The Process of Buddhist-Christian Dialogue

The Process of Buddhist-Christian Dialogue

by Paul O. Ingram
     
 

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While process philosophers and theologians have written numerous essays on Buddhist-Christian dialogue, few have sought to expand the current Buddhist-Christian dialogue into a "trilogue" by bringing the natural sciences into the discussion as a third partner. This was the topic of Paul O. Ingram's previous book, Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in an Age of Science.

Overview

While process philosophers and theologians have written numerous essays on Buddhist-Christian dialogue, few have sought to expand the current Buddhist-Christian dialogue into a "trilogue" by bringing the natural sciences into the discussion as a third partner. This was the topic of Paul O. Ingram's previous book, Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in an Age of Science. The thesis of the present work is that Buddhist-Christian dialogue in all three of its forms-conceptual, social engagement, and interior-are interdependent processes of creative transformation. Ingram appropriates the categories of Whitehead's process metaphysics as a means of clarifying how dialogue is now mutually and creatively transforming both Buddhism and Christianity.

Editorial Reviews

Theological book review, Vol. 24, No 2, 2012 - Daniel Jeyaraj
"...[Paul O. Ingram's] discussion on the structure of Buddhist and Christian social engagement is illuminating... [...] Professor Ingram has shown a practical process of Buddhist- Christian dialogue; concerned readers and students will find this book greatly useful..."
Theological book review, Vol. 24, No 2, 2012 - John Fretwell
"...This book provides a useful introduction to Resurrection and the reader can gain insight into the different Judaic and Christian positions... [...] This book explores 'one of the great fascinations in human history' allowing readers to make their own judgments based on the arguments given (Blanco, 2011, p.x)..."
Reviews in Religion & Theology, vol 22, issues 1, January 2015 - Barry Linney
This work makes a highly significant contribution to Buddhist-Christian dialog…Many of the ideas of process thought are well worth saying, and Ingram says them well enough. Perhaps we can all learn from the insights of process thought as it takes its place as a dialogical partner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606085547
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Paul O. Ingram is Professor of Religion Emeritus at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. He is the author of Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in an Age of Science, Wrestling with God, and Wrestling with the Ox: A Theology of Religious Experience.

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