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The Immanent Divine: God, Creation, and the Human Predicament: An East-West Conversation (review)

The Immanent Divine: God, Creation, and the Human Predicament: An East-West Conversation (review) BOOK REVIEWS emphasized ethical precepts in his later years. This previous book, centered around a translation of the Eihei Shingi, fleshes out to a considerable degree Dgen's understanding of right practice, and as Leighton concludes in the book under review, "the responsibility of practitioners to the world of beings is a prime directive of Dgen" (p. 126). Thus the books dovetail and might profitably be read in conjunction. Certainly we are fortunate to have yet another carefully constructed book from Leighton on the textual, historical, and religious contexts of Dgen's worldview. Douglas K. Mikkelson University of Hawai`i at Hilo THE IMMANENT DIVINE: GOD, CREATION, AND THE HUMAN PREDICAMENT: AN EAST-WEST CONVERSATION. By John J. Thatamanil. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006. xxi + 231 pp. John J. Thatamanil has written a paradigmatic comparative theological essay that is at once methodologically self-conscious and rigorous; scholarly in the deepest, linguistically based sense of the term; original in its theological questioning; and constructive in its outcomes. Thatamanil builds a comparison of akara, an eighthcentury Indian thinker in the Advaita Vednta tradition, with Paul Tillich, a twentieth-century German-American Christian philosophical theologian. He does not intend a general comparison of Eastern and Western thinking, although http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

The Immanent Divine: God, Creation, and the Human Predicament: An East-West Conversation (review)

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 29 (1) – Oct 17, 2009

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BOOK REVIEWS emphasized ethical precepts in his later years. This previous book, centered around a translation of the Eihei Shingi, fleshes out to a considerable degree Dgen's understanding of right practice, and as Leighton concludes in the book under review, "the responsibility of practitioners to the world of beings is a prime directive of Dgen" (p. 126). Thus the books dovetail and might profitably be read in conjunction. Certainly we are fortunate to have yet another carefully constructed book from Leighton on the textual, historical, and religious contexts of Dgen's worldview. Douglas K. Mikkelson University of Hawai`i at Hilo THE IMMANENT DIVINE: GOD, CREATION, AND THE HUMAN PREDICAMENT: AN EAST-WEST CONVERSATION. By John J. Thatamanil. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006. xxi + 231 pp. John J. Thatamanil has written a paradigmatic comparative theological essay that is at once methodologically self-conscious and rigorous; scholarly in the deepest, linguistically based sense of the term; original in its theological questioning; and constructive in its outcomes. Thatamanil builds a comparison of akara, an eighthcentury Indian thinker in the Advaita Vednta tradition, with Paul Tillich, a twentieth-century German-American Christian philosophical theologian. He does not intend a general comparison of Eastern and Western thinking, although

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Published: Oct 17, 2009

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