James Arraj's Christianity in the Crucible of East-West Dialogue God, PDF

By James Arraj

ISBN-10: 0914073036

ISBN-13: 9780914073031

Christianity within the Crucible of East-West discussion takes you into the center of this discussion the place mystics, metaphysicians and meditation masters of other traditions are starting to meet for the 1st time. It explores those interesting worlds like that of the Sanbo Kyodan Zen tuition the place a lot of modern day Catholic Zen masters have come, and that of Abhishiktananda, the Benedictine monk Henri Le Saux, who plunged deeply into Hindu mysticism. however it focuses in a distinct method on how this inside discussion is being short-circuited by means of misunderstandings at the a part of a few of the Catholic contributors who seem to be disconnected from their very own deep knowledge traditions. God, Zen and the instinct of Being: An come upon among Zen, the metaphysics of St. Thomas, and the mysticism of John of the go is inevitable. however the luck of this assembly relies on how deeply we grab their internal natures, and what kind of we thirst for the nice presents that every player has to provide. half I explores the instinct of being, the metaphysical center of Thomism, which it has overlooked to its personal nice peril. It sees the metaphysics of St. Thomas in the course of the eyes of 1 of his maximum twentieth century fans, Jacques Maritain. It asks, "Why does the Thomistic renewal appear to be over?" It solutions that Thomism has missed its certain kind of metaphysical perception, the instinct of being. additional, Thomism has but to truly ask how one can domesticate this metaphysical seeing. half II examines how the spirit of Zen can reanimate Thomistic metaphysics, that's the least recognized and probably some of the most robust companions in any Zen-Christian or Buddhist-Christian discussion. half III makes an attempt to situate Zen among metaphysics and Christian mysticism, and describes Zen as a metaphysical mysticism, or perhaps a mystical metaphysics.

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Christian Insight Meditation: A Test Case on Inteneligious Spirituality," pp. 217-229. 145. , p. 219. 146. , p. 226. 147. Ibid. 148. Kiing, Hans. Christianity and the World Religions: Paths of Dialogue with Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, p. 383. 149. , p. 389. 150. , p. 392. 151. , p. 398. 152. Ibid. CHAPTER 2 HINDU-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE , Our long pilgrimage through Buddhist-Christian dialogue will allow us to examine the Hindu-Christian dialogue at less length, yet see the same kinds of issues emerge, The roots of Hindu-Christian .

43. 97. , p. 80. 98. King, Thomas. Merton, Mystic at the Heart ofAmerica, p. 42. 99. Ibid. 100. , p. 44. 101. , p. 45. 102. Mitchell, DonaId. Spirituality and Emptiness, p. 61 . 103. , p. 62. 105. , p. 24. 107. Ibid. 104. , p. 66. 106. , p. 25. 108. , p. 26. 109. Mitchell, DonaId. Profiles in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue.. 110. Jonas, Robert. Profiles in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue. Cf. his presentation in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in Action: Tacoma 2000. 111. Grob, James. Blossoms ofSilence. 112.

S2 If they persevere they will little by little discover there is a glow in that darkness, that their idleness is filled with God's activity. This is where exercises in awareness come in. We must silence the mind, and this is what we do with exercises like observing our breathing. Thus, such an exercise is contemplation in the strict sense of the word. ,,54 What are we to think of this? At the least, it is oversimplified and misleading. Christian contemplation, strictly speaking, or its initial stages in the prayer of quiet is not the result of anything we can do.

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