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What Do Christianity and Hinduism Have in Common?

And where do they differ?

At Theology Unleashed, neurosurgeon Michael Egnor and Hindu philosopher and broadcaster Akhandadhi Das discuss the similarities and differences between Thomistic philosophy and Vedanta Philosophy.

Thomistic philosophy is the philosophy originally developed by Thomas Aquinas (1225– 1274), adapting the approach taken by early philosopher of science Aristotle (384– 322 BC) to the Christian worldview of the High Middle Ages. His work is of enduring significance in philosophy.

Vedanta is “one of the world’s most ancient spiritual philosophies and one of its broadest, based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India. It is the philosophical foundation of Hinduism… Vedanta affirms: The oneness of existence, The divinity of the soul, and The harmony of all religions.” – Vedanta Society of Southern California

Interfaith Discussion | Vedanta vs Thomism, w/Michael Egnor and Akhandadhi Das

Michael Egnor, MD is a Professor and vice-Chairman of Neurosurgery at Stony Brook Medical School in New York and is the founder and director of neurosurgical residency training at the medical school. He has served as the director of pediatric neurosurgery and was named one of New York’s best doctors by the New York Magazine in 2005. He received his medical education at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Miami. His research on hydrocephalus and cerebral blood flow has been published in journals including Journal of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Research and has over 40 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Hydrocephalus Association in the United States and has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Michael Blogs over at https://mindmatters.ai/t/michael-egnor/

Akhandadhi Das is a Vaishnava theologian, philosopher of mind, BBC Thought of the Day regular, and is very interested in the interaction of consciousness at all levels of reality. He has produced a YouTube series called “Atma Paradigm”, and plans to produce writing on the subject. https://www.s-pi.org/


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On Cancel Culture and euthanasia, Egnor and Gallagher are in general agreement but they find some points of difference on abortion. (Part of a series linked at the page.)


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What Do Christianity and Hinduism Have in Common?