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Making Sense of Divine Embodiment

Francis X. Clooney

in Hindu God, Christian God

Published in print October 2001 | ISBN: 9780195138542
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834099 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195138546.003.0004
 Making Sense of Divine Embodiment

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Explores the meaning of divine embodiment in representative theological writings from the Hindu and Christian traditions. It shows how some Hindu and Christian theologians favor a more literal understanding of embodiment, while others prefer symbolic interpretations.

Keywords: avatara; iconic and aniconic representations of the divine person; incarnation

Chapter.  17908 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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