Etty hillesum 19141943, known as the mystic of the holocaust, was a young jewish woman who lived in amsterdam during the nazi occupation and who died as one of the millions of victims of the holocaust. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Most people in my church are happy that i am also a buddhist, and i often include buddhist readings and ideas in my services. Apr 07, 2009 a few months ago my mother sent me a monthly newsletter that the san jose buddhist church distributes among its members.
Buddhist christianity by ross thompson overdrive rakuten. He is exploring a long standing affinity with buddhism, and has taught at the tibetanbuddhistfounded centre for world peace and health on holy island, arran. Gavin dcosta, professor of catholic theology, university of bristol on topics ranging from the nature of the self to the nature of the universe, thompson brings buddhism and christianity into a conversation that both prods and enlightens. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. Buddhist missionaries were sent by emperor ashoka of india to syria, egypt and greece beginning in 250 bce and may have helped prepare for the ethics of christ. A growing number of people describe themselves as both buddhist and christian. Is the buddhist concept of zen compatible with the christian. He is exploring a long standing affinity with buddhism, and has taught at the tibetan buddhist founded centre for world peace and health on holy island, arran. We define as christian any person or group who thoughtfully, sincerely, prayerfully regard themselves as christian. Although a buddhist seeks refuge in the buddha as his incomparable guide who indicates the path of purity, he makes no servile surrender. I imagine you will wonder if i believe in or teach about a creator god, because that would go against my buddhist precepts. It is possible to be a christian buddhist in the context of a universal belief that sits fairly lightly on both traditions.
A passionate openness and over 2 million other books are available for amazon kindle. In early buddhist texts, mara appears as a demonic figure who personifies at various times evil, transitory pleasure, and death. Buddhism submitted 5 years ago by isthatfunny hope its not out of line to post this here. In the same time, many similarities were observed alongside the differences. Buddhist christianity ebook por ross thompson 9781780990859. I would suggest you separate the four gospels from the rest of the bible. Jun 24, 2011 the discussion here is about protestant buddhism or buddhist modernism and i would submit that much of what i read about the subject here is a defense of what i would consider to be old buddhism and quite frankly i dont believe that form will ever prosper in the west or anywhere else in the world at this stage of our. But the buddha purposefully did not speak of a creator god. Sacrificial religion becomes redundant which is why christianity did indeed have a reputation in the ancient world for atheism. Since so many american adults are converting from christianity to buddhism, it may be useful to compare the two. It is possible to be a christian buddhist in the context of a universal.
I imagine you will wonder if i believe in or teach about a creator god, because that would go. It is possible to be a christian buddhist in the context of a. Buddhist christianity ebook by ross thompson rakuten kobo. Hence my buddhist christianity can be no bland blend of the tamer aspects of both faiths, but must result from a. A christian response to buddhism in this paper i want to evaluate buddhism and give a christian response. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. His main research interests are exploration of the interface between christianity, buddhism and science, and the development of. Apr 08, 2009 the name mara is found in sanskrit accounts outside of buddhist texts in the identity of death, but not as a character. A few months ago my mother sent me a monthly newsletter that the san jose buddhist church distributes among its members. The answer is perhaps yes if you are asking a buddhist. For example, ross thompson in his book buddhist christianity. This is not a traditional church, and i am not a traditional minister. The sacramento buddhist church welcomes all visitors to our temple regardless of age, race, or sexual orientation.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading buddhist christianity. Heedfulness denotes an attitude of critical scrutiny directed toward ones own mind both in its internal movement and in its reactions to external affairs. I got this one out of the library earlier this year, but had to return it before reading. His main research interests are exploration of the interface between christianity, buddhism and science, and the development of a spirituality drawing on all three. Ross thompson he lectured in spirituality, christian doctrine and ethics at cardiff university, and is now a freelance author. A passionate openness and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. It is possible to be a christian buddhist in the context of a universal belief that sits fairly lightly on both traditio. Christian tells buddhist the problem with buddhism youtube. Just as the historical buddha broke with tradition 2600 years ago, the buddhist teachings are meant to be shared with everyone.
