God, Self and Salvation (bk)
CSV Description 1:This book is for Christians who wish to develop their understanding of Buddhism. Examining key Buddhist doctrines such as non-self, karma and Dharma, Rory Mackenzie shows the reader ways of sensitively engaging with Buddhists. Informed by Karl Reichelt's contextualised approach, the book advocates friendship with Buddhists but at the same time maintaining missionary encounter.
CSV Description 2:Drawing upon the author's experience on the mission field in Asia and work in the UK, the book offers helpful analogies, illustrations and conversation starters, making this a useful guide for those who wish to share their faith with Buddhist friends.
CSV Description 3:Rory Mackenzie has been that rare person to combine profound faith in Christ, practical field mission experiences, years of love and personal friendships with Buddhists in Thailand as well as Scotland, and now he gives us the gift of his deep insights, through which mission workers as well as all Christians, can better understand, relate and bear witness among Buddhists neighbours. This book will be an invaluable resource for challenging common assumptions among Christians in the West (in contexts of rising fundamentalism, parochialism and misunderstandings) toward Buddhist migrants; as well as an invaluable resource for preparing cross cultural workers entering into Buddhist cultures. The best Christian treatment on Buddhist worldviews from a Christian analytic perspective to date! A highly recommended introductory textbook that explains Buddhist concepts clearly in the great tradition of respectful and genuine interfaith encounters.- - Kang San Tan, Executive Director, Asia CMS