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By Gavin D'Costa,Ross Thompson

increasingly more humans describe themselves as either Buddhist and Christian; yet does this type of self-description particularly make feel? many folks curious about inter-faith discussion argue that this discussion ends up in a collectively transformative method, yet what if the transformation reaches the purpose the place the Buddhist or Christian turns into a Buddhist Christian? Does this signify a fulfilment of or the undermining of discussion? Exploring the growing to be phenomenon of Buddhist-Christian twin belonging, a large choice of authors together with advocates, sympathisers and competitors from either faiths, specialize in 3 key questions: Can Christian and Buddhist debts and practices of salvation or liberation be reconciled? Are Christian theism and Buddhist non-theism appropriate? And does twin belonging necessarily distort the essence of those faiths, or only swap its cultural expression? Clarifying alternative ways of justifying twin belonging, participants supply criticisms of twin belonging from assorted non secular views (Theravada Buddhist, Evangelical Reformed and Roman Catholic) and from diverse methodological techniques. 4 chapters then hold the dialogue ahead suggesting ways that twin belonging could make feel from Catholic, Theravada Buddhist, Pure-land Buddhist and Anglican views. the realization clarifies the most demanding situations rising for twin belongers, and the consequences for interreligious dialogue.

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