Christianity (Opera Omnia III.1)
By: Raimon Panikkar
In this latest installment of his Opera Omnia, Raimon Panikkar treats a vast array of topics germane to any study or appreciation of Christianity. What is the connection between humanism and the Christian doctrines of the crucifixion? How can a Christian in a religiously plural world claim Christ as the sole mediator of salvation? What do we really mean by salvation in the context of Christian ecclesiology and eschatology? These questions and more are treated in the signature freeflowing, digressive style of this twentieth-century master of theology and world religion.
Raimon Panikkar (1918-2010) made pioneering contributions in the areas of interreligious dialogue, comparative theology, and the phenomenology of religion, while bridging different religions and cultures (Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism), and effected insightful conversation between the so-called sacred and secular worlds. These diverse contributions were tied together in a unifying vision he called his â€œcosmotheandric intuition,â€ the deep interconnection of the Divine, the Cosmic, and the Human.