There is currently much discussion of both religious conversion and multiple religious belonging, but there has been little examination of their relationship. this book presents a variety of approaches to the problem, from autobiographical accounts of intense personal experience in monastic settings and research into historical controversies and empirical data to a comprehensive theory of multiple belonging.
Contributions by Thomas Joseph Götz OSB, Thomas Timpte OSB, Elizabeth J. Harris, Jorgen Skov Sorensen, Perry Schmidt-Leukel, José Ignacio Cabezón, Paul Williams, Kajsa Ahlstrand, Ruben L.F. Habito, Michael von Brück
Buddhists have judged Christianity primarily from a spiritual-practical point of view. Thereby the three principles of the Noble Eightfold Path have proved decisive. In that regard it is very significant that negative judgements about Christianity always arose over the question of vegetarianism and the consumption of alcohol which makes Buddhists believers doubt the spiritual level of Christianity. The collected articles and approaches of this volume present the difficulties of the Buddhist religion within the Christian-Buddhist Dialogue.
Articles by Perry Schmidt-Leukel, Iso Kern, Shizuteru Ueda, Heinz Mürmel, Santikaro Bhikkhu, Frank Usarski, Karl Schmied, Notto Thelle, Michael von Brück