Lance Nelson


The stereotype of the dualist West versus the nondualist East has far outlived whatever usefulness it may have had. As one who has been concerned with this issue in my own work, I am happy to see Michelle Voss Roberts addressing it methodically and effectively n her Dualities: A Theology of Difference. She gives us in this book a multi-leveled study that advances this discussion dramatically on a number of interconnected fronts, both theological and ethical, encompassing wide-ranging feminist, ecological, and social justice concerns. I find myself in enthusiastic agreement with much that she writes. In what follows I will offer some reflections on a rather focused segment of Voss Robert's broader discussion, namely, the contribution of the Kashmiri poet-saint Lallesvari, an aspect of the book that was of particular interest to me given my training in medieval Hindu theology.

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