A Conservative Approach to Sanskrit Śāstras: Madhusūdana Sarasvatīs “Prasthānabheda”

Hanneder, Jürgen

In: Journal of Indian Philosophy, 27 (1999), pp. 575-581. ISSN 1573-0395

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It is one of the most fascinating, and confusing, facts about the history of Hinduism that it displays both conservatism and adaptability to an almost mutually excluding degree. As instruments for dealing with religious plurality these trends have been often described and the positions of some important authors about their application, that is the scope of the valid dharma, have been analyzed. As a result the pre-history of the Indian concept of Hinduism can be formulated more precisely, and, as demonstrated by Halbfass, the continuities and differences between the ‘classical’ positions of, for instance Śaṅkara, Kumārila or Jayanta, and the proponents of Neo-Hinduism, can be outlined.

Document type: Article
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 22 September 2020
ISSN: 1573-0395
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Religions of Indic origin
Controlled Subjects: Madhusūdana Sarasvatī, Hinduismus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien, Sanskrit,Vedismus / India, Sanskrit, Vedism
Subject (classification): Indology
Countries/Regions: India
Series: People > Schriften von Jürgen Hanneder
Volume: 6