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Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue$
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James L. Heft

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199827879

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827879.001.0001

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Francis X. Clooney Continues the Dialogue

Francis X. Clooney Continues the Dialogue

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(p.123) Francis X. Clooney Continues the Dialogue
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Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue
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Francis X. Clooney

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827879.003.0010

This chapter presents a response to comments in the previous chapter. While this chapter recognizes what the previous chapter had to say about the growing number of Americans influenced by Hinduism, it maintains that the influence of Buddhism is even greater. And while it is appreciative of the previous chapter’s comments, the chapter notes that the swami represents only one of the many interpretations of Hinduism, that of the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, an interpretation of Hinduism that in many ways finds areas of commonality with Christianity. Finally, this chapter notes that even though the dialogue does not have the same urgency today as that with Muslims, its respondents offer a good description of a number of the important areas that need to be addressed by the Catholic-Hindu dialogue.

Keywords:   Catholicism, Hinduism, interreligious dialogue, Buddhism, Catholic-Hindu dialogue

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