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European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies: Salzburg, Austria, June 8–11, 2007

European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies: Salzburg, Austria, June 8–11, 2007 NEWS AND VIEWS European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies Salzburg, Austria, June 8­11, 2007 John D'Arcy May Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin Is it a problem for Buddhists that what is generally regarded as religion can be profoundly different from tradition to tradition? Is it appropriate or even desirable to speak of a Buddhist "theology of religions"? Does Buddhism have its own ways, however subtle, of affirming its superiority over all else that claims the name "religion"? The European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies set out to find answers to these questions at its seventh conference, held at the splendid Catholic conference center of St. Virgil on the outskirts of Salzburg, Austria. Given the demographic realities in Europe, the network has inevitably tended to be a group of Christians discussing Buddhism, as far as possible with the participation of Buddhist guests but without really providing a platform for a thoroughgoing Buddhist discussion of religious plurality. This time, more Buddhists than ever before, including significant scholars from America and Asia as well as Europe, participated in the conference. We were thus treated to a discussion of Buddhist attitudes to the religions that broke new ground and presented a vivid http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies: Salzburg, Austria, June 8–11, 2007

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

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NEWS AND VIEWS European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies Salzburg, Austria, June 8­11, 2007 John D'Arcy May Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin Is it a problem for Buddhists that what is generally regarded as religion can be profoundly different from tradition to tradition? Is it appropriate or even desirable to speak of a Buddhist "theology of religions"? Does Buddhism have its own ways, however subtle, of affirming its superiority over all else that claims the name "religion"? The European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies set out to find answers to these questions at its seventh conference, held at the splendid Catholic conference center of St. Virgil on the outskirts of Salzburg, Austria. Given the demographic realities in Europe, the network has inevitably tended to be a group of Christians discussing Buddhism, as far as possible with the participation of Buddhist guests but without really providing a platform for a thoroughgoing Buddhist discussion of religious plurality. This time, more Buddhists than ever before, including significant scholars from America and Asia as well as Europe, participated in the conference. We were thus treated to a discussion of Buddhist attitudes to the religions that broke new ground and presented a vivid

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Published: Nov 14, 2008

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