Religion and Culture

The Dialogue Among Religions

Nanzan Institute for Religion & Culture, ed.

Kyoto:Jinbun Shoin, 1994.

Available only in Japanese

The eighth Nanzan symposium, offered as a festschrift to Jan Van Bragt, director of the Nanzan Institute from 1978-1991, focuses on the meaning of “interreligious dialogue,” its role in the present-day history of religions, and its prospects for the future.

The Buddhist, Shinto, and Christian scholars brought together to reflect on these questions offer a rich fare of views-everything from a critique of the latent Christian biases in the dialogue to a plea for the synthesis of world religions. Together they argue not only for a plurality of religious traditions but a pluralism of forms for those traditions to collaborate with one another.

  • James Heisig, “Perspectives and Reflections on Interreligious Dialogue”
  • Ueda Shizuteru, “Religion and Culture”
  • Jan Van Bragt, “Problems in Interreligious Dialogue”
  • Yamaori Tetsuo, “The Falsehood of Religious Dialogue”
  • Shimazono Susumu, “The Social Role of Contemporary Religion and the Question of Dialogue”
  • Ueda Kenji, “Perspectives and Reflections on Interreligious Dialogue”
  • Okano Moriya, “Interreligious Dialogue or Interreligious Fusion?”
  • Yagi Seiichi, “The Dialogue between Buddhism and Christianity”

postage included