Encountering the Divine Mother in Hindu and Christian hymns
Clooney, Francis Xavier. (2010) Encountering the Divine Mother in Hindu and Christian hymns. In In E. Rizo-Patron and R. Kearney (Ed.). Traversing the heart: Journeys of the inter-religious imagination pp. 235 - 247 Brill.
|Authors||Clooney, Francis Xavier|
|Editors||E. Rizo-Patron and R. Kearney|
What are Christians to do with the invitation and the powers of sacred Hindu hymns addressed to the Divine Mother, the Divine Consort, or the Supreme Goddess particularly in relation to the tradition of Mary available to Catholicism? In this piece I explore how texts from the Tantric tradition, such as the Saundarya Lahari , may assist in awakening our Catholic religious and inter-religious imaginations. I approach the question here by setting my reĀ ections on the Saundarya Lahari (“Flood of Bliss, Flood of Beauty”) side-by-side with my reading of the Stabat Mater , a medieval hymn to Mary (“Flood of Sorrow, Flood of Love”). In my book Divine Mother, Blessed Mother , 1 from which this er a more detailed exegesis of the entire Hindu hymn for the interested reader.
|Page range||235 - 247|
|Book title||Traversing the heart: Journeys of the inter-religious imagination|
|Place of publication||Netherlands|
|Web address (URL)||https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/acu/detail.action?docID=635087|
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