Self-Reliant and Ecologically Aware: A Christian Appreciation of Buddhism

  • Clifford Chalmers Cain
Part of the Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue book series (PEID)


This chapter details an appreciation of Buddhism by a Christian environmental theologian through noting commonalities in the emergence of the two religions, a comparison between Siddhartha Gautama and Jesus of Nazareth as their respective central figures and an analysis of their teachings, an examination of the chief virtues of both traditions, and contributions from Buddhism to Christianity in terms of “self-reliance” in one’s spiritual journey and ecological awareness and responsibility in living out one’s faith.


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  • Clifford Chalmers Cain
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  1. 1.Westminster CollegeFultonUSA

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