Ultimate Realities: A Volume in the Comparative Religious Ideas Project

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Explores ultimate realities in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.
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Discusses the idea of ultimacy as a comparative category that cuts across major religious traditions and cultures. In this light, Chinese religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Christianity, and Islam are examined by specialist historians. Underneath this comparative study is a theory and method of comparison, discussed at length. Neville, dean of the School of Theology, teaches philosophy, religion, and theology at Boston University Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Tu Weiming

Robert Cummings Neville


Robert Cummings Neville and Wesley J. Wildman

1. Ultimate Reality: Chinese Religion
Livia Kohn with James Miller

2. Ultimate Realities: Judaism: God as a Many-sided Ultimate Reality in Traditional Judaism
Anthony J. Saldarini with Joseph A. Kanofsky

3. Ultimate Reality in Ancient Christianity: Christ and Redemption
Paula Fredriksen

4. Ultimate Reality: Islam
S. Nomanul Haq

5. Vedanta Desika's Isvarapariccheda (“Definition of the Lord”) and the Hindu Argument about Ultimate Reality
Francis X. Clooney, S.J., with Hugh R. Nicholson

6. Cooking the Last Fruit of Nihilism: Buddhist Approaches to Ultimate Reality
Malcolm David Eckel with John J. Thatamanil

7. Comparative Conclusions about Ultimate Realities
Robert Cummings Neville and Wesley J. Wildman

8. On Comparing Religious Ideas
Robert Cummings Neville and Wesley J. Wildman

9. How Our Approach to Comparison Relates to Others
Wesley J. Wildman and Robert Cummings Neville

10. The Idea of Categories in Historical Comparative Perspective
John H. Berthrong

Appendix A: On the Process of the Project During the Second Year
Wesley J. Wildman

Appendix B: Suggestions for Further Reading


Index of Names

Index of Subjects

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