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'Ilu. Revista de Ciencias de las Religiones     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Acta Patristica et Byzantina     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Acta Theologica     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Acta Universitatis Carolinae Theologica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Addin     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in the Study of Information and Religion     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
AJS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Al-Adyan     Open Access  
al-Afkar : Journal For Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Albertus Magnus     Open Access  
Aleph Historical Studies in Science and Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Alue ja Ympäristö     Open Access  
Amasya Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Review of the Faculty of Divinity of Amasya University     Open Access  
American Journal of Theology & Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analecta Bollandiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Annales Canonici     Open Access  
Annales Missiologici Posnanienses     Open Access  
Annali di Scienze Religiose     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Annals of the University of Bucharest : Philosophy Series     Open Access  
Annuaire de l'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. Section des sciences religieuses     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Antiquite Tardive     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ANZTLA EJournal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Apocrypha     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Approaching Religion     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Arab Law Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archiv für Religionsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Aries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Artuklu Akademi     Open Access  
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asbury Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Augustinian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Augustinianum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Catholic Record, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Humanist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Religion Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Baha'l Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bible Translator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Biblica et Patristica Thoruniensia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblical Interpretation A Journal of Contemporary Approaches     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Bijdragen     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bilimname     Open Access  
Bioethics Research Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Black Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Bozok University Journal of Theology Faculty     Open Access  
Buddhist Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Bulletin d’études Orientales     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin for the Study of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Cahiers d’études du religieux     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers d’études du religieux. Recherches interdisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Caminhando     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Çanakkale Araştırmaları Türk Yıllığı     Open Access  
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Chôra : Revue d’Études Anciennes et Médiévales - philosophie, théologie, sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Christian Perspectives in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Christian Spirituality and Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Church Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Church History and Religious Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 75)
Church, Communication and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comparative Islamic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Islam     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Contemporary Islamic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Contemporary Jewry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Conversations In Religion & Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Covenant Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critical Research on Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Crosscurrents     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuestiones Teológicas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Çukurova University Journal of Faculty of Divinity     Open Access  
Çukurova University Journal of Turkology Research     Open Access  
Cultural Encounters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Culture and Religion: An Interdisciplinary Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Cumhuriyet İlahiyat Dergisi / Cumhuriyet Theology Journal     Open Access  
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Currents in Biblical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Darulfunun Ilahiyat     Open Access  
Dead Sea Discoveries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Der Islam     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Diaconia : Journal for the Study of Christian Social Practice     Hybrid Journal  
Diakrisis Yearbook of Theology and Philosophy     Open Access  
Dialog: a Journal of Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Dialogue - A Journal of Mormon Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Die Kerkblad     Full-text available via subscription  
Die Welt des Islams     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
DIN : Tidsskrift for religion og kultur     Open Access  
Dini Araştırmalar / Journal of Religious Studies     Open Access  
Dios y el Hombre     Open Access  
Doctor virtualis     Open Access  
Downside Review     Hybrid Journal  
e-Makalat Mezhep Araştırmaları Dergisi     Open Access  