Im looking for a buddhist pov, but this question is about lovepassiondesire between a practicing buddhist and nonbuddhist. In order to be christian, you must believe that there is a god and that jesus was his only begotten son who came to earth. While practitioners of zen claim that zazen sitting meditation is compatible with the christian faith, there are some key. A passionate openness i got this one out of the library earlier this year, but had to return it before reading. The name mara is found in sanskrit accounts outside of buddhist texts in the identity of death, but not as a character. Buddhist christianity from christian alternative books. We talked long about my idea of buddhist dialogue and of a meditation monastery that would be open to buddhism the asian journal of thomas merton, p. However, buddhist peace, again, as far as i understand it, is a peace in nothingness. Aug 16, 2010 it is possible to be a christian buddhist in the context of a universal belief that sits fairly lightly on both traditions. Buddhist peace comes from realizing that nothing is real and so nothing matters except merging into cosmic oneness. Etty hillesum, the mystic of the holocaust the formula for.
Many people involved in interfaith dialogue argue that this dialogue leads to a mutually transformative process, but what if the transformation reaches the point where. But he brings it off with both conceptual clarity and poetic imagery. This attitude, the classical buddhist counterfoil to the modern program of openness, might be summed up by one word found everywhere in the ancient texts. A buddhist does not think that he can gain purity merely by seeking refuge in the buddha or by mere faith in him. Lee buddhist christianity a passionate openness por ross thompson disponible en rakuten kobo. But it is a very strong no if you are asking a christian, jew or a muslim. Within christianity it is okay and healthy to go to church once a week on sunday and be a healthy spiritual person.
If the strings were just tight enough then that person was living by the middle way. One wonders also why he would ordain as and remain anglican priest. Nov 08, 2011 with buddha, a passionate christian openness. Analogies have been drawn between buddhism and christianity and buddhism may have influenced early christianity. The buddhist concept of zen refers to a meditative state sought as a means of spiritual awakening and selfdiscovery. Both the depth and the sparkle of this book result from the way thompson combines what he calls passionate openness with absolute allegiance to both buddhism and christianity, without denying the real differences between them. In india, merton met with the dalai lama three times and said that there is a real spiritual bond between us the asian journal of thomas merton, 1975 edition, p. Apr 12, 2020 2010, thompson, ross, buddhist christianity. A buddhist and christian response to evil, hurt and harm. Buddhist christianity can be no bland blend of the tamer aspects of both faiths, but must result from a wrestling. My mother thought the major article in the newsletter would prove what she had been saying for nearly 30 years that the differences between buddhism and christianity are insignificant compared to what they. Is the buddhist concept of zen compatible with the christian faith.
Buddhist christianity by ross thompson was published by john hunt publishing in august 2010 and is our 54699th best seller. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Ross thompson takes especially seriously the aspects of each faith that seem incompatible with the other, no god and no soul in buddhism, for example, and the need for grace and the historical atonement on the cross in christianity. For christians, the end result is to be a christian in a buddhist way. The discussion here is about protestant buddhism or buddhist modernism and i would submit that much of what i read about the subject here is a defense of what i would consider to be old buddhism and quite frankly i dont believe that form will ever prosper in the west or anywhere else in the world at this stage of our. A passionate openness kindle edition by thompson, ross. Beyond belief a buddhist critique of christianity by a. Ray comfort examines a young buddhist s views on abortion and uses this to open into the gospel. Buddhism and christianity lama yeshe wisdom archive. A passionate openness, describes himself as a buddhist christian although curiously, his other books make it clear that he is very much a christian, albeit an open and liberal one. The buddhist view, however, is based on nonduality. Openness and diversity buddhist church of sacramento. To do this i will first elucidate the basics of the buddhist religion, then i will consider it in terms of worldview analysisto see how buddhism answers the big questions of life. It is reproduced here to make its contents known more widely.
While buddhism is a faith of selfrealization, christianity is a faith of gods revelation. Several years ago, we were hardly hearing about atheism in the cultural sector nor in our daily lives. Read buddhist christianity a passionate openness by ross thompson available from rakuten kobo. The christ of st paul your fundamentalist teachings doesnt fit very well with buddhism, and my opinion is that its because paul wasnt a very nice person or a very good christian. Catholicism vs zen difference and comparison diffen. Its a little like being a suttabuddhist rather than a commentariesbuddhist. Buddhist and christian beliefs christian research institute.1518 784 687 1576 1297 372 1157 533 30 10 739 1600 1280 322 277 482 1061 1135 1574 461 575 1501 304 86 1449 809 946 162 545 235 1125 528 382 1010 1119