326 Book Reviews / Exchange 38 (2009) 313-327 Catherine Cornille (ed.), Song Divine: Christian Commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita , Chris- tian Commentaries on Non-Christian Sacred Texts, Leuven et al.: Peeters 2006, 219 pp., ISBN 978-90-429-1769-5, price € 30.00. Th is book is the ﬁ rst volume of a new series called ‘Christian Commentaries on Non-Chris- tian Sacred Texts’. It consists of a collection of ten articles about the Bhagavad Gita, edited by Catherine Cornille of Boston College, who is also the general editor of the series. It was a good decision to start the series with a volume focused on the Bhagavad Gita. It might be argued that the Vedas and not the Bhagavad Gita form the most sacred texts of Hinduism. However, the Gita is certainly the book that has the greatest inﬂ uence upon spiritual life and religious discourse of the Hindus. Since Hinduism has historically nothing in common with the Christian tradition, the choice for this holy book provides also a good test case for the whole project of the series. Is it possible to comment from a Christian point of view on the sacred texts of such a completely diﬀ erent religion? Not
Exchange – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2009
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera