“God Is Infinite, and the Paths to God Are Infinite”: A Reconstruction and Defense of Sri Ramakrishna’s Vijñāna-Based Model of Religious Pluralism*

  title={“God Is Infinite, and the Paths to God Are Infinite”: A Reconstruction and Defense of Sri Ramakrishna’s Vij{\~n}āna-Based Model of Religious Pluralism*},
  author={Ayon Maharaj},
  journal={The Journal of Religion},
  pages={181 - 213}
  • Ayon Maharaj
  • Published 28 March 2017
  • Philosophy
  • The Journal of Religion
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