Hindu Avatara and Christian Incarnation: A Comparison

  title={Hindu Avatara and Christian Incarnation: A Comparison},
  author={N. R. Sheth},
  journal={Philosophy East and West},
  pages={125 - 98}
  • N. Sheth
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy East and West
This is a comparative study of the two important concepts of avatara and incarnation' as found in Hinduism and Christianity.2 After tracing the development of the two beliefs, we shall highlight the main similarities and differences between the two understandings. Such comparison not only facilitates better mutual understanding but also helps each tradition to understand itself better. The more a religion remains within its own ghetto, the poorer will be its self-understanding. It is precisely… 

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