Buddhism and Christianity in discussion face to face : or, by Peebles, J.M.; Mohattiwatte, Gunanda; De Silva, D.

By Peebles, J.M.; Mohattiwatte, Gunanda; De Silva, D.

This e-book, 'The nice Debate - Buddhism and Christianity head to head' is a correct mirrored image of the ancient get together whilst Buddhism and Christianity have been introduced into an enviornment of head to head arguable dialogue via an oral debate, led through the eminent Ven. Migettuwatte Gunananda thero, the silver tongued orator of the age and David De Silva, a Wesleyan minister held at Panadura, Sri Lanka approximately one and 1 / 4 centuries in the past whilst historic Sri Lanka (Ceylon) used to be below British colonial rule and Buddhism was once in nice hazard as a result of the island being overrun through a flood of Christian missionaries. The chapters of this booklet has been defined the beginning and occurrence of Buddhism, the doctrines of Buddhism, the ethical effect of Bu, rebirth, Animistic or spirit rules , and assorted speeches made via Reverend Migettuwatte Gunananda and Reverend David De Silva on Buddhism and Christianity. in addition, it's been this book which prompted Colonel H. S. Olcott of the USA to include Buddhism.

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By Peebles, J.M.; Mohattiwatte, Gunanda; De Silva, D.

This e-book, 'The nice Debate - Buddhism and Christianity head to head' is a correct mirrored image of the ancient get together whilst Buddhism and Christianity have been introduced into an enviornment of head to head arguable dialogue via an oral debate, led through the eminent Ven. Migettuwatte Gunananda thero, the silver tongued orator of the age and David De Silva, a Wesleyan minister held at Panadura, Sri Lanka approximately one and 1 / 4 centuries in the past whilst historic Sri Lanka (Ceylon) used to be below British colonial rule and Buddhism was once in nice hazard as a result of the island being overrun through a flood of Christian missionaries. The chapters of this booklet has been defined the beginning and occurrence of Buddhism, the doctrines of Buddhism, the ethical effect of Bu, rebirth, Animistic or spirit rules , and assorted speeches made via Reverend Migettuwatte Gunananda and Reverend David De Silva on Buddhism and Christianity. in addition, it's been this book which prompted Colonel H. S. Olcott of the USA to include Buddhism.

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30 This brochure-book by some happy coincidencefell into the hands of Colonel Olcott of America, this being the first link connecting him with Ceylon. “ Dr. ” THE BUDDHIST AS CONTROVERSY H ELD AT P A N T U R A , N E A R COLOMBO, CEYLON, ON TUESDAY, 26TH AUGUST, 1873 Those who are acquainted with the everyday village life in Ceylon can form no idea of the appearance Pantura presented on the occasion of the great controversy between the Protestants and Buddhists. The time appointed for commencing the discussion was eight o’clock in the morning, and long before that hour thousands of natives were seen wending their way, attired in their gayest holiday suits, into the large enclosure in which stood the ample bungalow where the adversaries were to meet.

The Ceylon Independent of February 25, 1907, had the following paragraphs: “ In 1862 the fam ous Migettuwatte, the silver-tongued orator, went over the island of Ceylon, preaching Buddhism; thousands flocked to hear him and in 1873 came off the great discussion between him and the Rev. David De Silva, the proceed­ ings of which appeared in the daily news­ papers. Dr. Peebles, on one of his journeys* around the world gathered from the press the reports of this discussion and published them in book form of about 100 pages, with lengthy criticisms and comment, favoring Buddhism rather than the old time orthodox Christianity.

Thomas’ College, Mutwal, and commenced, with the aid of a well educated native, regularly delivering a series of lectures, and publishing, in a printing press established by himself, pamphlets against Christianity. The Wesleyans, the only denomination who ever took the trouble to come forward in defence of the religion of Christ, held various meetings, and the addresses delivered by the learned Pali scholar, Rev. Silva, the Rev. Perera and Mr. John Perera at these gatherings, to the substance of whose speeches permanence was subsequently given in the several periodicals issued by this Society, terminated this quiet controversy in about the year 18G7.

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