Gloria Maité Hernández, "Savoring God: Comparative Theopoetics"
English | ISBN: 0190907363 | 2021 | 248 pages | PDF | 17 MB
Savoring God is a comparative study that examines the creative interaction of poetry and theology in two mystical poems central to the Christian and the Hindu traditions, the sixteenth-century Spanish Cántico espiritual (Spiritual Canticle), by Saint John of the Cross, and the Sanskrit Rāsa
Līlā (Dance of Love), which originated in the oral tradition. Alongside the poems, Gloria Maité Hernández examines theological commentaries on the texts: the Comentarios, written by Saint John of the Cross on his own poem, and the foundational commentary on the Rāsa Līlā by Śrīdhara Svāmi as well as
commentaries by the sixteenth-century theologian Jīva Gosvāmi, from the Gau.dīya Vaiṣṇava school, and other Gau.dīya theologians.
The phrase "savoring God" conveys the Spanish
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