David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Religious Studies 31 (1):69 - 87 (1995)
The paper draws on the Heideggerian distinction between Bildung and Besinnung to locate a discussion of theological strategies in the face of Nietzsche's pronouncement that God is dead, and sketches what should be an epistemologically vigilant (and thus properly sceptical) Buddhist response to that pronouncement. The theological options that are mentioned or discussed include naive and critical theological realism, anti-realism and a nontheistic 'spiritual realism'. Buddhism is discussed in terms of its naturalistic sources and their development in the expression of states of mind rather than in terms of belief.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Winston L. King (2001). In the Hope of Nibb⁻Ana: The Ethics of Therav⁻Ada Buddhism. Pariyatti Press.
Adrian Konik (2009). Buddhism and Transgression: The Appropriation of Buddhism in the Contemporary West. Brill.
Basil J. deSilva (2008). Our Mentality Through the Ages, and Then to Nibbana: The Path of Evolution. Main Distributors, Buddhist Cultural Centre.
Michael Scott & Andrew Moore (1997). Can Theological Realism Be Refuted? Religious Studies 33 (4):401-418.
Fabio Gironi (2012). The Theological Hijacking of Realism: Critical Realism in 'Science and Religion'. Journal of Critical Realism 11 (1):40-75.
Raoni Padui (2011). Realism, Anti-Realism, and Materialism. Angelaki 16 (2):89 - 101.
Siegfried C. A. Fay & Ilse Maria Bruckner (eds.) (2011). Buddhism as a Stronghold of Free Thinking?: Social, Ethical and Philosophical Dimensions of Buddhism. Edition Ubuntu.
Gyalwang Drukpa (2012). Everyday Enlightenment: The Essential Guide to Finding Happiness in the Modern World. Riverhead Hardcover.
Robert G. Morrison (1997). Nietzsche and Buddhism: A Study in Nihilism and Ironic Affinities. Oxford University Press.
David A. Clairmont (2011). Moral Struggle and Religious Ethics: On the Person as Classic in Comparative Theological Contexts. Wiley-Blackwell.
Michael McGhee (2002). Greeks, Galatians and Western Buddhists: Christianity, Buddhism and ‘Social Responsibility’. Contemporary Buddhism 3 (2):99-109.
Michael McGhee (2002). Editorial: Greeks, Galatians and Western Buddhists: Christianity, Buddhism and 'Social Responsibility'. Contemporary Buddhism 3 (2):99-109.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads4 ( #247,088 of 1,096,701 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #271,187 of 1,096,701 )
How can I increase my downloads?