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Healing Deconstruction: Postmodern Thought in Buddhism and Christianity
     

Healing Deconstruction: Postmodern Thought in Buddhism and Christianity

by David Loy (Editor), International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue Conference 1992 Boston University
 

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This collection reflects the confluence of two contemporary developments: the Buddhist-Christian dialogue and the deconstruction theory of Jacques Derrida. The five essays both explore and demonstrate the relationship between postmodernism and Buddhist-Christian thought. The liberating and healing potential of de-essentialized concepts and images, language,

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This collection reflects the confluence of two contemporary developments: the Buddhist-Christian dialogue and the deconstruction theory of Jacques Derrida. The five essays both explore and demonstrate the relationship between postmodernism and Buddhist-Christian thought. The liberating and healing potential of de-essentialized concepts and images, language, bodies and symbols are revealed throughout. Included are essays by Roger Corless, David Loy, Philippa Berry, Morny Joy, and Robert Magliola.

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Five essays from a July-August 1992 conference in Boston reflect the confluence of the dialogue between Buddhism and Christianity, with postmodernism, particularly the deconstructionist thought of Jacques Derrida. The topics include idolatry and inherent existence, feminist theory and the limits of deconstruction, and therapeutic interventions in a time of dis-solution. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
N. Robert Glass
[The volume illustrates] the diverse understanding of postmodernism in the field of religion, and how easily the term can be applied to a wide range of thinkers, concepts and practices. -- Journal of Buddhist Ethics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788501227
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion Series , #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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