Between Religion and Religion

Nanzan Institute for Religion & Culture, ed.

Nagoya: Fūbaisha, 2000.

Available only in Japanese

The present collection brings together essays on interreligious themes by various scholars who have been associated with the Nanzan Institute over the past twenty-five years and are currently working in various capacities and institutions around Japan. The essays are organized around four themes, reflecting the concerns of scholars at the Institute over the past quarter century. The volume was edited and published to commemorate the coincidence of the 50th anniversary of Nanzan University and the 25th anniversary of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture.

Jan Van Bragt, “The Outlook for Interreligious Dialogue”

I. The Interplay of Religious Views

  • Kondō Mitsuhiro, “The Assassination of ‘Mahatma’: Why did a man of friendship and dialogue have to be killed?”
  • Paul L. Swanson, “Commitment to One’s Own Faith and Tolerance of Other Faiths: T’ien-t’ai Chih-i’s view of other religions”
  • Inaba Kõyu, “The Relationship Between Taoism and T’ien-t’ai Chih-i’s Teachings: The ‘contemplation of penetrating insight'”
  • Robert Kisala, “The Development of Tenrikyō as Sectarian Shinto: A look at osashizu”
  • Kawakami Mitsuyo, “Funerals in Modern Japan: A case study from Aichi Prefecture”

II. When Religion and Religion Meet

  • Hisamatsu Eiji, “Yoga and the Jesus Prayer: The quietism of the early Eastern Church and the Svetasvatara Upanishad”
  • Okuyama Michiaki, “Yoga and Alchimie asiatique: The development of symbolism in Eliade”
  • Kimura Masako, “The Spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi and Nishitani Keiji’s Interpretation of Buddha-nature “
  • Ishiwaki Yoshifusa, “The Dynamic Encounter of Devotion to Spirits of the War Dead and the ‘Communion of the Saints'”

III. Experiments in Philosophy and Theology

  • Nagakura Hisako, “God As Is: Beyond ‘being’ and ‘absolute nothingness'”
  • Keta Masako, “‘Everything Thence, Everything Thither’: The tendency toward totality in Nishida’s philosophy”
  • Horo Atsuhiko, “Beyond ‘Religious Pluralism’ to a New Philosophy of Religion”
  • Terao Kazuyoshi, “A Prelude to Christian Selflessness: The concerted structure of Hebraism, Hellenism, and Buddhism”
  • Aoyama Gen, “The Modernization of the Catholic Church: The pre-Vatican II historical developments and the post-Vatican II trends”

IV. In Search of a New Dialogue

  • Kawahashi Noriko, “The Re-creation of Buddhism: The dialogue among women with regard to post-patriarchal Buddhism”
  • Umezawa Yumiko, “Beyond the Structure of Two Opposing Poles: New horizons for understanding Christianity in light of dialogue with Buddhism”
  • Jan Swyngedouw, “The Direction of Interreligious Dialogue in an Era of Globalization”
  • James Heisig, “Six Sūtras on the Dialogue between Religion and Religion”
  • Jan Van Bragt, Watanabe Manabu, “The Story of the Nanzan Institute”

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