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Responses DUAL BELONGING / PERSONAL JOURNEYS Jeffrey Carlson Dominican University This is a revision and combination of two presentations originally given at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies in Denver, Colorado, in November 2001. The first was a panel presentation on the theme "The Possibilities and Perils of Double Belonging," and the second was a response to five panelists who addressed the theme "Personal Religious Journeys." MULTIPLE BELONGING: POSSIBILITIES, CHALLENGES, AND THE ONGOING DOMINANCE OF CHRISTIANITY IN CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE When I had the opportunity to welcome participants to the Fifth International Buddhist-Christian Conference organized and sponsored by the Society for BuddhistChristian Studies at DePaul University (then my home institution) in 1996, I cracked a joke along the lines of "it's so good to have so many Buddhist-Christians" here. No one laughed. At the recent International Parliament of the World's Religions events, in 1993 in Chicago and in 1999 in Cape Town, many participants needed hyphens or dashes to list their religious affiliations when they registered. And more recently, at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, I conducted an informal poll of the audience at one of the well-attended sessions. I asked, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

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DUAL BELONGING / PERSONAL JOURNEYS Jeffrey Carlson Dominican University This is a revision and combination of two presentations originally given at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies in Denver, Colorado, in November 2001. The first was a panel presentation on the theme "The Possibilities and Perils of Double Belonging," and the second was a response to five panelists who addressed the theme "Personal Religious Journeys." MULTIPLE BELONGING: POSSIBILITIES, CHALLENGES, AND THE ONGOING DOMINANCE OF CHRISTIANITY IN CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE When I had the opportunity to welcome participants to the Fifth International Buddhist-Christian Conference organized and sponsored by the Society for BuddhistChristian Studies at DePaul University (then my home institution) in 1996, I cracked a joke along the lines of "it's so good to have so many Buddhist-Christians" here. No one laughed. At the recent International Parliament of the World's Religions events, in 1993 in Chicago and in 1999 in Cape Town, many participants needed hyphens or dashes to list their religious affiliations when they registered. And more recently, at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, I conducted an informal poll of the audience at one of the well-attended sessions. I asked,

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 29, 2003

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