Understanding Eastern Philosophy

Routledge (1997)
Ray Billington explores the spirituality of Eastern thought and its differences from and relationships with the Western religious tradition by presenting the main principles of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism and Confucianism. Billington discusses the central themes of religious philosophy, comparing Eastern and Western views of belief of God, the soul, moral decision-making, nature, faith and authority. He then challenges theism, particularly Christianity, with its belief in a personal God bestowing a certain version of "truth". He concludes that the universal mysticism characteristic of Eastern thought provides a more realistic and rewarding path.
Keywords Philosophy, Asian  Philosophy and religion
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Call number B121.B55 1997
ISBN(s) 0415129648   9780415129640
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