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Buddhist Responses to Religious Diversity
Theravāda and Tibetan Perspectives
Douglas Duckworth, Abraham Vélez de Cea, Elizabeth J. Harris (eds.)
Buddhist Responses to Religious Diversity approaches these questions and others from perspectives representing Theravādin and Tibetan traditions of Buddhism.
Buddhist attitudes toward other religious traditions (and its own) are unquestionably diverse, and have undergone changes throughout historical eras and geographic spaces, as Buddhists, and traditions Buddhists have encountered, continue to change (after all, all conditioned things are impermanent). The present time is a particularly dynamic moment to take stock of Buddhist attitudes toward religious others, as Buddhist identities are being renegotiated in unprecedented ways in our increasingly globalized age.
La filosofía japonesa en sus textos
Esta obra pone por primera vez al alcance del lector hispanohablante las principales fuentes textuales de la filosofía japonesa, presentadas tanto diacrónicamente por tradiciones (budistas, sintoístas, confucianas, filosofía académica moderna) como temáticamente (cultura e identidad, filósofas, pensamiento samurái, bioética).
This work puts the main textual sources of Japanese philosophy within the reach of the Spanish-speaking reader for the first time, presented both diachronically by traditions (Buddhist, Shinto, Confucian, modern academic philosophy) and thematically (culture and identity, philosophers, samurai thought, bioethics) .
To See a World in a Flower / 一花一世界:分形理论视角下的佛耶对话
A Fractal Interpretation of the Relation between Buddhism and Christianity
Beijing: Zong jiao wen hua chu ban she (Religious Culture Publishing House) 2020
Religious Studies scholar and theologian Perry Schmidt-Leukel’s theory that religious diversity displays fractal patterns is at the center of his recent book “To See a World in a Flower”. The book exemplifies the theory by an analysis of the typological differences between Buddhism and Christianity. It is based on five lectures which Schmidt-Leukel held in Beijing in 2017 on the invitation of the Minzu University. The book, published in Beijing, contains the lectures in English and in Chinese translation.
Pluralism and Peace - The Religions in Global Civil Society
John D'Arcy May
This headline goes to the heart of religiously fuelled conflict. At a time when democracies are under pressure and authoritarian regimes are on the rise, the world’s religions find themselves challenged in new and unfamiliar ways, with opportunities to co-operate in new ways.
Buddha Mind – Christ Mind. A Christian Commentary on the Bodhicaryāvatāra
Leuven: Peeters 2019 (Christian Commentaries on Non-Christian Sacred Texts, vol. 9).After many commentaries by Buddhist scholars throughout the centuries, this is the first commentary from a Christian perspective, exploring the deep resonances between the “spirit of awakening” and the “spirit of Christ”.
Spirituelle Identität in einer interreligiösen Welt. Fallstudien aus München, Vilnius, Seoul und New York
Wie entsteht spirituelle Identität in einer globalisierten und damit interreligiösen Welt? Was bedeuten die Veränderungen für Individuen wie für religiöse Organisationen? Diese Frage verfolgt die empirische Studie durch Feldforschung in vier kulturell und religiös unterschiedlichen Metropolen: München, Seoul, Vilnius und New York. Ein Ergebnis ist dabei: Spirituelle Identität ist Lebens-Weg-Navigation.
Spiritualität der Zukunft
Martin Rötting (ed.) - Christian Hackbarth-Johnson (ed.)Studien zeigen, dass die Grenzen zwischen kirchlicher und religiös ungebundener oder gar säkularer Spiritualität höchst fließend geworden sind und dass sehr individuelle Übernahmen oder Mischungen aus verschiedenen spirituellen Traditionen entstanden sind und entstehen.
Religion, Space and Conflict in Sri Lanka: Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts.
Elizabeth J. Harris
This study uses the lens of space to examine inter-religious and inter-communal conflict in colonial and postcolonial Sri Lanka, demonstrating that colonial patterns of interaction can throw light on the post-colonial, particularly on post-war developments in the north and east of the country, when Buddhist symbolism was developed in the largely non-Buddhist former war zones. Within the 'colonial' part of the book, particular emphasis is given to the impact of the building of Christian schools and churches in predominantly Buddhist space, and British development of the Buddhist ancient city of Anuradhapura.
Die Religionen in der globalen Zivilgesellschaft
John D'Arcy May
Die Rettung der Demokratie im asiatischpazifischen Raum bedarf einer globalen Zivilgesellschaft, die den Globalisierungsprozess in gemeinsamer ethischer Verantwortung gestaltet, die Unterdrückungsmaßnahmen autoritärer Regierungen unterläuft und sich so als Forum internationaler Meinungsbildung und politischen Engagements behauptet.
