The Resource Buddhist and Christian? : an exploration of dual belonging, Rose Drew, (electronic resource)

Buddhist and Christian? : an exploration of dual belonging, Rose Drew, (electronic resource)

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Buddhist and Christian? : an exploration of dual belonging
Title
Buddhist and Christian?
Title remainder
an exploration of dual belonging
Statement of responsibility
Rose Drew
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is a detailed exploration of Buddhist Christian dual belonging, engaging - from both Buddhist and Christian perspectives - the questions that arise, and drawing on extensive interviews with well-known individuals in the vanguard of this important and growing phenomenon. The issue is pressing insofar the last century has witnessed a gradual but profound transformation of the West's religious landscape. In today's context of diversity, people are often influenced by more than one religion. Multireligious identities are consequently on the rise. At one end of the spectrum are those who identify themselves as fully belonging to more than one tradition. One of the most prevalent combinations is Christianity and Buddhism This book addresses central and fundamental questions. How is it possible to be authentically Buddhist and authentically Christian when, for example, God is central to Christianity yet absent from Buddhism; when Christians have faith in Jesus Christ while Buddhists take refuge in the Buddha; when Christians hope for heaven and Buddhists hope for nirvana; and when Buddhists and Christians engage in different practices? Are those who identify themselves as belonging to both traditions profoundly irrational, religiously schizophrenic, or perhaps just spiritually superficial? Or is it possible somehow to reconcile the thought and practice of Buddhism and Christianity in such a way that one can be deeply committed to both? And if it is possible, will the influence of Buddhist Christians on each of these traditions be something to be regretted or celebrated?"--
  • "The last century witnessed a gradual but profound transformation of the West's religious landscape. In today's context of diversity, people are often influenced by more than one religion. Buddhism and Christianity is a particularly prevalent and fascinating combination. This book presents a detailed exploration of Buddhist Christian dual belonging, engaging - from both Buddhist and Christian perspectives - the questions that arise, and drawing on extensive interviews with well-known individuals in the vanguard of this important and growing phenomenon. The book looks at how it is possible to be authentically Buddhist and authentically Christian despite the differences in religion beliefs and practices. It discusses whether those who identify themselves as belonging to both traditions are profoundly irrational, religiously schizophrenic or perhaps just spiritually superficial, or if it is possible to reconcile the thought and practice of Buddhism and Christianity in such a way that one can be deeply committed to both. Finally, the book looks at whether the influence of Buddhist Christians on each of these traditions is something to be regretted or celebrated. It is an interesting contribution to studies on Asian Religion and Theology"--
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Drew, Rose
Index
index present
LC call number
BR128.B8
LC item number
D68 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ebrary
Series statement
Routledge critical studies in Buddhism
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  • Buddhism
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Identification (Religion)
  • RELIGION / Buddhism / Rituals & Practice
  • RELIGION / Christian Life / General
  • RELIGION / Christianity / General
  • RELIGION / Buddhism / General
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Identification (Religion)
  • Interfaith relations
Label
Buddhist and Christian? : an exploration of dual belonging, Rose Drew, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Facing the ultimate -- pt. 2. Treading the path
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 274 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136673276
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)782918051
  • (OCoLC)ocn782918051
Label
Buddhist and Christian? : an exploration of dual belonging, Rose Drew, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Facing the ultimate -- pt. 2. Treading the path
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 274 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136673276
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)782918051
  • (OCoLC)ocn782918051

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