A Visionary Approach
Lynn A. de Silva und the Prospects for Buddhist-Christian Encounter
Elizabeth Harris (ed.), Perry Schmidt-Leukel (ed.)
The Sri Lankan Methodist theologian, Dr. Lynn Alton de Silva (16 June 1919 – 22 May 1982), was a major pioneer in Buddhist-Christian dialogue and was one of those who paved the way for the World Council of Churches‘ commitment to inter-faith work. In this book, representatives of the WCC, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the Ecumenical Institute for Study and Dialogue in Colombo, together with friends, companions and a family member pay tribute to his outstanding work and personality. Picking up major topics of de Silva’s work in Buddhist-Christian dialogue, renowned and rising specialists also highlight the continuing significance of his ideas and relate them to the ongoing process of the encounter between the two religious traditions.
With contributions by Wesley Ariarajah, Thomas Cattoi, Jude Lal Fernando, Marshal Fernando, James Fredericks, Elizabeth Harris, Petrus Höhensteiger, Indunil J.K. Kankanamalage, Kurt Gakuru Krammer, Gudrun Löwner, Andreas Nehring, Joseph O’Leary, Aloysius Pieris, Peniel Rajkumar, Perry Schmidt-Leukel, Shantha de Silva, André Van der Braak, Annewieke Vroom, Amos Yong.