Review: Reconsidering the Grounds for Buddhist-Christian Dialogic Communication: A Review of John D'Arcy May's "Meaning, Consensus and Dialogue in Buddhist-Christian Communication"

Submitted by James Miller on Mon, 05/25/2009 - 12:22
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TitleReview: Reconsidering the Grounds for Buddhist-Christian Dialogic Communication: A Review of John D'Arcy May's "Meaning, Consensus and Dialogue in Buddhist-Christian Communication"
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsPfister, L.
JournalBuddhist-Christian Studies
Volume6
Pagination121–138
Date PublishedJan
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/1390135
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Being a Buddhist woman from

Submitted by Srisuda H on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 03:08.

Being a Buddhist woman from Thailand I followed the link, and of course there is only an excerpt that is publicly viewable., which is just the introduction page.

As a Buddhist reading that, I could already tell that possibly, a dialogue could be better built around a simpler foundation. That to most Buddhists, what Buddhism is can be summarized in these two short sentences.

"Do good, receive good. Do bad, receive bad."

It is, in short, The Golden Rule, and I think it is a great start for dialogue.