Church, Liberation and World Religions (Ecclesiological Investigations) (Paperback)
This work proposes a theological investigation of the community of the Church as outlined by liberation theology and a possible conversation with liberation from suffering in Tibetan Buddhism. What unites both is the human process of sublimation for others, whereby liberation theologians as well as enlightened lamas give the best of themselves for the liberation of others. At this stage of discussions between inclusivists and exclusivists this work proposes that dialogue with world religions and therefore with Buddhism is not about finding possible dogmatic similarities but a common place, a common purpose through a common humanity.
Mario I. Aguilar is Professor of Divinity and Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.