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The Meaning of Suffering in Buddhism and Christianity

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Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU,volume 72)

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Any attempt to carry out a brief comparison between the meanings attributed to suffering in Buddhism and in Christianity would appear to be a well-nigh impossible task. Indeed, the only manner in which such an undertaking would be possible, would be to consider Buddhism and Christianity as two spiritual disciplines rather than in any way as established religions which have given birth to traditions which differ slightly from one another, even though they are based on the same source. In this study we shall be considering these spiritual disciplines solely in respect to their source and — at the risk of oversimplifying — we shall be looking at their points of convergence, and their points of divergence. Both aspects may further our understanding of today’s spiritual context and of the choice offered between these two spiritual disciplines.

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Barreau, H. (2001). The Meaning of Suffering in Buddhism and Christianity. In: Tymieniecka, AT., Agazzi, E. (eds) Life Interpretation and the Sense of Illness within the Human Condition. Analecta Husserliana, vol 72. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0780-1_13

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