Swami Abhishiktananda and the Possibility of Christian "Sannyāsa"

The article looks at the possibility of Christian sannyāsa from two sources: the life and writings of Henri Le Saux (Swami Abhishiktananda, 1910-1973) and conversations and interviews with Indian Christian practitioners conducted over the past decade. It begins with a summary of the understanding an...

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Published in:Studies in spirituality
Main Author: Tyler, Peter (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2017]
In:Studies in spirituality
Year: 2017, Volume: 27, Pages: 295-321
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:The article looks at the possibility of Christian sannyāsa from two sources: the life and writings of Henri Le Saux (Swami Abhishiktananda, 1910-1973) and conversations and interviews with Indian Christian practitioners conducted over the past decade. It begins with a summary of the understanding and meaning of sannyāsa within its Indian context before analysing the life and teachings of Swami Abhishiktananda. It concludes with a critique of his position from the contemporary standpoint before essaying the possibilities of this form of life within the Christian context.
ISSN:0926-6453
Contains:Enthalten in: Studies in spirituality
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.2143/SIS.27.0.3254108