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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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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: 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
Subjects: A - World Religions
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Users 2 not found.
Date Deposited: 31 May 2010 02:10
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2011 15:40
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/500

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