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    Editor\u27s Introduction

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    The main theme of this year’s issue, “Yoga and God: Hindu and Christian Perspectives,” continues a theme taken up five years ago by this journal, called “Yoga and Christianity.” The articles appearing in the present issue tend to give more explicit attention to the challenge of reconciling Christian theology and spirituality with various yoga systems than did the essays from 2012. Unlike the purely negative approach taken in recent years by many Christian groups to the question of integrating yoga practice and philosophy with Christian spirituality and teaching, the first three authors here affirm the value of yoga practice for Christians while at the same time occasionally pointing out difficulties in reconciling yogic teachings with Christian theology

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    One of the oldest and most persistent challenges to faith in an all-good and all-powerful Creator is the reality of evil and suffering. This issue of the Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies addresses the perennial issue of theodicy in a wide-ranging way, examining both well-known and lesser-known Hindu and Christian approaches, even going so far as to question the very legitimacy of theodicy itself

    Book Review: Hindu God, Christian God. How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries between Religions

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    A review of Book Review: Hindu God, Christian God. How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries between Religions by Francis X. Clooney

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    Book Review: The Perfectability of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought

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    A review of The Perfectability of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought by Harold Coward

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    THE main theme of this year’s issue, “Aesthetic Theory and Practice in Hindu and Christian Experience,” takes a theological approach to the Hindu-Christian encounter that proceeds in a different direction than the more traditional attention to comparing doctrines. Reflection on aesthetic theory as presented in these essays proves useful in making sensory experience a starting point for Hindu-Christian comparison of religious experience

    Book Review: Jesus in the Lotus: The Mystical Doorway between Christianity and Yogic Spirituality

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    A review of Jesus in the Lotus: The Mystical Doorway between Christianity and Yogic Spirituality by Russill Paul

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    Book Review: Yoga and Psychology: Language, Memory, and Mysticism

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    A review of Yoga and Psychology: Language, Memory, and Mysticism by Harold Coward

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    IN recent years numerous reports have appeared in the news about the objections of various Hindu and Christian groups to the adoption of yoga by Christians and other non-Hindus. The main theme of this issue of the JHCS is to address this controversy from different perspectives, with Patañjali’s Yogasūtras as the main focus
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