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Title: Questioning Desire
Subtitle: Lonergan, Girard and Buddhism
Author(s): ORMEROD, Neil
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 36 Issue: 4 Date: 2012
Christianity and Buddhism present different but related accounts of the place of desire. This article draws on accounts of desire in the work of Bernard Lonergan and René Girard to raise questions about a Buddhist account of desire in an attempt to clarify the distinction and relatedness of Buddhist teaching with Christian accounts. It is hoped that this may form a bridgehead into dialogue with Buddhists on this matter, notably after Pope John Paul II’s negative comments in regard to that faith.