Sri Lankan theologian Lynn de Silva earned his Master in Sacred Theology from Union! A pioneer in Buddhist-Christian dialogue, de Silva’s bo…

Sri Lankan theologian Lynn de Silva earned his Master in Sacred Theology from Union! A pioneer in Buddhist-Christian dialogue, de Silva’s book titled Buddhism: Beliefs and Practices in Sri Lanka was considered unparalleled as an introduction to Buddhism in Sri Lanka. One of his other notable contributions to theology is The Problem of the Self in Buddhism and Christianity, in which de Silva points to a misconception held by Buddhists and Christians that the notion of an immortal soul is a biblical teaching. He was also chief translator for the Old Testament into the Sinhalese Bible and director of the Ecumenical Institute for Study and Dialogue. #AAPIatUnion