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Buddhist Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Buddhism: An Interdisciplinary Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Religions of South Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
e-Journal of East and Central Asian Religions     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Global Buddhism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Chan Buddhism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dharma Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Graduate Studies Review     Open Access  
Journal of Graduate Review Nakhon Sawan Buddhist College     Open Access  
Journal of Buddhist Studies Chulalongkorn University     Open Access  
Journal of Buddhist Studies     Open Access  
Dhammadhara Journal of Buddhist Studies     Open Access  
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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

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      Abstract: In 2018, Buddhist-Christian Studies published the proceedings of an international conference on Ippolito Desideri (1684–1733) that had been held in Pistoia in October 2017. Marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the arrival of the Tuscan Jesuit in Lhasa, the event explored from a variety of disciplinary perspectives the extraordinary contribution of a figure who effectively inaugurated the theological conversation between Tibetan Buddhism and Christianity. Desideri, however, was neither the only nor the first Catholic missionary to reach Tibet—a number of other Jesuits and a few members of other religious orders had visited the Land of Snows or even settled there before his arrival. In this issue of the journal ... Read More
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  • The First Capuchin Mission to Tibet: Fr. Domenico da Fano's Report of 1713

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      Abstract: On March 14, 1703, the Capuchin Fr. François Marie da Tours, a twenty-year veteran of the Indian missions,1 obtained authorization from the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith (CPF) to establish three new Capuchin missions in South Asia, one of which was to be in Tibet. The ostensible rationale for the latter mission was to search for and bring back into the Catholic Church the lost Christians (or descendants of Christians) who had long been rumored to inhabit the region, a supposition based mainly upon reports by Kashmiri Muslim and Armenian Christian merchants.2 It was the same motivation that had impelled the Portuguese Jesuit Fr. António da Andrade eighty years earlier to establish a mission in ... Read More
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  • Process Thought, Education, and the Environmental Crisis: A Tribute to
           John B. Cobb, Jr.

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      Abstract: John B. Cobb, Jr., affectionately known as the "Cobb Father" in and around Claremont, CA, is one of the most influential Christian theologians of the past fifty years. Having written from within an interdisciplinary lens, engaging economics, education, biology, and beyond, Cobb is not the typical theologian. His practical approach speaks to his hermeneutic positioning in process philosophy, also known as the philosophy of organism, as developed by philosopher and mathematician Alfred North Whitehead. Cobb remarks that "Whitehead's ideal for his philosophy was to formulate a conceptuality through which every type of human experience could be understood."1 While Whitehead and Cobb's former teacher, Charles ... Read More
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  • Spiritual Practice and Sacred Activism in a Climate Emergency

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      Abstract: Facing climate crisis and ecological collapse requires courage and tenderness. Courage, because it takes courage to see clearly what human beings are doing to our precious planet. It takes courage to hold a steady gaze and to witness the melting glaciers and bleaching coral reefs, the withered fields and bone-dry reservoirs, the flash floods and massive downpours, the record waves of heat. It takes courage not to look away but to hold a steady gaze as climate change makes sea levels rise and islands disappear, as oceans grow acidic and full of plastic, and as vast populations of our fellow creatures disappear.Tenderness brings moments—maybe this is one of them—when we allow ourselves to feel our emotional response ... Read More
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  • Teachings of the People: Environmental Justice, Religion, and the Global
           South

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      Abstract: In 2017, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) partnered with faithbased organizations to create the Faith for Earth Strategy.1 This partnership focuses on environmental justice to encourage, empower, and engage faith-based organizations toward achieving the 2030 agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Climate change SDG 13 is both integral to and interdependent with the other SDGs, including gender equity, eliminating poverty, health, education, and peace.2 In 2018, the Parliament of World Religions added a fifth directive to its Global Ethic protocol and its values of unity with a commitment to sustainability and care for the earth. This became the catalyst for the UNEP Faith for Earth ... Read More
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  • What Has Hybridity Got to Do with Ecology' What Christian-Buddhist
           Hybridity-as-Hermeneutical-Lens Can Suggest to the Theological
           Conversation on Ecology

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      Abstract: In this paper, I aim to identify some insights that hybridity-as-a-hermeneutical paradigm might contribute to the wider theological conversations going on about the global ecological crisis. The end result of this process will be making the case that, despite the significant gains in the Catholic Christian reflection on ecology achieved through Pope Francis' Laudato Si' (2015, henceforward, LS), the anthropocentric focus of Christian theology in general might be aided in a significant way by taking into serious account the Buddhist teaching on interbeing expressed by teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh.The hybridity in question here is what I'll express as a "Christian-Buddhist hybridity." By that, I refer to a ... Read More
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  • The Place of William Johnston, SJ, in the Jesuit Map

