Interreligious Interfaith Studies

Interreligious Interfaith Studies

A groundbreaking academic anthology that explores the emerging field of interreligious/interfaith studies As it is now backed by an impressive number of courses, academic programs and centers, faculty positions, journals and publications, ...

Author: Eboo Patel

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807020098

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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A groundbreaking academic anthology that explores the emerging field of interreligious/interfaith studies As it is now backed by an impressive number of courses, academic programs and centers, faculty positions, journals and publications, funding, and professional partnerships, there is no longer a question as to whether the interreligious/interfaith field exists. But its meaning and import are still being debated. How is this field distinct from, yet similar to, other fields, such as religious or theological studies? What are its signature pedagogies and methodologies? What are its motivations and key questions? In other words, what is the shape of interfaith and interreligious studies, and what is its distinct contribution? These questions are the driving force behind this anthology.
Categories: Religion

Inter Religious Models and Criteria

Inter Religious Models and Criteria

This book is a collection of papers presented and discussed at the 1992 Claremont Conference.

Author: J. Kellenberger

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1349230197

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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This book is a collection of papers presented and discussed at the 1992 Claremont Conference. Its contributing authors come from various disciplines that share a concern with models and criteria for inter-religious understanding, including religious studies, philosophy of religion, theology, comparative studies, and feminist philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

Interreligious Studies

Interreligious Studies

Interreligious Studies is a cutting-edge study from one of the most important voices in Europe in the field, Oddbjørn Leirvik, and includes case study material from his native Norway including interreligious responses to the bomb attack in ...

Author: Oddbjørn Leirvik

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1472524497

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The notion of Interreligious Studies signals a new academic perspective on the study of religion, characterized by a relational approach. Interreligious Studies defines the essential features of interreligious studies compared with alternative conceptions of religious studies and theology. The book discusses pressing and salient challenges in interreligious relations, including interreligious dialogue in practice and theory, interfaith dialogue and secularity, confrontational identity politics, faith-based diplomacy, the question of interfaith learning in school, and interreligious responses to extremism. Interreligious Studies is a cutting-edge study from one of the most important voices in Europe in the field, Oddbjørn Leirvik, and includes case study material from his native Norway including interreligious responses to the bomb attack in Norway on 22nd July 2011, as well as examples from a number of other national and global contexts Expanding discussions on interreligious dialogue and the relationship between religions in new and interesting ways, this book is a much-needed addition to the growing literature on interreligious studies.
Categories: Religion

Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology

Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology

Comparative theology practices interfaith dialogue by means of comparative research. This volume asks whether theology and religious studies are able to mutually benefit from their critical and constructive reflections.

Author: Perry Schmidt-Leukel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474285155

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Can religions be compared? For decades the discipline of religious studies was based on the assumption that they can. Postmodern and postcolonial reflections, however, raised significant doubts. In social and cultural studies the investigation of the particular often took precedence over a comparative perspective. Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology questions whether religious studies can survive if it ceases to be comparative religion. Can it do justice to a globalized world if it is limited on the specific and turns a blind eye on the general? While comparative approaches have come under strong pressure in religious studies, they have started flourishing in Theology. Comparative theology practices interfaith dialogue by means of comparative research. This volume asks whether theology and religious studies are able to mutually benefit from their critical and constructive reflections. Can postcolonial criticism of neutrality and objectivity in religious studies create new links with the decidedly perspectival approach of comparative theology? In this collection scholars from theology and religious studies discuss the methodology of interreligious comparison in the light of recent doubts and current objections. Together with the contributors, Perry Schmidt-Leukel and Andreas Nehring argue that after decades of critique, interreligious comparison deserves to be reconsidered, reconstructed and reintroduced.
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Voices in Interfaith Studies An Abrahamic Reflection

Voices in Interfaith Studies  An Abrahamic Reflection

In this little book, the papers presented here are not official positions of any religion but the opinion of the writers. It is therefore very important to read this work for the sake of understanding what the others have to say.

