Asian Theology Program (ATP)


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TPE 001

A. Course Description

In order to dialogue and to live with everyone, especially with those in Asia, the homeland of great religions, it is necessary, in accordance with the teachings of Council Vatican II, that Christians should make their efforts to study the essentials of important religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism Confucionism, and folk religions. Christians also are invited to make reflection and conduct dialogues between Christinanity and these above-mentioned religions at various levels.

B. Bibliography

  • Hans Kung and Julia Ching, Christianity and Chinese Relgions, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1989
  • Julia Ching, Chinese Religions, N.Y.: Orbis, 1993
  • Hans Kung, Christianity: Its Essence and History, London: SCM,1995
  • Whalen Lai & Michael von Brueck, Christianity and Buddhism,Y.: Orbis, 2001
  • Antony Kalliath (ed.),Pilgrims in Dialogue, Bangalore: Journal of Dharma, 2000
  • Jean Holm and John Bowker (eds.) Human Nature and Destiny, N.Y.: Pinter, 1994
  • Raph R. Covell, Confusius, the Buddha and Christ, N.Y.: Orbis, 1986
  • Olivier Lardinois and Benoit Vermander (eds.) Shamanism and Christianity, Taipei: Ricci Institute,2008
  • Peter Phan:“The Christ in Asia” in: Studia Missionalia45 (1996) 25-55
  • Mircia Eliade, The Sacred and the Profane,Y.: Harcourt, 1959
  • S. Hjelde “The Science of Religion and Theology: The Question of their interrelionship” in: Religion in the Marking, A. Molendijk and P. Pels, Leiden: Brill, 1998.

C. Course Evaluation

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