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Monasticism, Buddhist and Christian: The Korean Experience (review)

Monasticism, Buddhist and Christian: The Korean Experience (review) BUDDHIST-CHRISTIAN STUDIES many useful original contributions of Path of No Path, they will serve as a fitting tribute to a polymath scholar whose works impacted many academics and religious practitioners of various traditions. Jeff Wilson Renison University College, University of Waterloo MONASTICISM, BUDDHIST AND CHRISTIAN: THE KOREAN EXPERIENCE. Edited by Sunghae Kim and James W. Heisig. Louvain Theological and Pastoral Monographs 38. Leuven: Peeters; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008. 201 pp. In order to evaluate Monasticism, Buddhist and Christian properly, one must know something about its origin. The principal editor, Sunghae Kim, is director of the Seton Interreligious Research Center in Seoul, a center that regularly sponsors interreligious dialogues at a scholarly level. In addition to those dialogues, the center also organizes a series of monthly lectures for the public at large, held each year around a specific theme. The chapters of this book were, with one exception, originally given in the 1995 lecture series and later translated from Korean into English. For that reason, most of the material will already be quite familiar to specialists in the Buddhist and Christian traditions and will at times seem to offer generalizations that would be accurate enough for presentations to the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Monasticism, Buddhist and Christian: The Korean Experience (review)

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 30 (1) – Sep 30, 2010

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BUDDHIST-CHRISTIAN STUDIES many useful original contributions of Path of No Path, they will serve as a fitting tribute to a polymath scholar whose works impacted many academics and religious practitioners of various traditions. Jeff Wilson Renison University College, University of Waterloo MONASTICISM, BUDDHIST AND CHRISTIAN: THE KOREAN EXPERIENCE. Edited by Sunghae Kim and James W. Heisig. Louvain Theological and Pastoral Monographs 38. Leuven: Peeters; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008. 201 pp. In order to evaluate Monasticism, Buddhist and Christian properly, one must know something about its origin. The principal editor, Sunghae Kim, is director of the Seton Interreligious Research Center in Seoul, a center that regularly sponsors interreligious dialogues at a scholarly level. In addition to those dialogues, the center also organizes a series of monthly lectures for the public at large, held each year around a specific theme. The chapters of this book were, with one exception, originally given in the 1995 lecture series and later translated from Korean into English. For that reason, most of the material will already be quite familiar to specialists in the Buddhist and Christian traditions and will at times seem to offer generalizations that would be accurate enough for presentations to the

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Published: Sep 30, 2010

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