Facing Up to Real Doctrinal Difference: How Some Thought-Motifs from Derrida Can Nourish the Catholic-Buddhist Dialogue

By Prof. Robert Magliola

Rev. William Skudlarek, OSB, consultore, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, finds “convincing” the claim that “this book makes it possible for Christians to affirm the positive role of other—in this case Buddhist—spiritual practices and teachings in God’s plan … without bracketing or abandoning their Christian commitment.” Written by a longtime specialist in Buddhism, Catholic-Buddhist Dialogue, and contemporary Continental philosophy, this book opposes the notion of “dual belonging” and the “common-ground” model of dialogue which reduces the major faiths to “Interbeing” (as Paul Knitter does in his very popular book). Please see the Publisher’s link  at http://angelicopress.com/magliola-real-doctrinal-difference/

(Angelico Press, 2014), 224 pp., $16,95 / via Amazon, $15.26, by Robert Magliola, Ph.D., Carmelite lay tertiary, Affiliate: Vangelo e Zen (Xaverian Fathers, Italy).

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