Raimon Pannikar. Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue

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Vergés Gifra, Joan

There are three aspects of fundamental intuition at the core of Panikkarian thinking – or, in other words, cosmotheandric intuition– according to which reality is at the same time the World, God and Man. It is not simply a question of an idea or a concept, but of an understanding that must be lived, a simultaneously intellectual and mystical experience. Man perceives reality sensitively and understands it rationally. This is precisely from where the plurality and diversity of cultures and religions emerge. Therefore, according to Panikkar, reality cannot be reduced to any kind of monism. However, religiosity –rather than religiology and religionism– unites body and soul, ties one person to another, people to the earth, the world and man to mystery. The contributions that comprise this volume come from the International Symposium on Raimon Panikkar organized by the Ferrater Mora Chair of Contemporary Thought at the University of Girona (Catalonia, Spain) at the end of May 2015.

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