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Buddhist-Christian Studies  
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Abbreviated title(s) BCS
Discipline religion
Language English
Publication details
Publisher University of Hawaii Press (USA)
Publication history 1981 to present
Frequency annual
Indexing
ISSN 0822-0945 (print)
1527-2109 (web)
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Buddhist-Christian Studies is a scholarly journal devoted to the historical and contemporary interrelationships between Buddhism and Christianity. It includes articles, conference reports, book reviews, and sections on comparative methodology and historical comparisons, as well as ongoing discussions from two dialogue conferences: the Theological Encounter with Buddhism, and the Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies. Since 1987 it has served as the official journal of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies (SBCS), a member of the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion (CSSR).

The journal was first published in 1981 by the East-West Religions Project at the University of Hawaii after it hosted a conference in Honolulu in June 1980. David W. Chappell of the University of Hawaii served as founding editor, working with Roger Corless and other founding contributors. The University of Hawaii Press began distributing the journal in 1984 and became the publisher in 1988. In 1996, the editorship passed to the team of Terry C. Muck, a theologically conservative Christian, and Rita M. Gross, a theologically liberal convert to Buddhism. In 2006, the editorship passed to Fr. Francis Tiso of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In 2009, it passed to Mahinda Deegalle of Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom.

Buddhist-Christian Studies appears annually before the November meeting of the American Academy of Religion. From 1987 through 1998 the cover listed contents in both Japanese and English. The first electronic edition appeared in 2000 on Project MUSE. Back volumes up to three years behind the current volume are available in the JSTOR electronic archive.

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