Saturday, February 25, 2012

Millenarianism versus Lutheranism and Calvinism (and the parallel with Vedanta in the case of India)

At an academic conference the other day, it struck me that the fascination with Millenarianism in academic work is a way of focusing on the quirky and the extreme in order to avoid confronting in theoretical work the massive and indeed fundamentally transformative impact of Lutheranism and Calvinism.

This is somewhat parallel to the way in which an obsession with Vedanta comes in the way of adequate study of the other 5 branches of "modern orthodox" Hindu philosophy, let alone of Assertive, Dalitbahujan, Shakta, Vashnava, Vedic and other schools and spiritualities. Sphere: Related Content

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