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 Post subject: Article on the Buddhist Approach to Other Religions
PostPosted: December 2nd, 2016, 7:12 pm 
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Greetings of Peace,

The following is a well written article on the historical approaches of Buddhism to the encounter with and consideration of other religions:

Buddhist Perspectives on Truth in Other Religions by John Makransky

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