By Ernest M. Valea
As end result of the the deadlock reached via the present theologies of religions (exclusivism, inclusivism, and pluralism) in formulating a optimistic procedure in discussion, this quantity assesses the idea of the founding fathers of a tutorial Buddhist-Christian discussion looking for clues that may inspire a comparativist process. those founding fathers are thought of to be 3 vital representatives of the Kyoto School--Kitaro Nishida, Keiji Nishitani, and Masao Abe--and John Cobb, an American strategy theologian.
The guiding line for assessing their perspectives of debate is the idea that of human perfection, because it is expressed by way of the unique traditions in Mahayana Buddhism and Orthodox Christianity. Following Abe's technique in discussion, an Orthodox contribution to comparative theology proposes a reciprocal enrichment of traditions, now not by means of syncretistic skill, yet by way of supplying a greater knowing or even correction of one's personal culture whilst contemplating it within the mild of the opposite, whereas utilizing inner assets for making the mandatory corrections.
"Ernest Valea has written a ebook that's remarkably transparent, splendidly perceptive, and relaxing to learn. it truly is available to experts and the final reader alike. In introducing Romanian Orthodox assets into the present debates in Christian-Buddhist reports, Valea is very unique. . . . [This ebook] is very steered as either an important contribution to the sector and in addition an incredibly transparent and stimulating creation to the country of the discipline."
--Paul Williams, Emeritus Professor of Indian and Tibetan Philosophy, Centre for Buddhist reviews, collage of Bristol
"A weighty theological contribution characterised through striking scholarly assurance of recent traits inside comparative theology. utilizing the concept that of human perfection as Buddhahood in Mahayana Buddhism and as Theosis in Orthodox Christianity, Valea is bringing the main major voices in the traditions into dialog, producing clean insights and breaking new floor for Buddhist-Christian discussion. [A] thorough, considerate, and thought-provoking discourse inviting the reader to interact with the opposite within the pluralistic, multireligious global of today."
--Parush R. Parushev, CSc, PhD, Director of the Institute for Systematic reports of Contextual Theologies with the Centre for simply Peacemaking learn and Research,
International Baptist Theology research Centre Amsterdam
Ernest M. Valea provided this e-book as his PhD thesis on the collage of Wales (2013). he's the writer of The Buddha and the Christ: Reciprocal Views (2008).
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