e-Theologos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Early Christianity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
EarthSong Journal: Perspectives in Ecology, Spirituality and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ecclesia : Studia z Dziejów Wielkopolski     Open Access  
Ecclesial Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ecclesiastical Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ecclesiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
El-Hikmah     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eleutheria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Elpis - Czasopismo Teologiczne Katedry Teologii Prawosławnej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku     Open Access  
Entangled Religions     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Epistemology & Philosophy of Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Erasmus Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Estudios Eclesiásticos. Revista teológica de investigación e información     Full-text available via subscription  
Estudos de Religião     Open Access  
Estudos Teológicos     Open Access  
ET-Studies : Journal of the European Society for Catholic Theology     Full-text available via subscription  
Études d’histoire religieuse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
European Journal for Church and State Research - Revue européenne des relations Églises-État     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
European Journal for the Study of Thomas Aquinas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Evangelische Theologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Exchange     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Expository Times     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Extrême-Orient Extrême-Occident     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Faith and Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Fieldwork in Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Filosofia Theoretica : Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Firaset Dergisi     Open Access  
Forum Philosophicum     Full-text available via subscription  
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Franciscanum. Revista de las ciencias del espíritu     Open Access  
Geschichte in Köln     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Global Forum on Arts and Christian Faith     Open Access  
Göttinger Predigtmeditationen     Hybrid Journal  
Harvard Theological Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 79)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Hiphil     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hispania Sacra     Open Access  
History of Religions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Hitit Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Journal of Divinity Faculty of Hitit University     Open Access  
Holy Land Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Homiletische Monatshefte     Hybrid Journal  
Horizons     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Horizons in Biblical Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Horizonte : Revista de Estudos de Teologia e Ciências da Religião     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
HTS Theological Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
IBDA' : Jurnal Kebudayaan Islam     Open Access  
IKON     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Illumine : Journal of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society Graduate Students Association     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IMAGES     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Implicit Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
In die Skriflig / In Luce Verbi     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indo-Iranian Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Inferensi : Jurnal Penelitian Sosial Keagamaan     Open Access  
Innes Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Interações : Cultura e Comunidade     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intermountain West Journal of Religious Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Bulletin of Mission Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
International Journal for Religious Freedom     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal for the Psychology of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Christianity & Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
International Journal of Practical Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Public Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Systematic Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Review of Mission     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Studies in Catholic Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Interpretation : A Journal of Bible and Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Intiqad : Jurnal Agama dan Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Irish Theological Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Islamic Law and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Ius Canonicum     Full-text available via subscription  
Jewish History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Jewish Social Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Jewish Studies Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Język - Szkoła - Religia     Open Access  
Jonathan Edwards Studies     Open Access  
Journal for Christian Scholarship = Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Journal for Peace and Justice Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal for the History of Modern Theology/Zeitschrift für Neuere Theologiegeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)

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Buddhist-Christian Studies
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ISSN (Print) 0882-0945 - ISSN (Online) 1527-9472
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  • Editors' Introduction
