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Jesus through Buddhist Eyes: 3rd Conference of European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies, Archabbey St. Ottilien, Germany, February 26-March 1, 1999

Jesus through Buddhist Eyes: 3rd Conference of European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies,... NEWS AND VIEWS Jesus through Buddhist Eyes: 3rd Conference of European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies, Archabbey St. Ottilien, Germany, February 26 –March 1, 1999 John D’Arcy May Irish School of Ecumenics, Dublin This ambitious conference, attended by well over 100 participants including a num- ber of practitioners of Buddhist meditation from southern Germany and Austria, has put the European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies firmly on its feet. Intended mainly for academics working in the field and held entirely in English, the confer- ence, on “Buddhist Perceptions of Jesus,” traced various paths from the polemics which characterized relations between Buddhists and Christians well into the cen- tury now ending to the remarkable progress made by Buddhist-Christian dialogue in recent decades. The Archabbey of St. Ottilien has itself been the scene of intermonas- tic exchanges between the Benedictine monks and their Japanese Zen counterparts. The architecture of the conference brought out clearly the distance that has been traveled. Iso Kern (Berne) examined the missionary methodology of the Jesuits in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century China. He showed how they preferred to rely on arguments from reason rather than affront the Chinese with the full implications of Christian revelation, treading a thin line between http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Jesus through Buddhist Eyes: 3rd Conference of European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies, Archabbey St. Ottilien, Germany, February 26-March 1, 1999

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 20 – Jan 1, 2001

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NEWS AND VIEWS Jesus through Buddhist Eyes: 3rd Conference of European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies, Archabbey St. Ottilien, Germany, February 26 –March 1, 1999 John D’Arcy May Irish School of Ecumenics, Dublin This ambitious conference, attended by well over 100 participants including a num- ber of practitioners of Buddhist meditation from southern Germany and Austria, has put the European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies firmly on its feet. Intended mainly for academics working in the field and held entirely in English, the confer- ence, on “Buddhist Perceptions of Jesus,” traced various paths from the polemics which characterized relations between Buddhists and Christians well into the cen- tury now ending to the remarkable progress made by Buddhist-Christian dialogue in recent decades. The Archabbey of St. Ottilien has itself been the scene of intermonas- tic exchanges between the Benedictine monks and their Japanese Zen counterparts. The architecture of the conference brought out clearly the distance that has been traveled. Iso Kern (Berne) examined the missionary methodology of the Jesuits in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century China. He showed how they preferred to rely on arguments from reason rather than affront the Chinese with the full implications of Christian revelation, treading a thin line between

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Published: Jan 1, 2001

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