Suffering in the mystical traditions of Buddhism and Christianity

Show simple item record Urbaniak, Jakub 2014-10-02T07:50:34Z 2014-10-02T07:50:34Z 2014-08-21
dc.description.abstract This article seeks to explore the mystical approaches to suffering characteristic of both Buddhism and Christianity. Through the analysis of the meanings, the two traditions in question ascribe to suffering as a ‘component’ of mystical experience; it challenges the somewhat oversimplified understanding of the dichotomy ’sage-the-robot versus saint-the-sufferer’. Thus it contributes to the ongoing discussion on the theological–spiritual dimensions of the human predicament, as interpreted by various religious traditions. It also illustrates (though only implicitly) in what sense – to use the Kantian distinction – the mystical experience offers boundaries (Schranken) without imposing limits (Grenzen) to interfaith encounter and dialogue. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Urbaniak, J., 2014, 'Suffering in the mystical traditions of Buddhism and Christianity', HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 70(1), Art. #2117, 9 pages. 10.4102/hts.v70i1.2117. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v70i1.2117
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dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_US
dc.rights © 2014. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Christianity en_US
dc.subject Suffering en_US
dc.subject Buddhism en_US
dc.subject Mysticism en_US
dc.title Suffering in the mystical traditions of Buddhism and Christianity en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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