Religion and Culture in Dialogue

East and West Perspectives

  • Jānis Tālivaldis Ozoliņš

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Jānis Tālivaldis Ozoliņš
    Pages 1-14
  3. The Nature of Belief

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Peter Drum
      Pages 29-39
    3. Richard J. Colledge
      Pages 41-56
  4. Dialogues Between Culture and Tradition

  5. Eastern Perspectives on God and Ethics

  6. Human Dignity and Rights

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-225

About this book


This volume addresses the issue of the human encounter with the Mystery of God and the purpose of human life. It explores major themes from diverse cultural and philosophical traditions, starting with questions about the possibility of belief in God, His transcendence as seen in both East and West, and ending with questions about ethics and about personhood, human dignity and human rights. Taking an eclectic approach, the chapters in this book each uniquely address aspects of the human encounter with the Mystery of God, drawing from specific cultures and traditions, and using a particular philosophical and theological style. Together, the chapters provide a fresh approach and a synergy that ensures that each topic contributes something new to the dialogue between religion and culture.


classical Confucianism cultural pluralism cultural values existence of God human dignity human nature human rights natural law transcendence and immanence

Editors and affiliations

  • Jānis Tālivaldis Ozoliņš
    • 1
  1. 1.School of PhilosophyAustralian Catholic UniversityFitzroyAustralia

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