DOMUNI UNIVERSITAS

Monasticism in Buddhism and in the Catholic Church

Monasticism in Buddhism and in the Catholic Church

Common elements of Monasticism in Myanmar Buddhism and in the Latin Catholic Church, in preparation for an Interreligious Dialogue : a Comparative Study

Course code: THEN701

ECTS Credits: 3

Professor: George Phe Mang

Table of content

Chapter I : Introduction

A. Background of the Study

B. Statement of the Problem

C. Significance of the Study

D. Objectives of the Study

E. Scope and Limitation of the Study

F. Review of Related Literature

G. Methodology

H. Definition of Terms

I. Structure of the Thesis

Chapter II: Nature and purpose of monaticism 

A. Monastic Practice in Buddhism

1. Historical Development of Monastic Life

2. Spirituality of the Monks

3. Discipline of Monastic Life (rule of life)

4. Missionary Character of Monasticism

B. Monasticism in the Latin Catholic Church

1. Historical Development of Monastic Life

2. Spirituality

3. Discipline of Monastic Life (rule of life)

4. Missionary Character of Monasticism

Chapter III : Common elemnets of monasticism in buddhism and christian traditions 

A. Objective of Monastic life

1. In the Buddhist Tradition

2. In the Christian Tradition

3. Common Grounds

B. Monastic Spirituality

1. The Life of Silence

2. The Life of Simplicity

C. Common Values and Practices

1. Life of Unity and Harmony

2. Life of Compassion and Charity

3. Life of Poverty and Mendicancy

4. Life of Social Action

D. Table of Common Elements

Chapter IV : toward interreligious dialogue in myanmar

A. Globalization

B. Myanmar

1. General information about Myanmar People and Military Regime

2. Buddhism and Christianity in Myanmar

Chapter V: conclusion

A. Summary

B. Findings

C. Conclusion

D. Recommendations