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Die Mystik im Buddhismus und im Christentum und Aspekte des interreligiösen Dialogs

MystikDie Mystik im Buddhismus und im Christentum und Aspekte des interreligiösen Dialogs

Josef Thomas Götz (ed.)  Thomas Gerold (ed.)

Die Begegnung der Religionen ist eines der entscheidenden Themen des 21. Jahrhunderts. Eine Phase des Kennenlernens hat begonnen. In Sankt Ottilien treffen sich deshalb seit 15 Jahren buddhistische und christliche Theologen, Mönche und Laien und versuchen zu zentralen Themen ins Gespräch zu kommen.

Understanding Buddhism

LeukelUnderstanding Buddhism

Perry Schmidt-Leukel

Today Buddhism is often presented as a religion without dogmas and commandments, without God and without any need to believe, tolerating all and everything – as no “religion” at all, but as a way of life most suitable to the needs of post-modern Westerners. But is this an accurate image?

The German edition appears under the title "Buddhismus verstehen" Buddhismus

Hōnens religiöses Denken

HonenHōnens religiöses Denken
Eine Untersuchung zu Strukturen religiöser Erneuerung.

Dr. Martin Repp

(The religious thinking of Hōnen – An inquiry into structures of religious innovations) This book investigates a major figure in Japanese Buddhism, who established the Pure Land teaching doctrinally as an independent, self-sufficient tradition, not institutionally as Pure Land Buddhist followers later taught.

Kühler Kopf und weiches Herz

FritschKühler Kopf und weiches Herz
Frauen in den Religionen der Welt: Über das kreative Potenzial der Randständigen.

Sybille Fritsch-Oppermann

This book deals with women’s role in the Holy Scriptures of World Religions and asks why women have been nevertheless silenced o death. It describes how finally resistance and courage growing at the borders and memory of pre-sisters and pre-mothers rediscovered and regained religious traditions of women’s liberation. How women found a new language – the beginning of a more just church and world.

Enlightenment Blues

BraakEnlightenment Blues
My Years with an American Guru

André van der Braak

Enlightenment Blues is Andre van der Braak’s compelling first hand account of his relationship with a prominent spiritual teacher. It chronicles both the author’s spiritual journey and disenchantment as well the development of a missionary and controversial community around the teacher. It powerfully exposes the problems and necessities of disentanglement from a spiritual path.

Transcendence and Violence

MayTranscendence and Violence: The Encounter of Buddhist, Christian and Primal Traditions

John D'Arcy May

The first two parts of this book present four detailed historical studies, filled with Geertzian "thick description," of the encounters of Christianity and Buddhism (universal religions with a high quotient of "transcendence") with various primal religious traditions ("biocosmic" or "immanentist") of the Asian-Pacific region, namely, Aboriginal Australia and Melanesia (Christianity) and Sri Lanka and Japan (Buddhism). In each case, the encounters represented a failure of the "great" traditions. In the third, constructive and theological part of the book, the author shows how an acknowledgment of these failures may provide a back door to dialogue.

Zufall, Notwendigkeit, Bestimmung.

Zufall, Notwendigkeit, Bestimmung.
Der Dialog zwischen Naturwissenschaft und Religion über Schöpfung und Natur angesichts der Fragen von Kausalität und Determination.

Loccumer Protokolle 15/01, Rehburg-Loccum
Conference documentation in cooperation with ESSSAT (European Society for the Study of Science and Theology). Keywords: God and Emptiness, Chaos Theory and Creation, Monism and Dualism, Time and Eternity, Natural Science and Religion

Denying Divinity

WilliamsDenying Divinity
Apophasis in the Patristic Christian and Soto Zen Buddhist Traditions

Janet Williams

The classical texts of Christianity and Zen Buddhism contain resources with potent appeal to contemporary spirituality. The ‘apophatic’, or ‘negative’, may offer a means to integrate the conservation of traditional religious practices and beliefs with an openness to experience beyond the limits of doctrine and of rational thought. This book argues for a new understanding of what is meant by apophatic theology, supported by extensive analysis of the texts of Dionysius the Areopagite, St Maximus the Confessor, and Zen Master Dogen.

