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Title Traversing the heart : journeys of the inter-religious imagination / edited by Richard Kearney and Eileen Rizo-Patron
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 502 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Studies in religion and the arts, 1877-3192 ; v. 2
Studies in religion and the arts ; v. 2
Contents List of Color Plates -- List of Black/White Illustrations -- Introduction: A Pilgrimage to the Heart / Richard Kearney -- Traversals (I): Hindu-Christian -- 1. The Bangalore Conference -- Open-Source Hinduism / Siddhartha -- Yoga and the Wounded Heart / Jyoti Sahi -- On Spirituality and Organized Religion: Conversations With Raghu Ananthanarayanan -- Empathy and Inter-Religious Imagination / Catherine Cornille -- Inclusive Imagination: A Comment on Religion and Culture in India / Chandan Gowda -- My Adventure with Inter-Religious Dialogue / Joseph A. Samarakone, O.M.I -- A Monk's Journey in Search of God / Simon Sleeman, O.S.B -- Embodied Consciousness in Tantric Yoga and the Phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty / James Morley -- Confessions of a Hindu-Catholic Artist / Caroline Mackenzie -- 2. In The Wake Of Bangalore -- The Heart Beyond Hearts / Swami Tyagananda -- Childhood, Intuition, Vocation: Remembering Sara Grant / Fanny Howe -- Arunachala / Shirley du Boulay -- The Lord of the Heart: Abhinavagupta's Aesthetics and Kashmir Śaivism / Bettina Bäumer -- Encountering the Divine Mother in Hindu and Christian Hymns / Francis X. Clooney, S.J -- Narratives of a Dialogue Pilgrim / Albert Nambiaparambil, C.M.I -- Pranayama: Breathing from the Heart / Richard Kearney -- Spiritual Improvisations: Ramakrishna, Aurobindo, and the Freedom of Tradition / Martin Cohen -- Color Plates -- Traversals (II):Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jewish -- 1. Islamic Legacies -- Imaging Islam: Intellect and Imagination in Islamic Philosophy, Poetry, and Painting / James W. Morris -- India: A Laboratory of Inter-Religious Experiment / Maqbool Ahmed Siraj -- The Paradox of Proximity to the Infinite: An Exploration of Sidrat Al-Muntaha, "The Lote Tree Beyond which None May Pass" / Hannah Bigelow Merriman -- Following / Steffen A.J. Stelzer -- 2. Buddhist Offerings -- Knowing The Heart Sūtra by Heart / Joseph S. O'Leary -- Pure Perception and Equanimity of Heart / John Makransky -- On Seeing the Birth of the Heart / Mary M. Anderson -- 3. Jewish and Christian Transformations -- Healing Wounds: Reflections on Abraham Joshua Heschel and Interfaith Partnership in Poland / Edward K. Kaplan -- Desire and the Desirable: Nicholas De Cusa's Interfaith Imagination / Fred Dallmayr -- Promises of Advent: North and South / Eileen Rizo-Patron -- Notes on Contributors -- Index of Terms/Topics -- Index of Names/Titles
Summary The key wager of Traversing the Heart - Journeys of the Inter-religious Imagination is that a spiritual imaginary operating at the level of metaphor, narrative, symbol and epiphany can traverse the borders of dogma and ideology and open genuine conversations between wisdom traditions. Like every hermeneutics of the heart, this journey begins to unfold in a concrete space and time: the inter-religious conference at Bangalore in June 2007. While this collection does not claim to cover the religious traditions of all continents, its concluding essay on transculturation in religious art highlights the importance of the North-South dialogue as a necessary supplement to the East-West one largely addressed in the book. As a call to future journeys and dialogue, this volume aims to communicate the one seminal lesson learned during the India conference: that in our third millennium, religions will be interreligious or they will not be at peace. --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Religions -- Relations -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Congressen (vorm)
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Kearney, Richard.
Rizo-Patron, Eileen.
ISBN 1282952587
9004194274 (electronic bk.)
9789004194274 (electronic bk.)