Raimon Panikkar: A Companion to his Life and Thought

companionA forthcoming publication by James Clarke & Co, edited by¬† Peter Phan and Young-chan Ro, a guide to the life, work and thought of Raimon Panikkar, a self-professed Buddhist-Christian-Hindu philosopher and theologian. A man of deep and wide learning and an extremely prolific author, Panikkar is equally at home in various religious and cultural traditions and embodies in himself the ideals of intercultural, intrareligious, and interreligious dialogues. This book explicates Panikkar s basic vision of life as the harmonious rhythm of divinity, humanity, and the cosmos, which he terms ‘cosmotheandrism,’ and shows how it permeates and illumines his articulations of the central Christian doctrines. Given the complexity and difficulty of Panikkar’s thought this book is a welcome companion for a course on Panikkar and for a general reader who wishes to understand one of the most profound and orginal thinkers of our time.