Author: Emmanuel Wayi Mico

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668386419

Category: Religion

Page: 68

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Anthology from the year 2016 in the subject Theology - Comparative Religion Studies, University of Geneva (Ecumenical Institute Bossey), course: Interreligious Studies, language: English, abstract: Interfaith studies is a daring but very interesting field since it deals with the attempt to understanding other religions of the world. Sometime it can be very emotional and full of sentiments. However, the result is always that some sort of a dialogue is reached for the cohabitation. This study does not in any way seek uniformity or a unity of religions in terms of form, style or tenets. It rather seeks a common round table on which the world religions can come together to improve on life in the universe. In this little book, the papers presented here are not official positions of any religion but the opinion of the writers. It is therefore very important to read this work for the sake of understanding what the others have to say. We have considered the papers from all three perspectives of the Abrahamic faith, which discuss different topics according to how the authors viewed them. The papers also reflect different academic backgrounds and style and we therefore present them as faithfully as they were written by the authors. We wish you a great time as you share in this world of knowledge from the students who are the authors of the papers in this publication.
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Interreligious Studies

Interreligious Studies

Interreligious Studies is a cutting-edge study from one of the most important voices in Europe in the field, Oddbjørn Leirvik, and includes case study material from his native Norway including interreligious responses to the bomb attack in ...

Author: Oddbjørn Leirvik

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474254755

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The notion of Interreligious Studies signals a new academic perspective on the study of religion, characterized by a relational approach. Interreligious Studies defines the essential features of interreligious studies compared with alternative conceptions of religious studies and theology. The book discusses pressing and salient challenges in interreligious relations, including interreligious dialogue in practice and theory, interfaith dialogue and secularity, confrontational identity politics, faith-based diplomacy, the question of interfaith learning in school, and interreligious responses to extremism. Interreligious Studies is a cutting-edge study from one of the most important voices in Europe in the field, Oddbjørn Leirvik, and includes case study material from his native Norway including interreligious responses to the bomb attack in Norway on 22nd July 2011, as well as examples from a number of other national and global contexts Expanding discussions on interreligious dialogue and the relationship between religions in new and interesting ways, this book is a much-needed addition to the growing literature on interreligious studies.
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Interreligious Learning

Interreligious Learning

This book contributes to current comparative theology studies, using a theological approach to interreligious studies complementary to one based on the experience of interpersonal relations.

Author: Michael Barnes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139505086

Category: Religion

Page:

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Taking the theme of learning as central to the responsible practice of interfaith dialogue, Michael Barnes discusses a Christian spirituality which builds on virtues of hospitality and the welcoming of other traditions, whilst maintaining the importance of difference and particularity in the search for meaning. Each chapter explores how faith grows as a person crosses a threshold into another religious world and learns sensitivity to echoes of the known in the unknown. Encounters with the religious other, refracted through texts, conversations, artefacts and places, are used to illustrate the ancient Patristic theme of 'seeds of the Word'. Cumulatively they show that faith which learns how to engage imaginatively with another religious world constantly returns to the 'home' tradition, reinvigorated in its appreciation of the other. This book contributes to current comparative theology studies, using a theological approach to interreligious studies complementary to one based on the experience of interpersonal relations.
Categories: Religion

Religion and Dialogue in the City

Religion and Dialogue in the City

This volume presents selected findings of the international research project 'Religion and Dialogue in Modern Societies' (ReDi) which investigated dialogical practice in the five metropolitan cities Oslo, Stockholm, London, Hamburg and ...

