Tatacharya expresses his confidence (introduction, p.
Sydnor (world religions, Emmanuel College, Boston) happened to be studying the theologians Sri Ramanuja
of the Srivaisnava Hindu tradition and Friedrich Schleiermacher of the Reformed Christian tradition during the same term, and found that he learned more about each in contrast to the other than in isolation.
7) See, for example, his dissertation on the Vaishnava Hindu theologian Ramanuja
, published as The Theology of Ramanuja
: An Essay in Interreligious Understanding (New Haven, Conn.
dissertation for Yale on the theology of the eleventh-century Hindu leader Ramanuja
There are four Vaishnava schools known as the Madhva sampradaya, the Ramanuja
Sampradaya, the Visnu Swami Sampradaya and the Nimbarka Sampradaya.
Tradition has it that he was initially a renunciant in the lineage of Swami Ramanuja
(tenth to eleventh century).
, Asian Institute of Buddhist Studies, Columbia University Press, 2004, 444pp.
It was the Tamil Brahman, Ramanuja
, who voiced a protest against the exclusion of the lowest orders.
He is currently completing his dissertation on the doctrine of absolute dependence in Ramanuja
In contrast Ramanuja
, the famous proponent of Visishtadvaita (qualified monism), admits three Pramanas: perception, inference and scriptual testimony.
In my understanding this impersonalism is rather a typical product of a modern age influenced by a romantic monism, looking to Shankara's onesided monistic interpretation of the Upanishads and the Vedanta Sutras, but ignoring the sophisticated theistic and "personalistic" interpretations of the same scriptures and the same tradition by Ramanuja
and the subsequent representatives of the theistic "schools" of India.