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Suffering: A Dialogical Imperative for Buddhist-Christian Dialogue

Palapathwala, Ruwan (2006) Suffering: A Dialogical Imperative for Buddhist-Christian Dialogue. Nanak Parkash - A Journal of Sikh Studies.

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    Abstract

    This article argues that a more useful understanding of human suffering can be found if we consider Buddhist and Christian perspectives in tandem. Both religious traditions offer complementary visions of the nature of the self, with each serving as a corrective to the other. But, both encourage in different ways a flight from the enslaving self, wihch is where the root of suffering lies.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): suffeing, Buddhism, Christianity, self, identity, enslavement, liberation
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220402 Comparative Religious Studies
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950406 Religious Traditions (excl. Structures and Rituals)
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): A - World Religions
    Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
    Depositing User: Cate Headey
    Date Deposited: 31 May 2010 12:10
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 02:40
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/500

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