By Ernest M. Valea
As because of the the deadlock reached through the present theologies of religions (exclusivism, inclusivism, and pluralism) in formulating a positive strategy in discussion, this quantity assesses the concept of the founding fathers of an instructional Buddhist-Christian discussion looking for clues that will motivate a comparativist technique. those founding fathers are thought of to be 3 very important representatives of the Kyoto School--Kitaro Nishida, Keiji Nishitani, and Masao Abe--and John Cobb, an American method theologian.
The guiding line for assessing their perspectives of debate is the concept that of human perfection, because it is expressed via the unique traditions in Mahayana Buddhism and Orthodox Christianity. Following Abe's method in discussion, an Orthodox contribution to comparative theology proposes a reciprocal enrichment of traditions, no longer by way of syncretistic potential, yet through supplying a greater figuring out or even correction of one's personal culture while contemplating it within the gentle of the opposite, whereas utilizing inner assets for making the mandatory corrections.
"Ernest Valea has written a booklet that's remarkably transparent, splendidly perceptive, and stress-free to learn. it's available to experts and the overall reader alike. In introducing Romanian Orthodox assets into the present debates in Christian-Buddhist stories, Valea is intensely unique. . . . [This publication] is extremely suggested as either an important contribution to the sector and likewise an exceptionally transparent and stimulating advent to the nation of the discipline."
--Paul Williams, Emeritus Professor of Indian and Tibetan Philosophy, Centre for Buddhist reports, college of Bristol
"A weighty theological contribution characterised by way of awesome scholarly insurance of contemporary traits inside comparative theology. utilizing the idea that of human perfection as Buddhahood in Mahayana Buddhism and as Theosis in Orthodox Christianity, Valea is bringing the main major voices in the traditions into dialog, producing clean insights and breaking new flooring for Buddhist-Christian discussion. [A] thorough, considerate, and thought-provoking discourse inviting the reader to have interaction with the opposite within the pluralistic, multireligious global of today."
--Parush R. Parushev, CSc, PhD, Director of the Institute for Systematic reports of Contextual Theologies with the Centre for simply Peacemaking learn and Research,
International Baptist Theology examine Centre Amsterdam
Ernest M. Valea awarded this booklet as his PhD thesis on the collage of Wales (2013). he's the writer of The Buddha and the Christ: Reciprocal Views (2008).
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