By Jyri Komulainen

Raimon Panikkar (b. 1918), a Catalan-born Hindu-Christian, is a in demand theorist of interreligious discussion. This learn provides an in depth research of his theology of religions. at the foundation of the latest resources on hand, it seems that even his "radical pluralism" can't eschew the inherent difficulties attribute of pluralistic theologies of religions. not like different pluralists, Panikkar doesn't sign up for the Enlightenment culture. as a substitute, his plea for the transformation of present religions is predicated on an idiosyncratic "cosmotheandrism," which attracts on either primordial non secular traditions and existentialist philosophy. the necessities of interreligious discussion, as defined in his paintings, therefore entail dedication to a specific cosmology and mode of cognizance.

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My intention is rather to shed light on some aspects of his religious thinking using comparative material. With my passing and sometimes tentative remarks on affinities that exist between Panikkar and some philosophical and religious traditions, I also wish to suggest some themes and directions that future research on Panikkar could elaborate. 83 Therefore extracting all the different components from his holistic vision is a task that is beyond the scope of the present study. Neither will I endeavor to explain the chronological development of Panikkar’s thinking, although I am aware of its dynamics.

AW, 89. Cf. also RT, 22. Cf. also Jathanna 1996, 130: “Panikkar hat sein Denken . . bisher nicht systematisch dargestellt. ” On the other hand, cf. ” In my view, Cousins’ article reflected the situation in the 1970’s when it was still possible to see Panikkar as a theologian, at least in some respects—he had written a monograph on Christology (the first edition of UCH) and another on Trinity (TWR). However, he chose to follow another direction than the one predicted, or rather encouraged, by Cousins (1979b, 152–154).

Die Verantwortung des Menschen für eine bewohnbare Welt im Christentum, Hinduismus und Buddhismus. Hrsg. Raimundo Panikkar und Walter Strolz. [Veröffentlichungen der Stiftung Oratio Dominica. Weltgespräch der Religionen. Schriftenreihe zur grossen Ökumene. ] Herder: Freiburg-Basel-Wien. 1985, 147–190. 147 In DMTM, Panikkar’s own thoughts and interpretations are to some extent intertwined with his exposition of the anthropological conceptions of different traditions. See DMTM, 162–171. Nonetheless, the text should be seen also as one in which Panikkar articulates his thinking.

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