Toynbee: a Thousand Years from Now, Attention to What Happened When Christianity and Buddhism Began to Unite

“Some years ago, Arnold Toynbee declared that when the historian of a thousand years from now comes to write the history of our time, he will be preoccupied not with the Vietnan war, not with racial strife, but with what happened when for the first time Christianity and Buddhism began to penetrate one another deeply. This remark is profoundly interesting and, I believe, profoundly true.” (William Johnston. Christian Zen: A Way of Meditation, p. 1; emphasis added)