By Ninian Smart
This e-book examines the kin among Buddhism and Christianity within the context
of our rising international civilization. It illuminates specifically the way in which Theravada
Buddhism doesn't healthy favourite theories approximately faith and doesn't match
Christian (or Muslim or Jewish or Hindu) trust in God. The assumptions of the
two faiths are very varied certainly. How then do we conceive them as touching on?
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The old C hina had its imperial sta nce: but a strong sense of nationhood requ ires externa l challenges a nd contrast. I t is tru e th a t Han Chinese could feel aggrieved th a t the d ynasty was M anchu , a nd this element of na tiona l feeling was to playa complicating role in the last d ays of the Empire. Bu t it was the impact of the marauding West which presented to the C hinese the thought tha t C hina would have to see itself as a nation a mong na tions a nd to reform itself in order to fi ght olfthese unna turally powerful forces.
Many of the issues are presented in the lively volume edited by Steven T. Katz, Mysticism and Philosophical Analysis (New York: Oxford University Press, 1978). Broadly speaking there are three main positions. One may be described as strong contextualism . This affirms that the meaning of any type of action or experience is tied inevitably to the web of interconnections which constitutes its context. Steven Katz veers towards this position, but in the subsequent discussion I shall sharpen its focus in ways which he might not share .
Though the religion later recovered, these events put a premium on its simpler forms. For the spiritual elite Ch'an was well placed to survive these storms, and for the populace it was Pure La nd Buddhism which had the greatest fl exibility and strength . Although Pure Land had of course existed 'in India and Central Asia, its Chinese form was highly important, and so I shall now say a word about it. I n the previous chapter I discussed briefly the so-called Three-Body or Three-Aspect doctrine.