Vaisnavism: Contemporary Scholars Discuss the Gaudiya Tradition focuses on an ancient religious heritage in the light of modern scholarship. Through a series of lively conversations, Steven J.Rosen and twenty-five distinguished academics explore the many sides of Gaudiya Vaisnavism--its literature, historical development, theology and practice.
Thoughtful and indeed illuminating perspectives emerge as the scholars reveal insights gained from years of research. In discussing subjects such as the nature of the Absolute, devotional poetry, sacred space, mystical states and sonic theology, the abundant beauty and profundity of this venerable East Indian tradition is brought to light.
"....the editor has succeeded in bringing out the best elements of the Chaitanya Bhakti Movement in a remarkable manner."