Author: Julia Ipgrave

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830987949

Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

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Urban spaces throughout Europe are increasingly characterised by a mixture of different religions and worldviews. Being home to a wide range of religious and non-religious groups and individuals does not mean that cities are automatically also spaces of interreligious and interfaith encounters. Whether a city is a venue for interreligious encounter and dialogue, or merely a place where various religions and worldviews exist side by side, is a central question for the continuing social cohesion of modern societies. This volume presents selected findings of the international research project 'Religion and Dialogue in Modern Societies' (ReDi) which investigated dialogical practice in the five metropolitan cities Oslo, Stockholm, London, Hamburg and Duisburg. It offers a range of case studies addressing two fields of activity: dialogue and interreligious encounters in the urban space and dialogue in education.
Categories: Philosophy

The Problem with Interreligious Dialogue

The Problem with Interreligious Dialogue

The Problem with Interreligious Dialogue: Plurality, Conflict and Elitism in Hindu-Christian-Muslim Relations provides an innovative approach to a central issue confronting Religious Studies, combining both theory and ethnography.

Author: Muthuraj Swamy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474256421

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Muthuraj Swamy provides a fresh perspective on the world religions paradigm and 'interreligious dialogue'. By challenging the assumption that 'world religions' operate as essential entities separate from the lived experiences of practitioners, he shows that interreligious dialogue is in turn problematic as it is built on this very paradigm, and on the myth of religious conflict. Offering a critique of the idea of 'dialogue' as it has been advanced by its proponents such as religious leaders and theologians whose aims are to promote inter-religious conversation and understanding, the author argues that this approach is 'elitist' and that in reality, people do not make sharp distinctions between religions, nor do they separate political, economic, social and cultural beliefs and practices from their religious traditions. Case studies from villages in southern India explore how Hindu, Muslim and Christian communities interact in numerous ways that break the neat categories often used to describe each religion. Swamy argues that those who promote dialogue are ostensibly attempting to overcome the separate identities of religious practitioners through understanding, but in fact, they re-enforce them by encouraging a false sense of separation. The Problem with Interreligious Dialogue: Plurality, Conflict and Elitism in Hindu-Christian-Muslim Relations provides an innovative approach to a central issue confronting Religious Studies, combining both theory and ethnography.
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The Church and Other Faiths

The Church and Other Faiths

This book investigates the coming-to-be, principal features and theological outcomes of interreligious dialogue as an activity of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Roman Catholic Church (Vatican).

Author: Douglas Pratt

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3034304544

Category: Religion

Page: 386

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This book investigates the coming-to-be, principal features and theological outcomes of interreligious dialogue as an activity of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Roman Catholic Church (Vatican). The embrace of dialogical engagement represents a dramatic departure from almost two millennia of hostile Christian regard toward other faiths. The development of this phenomenon is outlined and explored, with research focussed on the work of relevant offices of the WCC and the Vatican during the final four decades of the 20th century. A principal task has been to construct a comparative narrative that provides the basis for a close analysis and assessment of policy and practice, together with theological reflection and critique. A hypothesis of three dimensions, or theological 'moments', that constitute a theology of dialogue has both informed and been tested by the undergirding research. The conclusion suggests that the more inclusive term 'interfaith engagement' today better encapsulates the ongoing field of concern, action, and theological reflection with respect to Christian relations to other religions, and that a model of transcendental dialogue is now requisite for the future of this engagement.
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Contemporary Muslim Christian Encounters

Contemporary Muslim Christian Encounters

Contemporary Muslim-Christian Encounters: Developments, Diversity and Dialogues addresses the key issues in the present day global encounter between Christians and Muslims.

Author: Paul Hedges

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472588548

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Contemporary Muslim-Christian Encounters: Developments, Diversity and Dialogues addresses the key issues in the present day global encounter between Christians and Muslims. Divided into two parts, the first examines theoretical issues and concerns which affect dialogue between the two traditions. The second part highlights case studies from around the world. Chapters come from established scholars including Reuven Firestone, Douglas Pratt and Clinton Bennett, emerging scholars, as well as practitioner perspectives. Highlighting the diversity within the field of "Christian-Muslim" encounter, case studies cover examples from the US and globally, and include dialogue in the US post 9/11, Nigerian Muslims and Christians, and Christian responses to Islamophobia in the UK. Covering unique areas and those not explored in detail elsewhere, Contemporary Muslim-Christian Encounters: Developments, Diversity and Dialogues will be of interest to advanced students, researchers, and interfaith professionals.
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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Inter Religious Dialogue

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Inter Religious Dialogue

This comprehensive volume brings together a distinguished editorial team, including some of the field’s pioneers, to explore the aims, practice, and historical context of interfaith collaboration.