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      Abstract: Over a decade has passed since Father William Johnston, SJ (1925–2010), an internationally well-known spiritual writer with interest in Buddhist-Christian dialogue, passed away. The perspectives he opened up for his readers and audience presented a man who had an interest in and ability to adopt some of the current trends of the spiritual and religious meditative movements, especially in the 1970s. As well, he suggested ways to see things in a new way, lowering the wall between religions and from a perspective of Christian mysticism. He was an international, widely traveled spiritual writer with a skill for writing in an interesting way, with an astonishingly large audience and popularity, especially outside Japan ... Read More
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  • Wisdom's Flowering Cherry: William Johnston's Charismatic Zen

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      Abstract: In 1976, when I was about to leave Taiwan after a sabbatical in Taiwan, I happened upon a tattered poster on a telephone pole:Sunday-FridayI knew that Father Johnston was the well-known Irish Jesuit theologian at Sophia University in Tokyo, widely honored for his studies of mysticism and his major contributions to the development of Buddhist-Christian encounter. I was totally intrigued. Instantly, I decided to attend the retreat.1I was late when I arrived at Saint Benedict's chapel, where the retreat was underway, announcing my presence with a mighty thud of its door to a full gathering of retreatants sitting silently in the pews. Suddenly, here I was, the sole layman among a group of Catholic priests and sisters ... Read More
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  • Women and Shin Buddhism: Contemporary Responses to a Challenging Doctrine

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      Abstract: Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism (hereafter referred to as Shin Buddhism) is the most popular form of Buddhism in Japan, and it is also one of the oldest schools of Buddhism in the United States. It represents both a continuation of major Mahāyāna teachings and also a significant shift in some traditional Buddhist doctrines. In particular, Shinran (1173–1263), the founder of Shin Buddhism, argued that humanity is in a state of serious decline (mappō), and therefore, humans are entirely unable to perform the traditional practices that were believed to lead to enlightenment. Given this limitation, he taught that the actual "work" of enlightenment was done by Amida Buddha. What this means for humanity, then, is that traditional ... Read More
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  • Memorial to the Embraced and Discarded: The Manzanar I-Rei-To and Nikkei
           Buddhist-Christian Responses to U.S. Nationalism during World War II

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      Abstract: On August 14, 1943, an interfaith memorial was dedicated in a small cemetery located just outside the Manzanar War Relocation Authority (WRA) Center, a U.S.-government-sponsored concentration camp located in remote Inyo County, California. Constructed by Buddhist and Christian Nikkei (Japanese Americans) prisoners of the camp, the I-Rei-To or "Soul Consoling Tower," was a white stone obelisk shrine that was built in remembrance of those who had died while imprisoned in the camp.1The I-Rei-To Memorial was designed by Ryozo Kado, an Issei (first-generation immigrant), devout Catholic, and master stonemason, together with the Reverend Shinjo Nagatomi, a Kibei (American born but raised in Japan) Shin Buddhist minister. ... Read More
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  • The Virtue of Obedience in Franciscan Christianity and Theravāda
           Buddhism

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      Abstract: Since the [Buddhist] monk, in essence, is a homeless, ascetic mendicant, the core of the higher ordination ceremony consists in taking the monastic vows of poverty, chastity, and homelessness. (It is to be noted that, unlike the Catholic monk, the Buddhist monk does not take a vow of obedience.)This essay looks at the foundational Theravāda Buddhist texts to see if there really is an equivalent to the Christian practice of obedience in Buddhist monastic life. Following an initial raising of the issue in hand, each section continues with a description of an aspect of religious obedience in the Franciscan tradition, followed by comparable texts in the Buddhist tradition. In this way, the discussion is grounded in a ... Read More
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  • Merit, Demons, and Karma: Catholic Victim Souls and the Tibetan Practice
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      Abstract: In 1935, the Indian Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952), on his way back to India from America, stopped in Germany to meet with the mystic and visionary Therese Neumann (1898–1962), a peasant woman from the Bavarian village of Konnersreuth. A simple laywoman, Neumann, appeared to relive the passion of Christ in her own body every Friday, when she would enter a visionary experience during which she would suffer tremendous physical pain and bleed copiously from her eyes and other wounds in the hands and feet.1 Yogananda witnessed one of Neumann's mystical experiences, during which she claimed to have a vision of Christ's suffering and death on the cross, and claimed that her experience reminded him of the ... Read More
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  • Knowing the Real: Nonduality and Idealism in Dignāga,
           Dharmakīrti, and Lonergan

