Buddhavacana and Dei Verbum: A Phenomenological and Theological Comparison of Scriptural Inspiration in the SaddharmapunI?dI?arika Sutra and in the Christian Tradition

Buddhavacana and Dei Verbum: A Phenomenological and Theological Comparison of Scriptural Inspiration in the SaddharmapunI?dI?arika Sutra and in the Christian Tradition

by Michael Fuss, M. Fuss
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004089918

ISBN-13: 9789004089914

Pub. Date: 07/01/1991

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Challenged by the teaching of Vatican II about the "seeds of the Word" in non-Christian religions, this book investigates the sacred character of the Saddharmapunūdūarika Sūtra and its relation to the fundamental theological category of scriptural inspiration.
In applying the methods of modern exegesis, the Sūtra in its

Overview

Challenged by the teaching of Vatican II about the "seeds of the Word" in non-Christian religions, this book investigates the sacred character of the Saddharmapunūdūarika Sūtra and its relation to the fundamental theological category of scriptural inspiration.
In applying the methods of modern exegesis, the Sūtra in its ingenious composition is disclosed as a religious drama about the inspirational experience of the Buddha. The draft of a theology of inspiration along the guide lines of the Dogmatic Constitution Dei Verbum of Vatican II elaborates a 'christology of the Word' as its core, which allows an extension of inspiration in analogical manner to non-Biblical scriptures.
The contrast of Christ, the "Word incarnate", and Buddha, the "Inspired One", offers a new contribution to an inter- religious dialogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004089914
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1991
Series:
Brill's Indological Library Series, #3
Pages:
479
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.47(d)

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