Double Vision

Beyond Compare
St. Francis de Sales and Sri Vedanta Desika on Loving Surrender to God
Francis X. Clooney
Georgetown University Press, $34.95, 288 pp.

In the fall of 2000, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a declaration titled Dominus Iesus, reaffirming the uniqueness of Jesus Christ and the centrality of the church in the plan of salvation. The declaration criticized “the eclecticism of those who, in theological research, uncritically absorb ideas from a variety of philosophical and theological contexts without regard for consistency, systematic connection, or compatibility with...

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About the Author

James L. Fredericks in the theology department at Loyola Marymount University.