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      Abstract: A desideratum for Buddhist-Christian exchange is more first-order philosophical engagement—engagement that brings our traditions into direct conversation on genuinely shared first-order questions. No doubt, comparative studies of our doctrinal edifices are illuminating. Provocative analogies are undeniable, and Buddhist systems suggest to Christians unthought of possibilities for Christian theology, moral vision, and practice. But that kind of engagement, where doctrinal presuppositions either predetermine the issue or are (perhaps arbitrarily) set aside to achieve some commonality, is different from a "'loving strife' about the nature of reality itself," a philosophical quest where each tradition meets on the ... Read More
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  • Conversations from the Shin Buddhist-Muslim-Christian Workshops,
           2016–2019: Introduction

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      Abstract: In 2016, members of the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University initiated a project that came to be titled "Conversations in Comparative Theology: Shin Buddhism, Christianity, Islam." The basic plan called for a small number of scholars of the three traditions to meet to present papers on shared themes and discuss vital topics in their own traditions. The hope was that participants would, through the presentations, reflect critically on issues within their own tradition in the light of the theological thinking of other traditions.The first meeting was held at Ryukoku University in 2016. The planning for the project was joined, at various stages, by Perry Schmidt-Leukel of Münster ... Read More
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  • Universality and Particularity of Religions: Lessons of Shinran and Shin
           Buddhism for Catholic Theology of Religious Pluralism

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      Abstract: One of the seemingly intractable problems in interreligious dialogue arises from the claim that one's religion is the only true one ("exclusivism") and therefore must be followed by all ("universality") to achieve salvation or whatever one takes to be the ultimate object of one's existential quest. That such claim to universality and exclusivism has been made by a certain number of religions is beyond doubt. The truth of such a claim depends, of course, on the definition of "religion" and "true religion" and on how to prove that a specific religion perfectly possesses all the constitutive elements of the true religion so defined. Whether a universally acceptable definition of "religion" is possible and whether the ... Read More
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  • Myth and History in Shin Buddhist Thought

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      Abstract: Myth and history represent central categories of thought, faith, and life whether in seamless continuity or polar tension in many religious traditions throughout the world. I will suggest here that the categories of myth and history do not fit easily within Shinran's radicalized Pure Land thought and practice, which is grounded in Mahāyāna Buddhist insights and identified as the "true essence of the Pure Land way" (Jōdo shinshū).The key narrative in Shin Buddhism is that of an ordinary being's engagement with a path that leads to the attainment of enlightenment. Shinran explains that the entirety of the path, comprising true teaching, practice, shinjin, and realization, is directed to beings from Amida Buddha's vow ... Read More
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  • Myth and History in Islamic Thought: A Comparison with the Jewish and
           Christian Traditions

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      Abstract: And those who disbelieve say, "What' When we and our fathers are dust, shall we be brought forth' Indeed we were promised this, we and our fathers, beforehand. This is naught but the fables of those of old!" Say, "Journey upon the earth and behold how the guilty fared in the end!"To examine the concept of "myth" as a phenomenological category and the role that it plays in the context of Islam seems, to some extent, a case of misplaced focus. As a working definition, I will here consider myth to be a symbolic narrative or set of events that is purported to take place outside of historically measurable time, and which is therefore not historically verifiable and lacks even a conceivable historical "footprint" ... Read More
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  • The Nembutsu as Language: Shinran's Conception of Practice

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      Abstract: Great practice is to say the Name of the Tathagata of unhindered light. This practice … is the treasure ocean of virtues that is itself suchness or true reality.1The gods can come to expression only if they themselves address us and place us under their claim. A word which names the gods is always an answer to such a claim.2Martin Heidegger, in an early lecture course, explores the elemental dimensions of human existence through a reading of several of Paul's epistles. Elsewhere I have considered ways in which his interpretive analyses, while evoking the awareness of Paul's converts as they are engaged by the apostle's message, provide significant hints for clarifying and articulating aspects of Shinran's construal ... Read More
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  • The Name and the Vow: Reflections on the Name of God in Light of Buddhist
           Teachings

