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Buddhist – Christian Dialogue - Four Papers from The Parliament of the World’s Religions, December 2-9, Melbourne, Australia

By Lindsay Falvey, John May, Vincent Pizzuto & Padmasiri de Silva

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Title: Buddhist – Christian Dialogue - Four Papers from The Parliament of the World’s Religions, December 2-9, Melbourne, Australia  
Author: Lindsay Falvey, John May, Vincent Pizzuto & Padmasiri de Silva
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Philosophy, comparative religion
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2009
Publisher: Uni-Verity Press
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John May, Vincent Pizzuto & Padmasiri De Silv, L. F. (2009). Buddhist – Christian Dialogue - Four Papers from The Parliament of the World’s Religions, December 2-9, Melbourne, Australia. Retrieved from http://www.self.gutenberg.org/


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Buddhist - Christian Dialogue The Parliament of the World’s Religions, December 2-9, Melbourne, Australia Sunday, December 6, 2009, 11:30am–1:00pm The program of the Parliament paraphrased this workshop in such words as those below. Its four papers stimulated much interest and flowed together in a productive manner that elicited a lively interaction. For that reason, the essence of these papers has been reproduced here for wider appreciation. The program included four parts and aimed to fosters a spirit of enquiry and openness: • Participants were offered examples from the Canonical gospels, the Gospel of Thomas, as well as writings from Meister Eckhart, Thomas Merton, and others. • The workshop presented approaches to objectless meditation, and explored its vital place in uncovering wisdom. • Presenters showed how issues raised by dialogue in contexts of pluralism could be explored collaboratively by Buddhists and Christians by retrieving strands of tradition such as compassion, empathy, care and forgiveness. • A recently released book was introduced, ‘Dharma as Man’, which is an ancient story read each evening by an old man to his young son in rural India. It is a universal tale condensed to combine the world’s stories, which renders Jesus’ life into Buddhist concepts in an ancient Indian setting. • There was a discussion of how traditions might better understand their shared vocation to alleviate suffering through interreligious dialogue and shared inter-spiritual contemplative silence. Dr Lindsay Falvey is a professor of the University of Melbourne, where he was previously Chair of Agriculture, Dean of Land and Food Resources among other roles. A life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge, he writes on religion, agriculture and sustainability from multi-religious perspectives. Dr John May has a doctorate in Ecumenical Theology, Muenster and a doctorate in History of Religions, Frankfurt. He was Ecumenical Research Officer in Papua New Guinea from 1983-1987 and Associate Professor of Interfaith Dialogue at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin from 1987-2007. He is from Melbourne originally. Dr Vincent Pizzuto is Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of San Francisco. He has a PhD in New Testament theology from Leuven, Belgium. Vincent was ordained to the priesthood in the Celtic Christian Church (an independent Catholic church) in 2006, in which he now ministers to a small contemplative community. He has a number of publications and his primary theological interests lie in New Testament theology and Christian mysticism. Dr Padmasiri de Silva is a Buddhist philosopher in the Theravada tradition and has written a number of books about Buddhism in the modern context. He has held teaching positions in Sri Lanka, Singapore, the US and New Zealand, and is a research associate with the School of Historical Studies at Monash University

Table of Contents
Contents Dharma as Man: The Gospel Story in Buddhist Terms Lindsay Falvey 1 Towards ‘Collaborative Theology’ – Buddhist and Christian John D’Arcy May 18 Dying Buddha, Dying Christ: An Inter-Spiritual Response to the Amelioration of Suffering through Contemplative Silence Vincent Pizzuto 31 Transformative Dialogue and Contemplative Traditions: A Buddhist Perspective Padmasiri de Silva 37

 
 



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