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Title: Buddhist Analogues of Sin and Grace
Subtitle: A Dialogue with Augustine
Author(s): MAKRANSKY, John
Journal: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue
Volume: 15    Issue: 1   Date: 2005   
Pages: 5-15
DOI: 10.2143/SID.15.1.583338

Abstract :
By bringing Augustine into dialogue with Buddhist traditions, each highlights aspects of the other in fresh ways. Such comparison also helps uncover ways that Christians and Buddhists have drawn upon very dif-ferent resources to address similar religious issues. Augustine’s diagnosis of human bondage, the trans-cendent power that liberates humans so they may delight in the good, and the human link to that liberating power are compared and contrasted with analogous concepts in early and later Buddhist traditions. Active and receptive models of soteriology in Christianity and Buddhism are also compared.

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