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      Abstract: In an encounter with God narrated in chapter 3 of the biblical Book of Exodus, Moses famously asks God to reveal God's name. In Jewish tradition, "the Name" inscribes the mysterious and paradoxical presence of God in the world as a mysterium absconditum atque praesens (a mystery that is hidden, yet present). Jewish reverence for the Name of God has been bequeathed to Christian tradition, although this aspect of biblical tradition is less prominent in Christianity by far than in Judaism.1 In this essay, I want to reflect on the Name of God, as revealed in Exodus 3, by engaging in an experiment in Christian comparative theology. This means interpreting a Christian text in conversation with a non-Christian text. ... Read More
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  • God: An Adventure in Comparative Theology

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      Abstract: Beginning the journey of comparative theology from a Christian perspective is like setting off on an adventure through the universe: in our encounters with other religious galaxies, such as Buddhism or Islam, we meet many strange and unfamiliar topics of ultimate reality that are as fascinating as they are disconcerting. Comparative theology becomes even more adventurous when it advances into the heart of religious mindscapes—the dimension of ultimate reality. I was expressly asked by the leaders of this project to frame this contribution not as a dialogue between Christianity and one other tradition but rather as a trialogue. I hope that the reader can excuse me if she feels that I have not treated any of the ... Read More
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  • Nūr Muḥammadī, Muhammadan Light, and Amitābha/Amida Buddha, the
           

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      Abstract: This research is in the field of what in Arabic is known as al-ilm al-illahiyat al adyan—Islamic theology of religions. Its historical roots can be traced back to the receipt of the Qur'anic revelation by Muhammad in 622 ce. Because the Qur'an makes distinct exclusivist, obvious inclusivist, and pluralistic statements about other religions in Arabia and its vicinity, it forms as the root of the later Muslim contributions to the discipline of history of religions. This extent has been seen in the works of medieval Muslim scholars such as al-Biruni and Dara Shikoh in Hinduism, al-Shahrastani, Rashid al-Din Hamadani, and Hafez-e Abru in Buddhism,1 as well as in the works of modern Muslims in comparative religion.2The ... Read More
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  • Viewing Jesus: Christology in Light of Muslim and Shin Buddhist Insights

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      Abstract: "But what about you'" he asked. "Who do you say I am'"Jesus' question obviously reflects that, right from the start, there have been different views of who Jesus is. In the Gospel of Matthew, it is Jesus himself who authorizes the correct interpretation ("the messiah, the son of the living God," Matt 16:11). But what exactly does that mean' And can we take Matthew's narration as a faithful report of Jesus' actual self-understanding' Today, hardly any New Testament scholar will confirm this without crucial qualifications. The different scriptures in the New Testament are expressive of different theological viewpoints. Any information about the historical Jesus contained in the gospels is overlaid by the evangelists' ... Read More
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  • SBCS Holds Its Second Online Annual Meeting November 19–20, 2021

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      Abstract: For the second year in a row, the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies (SBCS) held its annual meeting online due to the corona virus pandemic. For several decades prior to the pandemic, we met face-to-face in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) as one of its "related scholar organizations." Having applied in 2020 to continue as an AAR "RSO," we were delighted that AAR renewed our status in March, 2021, because we see our own mission as having some important overlap with AAR's. (For these two mission statements, see: https://www.society-buddhist-christian-studies.org/mission and https://www.aarweb.org/AARMBR/Who-We-Are-/Mission-and-Values.aspx.)This year, in addition to ... Read More
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  • SBCS and Interfaith Coalition Conference for Global Citizens

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      Abstract: SBCS leaders are continuing and developing our relationship with Won Buddhist colleagues and the Interfaith Coalition Conference for Global Citizens (ICCGC), which is based in Seoul (https://www.iccgc.co.kr/). ICCGC invites religious leaders from Asia and North America and beyond to reflect together on how we can address challenges such as the COVID pandemic, religious and racial bias and misunderstanding, and building better interreligious understanding. Kunihiko Terasawa and Leo Lefebure participated in the ICCGC virtual meeting in 2020; Julius-Kei Kato joined both of them in participating in the virtual program in November 2021.Recently, President Mark Unno and Vice President Caroline Jones Medine joined Kuni ... Read More
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  • The Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies: Report on the 39th
           Annual Meeting August 18–19, 2021

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      Abstract: The 2021 annual conference of the Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies was held online by Zoom. Five presentations were given on the theme of "Religion and Literature."First, President of the Japan-SBCS and professor emeritus at Sophia University, Yutaka Tanaka, presented "Hosokawa Garasha (Gracia)," which was about a Kirishitan (Christian) woman martyr in the sixteenth century (1563–1600 ce) in Japan. Garasha was a wife of the feudal lord Hosokawa in Kyushu. The enemy attacked Garasha's castle. Instead of being killed by enemies, for the sake of honor, she chose to be killed by ritual suicide by her own vassals. Garasha's servants wanted to die with her according to tradition, but she let them run away. ... Read More
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  • Dynamic Encounters between Buddhism and the West Report

