Triple Temples in India, Nepal and Cambodia

A Contribution to the Question of Inclusivism

  • Adalbert J. Gail (Author)

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In the 1970s and 1980s of the last century a lively discussion took place centring around the term inclusivism. The indologist Paul Hacker proposed this term in lectures and essays in order to describe a particular attitude that he had observed among Indian religions, an attitude that he placed between tolerance and intolerance. The question has until now only been answered by indologists or students of religion on the basis of texts, leaving aside considerations of cult and, in the case of Hinduism, excluding the probable message delivered by temple forms.