Buddhist-Christian Studies, vol. 31 (2011)

EDITORIAL by Mahinda Deegalle, vii


Chinese Buddhism and the Threat of Atheism in Seventeenth-Century Europe
Thierry Meynard, 1

A Buddhist Carol
Paul M. Keeling, 25

Hobbits as Buddhists and an Eye for an “I”
Paul Andrew Powell, 31

No-Self, Dōgen, the Senika Doctrine, and Western Views of Soul
Gerhard Faden, 41


Rita Gross as Teacher, Mentor, Friend
Kathleen M. Erndl, 57

Rita Gross as Colleague and Collaborator
Nancy Auer Falk, 63

Rita Gross’s Contribution to Contemporary Western Tibetan Buddhism
Judith Simmer-Brown, 69

Rita Gross as Pioneer in the Study of Women and Religion
Rosemary Radford Ruether, 75

Rita Gross: Buddhist-Christian Dialogue about Dialogue
Paul F. Knitter, 79

Rita Gross as Coeditor of Buddhist-Christian Studies
Terry C. Muck, 85

I Am Speechless: Thank You, Colleague Friends
Rita M. Gross, 89


On Doing Theology and Buddhology: A Spectrum of Christian Proposals
Amos Yong, 103

Thoughts on Why, How, and What Buddhists Can Learn from Christian Theologians
John Makransky, 119

Duality and Non-Duality in Christian Practice: Reflections on the Benefits of Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Constructive Theology
Wendy Farley, 135

Asymmetry, Essentialism, and Covert Cultural Imperialism: Should Buddhists and Christians Do Theoretical Work Together?
Grace Burford, 147


From Epistemology to Ethics
Paul D. Numrich, 161

Buddhist-Christian-Science Dialogue at the Boundaries
Paul O. Ingram, 165

Respecting the Boundaries of Knowledge: Teaching Christian Discernment with Humility and Dignity, a Response to Paul O. Ingram
Sandra Costen Kunz, 175

Reply to Sandra Costen Kunz’s “Respecting the Boundaries of Knowledge”
Paul O. Ingram, 187

The Awareness of the Natural World in Shinjin: Shinran’s Concept of Jinen
Dennis Hirota, 189

Ignorance, Knowledge, and Omniscience: At and Beyond the Limits of Faith and Reason after Shinran: Reflections on The Boundaries of Knowledge in Buddhism, Christianity, and Science, with Special Attention to Dennis Hirota
Amos Yong, 201

Reply to Amos Yong’s “Ignorance, Knowledge, and Omniscience”
Dennis Hirota, 211

NEWS AND VIEWS edited by Peter A. Huff

Raimon Panikkar (1918–2010): Life and Legacy
J. Abraham Vélez de Cea, 215

The Annual Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies
Sandra Costen Kunz, 221

Buddhists and Christians Engaging Structural Greed Today: A Consultation Addressing a Spiritual and Moral Crisis
Mahinda Deegalle, 225

Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies Frederick J. Streng Book Award 2010, 227

BOOK REVIEWS edited by Alice A. Keefe

Sandra Costen Kunz on Sid Brown, A Buddhist in the Classroom, 231

Gavin D’Costa on Terry Muck and Frances S. Adeney, Christianity Encountering World Religions: The Practice of Mission in the Twenty-first Century, 235

Jeannine Hill Fletcher on Catherine Cornille, The Im-Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue, 238

Ruben Habito on John P. Keenan, with Buster G. Smith, Lansing Davis, and Sydney Copp, Grounding Our Faith in a Pluralist World—With a Little Help from Nāgārjuna, 241

Skip Horton-Parker on Thomas Cattoi, Divine Contingency: Theologies of Divine Embodiment in Maximos and Tsong Kha Pa, 245

Brian Karafin on David R. Loy, Awareness Bound and Unbound: Buddhist Essays, 249

John P. Keenan on Michael Amaladoss, The Asian Jesus, 253

Kristin Beise Kiblinger on Kristin Johnston Largen, What Christians Can Learn from Buddhism: Rethinking Salvation, 257

Katherine M. Pickar on Ulrich Luz and Axel Michaels, Encountering Jesus and Buddha: Their Lives and Teachings, 260

Jonathan Andrew Seitz on Trent Pomplun, Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri’s Mission to Tibet, 263

John B. Cobb Jr. on Paul D. Numrich, ed., The Boundaries of Knowledge in Buddhism, Christianity, and Science, 267

Mark D. Wood on David L. McMahan, The Making of Buddhist Modernism, 270