Buddhist-Christian Studies, vol. 26 (2006)



Introduction: Remarks in Memory of David W. Chappell, p. 3
Donald K. Swearer


Compassion as Justice, p. 13
Richard Reilly

Buddhism and the Idea of Human Rights: Resonances and Dissonances, p. 33
Perry Schmidt-Leukel

Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Religious Pluralism: Buddhist and Christian Perspectives, p. 51
John D’Arcy May

An Ethics of Justice in a Cross-Cultural Context, p. 61
Michael von Brück

Religion, the Globalization of War, and Restorative Justice, p. 79
Nathan Tierney

Global Healing and Reconciliation: The Gift and Task of Religion, a Buddhist-Christian Perspective, p. 89
Peter C. Phan


Losing the Self: Detachment in Meister Eckhart and Its Significance for Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, p. 111
Charlotte Radler

Speaking With and Away: What the Aporia of Ineffability Has to Say for Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, p. 119
Joseph Thometz

A New Direction for Comparative Studies of Buddhists and Christians: Evidence from Nāgārjuna and John of the Cross, p. 139
Abraham Vélez de Cea


Divine Grace and the Play of Opposites, p. 159
Trent Pomplun

Jesus the World-Protector: Eighteenth-Century Gelukpa Historians View Christianity, p. 173
Michael Sweet

NEWS AND VIEWS, edited by Harry L. Wells

The 2005 Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, p. 181
Frances S. Adeney

Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies 2005 Annual Meeting, p. 183
Paul Swanson

The Seventh International Buddhist-Christian Conference: “Hear the Cries of the World”, p. 185
Darnise C. Martin

Conversion and Religious Identity in Buddhism and Christianity, p. 189
John D’Arcy May

East-West Exchange, p. 193
Fr. Pierre-François de Béthune

2005 International Lotus Sutra Conference, p. 195
Leo D. Lefebure

Northern California Zen/Ch’an – Catholic Dialogue, p. 199

Contemplation, Practice, and the Crossroads of Spirit, p. 201

22nd Niwano Peace Prize Commemorative Address, p. 203
Hans Küng

Opportunities, p. 209

BOOK REVIEWS, edited by Alice Keefe

John Berthrong on James W. Heisig, Dialogues at One Inch above the Ground: Reclamations of Belief in an Interreligious Age, p. 213

Amos Yong on Peter Feldmeier, Christianity Looks East: Comparing the Spiritualities of John of the Cross and Buddhaghosa, p. 216

Rita M. Gross on Kim Gutschow, Being a Buddhist Nun: The Struggle for Enlightenment in the Himalayas, and Kurtis R. Schaeffer, Himalayan Hermitess: The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun, p. 220

Paul O. Ingram on James L. Fredericks, Buddhists and Christians through Comparative Theology and Solidarity, p. 223

Whalen Lai on Eric Reinders, Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion, p. 226

Patti M. Marxsen on Paul Claudel, Knowing the East, p. 229

Sarah K. Pinnock on John D’Arcy May, Transcendence and Violence: The Encounter of Buddhist, Christian, and Primal Traditions, p. 231

Paul O. Ingram on Paul S. Chung, Martin Luther and Buddhism: The Aesthetics of Suffering, p. 235

Christopher Key Chapple on Jay McDaniel, Gandhi’s Hope: Learning from Other Religions as a Path to Peace, p. 237