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The Prophet and the Bodhisattva: Daniel Berrigan, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Ethics of Peace and Justice
Description: Can religious individuals and communities learn from each other in ways that will lead them to collaborate in addressing the great ethical challenges of our time, including climate change and endless warfare? This is the central question underlying The Prophet and the Bodhisattva. It juxtaposes two figures emblematic of an ideal moral life: the prophet as it ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published February 19th 2014 by Wipf & Stock Publishers
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I am giving it three stars for Part I because the covered too many topics within each chapter. He referenced at least two people per section, sometimes paragraph, which kind of drowned his own thesis. I will update this review once I finish Part II.
A thorough review is forthcoming in the Journal of Buddhist Ethics, but for now let me say that this book offers a full-fledged comparative analysis across religious traditions and a welcome challenge from liberalism to radicalism as regards the sub-titled "ethics of peace and justice." By this, I mean that the boilerplate radical critique of the liberal's desire for reform need not apply here. This is a thorough-going argument for how and why we might NOT throw it all out and start over. It ...more