Bhaktivinoda Thakur in modern rational criticism of traditional beliefs

Ad Verbum (Literally) (2):65–84 (2021)
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The article deals with the relationship between faith and rational knowledge in modern Gaudiya Vaishnavism. It is shown that the position of modern Vaishnavas regarding revelation and critical knowledge is defined in the books of the reformer of Gaudiya Vaishnavism Bhaktivinoda Thakur. The positions of modern teachers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism – Bhaktivendanta Sadhu Swami and Dandi Maharaja are explained, the importance of their position for the development of interreligious dialogue in modern conditions is shown. The points of contact between Gaudiya Vaishnavism and Christianity in matters of understanding time, eternity, revelation and rational cognition are shown.

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