Buddhist-Christian Studies, vol. 29 (2009)

Buddhist-Christian Studies 29 coverEDITORIAL by Mahinda Deegalle, v


Is Buddhism Indispensable in the Cross-Cultural Appropriation of Christianity in Burma?
La Seng Dingrin, 3

Timothy Richard’s Buddhist-Christian Studies
Lai Pan-Chiu, 23

Catholic Discernment with a View of Buddhist Internal Clarity
Rafael Luévano, 39

Panel on Cognitive Science, Religious Practices, and Human Development Empathy, Intimacy, Attention, and Meditation: An Introduction
Sandra Costen Kunz, 55

Cognitive Error and Contemplative Practices: The Cultivation of Discernment in Mind and Heart
Wesley J. Wildman, 61

“Your Cell Will Teach You Everything”: Old Wisdom, Modern Science and the Art of Attention
Noreen Herzfeld, 83

Who Hears? A Zen Buddhist Perspective
Robert Aitken, 89


Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in Ippolito Desideri
Trent Pomplun, 97

Desideri’s Understanding of Emptiness
Enzo Gualtiero Bargiacchi, 101

The Holy Trinity in Desideri’s Ke ri se ste aṇ kyi chos lugs kyi snying po
Trent Pomplun, 107

The Devil’s Stratagem or Human Fraud: Ippolito Desideri on the Reincarnate Succession of the Dalai Lama
Michael J. Sweet, 131

NEWS AND VIEWS edited by Peter A. Huff

The 2008 Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies
Peter A. Huff, 143

Ch’an/Zen-Catholic Dialogue Spreads a “Welcome Table” at the 2009 Annual Meeting
Francis V. Tiso, 145

The Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies: A Report on the 2008 Annual Meeting
Terao Kazuyoshi, 147

BOOK REVIEWS edited by Alice A. Keefe

James L. Fredericks on Ruben Habito, Healing Breath: Zen for Christians and Buddhists in a Wounded World, 153

Kristin Beise Kiblinger on Amos Yong, Hospitality and the Other: Pentecost, Christian Practices, and the Neighbor, 156

Brian Karafin on Melvin Mcleod, ed., Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place, 160

Amos Yong on Vic Mansfield, Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge, 163

Eric Ranstrom on John Borelli and Michael Fitzgerald, Interfaith Dialogue: A Catholic View, 166

Douglas K. Mikkelson on Taigen Dan Leighton, Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Dōgen and the Lotus Sutra, 168

Robert Cummings Neville on John J. Thatamanil, The Immanent Divine: God, Creation, and the Human Predicament: An East-West Conversation, 171