    • Abstract: In his recent work Secular Buddhism, the renowned Buddhist writer and practitioner Stephen Batchelor observes: "Just as Christianity has struggled to explain how an essentially good and loving God could have created a world with so much suffering, injustice, and horror, so Buddhism has struggled to account for the presence of joy, delight, and enchantment in a world that is supposedly nothing but a vale of tears."1 Batchelor notes that once you embrace certain metaphysical claims—such as "God is good" or "life is suffering"—one has to uphold their truth against the remonstrance of opponents eagerly marshaling evidence against these supposedly straightforward assertions. Theodicy and what Batchelor calls ... Read More
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  • What Is Wrong with Us'
    • Abstract: Christianity and Buddhism, in diverse ways, assert a fundamental flaw in the human condition expressed by terms like "sin" or "delusion"—a flaw that we are largely unconscious of, which prevents us from noticing the extent to which we ourselves as individuals and societies contribute to the harms we see around us. In what ways are Christian or Buddhist diagnoses of a basic human flaw critical for understanding the causality of current world problems, such as growing social and economic inequalities, religious animosities, racism, environmental degradation, and violence' Can any of these problems be addressed without adequate consideration of such traditional diagnoses' If not, what specific Christian or Buddhist ... Read More
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  • What Is Wrong with Us': What Is Wrong with the World' A Buddhist
           Perspective
    • Abstract: When being asked to join the Society of Buddhist-Christian Studies panel "What Is Wrong with Us' What Is Wrong with the World'," I felt honored and acquiesced with some sense of dread. As soon as I actually had a chance to ponder about this topic, I regretted having agreed to the engagement. For one thing, this topic seems to be the broadest topic conceivable: given the extremely large amount of news of destruction and injustice around the world, where do I even begin' For another, what can I possibly say that is beyond, or simply different from, what has already been said in the long traditions of Buddhism and Christianity' As I thought about what I could write, I noticed that my attention at each moment is always ... Read More
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  • Flawed Subjectivities: Cyril of Alexandria and Mahāyāna Buddhism on
           Individual Volition, Sin, and Karma
    • Abstract: What is wrong with the world' What is wrong with us' In his magisterial work Religion in Human Evolution, Robert Bellah charts the transformation of the religious imagination of humanity around the fifth century BCE that marked a shift in the approach to religious practice from primarily transactional to ethical and transformative.1 Before the so-called Axial Age, religious rituals were performed to obtain practical favors from deities and supernatural forces; later on, religious practice acquired a moral dimension that was closely associated with the policing of individual behavior and simultaneously reflected an increasing preoccupation with existential questions such as the cause and meaning of suffering and ... Read More
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  • Response to "What Is Wrong with Us' What Is Wrong with the World'"
    • Abstract: It was my privilege to have the opportunity to respond to this excellent set of presentations. In so doing, I have structured my response as follows. First, I will make some comments about each paper individually. Then, I will suggest some points of interface and overlap, concluding with some more general questions and observations.Thomas Cattoi started us off with an interesting and provocative analysis of one specific doctrine of human nature, specifically as it relates to our sharing in the image and likeness of God, and also as it relates to sin. For those of us whose theological background is primarily with the Western Church, it is helpful to be reminded of the different conversations that were happening in ... Read More
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  • Thomas Merton's Deep Christian Learning across Religious Borders
    • Abstract: In his September 2015 address to the US Congress, Pope Francis evoked the memory of Thomas Merton, who, along with Martin Luther King Jr. and Dorothy Day, captured the modern Christian and Catholic consciousness:A century ago, at the beginning of the Great War, which Pope Benedict XV termed a "pointless slaughter," another notable American was born: the Cistercian monk Thomas Merton. He remains a source of spiritual inspiration and a guide for many people. In his autobiography he wrote: "I came into the world. Free by nature, in the image of God, I was nevertheless the prisoner of my own violence and my own selfishness, in the image of the world into which I was born. That world was the picture of Hell, full of men ... Read More
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  • Merton and the Axes of Dialogue
    • Abstract: As we pass Merton's birth centennial and approach nearly a half century since his death, his disposition, assumptions, and method regarding interreligious dialogue remain seminal and worth revisiting in a contemporary world marked by an odd and sometimes disquieting mix of easy exchange and tight territoriality in the interface of the world's religions. Here I will extrapolate Merton's example of thinker/practioner as a potent model for interreligious dialogue, one that we can see certainly in his life but is especially evident in the Asian Journal. As a particularly tight expression of this model, I will conclude by focusing on two key principles that Merton addresses, communication and communion, in his paper ... Read More
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  • "We Drank Many Gin and Tonics": Desire and Enchantment in Merton's
           Buddhist Pilgrimage
