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May Buddhists Hope? A Christian Enquiry

May, John D'Arcy (2014) May Buddhists Hope? A Christian Enquiry. In: Loss and Hope: Global, Interreligious and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Bloomsbury, London-New Delhi-New York-Sydney, pp. 95-108,. ISBN 978-1-47252-541-3

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    It would seem that hope is incompatible with the Buddhist tenet of overcoming all desire. Yet Buddhism has its own type of historicity in which future fulfilment plays a part. The Buddha narrative also anticipates a final outcome. Thus Buddhism displays temporal structures which include future expectation. This is not the same as Christian hope, but its non-duality could be a corrective to simplistic interpretations of the Christian story.

    Item Type: Book Chapters
    Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
    Keywords (separated by commas): hope, Buddhism, Christianity, history, time, narrative
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220402 Comparative Religious Studies
    22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220406 Studies in Eastern Religious Traditions
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): B - Biblical Studies, general
    A - World Religions
    Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
    Depositing User: Dr John D'Arcy May
    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 14:17
    Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 14:17
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2071

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