Download or read book Religion and Nothingness PDF or another Format written by Keiji Nishitani and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1983-10-06 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Religion and Nothingness the leading representative of the Kyoto School of Philosophy lays the foundation of thought for a world in the making, for a world united beyond the differences of East and West. Keiji Nishitani notes the irreversible trend of Western civilization to nihilism, and singles out the conquest of nihilism as the task for contemporary philosophy. Nihility, or relative nothingness, can only be overcome by being radicalized to Emptiness, or absolute nothingness. Taking absolute nothingness as the fundamental notion in rational explanations of the Eastern experience of human life, Professor Nishitani examines the relevance of this notion for contemporary life, and in particular for Western philosophical theories and religious believes. Everywhere his basic intention remains the same: to direct our modern predicament to a resolution through this insight. The challenge that the thought of Keiji Nishitani presents to the West, as a modern version of an Eastern speculative tradition that is every bit as old and as variegated as our own, is one that brings into unity the principle of reality and the principle of salvation. In the process, one traditional Western idea after another comes under scrutiny: the dichotomy of faith and reason, of being and substance, the personal and transcendent notions of God, the exaggerated role given to the knowing ego, and even the Judeo-Christian view of history itself. Religion and Nothingness represents the major work of one of Japan's most powerful and committed philosophical minds.
Download or read book Philosophers of Nothingness PDF or another Format written by James W. Heisig and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2001-05-01 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The past twenty years have seen the publication of numerous translations and commentaries on the principal philosophers of the Kyoto School, but so far no general overview and evaluation of their thought has been available, either in Japanese or in Western languages. James Heisig, a longstanding participant in these efforts, has filled that gap with Philosophers of Nothingness. In this extensive study, the ideas of Nishida Kitaro, Tanabe Hajime, and Nishitani Keiji are presented both as a consistent school of thought in its own right and as a challenge to the Western philosophical tradition to open itself to the original contribution of Japan.
Download or read book The Religious Philosophy of Nishitani Keiji PDF or another Format written by Taitetsu Unno and published by Jain Publishing Company. This book was released on 1989 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of essays by scholars, theologians, and students originating from a symposium held to discuss the religious philosophy of one of the great 20th century religious philosophers of Japan. The topics cover the meaning of emptiness in relation to God, science, ethics and history.
Download or read book Last Writings PDF or another Format written by Nishida Kitaro and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 1993-06-01 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nishida Kitarô, Japan's premier modern philosopher, was born in 1870 and grew to intellectual maturity in the final decades of the Meiji period (1868–1912). He achieved recognition as Japan's leading establishment philosopher during his tenure as professor of philosophy at Kyoto University. After his retirement in 1927, and until his death in 1945, Nishida published a continuous stream of original essays that can best be described as intercivilizational, a meeting point of East and West. His final essay, "The Logic of the Place of Nothingness and the Religious Worldview," completed in the last few months before his death, is a summation of his philosophy of religion and has come to be regarded as the foundational text of the Kyoto school. It is one of the few places in his writings where Nishida draws openly and freely on East Asian Buddhist sources as analogs of his own ideas. Here Nishida argues for the existential primordiality of the religious consciousness against Kant, while also critically engaging the thought of such authors as Aristotle, the Christian Neo-Platonists, Spinoza, Fichte, Hegel, Barth, and Tillich. He makes it clear that he is also indebted to Pascal, Kierkegaard, and Dostoievsky as well as to Nâgârjuna, the Ch'an masters, Shinran, Dôgen, and other Buddhist thinkers. This book--a translation of the most seminal work of Nishida's career--also includes a translation of his "Last Writing" (Zeppitsu), written just two days before his death.