Author: Catherine Cornille

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118529942

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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This comprehensive volume brings together a distinguished editorial team, including some of the field’s pioneers, to explore the aims, practice, and historical context of interfaith collaboration. Explores in full the background, history, objectives, and discourse between the leaders and practitioners of the world’s major religions Examines relations between religions from around the world, moving well beyond the common focus on Christianity, to also cover over 12 major religions Features a wealth of case studies on contemporary interreligious dialogue Charts a long-term shift away from a competitive rivalry between belief systems, and a change in focus towards the more respectful, cooperative approach reflected in institutions such as the World Council of Churches Includes up-to-date commentary on the growing dialogue of recent years, written by some of the leading figures working in the field of interfaith discourse
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Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology

Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology

Comparative theology practices interfaith dialogue by means of comparative research. This volume asks whether theology and religious studies are able to mutually benefit from their critical and constructive reflections.

Author: Perry Schmidt-Leukel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1474285163

Category: Religion

Page:

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Talking Dialogue

Talking Dialogue

This book presents a wide range of insights from eleven case studies into the early history of several important international interreligious/interfaith dialogue organizations that have shaped the modern development of interreligious ...

Author: Karsten Lehmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110529173

Category: Religion

Page: 386

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Throughout the last two decades, the modern dialogue movement has gained worldwide significance. The knowledge about its origins is, however, still very limited. This book presents a wide range of insights from eleven case studies into the early history of several important international interreligious/interfaith dialogue organizations that have shaped the modern development of interreligious dialogue from the late nineteenth century up to the present. Based on new archival research, they describe, on the one hand, how these actors put their ideals into practice and, on the other, how they faced many challenges as pioneers in the establishment of new interreligious/interfaith organizational structures. This book concludes with a comparison of those case studies, bringing to light new and broader historico-sociological understanding of the beginnings of international and multi-religious interreligious/interfaith dialogue organizations over more than one century. The World’s Parliament of Religions / 1893 The Religiöser Menschheitsbund / 1921 The World Congress of Faiths / 1933-1950 The Committee on the Church and the Jewish People of the World Council of Churches / 1961 The Temple of Understanding / 1968 The International Association for Religious Freedom / 1969 The World Conference on Religion and Peace / 1970 The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions / 1989-1991 The Oxford International Interfaith Centre / 1993 The United Religions Initiative / 2000 The Universal Peace Federation / 2005 Based on these analyses, the authors identify three distinct groups with sometimes-conflicting interests that are shaping the movement: individual religious virtuosi, countercultural activists, and representatives of religious institutions. Published in cooperation with the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious & Intercultural Dialogue, Vienna.
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Confucianism and Christianity

Confucianism and Christianity

This book reflects on three broad themes of Confucian-Christian relations to assist in the appreciation of the church’s theology of mission.

Author: Edmund Kee-Fook Chia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000264234

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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This book reflects on three broad themes of Confucian-Christian relations to assist in the appreciation of the church’s theology of mission. While the themes of this volume are theological in orientation, the dialogue is engaged in from an interdisciplinary approach that prioritises the act of listening. Part I surveys the historical background necessary for an adequate understanding of the contemporary Confucian-Christian dialogues. It examines the history of Confucian-Christian relations, explores the Chinese Rites Controversy, and delineates the contemporary task of indigenizing Christianity by Sino-Christian theologians. Part II compares elements in the Confucian and Christian traditions that exemplify the epitome and fullness of spiritual development. It discusses the Confucian practice of rites (li), interrogates how the noble or exemplary person (junzi) competes, and outlines the Confucian understanding of sageliness (shengren). Lastly, Part III examines different aspects of the church’s engagements with the world outside of itself. It advocates for a Confucian-Christian hermeneutic of moral goodness, attends to the Confucian emphasis on moral self-cultivation, proposes that Confucian virtue ethics can shed light on Christian moral living, and offers a Confucian-Christian understanding of care for mother earth. This book is ideally suited to lecturers and students of both Christian studies and Confucian studies, as well as those engaged in mission studies and interfaith studies. It will also be a valuable resource for anyone interested in comparative religious and theological studies on Christianity and Confucianism.
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International Handbook of Inter religious Education

