The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Inter-Religious Dialogue, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118529944
  • ISBN-13: 9781118529942
  • DDC: 201.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 507 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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In recent decades, the notion of dialogue has become increasingly common in describing the proper relationship between religions. Rather than competing with one another over territories, converts, or claims, religions have generally come to adopt a more conciliatory and constructive attitude toward one another, collaborating in social projects and exchanging views on common religious questions. This uniquely comprehensive volume brings together a distinguished editorial team, including some of the fields pioneers, to explore the aims, practice, and historical context of inter-religious dialogue. It explores the links between a multitude of faiths around the world, from Shinto to Mormonism, separated either by geography or by their disparate ideas and practices.The Companion examines a range of broad developments and issues including the history of dialogue, its pre-conditions, the relationship between dialogue and social action, and peace-building. It combines this with a range of specific case studies exploring interactions between faiths. These faith-groups include Christians and Confucians, Muslims and the adherents of Africas diverse faiths, and Jews and Hindus, amongst others. Including up-to-date commentary on the growing engagement in recent years, it explores in full the important channels of communication now open between the scholars and practitioners of the worlds religions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
The Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Religion.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Focal Topics.
2: The History of Inter-Religious Dialogue.
3: Conditions for Inter-Religious Dialogue.
4: Monastic Inter-Religious Dialogue.
5: Comparative Theology and Inter-Religious Dialogue.
6: Scriptural Reasoning as Inter-Religious Dialogue.
7: Inter-Religious Worship.
8: Art and Inter-Religious Dialogue.
9: Inter-Religious Dialogue and Interstitial Theology.
10: Inter-Religious Dialogue and Social Action.
11: Inter-Religious Dialogue and Peacebuilding.
12: Women in Inter-Religious Dialogue.
13: Case Studies.
14: Buddhist–Hindu Dialogue.
15: Jewish–Christian Dialogue.
16: Jewish–Muslim Dialogue.
17: Christian–Muslim Dialogue.
18: Shinto–Buddhist Dialogue.
19: Muslim–Hindu Dialogue.
20: Christian–Confucian Dialogue.
21: Dialogue between Islam and African Religions.
22: Hindu–Christian Dialogue.
23: Native American Spirituality and Christianity.
24: Islam and Buddhism.
25: Christian–Buddhist Dialogue.
26: Buddhist–Jewish Relations.
27: Hindu–Jewish Encounters.
28: The Implicit Dialogue of Confucian Muslims.
29: A Confucian–Jewish Dialogue.
30: The Mormon–Evangelical Dialogue.