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Path of No Path: Contemporary Studies in Pure Land Buddhism Honoring Roger Corless (review)

Path of No Path: Contemporary Studies in Pure Land Buddhism Honoring Roger Corless (review) BOOK REVIEWS fied because Buddhist identity, unlike Christian identity, does not demand exclusive allegiance -- one could be a Buddhist king but, à la Aoka, support all religions and religious people in the kingdom. Thus, the onus is on Christianity to step up to the task of witnessing to its story without imperiling the other elements of identity--language, culture, territory, kingship/citizen--a task it consistently failed to do during the colonial era. The unspoken, implicit takeaway from Strathern's fine study is to ask if today's Christianity can accomplish the task any better, and if modern Buddhism, so infected with Christian visions of exclusivism, has lost the Aokan capacity that is part of its heritage to continue the same. Terry C. Muck Asbury Theological Seminary PATH OF NO PATH: CONTEMPORARY STUDIES IN PURE LAND BUDDHISM HONORING ROGER CORLESS. Edited by Richard K. Payne. Berkeley, CA: Institute of Buddhist Studies and Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, 2009. 290 pp. Roger Corless (1938­2007)--Catholic devotee, Tibetan Buddhist meditator, Pure Land interpreter, and renowned professor of religious studies--was a frequent contributor to the dialogue between Christians and Buddhists in the West, including through the auspices of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies. Although http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Path of No Path: Contemporary Studies in Pure Land Buddhism Honoring Roger Corless (review)

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

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BOOK REVIEWS fied because Buddhist identity, unlike Christian identity, does not demand exclusive allegiance -- one could be a Buddhist king but, à la Aoka, support all religions and religious people in the kingdom. Thus, the onus is on Christianity to step up to the task of witnessing to its story without imperiling the other elements of identity--language, culture, territory, kingship/citizen--a task it consistently failed to do during the colonial era. The unspoken, implicit takeaway from Strathern's fine study is to ask if today's Christianity can accomplish the task any better, and if modern Buddhism, so infected with Christian visions of exclusivism, has lost the Aokan capacity that is part of its heritage to continue the same. Terry C. Muck Asbury Theological Seminary PATH OF NO PATH: CONTEMPORARY STUDIES IN PURE LAND BUDDHISM HONORING ROGER CORLESS. Edited by Richard K. Payne. Berkeley, CA: Institute of Buddhist Studies and Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, 2009. 290 pp. Roger Corless (1938­2007)--Catholic devotee, Tibetan Buddhist meditator, Pure Land interpreter, and renowned professor of religious studies--was a frequent contributor to the dialogue between Christians and Buddhists in the West, including through the auspices of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies. Although

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