Buddhist-Christian Studies, vol. 28 (2008)




Practicing the Religious Self: Buddhist-Christian Identity as Social Artifact, p. 3
Duane R. Bidwell

What Has Chalcedon to Do with Lhasa? John Keenan’s and Lai Pai-chiu’s Reflections on Classical Christology and the Possible Shape of a Tibetan Theology of Incarnation, p. 13
Thomas Cattoi

Keiji Nishitani and Karl Rahner: A Response to Nihility, p. 27
Heidi Ann Russell

Mind and Life, Religion and Science: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Buddhist-Christian-Science Trialogue, p. 43
Amos Yong


“Something Breaks Through a Little”: The Marriage of Zen and Sophia in the Life of Thomas Merton, p. 67
Christopher Pramuk

Thomas Merton’s Bangkok Lecture of December 1968, p. 91
Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, OSB


The Thought and Legacy of Masao Abe, p. 103
Christopher Ives

Masao Abe’s Early Spiritual Journey and His Later Philosophy, p. 107
Donald W. Mitchell

Masao Abe: D. T. Suzuki’s Legacies and an “Academic Dharma Lineage” in North America, p. 111
Michiko Yusa

Masao Abe: A Bodhisattva’s Vow, p. 115
James Fredericks

Masao Abe, p. 119
John B. Cobb Jr.

Masao Abe and the Dialogue Breakthrough, p. 123
Stephen Rowe

Unconventional Guest: Masao Abe’s Dialogue with the American Academy, p. 127
William R. LaFleur

Is Masao Abe an Original Thinker?, p. 131
Steven Heine

NEWS AND VIEWS, edited by Peter A. Huff

The 2007 Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, p. 137
Peter A. Huff

In Memoriam: Jan Van Bragt (1928–2007), p. 141
James W. Heisig

Zen/Ch’an-Catholic Dialogue Explores the Path to Spiritual Maturation, p. 145
Francis V. Tiso

European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies, p. 149
John D’Arcy May

International Society for Universal Dialogue, p. 153
Peter A. Huff

BOOK REVIEWS, edited by Alice A. Keefe

Daniel Keown on Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Into the Jaws of Yama, Lord of Death: Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death, p. 157

Catherine Cornille on John D’Arcy May, Converging Ways? Conversion and Belonging in Buddhism and Christianity, p. 161

Mark Wood on Richard Rorty and Gianni Vattimo, The Future of Religion, p. 162

Francis V. Tiso on Enzo Gualterio Bargiacchi, Ippolito Desideri, S.J.: Opere e Bibliografía, p. 166

Christopher S. Queen on Christophe Jaffrelot, Dr. Ambedkar and Untouchability: Fighting the Indian Caste System, p. 168

John D’Arcy May on Frances S. Adeney and Arvind Sharma, eds., Christianity and Human Rights: Influences and Issues, p. 172

Rita M. Gross on Miranda Shaw, Buddhist Goddesses of India, and Rosemary Radford Ruether, Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History, p. 175

Seung Hee Kang on Brian J. Pierce, We Walk the Path Together: Learning from Thich Nhat Hanh and Meister Eckhart, p. 178

Kenneth K. Tanaka on Dennis Hirota, Asura’s Harp: Engagement with Language as Buddhist Path, p. 182

Terry C. Muck on Elizabeth Harris, Theravada Buddhism and the British Encounter: Religious, Missionary, and Colonial Experience in Nineteenth Century Sri Lanka, p. 188

Francis V. Tiso on Thinley Norbu, A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar, p. 191