An unusual and rewarding exploration of the Gospel of John from an Indian perspective, offering a meditation on our need to draw inspiration from all spiritual sources as we search for the paths toward personal transformation * Eloquently and convincingly reveals the interconnectedness of all * faiths and the growing need in today's world for interfaith dialogue The Gospel of John differs from the other gospels of the New Testament in both its cosmological scale and mystical nature. Through thoughtful comparisons of its teachings with Hindu and other religious traditions, Christ the Yogi eloquently and convincingly reveals the interconnectedness of all faiths and the growing need in today's world for interfaith dialogue. For those concerned with the emergence of a universal spirituality, Christ the Yogi is a source of light, a translucent pool of wisdom that offers from its depths an immense and lasting spiritual vision.
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Ravi Ravindra, founding director of the Threshold Award for Integrative Knowledge, is currently Adjunct Professor of Physics and Professor and Chair of Comparative Religion at Dalhousie University in Halifax. His previous books include Spiritual Search--East and West and Whispers from the Other Shore.Review:
A loving pondering over one of the most beautiful and probably most esoteric of the Four Gospels of the Christian tradition. -- The Theosophical Society
Looking at Christ through Hindu eyes, Ravindra's "external" view of Christ is in ways more faithful to Christian history than much Western Christology now manages to be. This makes Christ the Yogi something of a landmark in interfaith dialogue. -- Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions
The book's real value lies in bringing readers into contact with the Gospel itself, highlighting its yogic nature, connecting us to the mystery that leads to rebirth in the Spirit. -- Yoga International
The main qualification for an interpreter of a religious text is the ability to discern true wisdom -- something Ravindra certainly can do. . . . [Christ the Yogi is one of the best studies on a book of the Bibles] that I have read . It has opened aspects of John's Gospel that were previously closed to me. -- Gnosis, 1998
This nonsectarian evaluation of Jesus and the Gospel of John is another good example of the fruits of interfaith dialogue. -- Frederic Brussat, Cultural Information Service
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Book Description Inner Traditions International, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110892816716
Book Description Inner Traditions International, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0892816716