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O'Leary, Joseph Stephen

Overview
Works: 28 works in 117 publications in 4 languages and 2,848 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Translator, Publishing director, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: B5244.N553, 230.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joseph Stephen O'Leary
Religious pluralism and Christian truth by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( )

25 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and French and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time when many are troubled by the issues involving religious pluralism, this book offers a new platform for inter-religious theory. Joseph O'Leary develops an interpretation of historical pluralism - derived from Jacques Derrida in the West and the Buddhist Nagarjuna in the East - that finds order in this chaos. He shows how biblical monotheism and Christological doctrine acquire a new validation from their interplay with the different visions of salvation and reality found in other religious traditions."--Jacket
Intuition and reflection in self-consciousness by Kitarō Nishida( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questioning back : the overcoming of metaphysics in Christian tradition by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conventional and ultimate truth : a key for fundamental theology by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Conventional and Ultimate Truth, Joseph Stephen O'Leary completes his trilogy on contemporary fundamental theology, which began with the volumes Questioning Back (1985) and Religious Pluralism and Christian Truth (1996). Common to all three works are dialogues with European philosophers Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, G. W. F. Hegel, and the Madhyamaka school of Buddhism. In the current volume, O'Leary deals with the nature of theological rationality today, recommending the practice of reflective judgment, as opposed to systematic determinative judgment. Inspired by the Buddhist notion of conventional truth, O'Leary claims that if we fully accept the fragility and conventionality of religious language, we can find a secure basis for a critical, reflective theology. This proposal is fleshed out in a dialogue with classical negative theology and with the implications of twentieth-century art and literature for religious epistemology. Embracing conventionality does not mean that the dimension of ultimacy is lost. The two are intimately conjoined in the Buddhist two-truths doctrine. Revisiting traditional sites of theological ultimacy, such as the authority of scripture and Christian dogma and the appeal to religious experience, O'Leary argues that we do justice to them only when we fully accept the conventionality of their historical articulation. By relating these traditions of thought to one another, O'Leary produces a new model for contemporary fundamental theology, one that will positively refocus and revitalize the field. -- Amazon.com
Heidegger et la question de Dieu by Martin Heidegger( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in French and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Buddhism : key themes by Heinrich Dumoulin( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophie occidentale et concepts bouddhistes by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au cœur du bouddhisme se trouve un grand trésor de réflexion philosophique, à la fois dans la dialectique subtile de l'école madhyamaka et dans les grands Soutras mahayana. Ces conférences, prononcées dans le cadre de la chaire de métaphysique Étienne Gilson (Institut catholique de Paris), réfutent les interprétations qui ne voient dans le bouddhisme qu'un ensemble de stratégies pragmatiques. Pour engager cette tradition, elles conseillent aux philosophes occidentaux de recourir à leurs penseurs critiques les plus puissants, tels Hegel, maître du concept, et Heidegger, maître duphénomène. Elles montrent ainsi que le bouddhisme est non seulement une philosophie radicale - qui aboutit à la sagesse de la vacuité - mais aussi une philosophie intégrale qui sait concilier la vérité ultime avec les réalités conventionnelles, la sagesse de la vacuité avec la pratique de la compassion
Christianisme et philosophie chez Origène by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in French and Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L' art du jugement en théologie by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhist nonduality, paschal paradox : a Christian commentary on The teaching of Vimalakīrti (Vimalakīrtinirdeśa) by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Teaching of Vimalakirti', treasured in China and Japan and best known in the West in Canon Étienne Lamotte's classic translation from the Tibetan and Chinese, has now surfaced in its original language, Sanskrit, after two thousand years. Centered on a lay bodhisattva, a master of paradox, who has no equal in debate except the Buddha and Manjusri, the embodiment of wisdom, 'Vimalakirti' is the most humorous and engaging of the major Buddhist scriptures, comparable to the Book of Job in its dramatic format. In the first commentary on the recovered text, an Irish theologian reads 'Vimalakirti' and the Gospels in light of each other, and finds resonances between the Buddhist wisdom of nonduality and the Christian dynamic of incarnation and paschal transformation."--Page 4 of cover
Religious pluralism and christian truth by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second of three essays in fundamental theology--along with Questioning Back (1985) and Conventional and Absolute Truth (2015)--which attempt to reassess the status of Christian doctrinal language within the contemporary ""regime of truth."" Reflecting on the reality of religious pluralism as the governing horizon of theology today, it proposes that the very notion of religious truth needs to be rethought. In a dialogue with Derrida it argues that the effects of dissemination and differance have indeed unsettled any project of pinning down truth in a definitive, substantial way, whi
Heidegger and Indian philosophy by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( )

2 editions published in 1997 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reality itself : philosophical challenges of Indian Mahāyāna by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen Buddhism in the 20th century by Heinrich Dumoulin( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From impermanence to Emptiness : madhyamaka and momentariness by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods and structures in the De Trinitate of Saint Augustine by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time and emptiness by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowing the "heart sutra" by heart by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Later China, Korea, Japan, and the modern world( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beckett's Company : the self in throes by Joseph Stephen O'Leary( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Religious pluralism and Christian truth
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Understanding Buddhism : key themesZen Buddhism in the 20th centuryFrom impermanence to Emptiness : madhyamaka and momentariness
Alternative Names
O'Leary, Joseph S.

O'Leary, Joseph S. 1949-

Languages
English (59)

French (46)

Spanish (1)

German (1)