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Transcendence and violence : the encounter of Buddhist, Christian, and primal traditions

Author: John D'Arcy May
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Australian native May (ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin) analyzes the encounter between the two world religions and the native religions of Papua New Guinea, where he did ecumenical work between  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D'Arcy May
ISBN: 082641513X 9780826415134
OCLC Number: 51655652
Description: xi, 225 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Why Violence? Traditions of Transcendence and Their Failures --
The Enigma of Transcendence --
Confronting the Failures of Transcendence --
The Failure of European Christianity in the Shoah --
The Failure of Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka --
Christianity's Pacific Voyage --
Internalizing the Primal Other: The Christian Encounter with Aboriginal Religion --
The Failure of European Theology --
The Resilience of Aboriginal Religion --
Confronting the Primal Other --
Initiation into the Future: Christianity and Modernity in Melanesia --
Myth and Magic: World Construction and Social Discernment --
The Cult of "Cargo" as Rite of Passage --
"Biocosmic" Religion and the Sacralization of Violence --
Buddhism's Asian Journey --
The Buddha in Sacred Space: Japanese Buddhism in War and Peace --
Japan's Embrace of the "Civilizing Religion" --
The Buddha in the "Sacred Nation" --
In Search of an Ethic for Postmodernity --
Development Without Violence? The Rebirth of Ethics in Thai Buddhism --
The Symbiosis of Theravada Buddhism and Thai Culture --
The Political Context of Religious Resurgence in Thailand --
Towards a Buddhist Ethic of Development --
Strange Encounters --
Transcending Difference: Parameters, Strategies and Outcomes of the Encounters --
Parameters of the Encounters --
Sacred Space --
Sacred Time --
Dualism: The Transcendence of Immanence --
Non-Dualism: The Immanence of Transcendence --
Strategies of the Encounters --
Repression --
Ritualization --
Absorption --
Institutionalization --
Outcomes of the Encounters.
Responsibility: John D'Arcy May.

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