207p., Bib., Index, 23 cm. (First published in 1982)
Copleston published this book in the last decade of nineteenth century and, mainly, addressed to Europeans. Exactly one century after its first publication the present edition, in the context of secularization, is addressed not only to Europeans but to others, as well. Secularization or in other words â??De-divinization of human consciousnessâ?? an historical process has created a crisis of conscience for a modern man who has lost faith in the existence of God, but wants to become a Saint. The people with similar crisis of conscience, can fruitfully seek guidance from the Buddha an Asian from ancient India who discovered the path to solve the 'only problem', which not only modern Er\urope is seized with, but is also influencing teh rest of teh civilized world. The Buddha delinated teh path which can lead such reasonable persons to discover the Nibbanic state of mind and consequently become Saints, arahats in Buddhist terminology, however, without professing faith in Almightly God, thus simultaneously resolve the crisis and solve the 'only problem.'