International Handbook of Inter religious Education

This Handbook is based on the conviction of its editors and contributing authors that understanding and acceptance of, as well as collaboration between religions has essential educational value.

Author: Kath Engebretson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402092601

Category: Education

Page: 1175

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This Handbook is based on the conviction of its editors and contributing authors that understanding and acceptance of, as well as collaboration between religions has essential educational value. The development of this Handbook rests on the f- ther assumption that interreligious education has an important role in elucidating the global demand for human rights, justice, and peace. Interreligious education reveals that the creeds and holy books of the world’s religions teach about sp- itual systems that reject violence and the individualistic pursuit of economic and political gain, and call their followers to compassion for every human being. It also seeks to lead students to an awareness that the followers of religions across the world need to be, and to grow in, dialogical relationships of respect and understa- ing. An essential aim of interreligious education is the promotion of understanding and engagement between people of different religions and, therefore, it has great potential to contribute to the common good of the global community. Interreligious education has grown from the interfaith movement, whose beg- ning is usually identi?ed with the World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893. This was the ?rst time in history that leaders of the eastern and we- ern religions had come together for dialogue, and to consider working together for global unity.
Categories: Education

The Interreligious situation of Cameroon

The Interreligious situation of Cameroon

Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Theology - Miscellaneous, grade: 2.0, , course: inter-faith dialogue and Migration, language: English, abstract: Migration in Cameroon in general has been caused by various factors.

Author: Emmanuel Wayi (Mico)

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656986843

Category: Religion

Page: 8

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Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Theology - Miscellaneous, grade: 2.0, , course: inter-faith dialogue and Migration, language: English, abstract: Migration in Cameroon in general has been caused by various factors. Of recent, there seem to be the feeling that though some people say that Cameroon is at peace there is a boiling pot. The interfaith situation of the country is such that has nursed tension and distrust for so long that if care is not taken, it may one day results to a terrible crisis. This paper tries to show that though the various religions in Cameroon try to promote peace, the tension within individual faiths may one day cause a new problem. Thus, there needs to be a tilt towards the inside to subdue all internal conflict before a true inter religious dialogue can exist in that country.
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Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Inter Faith Studies

Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Inter Faith Studies

... of serious interreligious controversies between Christians and Muslims , is the
phenomenon that declared the Islamic bid for social hegemony in the occupied
territories of what the Byzantines called the ' Oriental Christian patriarchies .

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131527678

Category: Religion

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Pathways for Inter Religious Dialogue in the Twenty First Century

Pathways for Inter Religious Dialogue in the Twenty First Century

While most dialogue works on past and contemporary matters, this volume takes on the relations among the Abrahamic religions and looks forward, toward the possibility of real and lasting dialogue. The book centers upon inter-faith issues.

Author: Vladimir Latinovic

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137507303

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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Without question, inter-religious relations are crucial in the contemporary age. While most dialogue works on past and contemporary matters, this volume takes on the relations among the Abrahamic religions and looks forward, toward the possibility of real and lasting dialogue. The book centers upon inter-faith issues. It identifies problems that stand in the way of fostering healthy dialogues both within particular religious traditions and between faiths. The volume's contributors strive for a realization of already existing common ground between religions. They engagingly explore how inter-religious dialogue can be re-energized for a new century.
Categories: Social Science