Sunday, June 14, 2015

"It is even possible that as, under the Roman Empire, Christianity drew out of and inherited from the other Oriental religions the heart of what was best in them, so the present religions of India and the form of Buddhism that is practiced today in the Far East may contribute new elements to be grafted onto Christianity in days to come."
-- Arnold Toynbee, historian (Civilization on Trial, Oxford University Press, 1948)

"When a historian one thousand years from now writes about the twentieth century, he will surely be more interested in the interpenetration which occurred for the first time between Christianity and Buddhism than in the conflict between the ideologies of democracy and communism."
-- Arnold Toynbee, historian (A Study of History, Vol. 9, Contacts between Civilizations in Time, Oxford University Press, 1954)


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