What do Christianity and Hinduism have in common?

To Unleashed theology, 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 the first philosopher of science Aristotle (384-322 BC) to the vision of the early medieval Christian world. His work is of enduring importance in philosophy.

Vedanta is “one of the oldest spiritual philosophies in the world and one of the most extensive, based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India. It is the philosophical foundation of Hinduism… The Vedanta affirms: the unity of existence, the divinity of the soul and the harmony of all religions. – Vedanta Society of Southern California

Interreligious discussion | Vedanta vs Thomism, with Michael Egnor and Akhandadhi Das

Michael Egnor, MD is a professor and vice chair of neurosurgery at Stony Brook Medical School in New York City and is the founder and director of residency training in neurosurgery at the medical school. He served as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery and was named one of New York’s Top Physicians by New York Magazine in 2005. He received his medical training 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 such as 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 in the United States and Europe. Michael blogs at https://mindmatters.ai/t/michael-egnor/

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


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