    • Abstract: This is the darkest hour of the dark ages. Disease, famine, and warfare are raging like the fierce north wind. The Buddha's teaching has waned in strength. … The jewel-like teaching of insight is fading day by day.1It is most common nowadays in public political discourse to speak of the United States as a global object of desire. "Everyone" wants to come to the United States, to become American, or to wield the military influence that has been the sole purview of the United States in the post–Cold War era, we are told. During the peak surge of unaccompanied children from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras in 2014, more than sixty thousand migrants crossed the southern border to escape domestic violence and ... Read More
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  • Ambivalence in Shangri-La: Merton's Orientalism and Dialogue
    • Abstract: While I read Merton in college and was horrified by news reports of his untimely death, it was only in the late 1970s that I really met Merton through the eyes of my root Buddhist teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Rinpoche met Merton on his first day in India, in the bar of the Central Hotel in Calcutta, where they instantly connected and developed a deep friendship. A Methodist minister's daughter, I was a fervent Buddhist convert who had no conscious interest in Christianity, but Rinpoche assigned me the task of directing a series of Buddhist-Christian dialogue conferences at Naropa University during the 1980s. During the seven years of those conferences, Rinpoche spoke warmly about Merton's impact. I have met ... Read More
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  • Thomas Merton's Unfinished Journey in Dialogue with Buddhism
    • Abstract: Thomas Merton was many things—literary critic, poet, author of immensely popular spiritual books, social critic, proponent of dialogue with Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and Jews. But throughout, he remained a Cistercian monk who longed to reform monastic life, aspired somehow to be a public hermit, and focused unwaveringly on the central importance of contemplative prayer and renewal. Because he was so multifaceted and so widely known and admired, Merton still attracts attention and praise—even the very public praise of Pope Francis speaking before the US Congress in September 2015. And because Merton was so malleable, he has been portrayed by others in many different ways: as an exemplar, a heretic, a confused man ... Read More
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  • Buddhist and Ignatian Spiritualities: Reports on a Trial Run of an
           Interfaith Retreat based on Ignatius and the Buddha in Conversation: A
           Resource for a Religiously Plural Dialog Juxtaposing the Spiritual
           Exercises of Ignatius and Buddhist Wisdom
    • Abstract: At the American Academy of Religion in November 2015, my co-panelists Ruben Habito and Andre Delbecq and I each reported on different aspects of an interfaith Buddhist-Christian retreat based on The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola for a panel titled "Buddhist and Ignatian Spiritualities—Points of Intersection and Dialogue." The three-day retreat was held at Santa Clara University in February 2014, and all panelists attended. The retreat itself was based on Ignatius and the Buddha in Conversation: A Resource for a Religiously Plural Dialog Juxtaposing the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius and Buddhist Wisdom (henceforth referred to interchangeably either as Ignatius and the Buddha in Conversation or the ... Read More
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  • The Limitation of Language and an Ambiguous Way of Knowing: A Comparative
           Theological Study of Cyril of Alexandria and Nāgārjuna
    • Abstract: George Lindbeck's postliberal approach has inspired many theologians to focus on the language use embedded in doctrines and understand the "nature of doctrines" as a regulatory system of prescribing our language use.1 Its advantage is apparent in focusing more on the second-order propositions while avoiding difficulties involved in making the first-order propositions.2 But this linguistic approach does not examine the nature of language with reference to its "order." In ordinary language use, reality is described according to binary order, such as the principle of noncontradiction. For example, if it is true to say that Socrates is a man, then it is false to say that Socrates is not a man. But many cases of ... Read More
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  • A Trinitarian Response to Buddhist Antitheistic Arguments
    • Abstract: In his battle against theism, Vasubandhu developed three classical arguments that have set the agenda for Buddhist apologetics.1 More recently, Mattieu Ricard has employed these arguments within the field of religion and science.2 Because these arguments make their case from distinct angles of attack, they function as distinct means to a common end. Yet it is precisely this end that is problematic. Because the arguments rebut a bare monotheism, they fail to address the complexity of Trinitarian theism.3 As a result, the Buddhist arguments appear to be strawperson arguments from the Trinitarian side.This failure to establish a point of contact is not an intrinsic failure of Buddhist polemics. Rather it is the result ... Read More
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  • The Paradoxical Place of the Self: Augustine and Zhi Yi on the Question of
           
    • Abstract: The question of selfhood is often the question of what it is that asks this question in a momentary or in an enduring way throughout one's life. It is an important issue that has drawn serious attentions from various religious thinkers. How would a Christian thinker share similar ideas of selfhood with a Buddhist thinker, when the one is committed to the soul's pilgrimage to eternity while the other certain of the self's most transient experience passing into non-self as the full actualization of Buddha-nature' I will address this question by focusing on some prominent thinkers in their respective traditions, Augustine of Hippo (354–430) and Tiantai Zhi Yi (538–597). I will engage with a comparative study on ... Read More
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  • Quan Am and Mary: Vietnamese Religious, Cultural, and Spiritual Phenomena
