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Author Fleming, Kenneth Author.

Title Buddhist-Christian Encounter in Contemporary Thailand Kenneth Fleming [electronic resource]

Published Frankfurt a.M. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften 201405


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Edition 1st, New ed.
Physical description 243 p.
Series Religionswissenschaft / Studies in Comparative Religion 19
Contents Contents: Interreligious encounter – Dialogue – Contemporary Buddhist-Christian studies – Thai studies – Southeast Asian Studies – Thai nationalism – Religious identity – Thai Buddhism – Thai Christianity – Concepts of the religious other – Qualitative research – Interdisciplinary village level dialogue.
Summary This book is a study of contemporary Buddhist-Christian encounter in Thailand. Case studies, which include a Buddhist nationalist group, a charismatic church movement, and a village community, describe the variety and nature of Buddhist-Christian relations. Arising issues – nationalism, identity, notions of the religious other – are discussed with regard to Thai history and modern society. The book also highlights cultural notions of avoidance and the Buddhist concept of friendship as Thai offerings to the field of interreligious dialogue. The study is based on qualitative research and draws on different academic disciplines, including religious studies, theology, and political studies. It makes a distinctive contribution to the fields of Thai Studies and global Buddhist-Christian Studies.
History notes Kenneth Fleming is a Scottish theologian, who has lived and worked in Asia. He has been involved in Buddhist-Christian dialogue at the grassroots and in academia for many years and has wide experience of Japanese and Thai forms of Buddhism and Christianity.
ISBN 9783653044591
Standard Number 9783653044591