Gerhard Oberhammer, Marcus Schmücker, ed., 2008
Glaubensgewissheit und Wahrheit in religiöser Tradition: Arbeitsdokumentation eines Symposiums. (BKGA 60.) Wien: VÖAW, 2008 (order online). (349 S.)

The articles collected in this volume document the eighth conference organized by the Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The conference in which Indologists, Theologians and Philosophers participated in, took place in september 2004 under the title "Certainty of Believe and Truth in Religious Tradition". Against the background of Gerhard Oberhammer's hermeneutics of religious traditions the contributors challenge from their professional viewpoint the traditional understanding of the relationship between certainty of belief and truth and give reasons that certainty of belief found in a special religious tradition cannot claim absolute truth, even if its validity within a tradition is not to be denied.