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Title: An analytical study of inter-religious understanding: a Buddhist perspective
Researcher: Lam Son Dat
Guide(s): Mohamad Habib
Ranan, Rajesh
Keywords: religion
Religious Exclusivism
Religious Pluralism
Religious Inclusivism
Mahayana Teachings
Ashokan Edict
Upload Date: 18-Jul-2013
University: Punjabi University
Completed Date: 2012
Abstract: According to David Barrett et al, editors of the quotWorld Christian Encyclopedia: A Comparative Survey of Churches and Religions AD 30 to 2200,quot there are nineteen major world religions which are subdivided into a total of two hundred and seventy large religious groups and many smaller ones. Thirty four thousand separate Christian groups have been identified worldwide1. These religions and faith groups teach very different belief systems. This naturally raises a question that where religious truth is to be found. Many people regard their own denomination or faith group within their own religion to possess total religious truth; other denominations are seen to exhibit some error; other religions are often considered to be in serious error and are sometimes viewed as in opposition to the truth. The present study has been completed in seven chapters including Introduction and Conclusion. The very first chapter introduces the topic and methodology adopted by the scholar in doing this work. It also briefly delineates some of the teachings of LordBuddha which are still relevant and appropriately addresses the modern day problems of humanity. The second chapter titled Paradigm of Inter religious Relations discusses the most common methods of viewing other religious denominations. These are Inclusivism, Exclusivism and Pluralism. The proceeding three chapters, i.e., chapters three, four and five elaborately discuss the Buddhist perspective on Inclusivism, Exclusivism and Pluralism respectively. Here it would be suffice to quote some specific examples from the teachings of the Buddha which appropriately represent the above mentioned paradigm of viewing other religious denominations. The sixth chapter Interfaith/Inter-Religious Dialogue in Buddhist Perspective discusses in detail the Buddhist way of dialogue and its relevance. The word dialogue consists of two terms dia and 1ogue . Dia means two and 1ogue is derived from the Greek logos (Latin logus ), meaning quota (specified kind of)
Pagination: xii, 159p.
Appears in Departments:Department of Religious Studies

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