    • Abstract: Marian devotion among Vietnamese Catholics and worship of the Goddess of Mercy, Quan Am or Guanyin (Chinese),1 among Vietnamese Buddhists, are two dominant forms of religious practice in Vietnam.2 Popular devotion to these female deities formed a special type of religiosity that has helped sustain the institutional religions and nurture the ethical and spiritual life of the followers. While Marian devotion helps Catholics sustain their faith in the difficult times as well as survive religious persecutions,3 devotion to Quan Am helps Vietnamese Buddhists cope with trying situations in their lives.4 Moreover, while devotion to Mary motivates Catholics to live out their ethical lives in a relationship with God and ... Read More
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  • Reading Chan Encounter Dialogue during the Song Dynasty: The Record of
           Linji, the Lotus Sutra, and the Sinification of Buddhism
    • Abstract: Consider the following story:Counselor Wang the Prefectural Governor, and the other officials requested the Master to address them. The Master took the high seat in the Dharma Hall and said: "Today, I, this mountain monk, having no choice in the matter, have perforce yielded to customary etiquette and taken this seat. If I were to demonstrate the Great Matter in strict keeping with the teaching of the Patriarchal School, I simply couldn't open my mouth and there wouldn'tbe any place for you to find footing. But since I've been so earnestly entreated today by the Counselor, why should I conceal the essential doctrine of our School' Now is there any adept warrior who forthwith can array his battle-line and unfurl his ... Read More
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  • Seno'o Girō's Buddhist Socialism, Antiwar Movement, and Dialogue with
           Social Christianity in 1930s–1940s Japan
    • Abstract: Seno'oGirō (1889–1961) founded The Youth League for Revitalizing Buddhism (YLRB) on April 15, 1931. Seno'o Girō was an important Buddhist figure in prewar Japan as one of a few Buddhists who organized resistance movements against ultra-nationalistic war ideology and militarism. Seno'o not only worked among Buddhists, but also allied with non-Buddhists, such as labor unions, socialists, Christians, and Marxists unifying the Popular Front during the 1930s.Many young Buddhists came to join the YLRB, bridging sectarian divisions, even though Seno'o was a lay priest of Nichiren Buddhism. The YLRB was the declaration of a social Buddhism. The motto of the YLRB was "To Bear the Buddha into the Streets and Villages." ... Read More
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  • From Strong Black Woman to Remarkably Relationally Resilient Woman: Black
           Christian Women and Black Buddhist Lesbians in Dialogue
    • Abstract: The StrongBlackWoman is the woman of African descent in the patriarchal, sexist, and racist United States (as she may experience it), who chooses, as a psychological and physical survival technique, to guard herself against all forms of additional pain and suffering by seeking love, appreciation, and respect (consciously and unconsciously) in giving of herself to the point of exhaustion and illness. Psychologist, pastoral care professor, Christian, and African American woman Chanequa Walker-Barnes in her book Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength1 has written eloquently and persuasively about the multiple costs of being the StrongBlackWoman—where the effort to survive has become, in effect, the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Abandon All Hope of Fruition: Critical Notes on Engaged Buddhism
    • Abstract: In the pages below, I wish to examine some recent Buddhist expressions of strong ethical and epistemological confidence. To do this work, I turn first to several Buddhist reflections on the theme of hope—hardly a prominent Buddhist theme, but one that may help to illustrate what is new, and what is not, in recent Buddhist ethical thinking.Buddhist ethical investigations of our social and economic futures are in some conflict with the soteriological orientation toward the present moment in the Pali canon. In the Samiddhi Sutta, a deva exhorts the youthful bhikkhu Samiddhi not to waste his life: "You are young, bhikkhu, to have left the world, black-haired, with the bloom of youth. In your youthful prime you do not ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Annual Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies
    • Abstract: An undercurrent for this year's annual meeting was distress over the inaccuracy and incivility of much of the discourse surrounding the US presidential election—and the polarization fostered by such discourse. The society's mission can be seen, in part, as fostering discourse about difference and common ground more honestly, happily, and hopefully—by "supporting activities related to the comparative study of, and the practical interaction between, Buddhism and Christianity, whether by groups or individuals" and by encouraging "those who report on Buddhist-Christian dialogue and comparative study, both as historical research and contemporary practice, to employ analytical and theoretical tools and set their ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies Frederick J. Streng Award 2016
    • Abstract: Used by permission of Wipf and Stock Publishers. www.wipfandstock.comThe 2016 winner of the Frederick J. Streng Award is Charles R. Strain, The Prophet and the Bodhisattva: Daniel Berrigan, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Ethics of Peace and Justice (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2014).Charles R. Strain is a professor of religious studies at DePaul University and has published a variety of monographs and articles on practical theology and engaged spirituality. In this theoretically rich account of two approaches to peace and justice, Strain combines a very personal concern for how to effectively transform our institutions, and thereby our planet, with a thorough investigation into the profound nature of some of our most ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies: Report on the 2016 Annual
           Meeting
