By Gavin D'Costa,Ross Thompson

an increasing number of humans describe themselves as either Buddhist and Christian; yet does any such self-description fairly make feel? many of us excited by inter-faith discussion argue that this discussion results 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 discussion? Exploring the starting to be phenomenon of Buddhist-Christian twin belonging, a wide selection of authors together with advocates, sympathisers and rivals from either faiths, specialise in 3 key questions: Can Christian and Buddhist debts 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 purely swap its cultural expression? Clarifying alternative ways of justifying twin belonging, individuals supply criticisms of twin belonging from various non secular views (Theravada Buddhist, Evangelical Reformed and Roman Catholic) and from diverse methodological techniques. 4 chapters then hold the dialogue ahead suggesting ways that twin belonging could make experience from Catholic, Theravada Buddhist, Pure-land Buddhist and Anglican views. the belief clarifies the most demanding situations rising for twin belongers, and the results for interreligious dialogue.

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