BOOK REVIEWS THE BOUNDARIES OF KNOWLEDGE IN BUDDHISM, CHRISTIANITY, AND SCIENCE. Edited by Paul D. Numrich. Goettingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2008. 200 pp. In Religion in the Making, Whitehead identified science, Christianity, and Buddhism as the three most promising movements in the world of that time. He expressed his hope that the boundaries that kept them apart would erode so that each would benefit from its interaction with the other two and the world would benefit from their shared wisdom. Since then, Christianity and science have engaged in numerous dialogues, and so have Christianity and Buddhism. The Buddhist involvement with science has not been as extensive, but it is taking place. This book may be the first instance of a three-cornered discussion. It has, therefore, an historical role, and it is a commendable beginning. The title indicates the focus on "the boundaries of knowledge." On the whole, the contributors paid close attention to the topic. Hence the question of what can be known and what is not known in each tradition plays the central role. There are two essays by Christians, those by Antje Jackelen and Tom Christenson, that discuss the limitation of knowledge in Christian history with
Buddhist-Christian Studies – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Nov 4, 2011
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