Understanding Interreligious Relations

Paperback | December 21, 2013

EditorDavid Cheetham, Douglas Pratt, David Thomas

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The ways in which religious communities interact with one another is an increasing focus of scholarly research and teaching. Issues of interreligious engagement, inclusive of dialogue more specifically and relations more generally, attract widespread interest and concern. In a religiouslypluralist world, how different communities get along with each other is not just an academic question; it is very much a focus of socio-political and wider community attention. The study of religions and religion in the 21st century world must necessarily take account of relations within and betweenreligions, whether this is approached from a theological, historical, political, or any other disciplinary point of view. Understanding Interreligious Relations is a reference work of relevance to students and scholars as well as of interest to a wider informed public. It comprises two main parts. The first provides expositions and critical discussions of the ways in which "the other" has been construed and addressedfrom within the major religious traditions. The second presents analyses and discussions of key issues and topics in which interreligious relations are an integral constituent.The editors have assembled an authoritative and scholarly work that discusses perspectives on the religious "other" and interreligious relations that are typical of the major religious traditions; together with substantial original chapters from a cross-section of emerging and established scholarson main debates and issues in the wider field of interreligious relations.

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The ways in which religious communities interact with one another is an increasing focus of scholarly research and teaching. Issues of interreligious engagement, inclusive of dialogue more specifically and relations more generally, attract widespread interest and concern. In a religiouslypluralist world, how different communities get a...

David Cheetham has been teaching and researching the theology and philosophy of religions for over 15 years. He has published books and numerous articles in this field. He is the author or editor of Ways of Meeting and the Theology of Religions (Ashgate, 2013), Contemporary Practice and Method in the Philosophy of Religion (Continuum, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:December 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionI: Religions and the Religious OtherDavid Cheetham, Douglas Pratt, David Thomas: 2. David Cheetham: Religions and the Religious Other3. Jeffery Long: Hinduism and the Religious Other4. Ed Kessler: Judaism and the Religious Other5. Elizabeth Harris: Buddhism and the Religious Other6. Perry Schmidt-Leukel: Christianity and the Religious Other7. David Thomas: Islam and the Religious OtherII: Themes and Issues in Interreligious Relations8. Andrew Wingate: Interreligious Conversion9. Marianne Moyaert: Interreligious Dialogue10. Peter Phan and Jonathan Y. Tan: Interreligious Majority Minority Dynamics11. Douglas Pratt: Fundamentalism, Exclusivism and Religious Extremism12. Anna Halafoff: Encounter as Conflict: Interfaith Peace-Building13. Nicholas Adams: Interreligious Engagement in the Public Sphere14. Mario Aquilar: Dialogue, Liberation and Justice15. Catherine Cornille: Multiple Religious Belonging16. David Vishanoff: Boundaries and Encounters17. Paul Weller: Interreligious Co-Operation18. David Cheetham, Douglas Pratt, David Thomas: The Future of Engagement: Emerging Issues and TrendsBibliography