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By Gavin D'Costa,Ross Thompson

more and more humans describe themselves as either Buddhist and Christian; yet does the sort of self-description rather make experience? many folks considering inter-faith discussion argue that this discussion ends up in a at the same time transformative strategy, yet what if the transformation reaches the purpose the place the Buddhist or Christian turns into a Buddhist Christian? Does this symbolize a fulfilment of or the undermining of debate? Exploring the transforming into phenomenon of Buddhist-Christian twin belonging, a large choice of authors together with advocates, sympathisers and competitors from either faiths, specialize in 3 key questions: Can Christian and Buddhist money owed and practices of salvation or liberation be reconciled? Are Christian theism and Buddhist non-theism appropriate? And does twin belonging unavoidably distort the essence of those faiths, or basically swap its cultural expression? Clarifying alternative ways of justifying twin belonging, participants supply criticisms of twin belonging from varied spiritual views (Theravada Buddhist, Evangelical Reformed and Roman Catholic) and from assorted methodological ways. 4 chapters then hold the dialogue ahead suggesting ways that twin belonging may possibly make feel from Catholic, Theravada Buddhist, Pure-land Buddhist and Anglican views. the realization clarifies the most demanding situations rising for twin belongers, and the consequences for interreligious dialogue.

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