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10. Thoughts on Why, How and What Buddhists Can Learn from Christian Theologians

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1. Title Title of document 10. Thoughts on Why, How and What Buddhists Can Learn from Christian Theologians - Buddhist Responses to Religious Diversity
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country John Makransky; Boston College;
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
4. Subject Keyword(s) Theravādin Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Buddhist tradition; Buddhist attitude; Buddhism in relation to other religions; tolerance in Buddhism
5. Subject Subject classification Buddhist Studies
6. Description Abstract This essay attempts to establish foundations for doing comparative theology, deep learning across religious boundaries, from a Buddhist perspective (from the author's location in Tibetan Buddhism). The essay argues for the necessity of developing a Buddhist theology of religions, a way of understanding the possibility of liberating truth in other religions, which is consistent with Buddhist principles and would appropriately motivate and guide a Buddhist approach to comparative theology. It develops such a theology of religions, a Buddhist form of open inclusivism, by drawing on relevant principles from Buddhist texts together with recent academic scholarship in the various theologies of religions. With that basis, the essay gives examples of five areas of comparative theological learning for Buddhists from Christianity, focusing on the following themes: atonement theory, faith in God, the two great commandments, ecclesiology, and justice. It concludes with the author’s reflections on how this process of inter-religious learning further informs his Buddhist approach to the theology of religions.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Jul-2020
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.38396
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Buddhist Responses to Religious Diversity
16. Language English=en en
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