August, 2015 by Dr. Jeffery D. Long
In the often-conflicted conversation between Hindu practitioners and scholars of Hindu studies, two views have tended to predominate in each respective camp regarding the character of Hinduism. I shall call these, respectively, the eternalist or perennialist view and the constructivist view.
According to the eternalist view, which is held by many Hindus, Hinduism has always existed. It is the eternal, Sanātana Dharma, essentially unchanging and true, and encompassing the vast range of ... read more