Christliche Existenz im buddhistischen Kontext

FritschChristliche Existenz im buddhistischen Kontext
Katsumi Takizawas und Seiichi Yagis Dialog mit dem Buddhismus in Japan

Sybille Fritsch-Oppermann

This doctoral thesis deals with the concepts of systematic theologians and philosophers of religion Katsumi Takizawa and Seiichi Yagi in the context of Japanese Kyoto School and Buddhist-Christian Studies from Process Theology to Theology of the Cross. Two early representatives of Dual Belonging are hereby introduced.

What Buddhists Believe

What Buddhists BelieveWhat Buddhists Believe.

Elizabeth J. Harris

Based on interviews undertaken for a BBC World Service radio series (The Way of the Buddha) that Elizabeth wrote and presented, this book seeks to give an innovative introduction to Buddhism through the words of Buddhists. It covers six themes from 'The Buddha' to contemporary issues such as 'Buddhism and Social Engagement' and 'Women in Buddhism'.

Sofies Welt.

Sofies Welt. Ein interreligiöser Dialog über Geschichte, Philosophie und Wirklichkeit.

Sybille Fritsch-Oppermann

Loccumer Protokolle 19/98, Rehburg-Loccum

Conference documentation. By means of a novel about Philosophy questions are asked about the concept of truth, of death and immortality and the concept of nature from the point of view of different disciplines and religions.

Wer ist Buddha?

BuddhaWer ist Buddha?
Eine Gestalt und ihre Bedeutung für die Menschheit

Perry Schmidt-Leukel (ed.)

The book presents an overview on how the Buddha is seen within different branches of Buddhism and from non-Buddhist perspectives. With contributions by Margarete von Borsig, Michael von Brück, Wilhelm Halbfass, Johannes Laube, Konrad Meisig, Haruko Okano, Gregor Paul, Perry Schmidt-Leukel, David Scott, Helmut Tauscher, Claudia Weber, and Monika Zin.

„Wir sehen jetzt durch einen Spiegel in einem dunklen Wort“.

„Wir sehen jetzt durch einen Spiegel in einem dunklen Wort“.
Wirklichkeitskonstruktionen, Pluralismus und die Sehnsucht nach Wahrheit.

Sybille Fritsch-Oppermann

Loccumer Protokolle 18/95, Rehburg-Loccum

Conference documentation of an international conference about Pluralist Theology of Religion and the Dialogue of Religions, about reality and the construction of reality, chaos and creativity, poetical truth and the use of metaphor in Science

After Pluralism

MayAfter Pluralism
Towards an Interreligious Ethic

John D'Arcy May

Do the religions cause war, or is their tendency to intensify violence outweighed by their potential for peace? Are multicultural societies, as Huntington thinks, condemned to ethnic conflict, or is a specifically interreligious ethic emerging from their new patterns of relationships? This book examines the liberal agenda of dialogue and pluralism and finds that we need a more radical approach involving indigenous peoples, women and the poor if we are to find solutions - together - to the problems of economic injustice and the threat of ecological degradation. It contains the Ethel Hayton Lectures delivered at the University of Wollongong, Australia, in 1994.

Meaning, Consensus and Dialogue in Buddhist-Christian Communication

MayMeaning, Consensus and Dialogue in Buddhist-Christian Communication
A Study in the Construction of Meaning

John D'Arcy May

There is no lack of phenomenological literature on both Buddhism and Christianity, nor of theological literature on the «dialogue» between them. There is need, however, of a theory of communication between such communities of belief. Analyses of Buddhist and Christian canonical texts reveal the linguistic patterns underlying the «construction» of meaning in the earliest communities; a theory of consensus formation provides a broader framework for understanding the development and interaction of social meaning systems; and in this framework the problems posed by Buddhist-Christian communication are formulated and analysed.