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Converging Ways? Conversion and Belonging in Buddhism and Chrisitanity (review)

Converging Ways? Conversion and Belonging in Buddhism and Chrisitanity (review) BOOK REVIEWS both philosophically coherent and consistent with scientific knowledge. This book adds welcome momentum to the development of a Buddhist bioethics, but there is a long way to go. Damien Keown Goldsmiths College, University of London CONVERGING WAYS? CONVERSION AND BELONGING IN BUDDHISM AND CHRISITANITY. By John D'Arcy May. Sankt Ottilien: EOS Klosterverlag, 2007. 207 pp. In the course of the past seven years, the European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies has established itself as a locus of serious dialogue and creative religious reflection. This volume, which emerged out of the sixth conference (in 2005) at the Benedictine Abbey of St. Ottilien in Germany, combines a diversity of contributions on various issues relating to conversion, religious belonging, and multiple religious belonging. At the heart of the volume are two responses (by Christian theologian Perry Schmidt-Leukel and Buddhist theologian José Cabezón) to the highly publicized conversion of Paul Williams from Tantric Buddhism to Roman Catholicism, followed by a reply by Williams himself. These three articles represent a powerful demonstration of religious apologetics at its best. Each offers their critique of the other from a clearly defined religious position, displaying a clear understanding of the views of the other, but http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Converging Ways? Conversion and Belonging in Buddhism and Chrisitanity (review)

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 28 (1) – Nov 14, 2008

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BOOK REVIEWS both philosophically coherent and consistent with scientific knowledge. This book adds welcome momentum to the development of a Buddhist bioethics, but there is a long way to go. Damien Keown Goldsmiths College, University of London CONVERGING WAYS? CONVERSION AND BELONGING IN BUDDHISM AND CHRISITANITY. By John D'Arcy May. Sankt Ottilien: EOS Klosterverlag, 2007. 207 pp. In the course of the past seven years, the European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies has established itself as a locus of serious dialogue and creative religious reflection. This volume, which emerged out of the sixth conference (in 2005) at the Benedictine Abbey of St. Ottilien in Germany, combines a diversity of contributions on various issues relating to conversion, religious belonging, and multiple religious belonging. At the heart of the volume are two responses (by Christian theologian Perry Schmidt-Leukel and Buddhist theologian José Cabezón) to the highly publicized conversion of Paul Williams from Tantric Buddhism to Roman Catholicism, followed by a reply by Williams himself. These three articles represent a powerful demonstration of religious apologetics at its best. Each offers their critique of the other from a clearly defined religious position, displaying a clear understanding of the views of the other, but

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Nov 14, 2008

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