BUDDHIST-CHRISTIAN STUDIES commitment is not to either of these figures per se, but to transcendent reality through one or both of them" (Drew, p. 107). Goosen's position is premised on the polyvalence of symbolic language and the possibility of its reappropriation by those who are not its primary users: "all our religious language is made up of religious symbols" and is therefore paradoxical and dialectic, "[y]et a sense of symbolism is basic to all religions" (Goosen, pp. 9596, 99). Each throws down the gauntlet to those who would keep religious traditions hermetically sealed off from one another. In their view, dual belongers are "microcosms of the dialogue" (Drew, p. 227) and pioneers of a future global theology that would not be an artificial synthesis but a "celebration of differences and the richness of diversity" (Drew, p. 228) as each religion's distinctive theology becomes global. Both books are highly recommended to their respective readerships, which in the case of scholar practitioners will overlap. John D'Arcy May Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin; Centre for Interreligious Dialogue, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne notes 1. Gideon Goosen, "An Empirical Study of Dual Religious Belonging," Journal of Empirical Theology 20 (2007): 159178.
Buddhist-Christian Studies – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Oct 3, 2012
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