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The challenge that the thought of Keiji Nishitani presents to the West, as a modern version of an Eastern speculative tradition that is every bit as old and as variegated as our own, is one that brings into unity the principle of reality and the principle of salvation. In the process, one traditional Western idea after another comes under scrutiny: the dichotomy of faith and reason, of being and substance, the personal and transcendent notions of God, the exaggerated role given to the knowing ego, and even the Judeo-Christian view of history itself.
Religion and Nothingness represents the major work of one of Japan's most powerful and committed philosophical minds.
1. What Is Religion?
2. The Personal and the Impersonal in Religion
3. Nihility and Sunyata
4. The Standpoint of Sunyata
5. Sunyata and Time
6. Sunyata and History