Following volumes on Christianity and Hinduism, this new offering in the comprehensive collection of Panikkar’s work brings together in one volume the definitive English-language version of Panikkar’s important work on Buddhism. As always, Panikkar seeks to bring together East and West without compromising the integrity of each tradition.
Enthusiasts of Panikkar will find much to enjoy in this deep reading of one of the world’s great religious heritages, while the newcomer will find much intellectual profit in Panikkar’s methods—always comparing, contrasting, and offering new ways of understanding the traditions he studied.
Raimon Panikkar (1918-2010) made pioneering contributions in the areas of interreligious dialogue, comparative theology, and the phenomenology of religion, while bridging different religions and cultures (Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism), and effected insightful conversation between the so-called sacred and secular worlds. These diverse contributions were tied together in a unifying vision he called his “cosmotheandric intuition,” the deep interconnection of the Divine, the Cosmic, and the Human.