Aus dem Inhalt: G.OBERHAMMER: Einleitendes zur Religionshermeneutik; J.REIKERSTORFER: Transzendentale Religionshermeneutik als theologische Religionstheorie; L.LEERTOUWER: Zur Definition des Objektes in der Religionshermeneutik; H.SCHWABL: Religioser Paradigmenwechsel im klassischen Altertum; E.WALDSCHUTZ: Zur Auslegung der "Mystik" Meister Eckharts in der neuzeitlichen Philosophie als Rueckfrage an die Moglichkeit dieser Auslegungen; W.HALBFASS: Tradition und Reflexion: Zur Gegenwart des Veda in der indischen Philosophie; J.C.HEESTERMAN: "I am who I am" - Truth and Identity in Vedic Ritual, T.Vetter: Zur religiosen Hermeneutik buddhistischer Texte; G.OBERHAMMER: "Begegnung" als Kategorie der (...) Hermeneutik altindischer Heilssysteme; G.H.SCHOKKER: Die Menschwerdung Gottes in der Bhakti-Poesie. (shrink)
This fourth part of the 'Materialien zur Geschichte der Ramanuja-Schule' is an attempt to trace in philological and historical terms the theologoumenon's development of the doctrine of the 'Inner Ruler' following the texts handed down to us and to prevent an expose of its theological substance. The doctrine is followed up in the work of Sankara (ca. 800 A.D.), in the Subalopanisad, in Bhaskara's Bhedabhedavada (about 900 A.D.) up to the adoption of Antaryami in the Brahma-doctrine of Ramanuja. Finally, after (...) the exposition of the influence of tantric thought, the doctrine of Antaryami is treated with regard to the late period of the Ramanuja-school. This investigation is of importance not only because of the collection of the relevant texts regarding this doctrine, but also in view of the necessity of examining the emergence and development of this school not only from the standpoint of the Vedantic Brahmadoctrine, but to evaluate this school as what it has become in the sense of 'Sitz im Leben', i.e. one of the significant 'religious traditions' of Vaisnavism, whose Brahma-doctrine has developped into a fully-fledged theological world view. (shrink)
The articles collected in this volume document the eighth conference organized by the Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The conference in which Indologists, Theologians and Philosophers participated in, took place in september 2004 under the title "Certainty of Believe and Truth in Religious Tradition". Against the background of Gerhard Oberhammer's hermeneutics of religious traditions the contributors challenge from their professional viewpoint the traditional understanding of the relationship between certainty of belief (...) and truth and give reasons that certainty of belief found in a special religious tradition cannot claim absolute truth, even if its validity within a tradition is not to be denied. (shrink)
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Pakṣilasvāmin's introduction to his Nyāyabhāṣyam is perhaps one of the most interesting texts of the older Nyāya indispensable to the understanding of the system. This is not because the ideas expressed therein were not to be surpassed at a later period, but because in it the development of the school appears fixed, as it were, in a "transitory moment" (transitorisches Moment), and we see there for the first time that line of thought, which historically took form in the Nyāya philosophy, (...) becoming aware of itself in a clear, though archaic, manner. Furthermore, if we bear in mind to what extent such an interpretation of a school (given by itself) determines its development, the importance of Pakṣilasvāmin's text for the history of Nyāya cannot be over-estimated. (shrink)