Buddhist and Christian Attitudes to Religious Diversity
Perry Schmidt-Leukel, Hans-Peter Großhans, Samuel Ngun Ling (eds.)
Yangon: Ling’s Family Publications 2017, 350 pages, ISBN 978-99971-0-269-0
The attitudes of Christians and Theravāda Buddhists toward religious diversity are at the center of a new publication jointly edited by Prof. Dr. Perry Schmidt-Leukel, Professor of Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology, and Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Großhans, Professor of Systematic Theology, from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”, together with Dr. Samuel Ngun Ling, Principal of the “Myanmar Institute of Theology” in Yangon, Myanmar. “Buddhist and Christian Attitudes to Religious Diversity” has been published in February 2017 with Ling’s Family Publications in Yangon, Myanmar. “The contributions to this book inquire about the possibility to overcome such perceptions of other religions, and of religious diversity as such, which imply contempt and disdain toward other faiths,” says Professor Schmidt-Leukel. “In South Asia, this issue is currently not only getting momentum, it is becoming explosive.”
God Beyond Boundaries: A Christian and Pluralist Theology of Religions
Perry Schmidt-Leukel“God Beyond Boundaries”, written by the Religious Studies Scholar and Theologian Perry Schmidt-Leukel of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”, deals with the essential features and benefits of a pluralist approach in the theology of religions.
It is the English translation of his book “Gott ohne Grenzen” (first published in 2005)
Religious Pluralism and Interreligious Theology - The Gifford Lectures
Interreligious dialogue has encouraged many theologians in all major religious traditions to consider whether other religions may offer a different but nevertheless genuine and valid path of salvation or liberation. Perry Schmidt- Leukel, in this extended version of his 2015 Gifford Lectures, argues that this position—often called "religious pluralism"—must be developed within particular insights supplied by each of the major traditions.
The German edition appears under the title "Wahrheit in Vielfalt"
Reimagining Zen in a Secular Age
Charles Taylor and Zen Buddhism in the West
André van der Braak
In Reimagining Zen in a Secular Age André van der Braak offers an account of the exciting but also problematic encounter between enchanted Japanese Zen Buddhism and secular Western modernity over the past century, using Charles Taylor’s magnum opus A Secular Age as an interpretative lens.
Imagining the Ecumenical: A Personal Journey
John D'Arcy May
Starting from the observation that theology is essentially narrative, and assuming that biography is a fundamental theological genre, the book presents a biography of the ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue movements in the form of the autobiography of an 'accidental ecumenist', whose life took him to religious contexts as diverse as Rome, Germany, Papua New Guinea and Ireland. At its centre is the encounter with Theravada and later Mahayana Buddhism and the indigenous traditions of Australia and the Pacific.
Praxisbuch interreligiöser Dialog
Martin Rötting (ed.) • Simone Sinn (ed.) • Aykan Inan (ed.)
Festschrift in Honour of Geraldine Smyth OP – Ecumenical Theologian and Peacebuilder.
Geraldine Smyth OP has had – and continues to have – a profound influence on ecumenical dialogue in Ireland and on the conceptual development of Ecumenics as a field of studies. Her work seeks to place theological understandings in service to and in dialogue with other intellectual disciplines in such a way as to benefit human beings. Her response to ‘the troubles’ that have afflicted her native Belfast and Northern Ireland has shown in particular how a focused, open-minded, peace-directed consciousness can be a balm for a troubled society.
Religion and Social Cohesion
Western, Chinese and Intercultural Perspectives
André van der Braak (ed.), Dedong Wei (ed.), Caifang Zhu (ed.)
Both in the West and in China, it is increasingly recognized that religion is not merely an individual matter, but a social force that has an important impact on society. And whereas the focus in the media today is often on the potential negative social impact of religion (the threats of fundamentalism, violence and terrorism), religion has also often been an important factor in the arising of social capital and social cohesion.
John D'Arcy May
In the light of increasing co-operation between Buddhists and Christians in areas such as meditation practice and social justice, the book explores the possibility of a theological basis for such co-operation, now that Buddhists too are prepared to use the term 'theology'. Both traditions have erected impressive doctrinal structures over the centuries. The question is whether, over and above dialogical and comparative theology, there could be a genuinely 'collaborative' Buddhist-Christian theology.
Religious Diversity in Chinese Thought
Perry Schmidt-Leukel, Joachim Gentz (eds.)
This collection of essays by major scholars analyze the religious diversity in Chinese religion, bringing together topics from traditional and contemporary contexts and Chinese religions' encounters with Western religion.
¿Qué razones explican la fascinación que ejerce el zen en el mundo occidental? ¿Son las mismas que han mantenido viva esta tradición secular en los países asiáticos?
What reasons explain the fascination of Zen in the Western world? Are they the same ones that have kept this secular tradition alive in Asian countries?