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Crucified wisdom : theological reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva

Author: S Mark Heim
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Comparative theology--thinking across traditions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

The first systematic discussion of the bodhisattva path in Mahayana Buddhism from a Christian theological perspective.


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Named Person: Śāntideva
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Mark Heim
ISBN: 9780823281244 0823281248 9780823281237 082328123X
OCLC Number: 1061865486
Awards: Winner of Frederick Streng Book Award for Excellence in Buddhist-Christian Studies 2019
Description: xii, 329 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments ixIntroduction: The Bodhisattva Path and the Christ Path 1Comparative Theology as Christian Theology * Some Historical Background * Theology of Religious Pluralism * Plan of This BookI Two Paths1 Two Problems,Two Miracles 25What to Study? * Bridging Gaps * The Miracle of the Bodhisattva * The Miracle of the GreatExchange * Matchless WondersII Perfection of Wisdom and the BodhisattvaPath in Santideva2 The Bodhisattva Path 59Undertaking the Way of Enlightenment: Text and Reader * Cultivating Awakening Mind: Starting Where We Are3 Extreme Wisdom, Groundless Compassion 82Expanding and Dispelling the Self * Perfection of Wisdom * Back to the Bodhisattva * Being BuddhaIII Christian Reflections4 The Bodhisattva as Aspirant: Creatures and No-Self 127Creatures and No-Self * The Blessings of Emptiness * Mimetic Self: Too Little or Too Much? * No-Self and the Cross5 The Bodhisattva as Buddha: Immanence and Emptiness 165Buddha Nature * Theosis, Divine Energies, and Bare Awareness * Attainment and History * Attainment and Self-Consciousness * Practicing Bare Immanence * Christ and the Bodhisattva6 How Do Buddhas Help?: Bodhisattva as Benefactor and Christ as Savior 209Many Faces of Compassion * Three Ways That Bodhisattvas Help * Deity and Benefactor Meditation * Christian Reflections * Benefactor Practices in Christian Perspective * Bodhisattva and Christ I: Diversity and Person-Making * Bodhisattva and Christ II: Why Christ Suffers and Bodhisattvas Don'tConclusion: Crucified Wisdom 261Notes 271Works Cited 309Index 321
Series Title: Comparative theology--thinking across traditions.
Responsibility: S. Mark Heim.


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