Krsna and Christ
Body-Divine Relation in the Thought of Sankara, Ramanuja, and Classical Christian Orthodoxy
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"This is a learned, nuanced, and penetrating work of scholarship which succeeds in demonstrating the theological differences between the Christian concept of Incarnation and that of the Krishna avatara in classical Vedanta, but at the same time indicates the rich possibilities for dialogue between the two traditions. A landmark work in the field of Christian-Hindu theology."
Julius Lipner, Professor of Hinduism and the Comparative Study of Religion,
University of Cambridge
"This volume is a penetrating exploration of crucial differences between Christianity's incarnation of Christ and certain Hindu traditions' doctrines of Krishna avatara. Dr. Tsoukalas's study lays out strong epistemological and doctrinal foundations, and well-documented conclusions for those who desire to take the discussion beyond comparative issues into the more strongly contested arena of conflicting truth claims. Christians and Hindus alike will find it an invaluable resource for helping them understand common concerns as well as what is at stake in the profound differences between avatar and incarnation."
Jerry L. Walls, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Asbury Theological Seminary
"There are quite a few books available today that seek to "compare" religions. However, there are not many that have done it quite as well as Tsoukalas has in this excellent text. Tsoukalas is not just content with hasty assimilations but instead provides an expert, detailed and lucid analysis of the textual and philosophical background to Hindu notions of avatara and Christian concepts of incarnation. The result is an important and significant contribution to scholarship--not only in Hindu-Christian comparative studies but also to comparative literature generally."
David Cheetham, Director, Centre for the Study of Christianity and South Asian
Studies, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham