Hinduism, as an eastern religion, emphasizes the ultimate spiritual reality of humans and nature. Contemplating this truth can provide a welcome corrective to American Christians who tend – along with the rest of our culture – to value and emphasize the material world at the expense of the spiritual.
Hinduism, though, ultimately lacks a grounding in the physical world since it denies that the material has any kind of fundamental reality. Jesus of Nazareth, the God who became man, brings together in himself and equally values true spirituality and true physicality. The invisible God becomes visible man, the spiritual world of heaven invades the physical world of earth, and in the death and resurrection of this One, God gives credence to both our bodies and our souls.