Would the dialogue between Buddhism and Christianity be changed if both religions seriously engaged with the insights of modern historical consciousness? Could there be greater honesty, openness and humility, or a greater commitment to a reciprocal search for truth, if this was done? This book focusses on five themes central to the issue of ‚history‘ in the two traditions: traditional conceptions of salvation and/or liberation history in Christianity and Buddhism; Jesus and the Buddha: fact and fiction; Buddhist and Christian historiography; ‚Dangerous Memory‘ within the histories of Buddhism and Christianity; Permitting historical consciousness in Buddhism and Christianity.
With contributions by Eve-Marie Becker, Mark L. Blum, Rita M. Gross, Elizabeth J. Harris, Jan-Olav Henriksen, Armin Kreiner, Jude Lal Fernando, Robert Mayer, Terrance Merrigan, John O’Grady, Perry Schmidt- Leukel, Catharina Stenqvist, John S. Strong.
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