Religious Pluralism and Christian Truth

Religious Pluralism and Christian Truth

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Offering a new platform for inter-religious theology, O'Leary develops an interpretation of historical pluralism derived from Jacques Derrida in the West and the Buddhist Nagarjuna in the East. Awarded the Fourth Annual Frederick J. Streng Book Award by the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 269 pages
  • 147.3 x 233.7 x 30.5mm | 567g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748607277
  • 9780748607273

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This is a first-rate book,required reading for younger preachers. The book enters a theological discussion that may well be the most intense of our time. His study stands out by its more fundamental probing of the issue as well as by the superior intelligence of the argument. -- Professor Louis Dupre, Yale University It is too much to expect that all future work in Christian theology and Buddhist-Christian dialogue will take account of what this bood does toward keeping the Christian 'good news' alive. But it should. -- David Loy This is a difficult book, but it offers hugely exciting possibilities for anyone who wants to be religious after Nietzsche. -- Kenneth Wilson The Christian faith exists in the midst of a Western philosophial critique of truth, meaning and reference in language, and simultaneously in a pluralist society where other faiths may no longer be ignored. Joseph O'Leary addresses both these issues. This is a first-rate book,required reading for younger preachers. The book enters a theological discussion that may well be the most intense of our time. His study stands out by its more fundamental probing of the issue as well as by the superior intelligence of the argument. It is too much to expect that all future work in Christian theology and Buddhist-Christian dialogue will take account of what this bood does toward keeping the Christian 'good news' alive. But it should. This is a difficult book, but it offers hugely exciting possibilities for anyone who wants to be religious after Nietzsche. The Christian faith exists in the midst of a Western philosophial critique of truth, meaning and reference in language, and simultaneously in a pluralist society where other faiths may no longer be ignored. Joseph O'Leary addresses both these issues.show more

About Joseph S. O'Leary

Joseph O'Leary lives in Tokyo and teaches at Sophia University and Surugadai Universityshow more