The Religious Other

Author: Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739192574
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The Religious Other from the Author: Alon Goshen-Gottstein. One of the biggest challenges for relations between religions is the view of the religious Other. The question touches the roots of our theological views. The Religious Other: Hostility, Hospitality, and the Hope of Human Flourishing explores the views of multiple religious traditions on how to regard otherness. How does one move from hostility to hospitality? How can hospitality be understood not simply as social hospitality but as theological hospitality, making room for the religious Other on theological grounds? What is our vision for the flourishing of the Other, while respecting his otherness? This volume is an exercise in constructive interreligious theology. By including perspectives of Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic traditions, it approaches these challenges from multiple perspectives, highlighting commonalities in approach and ways in which one tradition might inspire another.

In Response To The Religious Other

Author: Marianne Moyaert
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739193724
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In Response To The Religious Other from the Author: Marianne Moyaert. In the vast collection of his writings, the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur only sporadically raised the issue of interreligious dialogue. In this book, comparative theologian Marianne Moyaert argues that Ricoeur’s hermeneutical philosophy offers valuable signposts for a better understanding of the complexities related to interreligious dialogue. By revisiting the key insights of Ricoeur’s wider oeuvre from the perspective of interfaith dialogue, Moyaert elaborates a Ricoeurian interreligious hermeneutic. In Response to the Religious Other provides a coherent interreligious reading of Ricoeur’s philosophy of religion, his hermeneutical anthropology, his ethical hermeneutics. Moyaert shows that Ricoeur makes an exceptionally rewarding conversation partner for anyone wishing to explore the complex issues associated with interreligious dialogue. This book is essential for studies of hermeneutics, ethics, religious philosophy, global cooperation and hospitality, comparative theology, and religious identity.

Church And Religious Other

Author: Gerard Mannion
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567032868
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Church And Religious Other from the Author: Gerard Mannion. Bringing together the prestigious speakers from the inaugural Church in Our Times Lecture Series at Liverpool Hope University, this volume explores key current affairs in ecclesiology.

Never Wholly Other

Author: Jerusha Tanner Lamptey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190458011
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Never Wholly Other from the Author: Jerusha Tanner Lamptey. How does the Qur'an depict the religious Other? Historically, this question has provoked extensive debate among Islamic scholars about the identity, nature, and status of such religious Others. Today, this debate assumes great importance because of the widening experience of religious plurality, which prompts inquiry into convergences and divergences in belief and practice as well as controversy over the appropriate forms of interaction among different religions. The persistence of religious violence also gives rise to difficult questions about the relationship between the depiction of religious Others, and intolerance and oppression. Scholars have traditionally accounted for the coexistence of religious similarity and difference by resorting either to models that depict religions as isolated entities or models that arrange religions in a static, evaluative hierarchy. In response to the limitations of this discourse, Jerusha Tanner Lamptey constructs an alternative conceptual and hermeneutical approach that draws insights from the work of Muslim women interpreters of the Qur'an, feminist theology, and semantic analysis. She employs this approach to reevaluate, reinterpret, and reenvision the Qur'anic discourse on religious difference. Through a close reading of the Qur'anic text, she distinguishes between two forms of religious difference: hierarchical and lateral. She goes on to explore the complex relationality that exists among Qur'anic concepts of hierarchical religious difference and to articulate a new, integrated model of religious pluralism. Using an interdisciplinary approach to confront existing Islamic scholarship, Lamptey's Never Wholly Other offers a new genre of theology.

The Public Face Of African New Religious Movements In Diaspora

Author: Dr Afe Adogame
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472420101
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The Public Face Of African New Religious Movements In Diaspora from the Author: Dr Afe Adogame. This book provides new theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting ANRMs and African-derived religions in diaspora. Contributors focus on groups and movements drawn from Christian, Islamic, Jewish and African-derived religious movements and explore their provenance and patterns of emergence, their belief systems and ritual practices. The book offers new insights into how ANRMs can be better defined, approached, and interpreted by scholars, policy makers and media practitioners alike.

The Religious Other

Author: Muḥammad Suhail ʻUmar
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789694164144
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The Religious Other from the Author: Muḥammad Suhail ʻUmar.

The Second Vatican Council On Other Religions

Author: Gerald O'Collins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191652903
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The Second Vatican Council On Other Religions from the Author: Gerald O'Collins. Many observers greeted the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) as the most important religious event in the twentieth century. Its implementation and impact are still being felt in the Catholic Church, the wider Christian world, and beyond. One sea change that Vatican II brought concerned Roman Catholic attitudes towards Judaism, Islam, and other religions. Gerald O'Collins breaks fresh ground by examining in detail five documents from the Council which embodied a new mind set about other religious faiths and mandated changes that quickly led to international and national dialogues between the Catholic Church and the followers of non-Christian religions. The book also includes chapters on the insights that prepared the way for the re-thinking expressed by Vatican II, and on the follow-up to the Council's teaching found in the work of Pope John Paul II and Jacques Dupuis. O'Collins ably illustrates how the Council made a startling advance in official Catholic teaching about followers of other living faiths. Carefully researched, the book is written in the clear, accessible style that readers of previous works by O'Collins will recognize.

Understanding Interreligious Relations

Author: David Cheetham
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199645841
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Understanding Interreligious Relations from the Author: David Cheetham. Understanding Interreligious Relations is a multi-authored volume that explores the theme of the 'religious other' from the perspective of five major religions--Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam--and discusses a range of issues in which interreligious relations are central. These include conversion, the impact and nature of religious extremism, the contemporary development of inter-religious dialogue, the dynamics operating betweenmajority and minority religious groups, belonging to more than one religion or faith tradition, examples of cross-religious co-operation, religion in the public domain, and the task of peace-building, among others.In a religiously plural world, how different religious communities get along with one another is not just an academic question; it is very much a focus of socio-political and wider community attention. The challenge to understand interreligious relations is of critical importance in today's world.

Encountering Religious Pluralism

Author: Harold Netland
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830815524
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Encountering Religious Pluralism from the Author: Harold Netland. Critically analyzes the origins and influence of contemporary religious pluralism. Specifically addresses the theological philosophies of John Hick. Also discusses Christian apologetic-ism.