Download or read book Vital Missions Issues PDF or another Format written by RoyCheck B. Zuck and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2004-09-24 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Vital'...pertaining to life; essential; of critical importance. 'Missions'...specific tasks to which a person or group is charged. 'Issues'...a point or matter, the decision of which is of special or public importance. A dictionary can define the terms, but tackling the tough texts and difficult issues of world evangelism requires skillful study and balanced reflection upon the whole of Scripture. 'Vital Missions Issues: Examining Challenges and Changes in World Evangelism' draws upon the insights and study of numerous evangelical scholars and writers to address crucial issues in world missions. Some of the chapters included are: The Destiny of the World and the Work of Missions by Michael Pocock The Fate of Those Who Never Hear by Millard J. Erickson Missions in Cultural Perspective by George W. Peters Missions in a Religiously Pluralistic World by George W. Peters Paul's Corporate Evangelism in the Book of Acts by George W. Murray Church leaders, missionaries, and evangelists will appreciate the helpful scholarship of 'Vital Missions Issues'.
Download or read book Someone Or Nothing? PDF or another Format written by Russell H. Bowers and published by Peter Lang Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 1995 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the context of globalization and pluralism, Christians and Buddhists have opened an instense dialogue. Their goals have progressed beyond seeking mutual understanding to seeking mutual transformation and a «unity beyond differences.» Unfortunately, in these discussions evangelical Christians have remained mute. Someone or Nothing? therefore attempts first to convince evangelicals of their need to listen and participate, and second to inject their concerns into the dialogue already underway. It does so by examining Religion and Nothingness, the opus magnum of the late dean of the Kyoto School of Philosophy. Keiji Nishitani's work is condensed and then compared with basic evangelical Christian beliefs. This comparison unearths difficulties in attaining the desired unity, as well as topics that future discussions might profitably address.
Author : Jayant Burde
Release Date : 2009
ISBN 10 : 8120833430
Pages : 0 pages
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Download or read book Śūnya and Nothingness in Science, Philosophy and Religion PDF or another Format written by Jayant Burde and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : Jon Stewart
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2018-09-05
ISBN 10 : 9780192564931
Pages : 368 pages
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Download or read book Hegel's Interpretation of the Religions of the World PDF or another Format written by Jon Stewart and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-09-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, Hegel treats the religions of the world under the rubric "the determinate religion." This is a part of his corpus that has traditionally been neglected since scholars have struggled to understand what philosophical work it is supposed to do. In Hegel's Interpretation of the Religions of the World, Jon Stewart argues that Hegel's rich analyses of Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Egyptian and Greek polytheism, and the Roman religion are not simply irrelevant historical material, as is often thought. Instead, they play a central role in Hegel's argument for what he regards as the truth of Christianity. Hegel believes that the different conceptions of the gods in the world religions are reflections of individual peoples at specific periods in history. These conceptions might at first glance appear random and chaotic, but there is, Hegel claims, a discernible logic in them. Simultaneously, a theory of mythology, history, and philosophical anthropology, Hegel's account of the world religions goes far beyond the field of philosophy of religion. The controversial issues surrounding his treatment of the non-European religions are still very much with us today and make his account of religion an issue of continued topicality in the academic landscape of the twenty-first century.
Download or read book Japan in Traditional and Postmodern Perspectives PDF or another Format written by Charles Wei-hsun Fu and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1995-07-01 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book displays the uniqueness and creativity of Japan in terms of the interplay between traditional and postmodern perspectives. It deals with the traditional elements in Japanese culture in the light of or in contrast to postmodernism.
Download or read book The Buddha-Christ as the Lord of the True Self PDF or another Format written by Fritz Buri and published by Mercer University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This translation of a 1982 volume published in Bern (Paul Haupt Verlag) by a Swiss theologian with a longstanding interest in dialogue between Buddhism and Christianity features an examination of the Kyoto school of Japanese philosophers who attempted to engage with both Christianity and secular Wes
Download or read book Religious Humanism PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 2001 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Kyoto School PDF or another Format written by Robert E. Carter and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2013-01-22 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume provides an introduction to the Kyoto School of Japanese philosophy. Robert E. Carter focuses on four influential Japanese philosophers: the three most important members of the Kyoto School, and a fourth, who was, at most, an associate member of the school. Each of these thinkers wrestled systematically with the Eastern idea of 'nothingness', albeit from very different perspectives.
