Christians Talk about Buddhist Meditation, Buddhists Talk about Christian Prayer

Christians Talk about Buddhist Meditation, Buddhists Talk about Christian Prayer

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Christians Talk about Buddhist Meditation, Buddhists Talk about Christian Prayer by Rita M. Gross

This book adopts the format of the editors' previous book, Buddhists Talk about Jesus, Christians Talk about the Buddha. In that book eight scholar-practitioners—four of them Buddhist and four Christian—explored their relationship to the great religious figure of the other tradition. Then the remaining contributors, two from each tradition, addressed themselves, rebuttal fashion, to the views expressed. In the new book the subject is the differences and similarities between Buddhist meditation and Christian prayer. What can a Christian, for example, learn from the mental and physical rigor of Buddhist meditative practice? What can a Buddhist learn from traditional Christian prayer? Can one mix distinct religious identity (Christian) with practice techniques associated with another religion (Buddhist) without compromising the religious specificity of either the identities or the techniques? Christian contributors include Frances S. Adeney, Mary Frohlich, Paul O. Ingram, Ursula King, Terry C. Muck, Yagi Seiichi, and Bardwell Smith. Buddhist contributors include Robert Aitken, Grace Burford, Rita Gross, John Makransky, Ken Tanaka, Robert Thurman, and Taitetsu Unno.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826414380
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/29/2003
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author


Rita M. Gross is at the Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA

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