Eric J. Lott
Ramanuja Research Society, Chennai, South India
God and the Universe in the Vedantic Theology of Ramanuja: Originally a Lancaster University thesis, the main aim of the book is to explore the roots and meaning of his all-important body-self analogy, i.e. that God relates to the universe in the inseparable and inmost way the soul relates to the dependent body. This realist worldview is compared in great exegetical detail with the major belief-systems of the Indian tradition, especially Sankara's form of non-dualism. Appreciation by Vaishnava scholars was widespread and enthusiastic.