'Wrestling With God' is concerned with conceptualizing a Christian pluralist theology of religious experience primarily in dialogue with Buddhism, but also in conversation with Confucian, Daoist, Hindu, Jewish, and Islamic traditions as well as dialogue with the natural sciences. It is through such dialogue as a form of theological reflection that Christians can hope for the emergence of new forms of faith and practice that are relevant to the complexities of contemporary life. The author's style and openness make this accessible to the general reader as well as the scholar.
Endorsements & Reviews-
As a longtime participant in the ongoing Buddhist-Christian dialogue and as a student of the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, Paul Ingram is well equipped to mediate a "trialogue" between the worldviews of Christianity, Buddhism and contemporary natural science. Written in a conversational rather than a heavily academic style, Wrestling with God' challenges Christians, Buddhists and natural scientists to reach out to one another for assistance in dealing with the complex ethical issues of our times. --Joe Bracken, Professor of Theology Emeritus, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
"Ingram's agenda will likely appeal to readers who share his anxieties about the intellectual status of Christianity in a scientific age and to proponents of inter-religious dialogue. . . . "Ingram goes beyond the trite rehearsals of Buddhism's better compatibility with science often encountered in such books to suggest how science might challenge basic Buddhist doctrines as much as Christian ones. . . . "Why then maintain the Christian language [in the title]? Therein we find the key to Ingram's continuing religious identity--after exploring other spiritual 'territories,' he still returns to his Christian 'home' in order to understand ultimate reality. As he himself notes, not everyone return from such an odyssey." --Trinity Seminary Review
Paul O. Ingram
Paul O. Ingram is Professor of Religion Emeritus at Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, Washington). He is the author of 'Wrestling with the Ox,' 'The Modern Buddhist-Christian Dialogue,' and 'The Dharma of Faith.'