"In The Intercultural Challenge of Raimon Panikkar, sixteen men and women steeped in the multi-layered, multi-cultural texture of Panikkar's unique gifts are gathered to consider his profound contributions to philosophy of religions and interreligious dialogue. Born in Spain of a Spanish mother and Indian father, Panikkar is a Catholic priest who considers himself a practicing Hindu and a secularist as well as a Catholic. Professor Emeritus of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Panikkar holds doctorates in chemistry, philosophy, and theology and has given lectures worldwide, including the prestigious Gifford Lectures in Edinburgh (soon to be published by Orbis as The Rhythm of Being.) Panikkar's many books include The Unknown Christ of Hinduism, The Silence of God: The Answer of the Buddha, and The Cosmotheandric Experience."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Raimon Panikkar: A Companion to his Life and Thought is a guide to the life, work and thought of Raimon Panikkar, a self-professed Buddhist-Christian-Hindu philosopher and theologian. A man of deep and wide learning and an extremely prolific author, Panikkar is equally at home in various religious and cultural traditions and embodies in himself the ideals of intercultural, intrareligious, and interreligious dialogues. This book explicates Panikkar's basic vision of life as the harmonious rhythm of divinity, humanity, and the cosmos, which he terms cosmotheandrism, and shows how it permeates and illumines his articulations of the central Christian doctrines. Given the complexity and difficulty of Panikkar's thought this book is a welcome companion for a course on Panikkar and for a general reader who wishes to understand one of the most profound and orginal thinkers of our time.
The doctrine of the Trinity is one of the most distinguishing marks of Christian faith. This is the first book to present an overview of the role of the Trinity in Christian theology in relation to religious pluralism and other religions. Approaching the study of the relationship between Christianity and other religions from the perspective of the Trinity, this book surveys all the major contributions to the topic by leading theologians at the international and ecumenical level. Veli-Matti Karkkainen points to future challenges and areas in need of development, examining in detail a case study exploring how the Catholic Church has responded to Islam from the perspective of the Trinity. Students of theology and religious studies will find this an invaluable text for courses that discuss religious pluralism and Christianity's relation to other religions. Pastors, other Christian workers, and academics will also find it a handy reference tool for teaching and further study.
This volume contains the Proceedings of the Symposium on the Dialogical Dialogue and Raimon Panikkar held in Baltimore, November 2013. The idea grew into two separate events, both held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) in Baltimore in November 2013. One was the Friday symposium, under the auspices of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, on the dialogical philosophy of Raimon Panikkar (November 22). The other event was the Roundtable panel for the Comparative Studies in Religion Section of the AAR on the legacy of Panikkar's imparative study of religion (November 24), presided by Gerald James Larson (UC Santa Barbara) . The Presenters were Milena Carrara Pavan (President of Vivarium), John Blackman (practicing lawyer, San Francisco), Bret W. Davis (Loyola University Maryland), Roberta Cappellini (President, CIRPIT), Purushottama Bilimoria (University of Melbourne, UC Berkeley), Abraham Vélez de Cea (Eastern Kentucky University), Joseph Prabhu (California State University Los Angeles), Francis Clooney (Harvard University), Fred Dallmayr (University of Notre Dame), Young-Chan Ro (George Mason University & University of Notre Dame), Michiko Yusa (Western Washington University), Catherine Cornille (Boston College). This volume is dedicated to the enduring memory of Scott Thomas Eastham.
Christianity Culture and the Contemporary World Challenges and New Paradigms
Examines the Buddhist-Christian encounter in six key regions including East Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Europe, North America, and China to indentify key areas of understanding and areas of needed dialogue. Original.
One of a number of "9/11" volumes that appeared last year, Rollin Armour's book has been nearly a decade in the making. He takes the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and its final destruction in 2001 as historical "bookends" for the material covered. His stated goal is to contribute to better mutual under standing between the West and the Islamic world.
"Is treating religion like a delicatessen menu a good thing? Can one legitimately be 60% Christian, 20% Buddhist, and 20% Jewish? Showing that these combinations are happening in varying degrees, Berthrong questions whether the combinations will have the power to stem the forces of impending ecological disaster, give people strength to weather trials, and whether communities and nations will find in them a foundation to make just decisions."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
West African Religious Traditions provides a unique and accessible way for readers to understand the dynamics and structures of traditional African religion, and to see its resonances in African-American religious life today. Focusing on the Akan of Ghana, this book is the result of the author's lifetime of close collaboration with Ghanaians at all levels of that West African nation. West African Religious Traditions is a remarkable entree into a fascinating world of African religion and culture. Fisher has lived and taught in Ghana and brings to his writing both love for Africa and the keen eye of a trained liturgist who knows the importance of grounding his statement of principles in concrete observations of song, dance, ceremonies, and recitations of mythic narratives. Ghanaians have been involved at every stage of the writing and re-writing of this book, helping to clarify the material. The result is an up-to-date, well researched, and student-ready volume, whose study questions and bibliography make it ideal for classroom use.