Śūnyatā and Kokoro: Science-Religion Dialogue in the Japanese Context

When we read books or essays about the dialogue between “religion and science,” or when we attend conferences on the theme of “religion and science,” we cannot avoid the impression that they actually are dealing, almost without exception, not with a dialogue between “religion and science,” but with...

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Published in:Zygon
Main Author: Kim, Seung Chul 1958-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Wiley-Blackwell [2015]
In: Zygon
Year: 2015, Volume: 50, Issue: 1, Pages: 155-171
Further subjects:B circuminsessional integratation
B religion (shūkyō)
B Buddhism
B Śūnyatā
B science-religion dialogue
B Keiji Nishitani
B Paul Swanson
B Kokoro
B God
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Summary:When we read books or essays about the dialogue between “religion and science,” or when we attend conferences on the theme of “religion and science,” we cannot avoid the impression that they actually are dealing, almost without exception, not with a dialogue between “religion and science,” but with a dialogue between “Christianity and science.” This could easily be affirmed by looking at the major publications in this field. But how can the science-religion dialogue take place in a world where conventional Christian concepts of God, religion, and science are foreign and unfamiliar? Is the critique that the scientist plays God still valid when there is no “God” at all? This article tries to answer the questions mentioned above, and seeks to sketch out some aspects of the science-religion dialogue in Japan which I believe could contribute a new paradigm for understanding and describing ultimate reality.
ISSN:1467-9744
Contains:Enthalten in: Zygon
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1111/zygo.12153