This front matter section of this book The Cosmic Breath: Spirit and Nature in the Christianity-Buddhism-Science Trialogue contains the table of contents and the preface. The book brings together two very important theological tasks: the interfaith dialogue in general and the Christian-Buddhist dialogue more specifically on the one hand, and the religion-and-science conversation in general and the Buddhism-science and Christianity-science encounters more particularly. It focuses on the theological task in a scientific and interdisciplinary context on the one hand, and in a religiously pluralistic and interfaith environment on the other hand.
This index presents a list of terms and concepts relevant to the investigation of pneumatological theology as unfolded in the Christian-Buddhist dialogue alongside critical interaction with the theology-and-science conversation. The entries are arranged in alphabetical order.
Recent thinking in the interfaith dialogue and in the theology-science dialogue have taken a “pneumatological turn.”
The Cosmic Breath explores this pneumatological theology as unfolded in the Christian-Buddhist dialogue alongside critical interaction with the theology-and-science conversation. As an attempt in comparative and constructive Christian philosophical theology, its central thesis is that a pneumatological approach to Buddhist traditions in further dialogue with modern science generates new philosophical resources that invigorate Christian thinking about the natural world and humanity’s place in it. The result is a transformation of the Buddhist-Christian dialogue from insights generated in the theology-and-science interface and a contribution to the religion-and-science dialogue from a comparative theological and philosophical perspective.