Download or read book The Philosophy of the Kyoto School PDF or another Format written by Masakatsu Fujita and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-10-10 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The main purpose of this book is to offer to philosophers and students abroad who show a great interest in Japanese philosophy and the philosophy of the Kyoto school major texts of the leading philosophers. This interest has surely developed out of a desire to obtain from the thought of these philosophers, who stood within the interstice between East and West, a clue to reassessing the issues of philosophy from the ground up or to drawing new creative possibilities.The present condition seems to be, however, that the material made available to further realize this kind of intellectual dialogue is far too scarce. This book is intended to be of some help in this regard.The book presents selected texts of representative philosophers of the Kyoto school such as Nishida Kitaro, Tanabe Hajime, Miki Kiyoshi, Nishitani Keiji, and others who best illustrate the characteristics of this school, and works that together portray its image as a whole. Those who are interested in Japanese philosophy or specifically the philosophy of the Kyoto School can survey a comprehensive representation from this book.These texts are, of course, quite difficult and cannot be well understood without sufficient preliminary knowledge. Expository essays have therefore been included after each text to provide guidance. In each of these commentaries a scholar of our time with deep understanding of the philosopher in question has provided an account of his life, intellectual journey, and the significance of the text included here.From this book will emerge a new dialogue of ideas that in turn will engender new developments in philosophy, thereby further expanding the network of philosophical thought worldwide.
Download or read book Nots PDF or another Format written by Mark C. Taylor and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1993-08-15 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Publisher Description
Author : Carol Anderson
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Date : 2022-09-30
ISBN 10 : 9781000637281
Pages : 728 pages
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Download or read book The Routledge Handbook of Buddhist-Christian Studies PDF or another Format written by Carol Anderson and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-09-30 with total page 728 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Buddhist-Christian dialogue has a long and complex history that stretches back to the first centuries of the common era. Comprising 42 international and disciplinarily diverse chapters, this volume begins by setting up a framework for examining the nature of Buddhist-Christian interreligious dialogue, discussing how research in this area has been conducted in the past and considering future theoretical directions. Subsequent chapters delve into: important episodes in the history of Buddhist-Christian dialogue; contemporary conversations such as monastic interreligious dialogue, multiple religious identity, and dual religious practice; and Buddhist-Christian cooperation in social justice, social engagement, pastoral care, and interreligious education settings. The volume closes with a section devoted to comparative and constructive explorations of different speculative themes that range from the theological to the philosophical or experiential. This handbook explores how the study of Buddhist-Christian relations has been and ought to be done. The Routledge Handbook of Buddhist-Christian Studies is essential reading for researchers and students interested in Buddhist-Christian studies, Asian religions, and interreligious relationships. It will be of interest to those in fields such as anthropology, political science, theology, and history.
Download or read book The Kyoto School's Takeover of Hegel PDF or another Format written by Peter Suares and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2011 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Kyoto School grafts the presuppositions and methodology of Hegel's idealism onto the Japanese Buddhist worldview. In The Kyoto School's Takeover of Hegel, Peter Suares evaluates the success of the three principal figures of the School—Nishida Kitaro, Tanabe Hajime, and Nishitani Keiji—in integrating these dissimilar ideas into a coherent religious philosophy.
Download or read book The Kyoto School's Takeover of Hegel PDF or another Format written by Peter Suares and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2011 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Kyoto School grafts the presuppositions and methodology of Hegel's idealism onto the Japanese Buddhist worldview. In The Kyoto School's Takeover of Hegel, Peter Suares evaluates the success of the three principal figures of the School—Nishida Kitaro, Tanabe Hajime, and Nishitani Keiji—in integrating these dissimilar ideas into a coherent religious philosophy.