Reports of heroic persons -- Addressing the reader : o, Theotimus -- Deśika's sparer, more traditional approach -- Hearing great persons of the Śrīvaiṣṇava tradition -- Shifting the way we read : from prose to poetry -- A lineage of verses, a lineage of teachers -- Reading more intensely to discover a destiny -- The particulars of rapture : advice from Charles Altieri -- The complex text and the complex reader -- Chapter 4. Loving surrender : insight, drama, and ecstasy -- The theological presuppositions of self-abandonment -- De Sales : freely choosing to let God be all in all -- Deśika : from devotion to human readiness -- Deśika's exegesis of the Dvaya mantra -- The first clause : I approach for refuge the feet of Nārāyaṇa with Śrī -- I approach Nārāyaṇa : Nārāyaṇam prapadye -- I approach Nārāyaṇa with Śrī : Śrīman-Nārāyaṇam prapadye -- I approach the feet of Nārāyaṇa with Śrī : Śrīmannārāyaṇa-caraṇau prapadye -- For refuge I approach the feet of Nārāyaṇa with Śrī : Śrīmannārāyaṇa-caraṇau śaraṇam prapadye -- I approach : prapadye -- The second clause : obeisance to Nārāyaṇa with Śrī -- With Śrī : Śrīmate -- For Nārāyaṇa : Nārāyaṇa-āya -- Obeisance : namaḥ -- The whole Dvaya mantra -- De Sales on love and loving surrender -- The foundations of love -- A note on deep pleasure (complaisance) -- Deep pleasure, conformity, and obedience -- The role of the indifferent heart -- De Sales' mantra? -- Loving surrender -- intensified -- Chapter 5. As we become ourselves : on the ethics of loving surrender and of persistence in reading -- Life after loving surrender to God -- Deśika on life after refuge -- De Sales on life after loving surrender -- On being a religious reader and writer after the Essence and Treatise -- On becoming the right person -- Reason humbled and restored (Chapter 2) -- The grounded, liberated, passionate reader (Chapter 3) -- The vulnerability and safe haven of the (inter)religious reader (Chapter 4) -- A final word
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