Christian Response Case Studies

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Lesson

Brahmabandhav Upadhyay was an upper jati Brahman teacher who converted to Catholicism. He attempts to explain Christianity by using Advadic motifs. Brahmabandhav is an example of how a Brahman can address the Brahminical community using a Brahminical line of reasoning.

Outline

I. Summary of Ramanuja

II. Case study #1: Brahmabandhav Upadhyay

A. Life

B. Three themes

1. Upadhyay's use of natural theology/general revelation

2. Sat Cit Ananda in Upadhyay’s writings

3. Trinitarian hymn to saccidananda

C. Contributions of Brahmabandhav

D. Questions and answers

E. Upadhyay's view of Maya

Duration

1 hour 7 min

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