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      Abstract: The following is a summary of the 2021 Postgraduate Conference titled "Dynamic Encounters between Buddhism and the West," which took place online on June 28 and 29. The conference was conceptualized, organized, and run by three AHRC funded PhD students at the University of Cambridge: Laura Langone (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages); Alexandra S. Ilieva (Faculty of Divinity); and Harry Harland (Faculty of Law). The conference took place over two days and featured eighteen presenters across six panels, and two keynote speakers. There were speakers from four continents (Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania). A wide range of topics in multiple fields was discussed: religious studies, neuroscience, art ... Read More
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  • Laudatory Note: Dr. Leo Lefebure

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      Abstract: Dear Colleagues,On behalf of all of us in SBCS, I would like to congratulate our president, Leo Lefebure, on his book, Transforming Interreligious Relations: Catholic Responses to Religious Pluralism in the US (Orbis Books, 2020), on receiving the First Place Award in the category of Ecumenism and Interreligious Relations by the Catholic Media Association.Hearty congratulations ... Read More
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  • The Wheel & The Cross: An Anthology By Jesuits & Friends on
           Buddhism and Dialogue ed. by Cyril Veliath, SJ (review)

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      Abstract: In 2010, the Buddhist Studies & Dialogue Group of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) organized its first workshop in Chiangmai, Thailand. This event brought together Jesuit scholars of Buddhism from across Asia, as well as Buddhists interested in dialogue with Christianity, and became the first of a series of annual meetings that have continued until the present. A first collection of essays entitled The Buddha & Jesus was published in 2015, bringing together contributions to the first five conferences. The collection The Wheel & The Cross includes twenty-eight articles from the workshops held between 2015 and 2020. Some of the pieces are more academic in nature; others engage in personal reflection, or ... Read More
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  • A Visionary Approach: Lynn A. De Silva and The Prospects for
           Buddhist-Christian Encounter ed. by Elizabeth J. Harris and Perry
           Schmidt-Leukel (review)

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      Abstract: This volume presents essays exploring the legacy of Lynn A. de Silva (1919–1982), a Methodist pastor and biblical scholar in Sri Lanka who was an important pioneer of Buddhist-Christian studies. Most of the chapters are based on presentations at the conference of the European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies that met at the Benedictine Archabbey of St. Ottilien in 2019. Some of the authors, including Wesley Ariarajah, Aloysius Pieris, and Shantha de Silva (youngest son of Lynn de Silva), knew de Silva personally and offer warm tributes to his memory. Other authors work for institutions that carry on the types of projects that de Silva pioneered: Marshal Fernando is the Director of the Ecumenical Institute for ... Read More
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  • Religious Epistemology Through Schillebeeckx and Tibetan Buddhism by Jason
           VonWachenfeldt (review)

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      Abstract: In his "Introduction," Jason VonWachenfeldt explains the "crisis of authority" experienced by many religious believers, and then commits his book (hereinafter RET) to a "dialogic negotiation" offering middle ways between religious tradition and postmodernity. The "dialogic negotiation" is between the brilliant but controversial Catholic theologian, Edward Schillebeeckx (1914–2009), and the brilliant but controversial Tibetan monk (then ex-monk), Gendun Chopel (1903–1951). They both deconstruct the epistemologies of their respective traditions, but insist on the orthodoxy of their "middle ways."VonWachenfeldt opts for Aaron Stalnaker's methodology of "bridge concepts" (topics enabling interfaith comparison) and the ... Read More
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  • The Celestial Web: Buddhism and Christianity – A Different Comparison
           (Das Himmlische Geflecht: Buddhismus Und Christentum: Ein Anderer
           Vergleich) by Perry Schmidt-Leukel (review)

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      Abstract: In his 2004 study Gott ohne Grenzen—available in English as God Without Boundaries (2017)—Perry Schmidt-Leukel affirms that if God is truly beyond our conceptual reach and knowledge about the divine is not limited to one small section of humanity, theology also has to be without boundaries; speculation about ultimate reality and the nature of transcendence should be informed by the insights that all of humanity was able to gather throughout its history, independently of confessional or cultural divisions. Echoing the premise of Jerry Martin's later project Theology without Walls, which would call for theology to become an all-encompassing trans-religious project, this earlier volume laid the foundation for a ... Read More
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