    • Abstract: The 2016 annual conference of the Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies was held at the Palace Side Hotel in Kyoto on August 5–7. Four lectures were given on the theme of "the world of Pure Land Buddhism.""Nembutsu-samadhi (念仏三昧) in Shinran'sPureLand Buddhism," by Takeda Ryūsei (commentator: Hanaoka Eiko), discussed the difference and identity between the absolute truth and the worldly truth, the relation between religious teacher and his disciple, and related Buddhist terminology."Shinran Understood by Nishida Kitarō: The Logic of the Field and Shinran's Thought of Merit-Transference (回向)," by Hase Shotō (commentator: Mori Tetsurō), discussed the logic of contradictory self-identity as contrary ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry by Hugh
           Nicholson, and: The Spirit of Contradiction in Christianity and Buddhism
           by Hugh Nicholson (review)
    • Abstract: There are many ways to read Hugh Nicholson, and almost just as many to lose sight of what he is up to. Readers of this journal will no doubt initially notice the more recent book under review, even as other members of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies will be interested in if not also engaged with the enterprise of comparative theology that is Nicholson's first book. Yet those drawn to Nicholson as a comparativist will soon observe that he is operating—in both volumes—in a significantly different domain than are most of his peers working in this arena, even as scholars of Buddhist-Christian studies and relations will see that there is a lot more going on in the later book than a comparative analysis of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • In Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval
           Saint by Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Peggy McCracken (review)
    • Abstract: The "story of a story," Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Peggy McCracken's book traces the transmission history of the popular medieval tale of Barlaam and Josaphat.1 The tale spawned many translations and was made into plays. Bits were appropriated in later works, including Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Furthermore, Pope Sixtus V authorized a feast day for saints Barlaam and Josaphat. Such facts indicate the great influence of the story generally, but Barlaam and Josaphat is of special interest to Buddhist-Christian studies because it essentially recasts the legend of Siddhartha as the story of a Christian saint, Prince Josaphat. In Lopez and McCracken's work, not only do we see how the Buddhist story is ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • What's Wrong with Mindfulness (and What Isn't): Zen Perspectives ed. by
           Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum and Barry Magid (review)
    • Abstract: In this engaging anthology, a dozen American Buddhist teachers, ordained and lay, offer critiques and reflections on the contemporary mindfulness movement: secularized programs of meditation and yoga to reduce stress, improve mental and physical health, and enhance performance in personal and professional life. Beginning with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), an eight-week course developed in 1971 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, programs now include a range of Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) for depression, addiction, eating disorders, relationship enhancement, childbirth and parenting, elder care, workplace productivity—even one designed to make American soldiers more effective ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Evangelical Zen: A Christian's Spiritual Travels with a Buddhist Friend by
           Paul Louis Metzger, with Kyogen Carlson (review)
    • Abstract: Evangelical Zen is a bit unusual as a work in the Christian-Buddhist encounter genre. Such books often fall into one of a few patterns: they are exchanges between liberal representatives of different religions looking for common spiritual ground, they are examinations of how one religion might have influenced the other during its historical development, they are comparative projects that match similarities between Jesus and Buddha or the Bible and the sutras, they are appreciative expressions by dual-identifiers that explain how two different religions provide a rounded whole for an individual practitioner, or they are intermonastic encounters that speak to concerns and perspectives from a clerical ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation by Paul Knitter and Roger Haight
           (review)
    • Abstract: This volume introduces readers to the foundations of Buddhist-Christian dialogue, bringing together the insight and reflective wisdom of two of the most prominent figures on today's theological scene: Paul Knitter and Roger Haight. Knitter, a former member of the Society of the Divine Word and until recently professor of theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, has written extensively on the theory and practice of interreligious dialogue for over four decades, and most readers of this journal will be familiar with his works on religious pluralism and the theology of religions. In recent years, Knitter has also published and lectured on the theme of multiple religious belonging, reflecting on his own experience ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Response to John D'Arcy May's Review of Facing Up to Real Doctrinal
           Difference: How Some Thought-Motifs from Derrida Can Nourish the
           Catholic-Buddhist Encounter by Robert Magliola (review)
    • Abstract: Intensely argued debate is most welcome in reviews, but misrepresentation of fact, such that a reviewed text is represented as saying X when it clearly says non-X, is unethical. I contend that the review in question misrepresents me in such a way. Thus John D'Arcy May's review of my book, Facing Up to Real Doctrinal Difference: How Some Thought-Motifs from Derrida Can Nourish the Catholic-Buddhist Encounter (BCS 35 [2015], 238–241), says (p. 239) that I assert the "intentionalities" of Buddhist doctrines such as no-self and rebirth are "ultimately contradictory" (readers are directed to my book, pp. 117, 119), whereas I nowhere make any such assertion there or elsewhere. Rather, I assert that Buddhist no-self and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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