when Christians are engaged in conversation with, say, Buddhists, people from many branches of Christianity find that important parts of their habits and beliefs are similar, [ shared by most in their tradition – more so than they may have thought.
What I would say is that, overall, thoughtful Christians – and even those who haven’t been – take history seriously. The Bible is quite dramatically a historical book. The relationship between people and God changes… at a unique historical moment.
Whereas… by contrast, Buddhists don’t care a great deal about history. It doesn’t enter into discussions of truth in the same way as it does for Christians... Read more here: ] (More)