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Buddhist-Christian Dialogue as Theological Exchange: An Orthodox Contribution to Comparative Theology by Ernest M. Valea (review)

Buddhist-Christian Dialogue as Theological Exchange: An Orthodox Contribution to Comparative... BOOK REVIEWS issues that many scholars ignore and to ponder the ways in which it could be augmented by further explorations and reflections, especially of the contemporary, constructive type. Rita M. Gross University of Wisconsin­Eau Claire BUDDHIST-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE AS THEOLOGICAL EXCHANGE: AN ORTHODOX CONTRIBUTION TO COMPARATIVE THEOLOGY. By Ernest M. Valea. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2015. xvii, 244 pp. This volume, a revised version of the author's doctoral dissertation submitted at the University of Wales, seeks to bring the theological tradition of Eastern Orthodox Christianity into dialogue with the world of Mahyna Buddhism. In the introduction, we are reminded of the glaring absence of Orthodox voices from interreligious dialogue and comparative theology, with only few exceptions, such as John Garvey's introductory survey Seeds of the Word (2006). The author, a member of the Romanian Orthodox Church, is himself aware of one single academic study in Romanian--the 1993 volume BudismiCretinism by Nicolae Achimescu--which explored the relationship between Buddhist meditation and Eastern Christian spirituality (pp. i­ii). The present study tries to fill this vacuum, exploring the points of contact as well as the differences between the thought of Dumitru Stniloae (1903-1993) ­doubtlessly the most significant Romanian theologian of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Buddhist-Christian Dialogue as Theological Exchange: An Orthodox Contribution to Comparative Theology by Ernest M. Valea (review)

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 36 – Oct 10, 2016

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BOOK REVIEWS issues that many scholars ignore and to ponder the ways in which it could be augmented by further explorations and reflections, especially of the contemporary, constructive type. Rita M. Gross University of Wisconsin­Eau Claire BUDDHIST-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE AS THEOLOGICAL EXCHANGE: AN ORTHODOX CONTRIBUTION TO COMPARATIVE THEOLOGY. By Ernest M. Valea. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2015. xvii, 244 pp. This volume, a revised version of the author's doctoral dissertation submitted at the University of Wales, seeks to bring the theological tradition of Eastern Orthodox Christianity into dialogue with the world of Mahyna Buddhism. In the introduction, we are reminded of the glaring absence of Orthodox voices from interreligious dialogue and comparative theology, with only few exceptions, such as John Garvey's introductory survey Seeds of the Word (2006). The author, a member of the Romanian Orthodox Church, is himself aware of one single academic study in Romanian--the 1993 volume BudismiCretinism by Nicolae Achimescu--which explored the relationship between Buddhist meditation and Eastern Christian spirituality (pp. i­ii). The present study tries to fill this vacuum, exploring the points of contact as well as the differences between the thought of Dumitru Stniloae (1903-1993) ­doubtlessly the most significant Romanian theologian of the

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 10, 2016

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