Buddhist-Christian Studies, vol. 16 (1996)

[This volume is available online in JSTOR.]

EDITORIAL

PERSONALITIES IN BUDDHIST-CHRISTIAN STUDIES

The Christian-Buddhist Life and Works of Dwight Goddard, pp. 3-10
Robert Aitken

The Dharma of Emanuel Swedenborg: A Buddhist Perspective, pp. 11-35
David Loy

INCOMMENSURABILITY
To what extent are religions incommensurable with one another? If incommensurability is to some extent a fact, as most postmodern and postliberal philosophies and theologies teach, what kind of interreligious understanding, interaction, and cooperation is possible? These questions were the topic of discussion at the Issues in Interreligious Interchange meeting at the 1994 meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Chicago. A discussion paperby John B. Cobb Jr. is followed by responses from David Blumenthal, Rita M. Gross, and Terry C. Muck.

Incommensurability: Can Comparative Religious Ethics Help?, pp. 39-43
John B. Cobb Jr.

Response by David Blumenthal: Interreligious Permeability, pp. 45-48

Response by Rita M. Gross: Incommensurability: Between Traditions or Between Psychological Styles?, pp. 48-51

Response by Terry C. Muck: The Fruit of Incommensurability, pp. 52-54

EMPTINESS AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES METHODOLOGY
Frederick Streng’s ground-breaking work in interpreting Nagarjuna’s teachings on emptiness have powerful implications for the study of religion. Streng himself seemed to tease out some of those implications in his methodological writings. Yet, as John Keenan and Randall Nadeau show in these two papers, Streng’s approach will yield much more fruit as scholarly work is done along the paths he broke.

Emptiness as a Paradigm for Understanding World Religions, pp. 57-64
John P. Keenan

Frederick Streng, Madhyamika, and the Comparative Study of Religion, pp. 65-76
Randall Nadeau

EXPERIMENTS IN INTERRELIGIOUS HERMENEUTICS: LUKE-ACTS
Can members of one religious tradition learn from the religious writings of another religious tradition? If so, what is the nature of the knowledge thus gained? At the 1993 annual meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies in Washington, D.C., three Buddhists–Eiko Kawamura-Hanaoka, Soho Machida, and Judith Simmer-Brown–read Luke-Acts from the Christian Scriptures and grappled with these questions.

The Significance of Luke-Acts for Zen Buddhism, pp. 79-86
Eiko Kawamura-Hanaoka

The Holy Spirit Through a Buddhist Lens, pp. 87-98
Soho Machida

Suffering and Social Justice: A Buddhist Response to the Gospel of Luke, pp. 99-112
Judith Simmer-Brown

METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICE
Meditation, dual practice, and spiritual interaction are the themes of this section devoted to the exchange between Buddhists and Christians in the area of spiritual living.

Resonances of Buddhism and Christianity, pp. 115-127
Jóse Pereira

Solitary Retreat in American Buddhism and Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, pp.129-142
Reginald A. Ray

Spiritual Interaction, not Interfaith Dialogue: A Buddhistic Contribution, pp.143-165
Suwanda Sugunasiri

INTERRELIGIOUS ENCOUNTER IN KOREA

Jesus the Bodhisattva: Christology from a Buddhist Perspective, pp. 169-185
Hee-Sung Keel

Response by Kun-Ki Kang: A Buddhist Response to “Jesus the Bodhisattva”, pp. 185-188

Response by Wang Shik Jang: A Christian Response to “Jesus
the Bodhisattva”
, pp. 188-190

Response by Jae-Ryong Shim: A Comment On “Jesus the Bodhisattva”, pp. 191-192

Response by Seung Chul Kim: Jesus the Bodhisattva: Jesus as Predicate, pp. 192-193

NEWS AND VIEWS

The 1995 Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, p. 197
Bonnie Thurston

The Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, p. 199
Jan Van Bragt

The Making of a Joint Buddhist-Catholic Statement, p. 203
Donald W. Mitchell

Spirituality and Politics Belong Together: Searching for Ways and Means for Building a More Just World, p. 209
Alice Potz

A Naropa Institute Conference on Engaged Spirituality: Buddhist, Christian, and Native American Voices, p. 213
Judith Simmer-Brown

The Fourth International Conference on Buddhist Women, p. 217
Karma Lekshe Tsomo

International Association for Asian Philosophy and Religion, p. 221
Thomas Dean

Zen Mind, Christian Mind: An Interfaith Retreat/Conference, p. 223
Helen Cortes
Reports by Maribeth Price, Robert A. Jonas, and Helen Cortes

BOOK REVIEWS, pp. 231-252

FREDERICK J. STRENG BOOK AWARD
John Keenan Wins First Frederick J. Streng Book Award
, p. 255-256

AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS
Guide for Authors Preparing Manuscripts for Buddhist-Christian Studies: Electronic Files
, pp. 259-260

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