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Title: Towards a Buddhist-Catholic Interreligious Encounter
Subtitle: A Southeast Asian Perspective
Author(s): TABLAN, Ferdinand
Journal: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue
Volume: 21 Issue: 2 Date: 2011
This article compares and contrasts the teachings and historical developments of Buddhism and Catholicism from a Southeast Asian perspective. Catholic Christianity is the major religion in the Philippines while Buddhism dominates most of the region. The purpose of this paper is both doctrinal and historical. It aims to mediate some of the diverse religious beliefs and teachings of Catholicism and Buddhism as presented and analyzed by various experts on the two religions and, at the same time, it analyzes the common factors that contributed to the growth and stabilization of the two systems of faith in the region.