Abstract

abstract:

This essay explores two religious movements, one Buddhist and the other Christian, to show how both arrive at the site of interreligious dialogue. One is Rissho Koseikai, established by Rev. Nikkyo Niwano based on the teaching of Buddhism with a special focus on the Lotus Sutra. The other is the Focolare Movement, established by Chiara Lubich within the Catholic Church. Although both have different objects of devotion, teachings, modes of spirituality, practices and organizational structures, religious joy, a consequence of overcoming difficulties and suffering through faith becomes the common ground for a path to their sustained encounter of interreligious dialogue.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-9472
Print ISSN
0882-0945
Pages
pp. 145-159
Launched on MUSE
2020-12-15
Open Access
No
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