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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.

Philosophie der Nondualität

FabianPhilosophie der Nondualität
Religionshistorische Einordnung und philosophische Kritik der Buddhismusinterpretation David R. Loys

Fabian Völker

David R. Loy gehört zu den derzeit renommiertesten buddhistischen Denkern mit westlichem Hintergrund. Mit seiner an unterschiedliche religiöse Traditionen anknüpfenden Philosophie der Nondualität beansprucht Loy eine interreligiöse Grundlage, auf der er zugleich eine auf die konkreten Herausforderungen der Gegenwart abzielende Sozial- und Umweltethik etabliert. Neben einer chronologischen Einführung in das Leben und Werk Loys bietet das Buch auch eine umfassende systematische Analyse seines Denkens.