BUDDHIST-CHRISTIAN STUDIES scientists and between theologians. And of course there are many Christians who are not satisfied with Kaufman's doctrine of God. The title of the book names "Buddhism," "Christianity," and "science." I believe it is useful to ask people to speak for their traditions in this way. However, the editor and the writers all know that in fact there are only Buddhists, Christians, and scientists. There is no consensus that includes all those who identify themselves in any of these ways. But for Buddhists to join the heretofore primarily Christian dialogue with science is a great gain. This book shows that there are at last Buddhists who appreciate that they have a significant stake in this conversation. May they realize more fully that the wisdom of their tradition has a significant contribution to make not only to Christians but also to scientists! The next stage should be real dialogue in which Buddhists and Christians interact with ideas put forward by one another and by scientists. Face-toface meetings help, but responding to one another's written statements is also a step forward. In his excellent opening chapter, the editor, Paul Numrich, concludes with a brief section titled "What Buddhism,
Buddhist-Christian Studies – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Nov 4, 2011
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