This article looks at the nature of the Word as presented in the Prologue to the Gospel According to John, and its creative act in conveying its presence as Jesus Christ as a “living reality” through scripture, and the transforming effect of living the Word in daily life in light of the experience of Chiara Lubich. It goes on to present how the human person distorts this reality in fundamental ways as described in the Letter of James in words that parallel a similar description in Buddhism; and how in Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians and Chiara’s own experience, this distortion can be healed by the Word of God. The final section addresses how these views relate to interreligious dialogue.
Mitchell, Donald W.
"The Word of God, Scripture, and Dialogue: Reflections for Buddhists in Light of the Experience of Chiara Lubich,"
Claritas: Journal of Dialogue and Culture: Vol. 2
, Article 10.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/claritas/vol2/iss1/10