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The idea of dialogue between religions has come to represent the proper or ideal form of interreligious engagement. Rather than competing with one another for territories, converts or religious superiority, religions have come to adopt a more constructive attitude toward one another, collaborating in various types of social projects and exchanging views on common religious questions.The Companion to Inter-Religious Dialogue is a uniquely comprehensive and wide-ranging volume exploring the development, the conditions, and the current state of play in dialogue between different religions. The result is an indispensable volume for students, scholars and practitioners of inter-religious dialogue

Author Biography

Catherine Cornille is Professor of Comparative Theology at Boston College, USA, where she chairs the department of Theology and runs symposia on interreligious discourse. Professor Cornille is a widely published authority in this field, whose books include Many Mansions? Multiple Religious Belonging and Christian Identity (2002), The Im-Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue (2008) and Interreligious Dialogue and Cultural Change (2012).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors ix

Introduction xii

Part I Focal Topics 1

1 The History of Inter-Religious Dialogue 3
Leonard Swidler

2 Conditions for Inter-Religious Dialogue 20
Catherine Cornille

3 Monastic Inter-Religious Dialogue 34
Pierre-François de Béthune, OSB

4 Comparative Theology and Inter-Religious Dialogue 51
Francis X. Clooney, SJ

5 Scriptural Reasoning as Inter-Religious Dialogue 64
Marianne Moyaert

6 Inter-Religious Worship 87
Michael Amaladoss, SJ

7 Art and Inter-Religious Dialogue 99
Mary Anderson

8 Inter-Religious Dialogue and Interstitial Theology 117
Tinu Ruparell

9 Inter-Religious Dialogue and Social Action 133
Paul F. Knitter

10 Inter-Religious Dialogue and Peacebuilding 149
S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana

11 Women in Inter-Religious Dialogue 168
Jeannine Hill Fletcher

Part II Case Studies 185

12 Buddhist–Hindu Dialogue 187
David Peter Lawrence

13 Jewish–Christian Dialogue 205
Yaakov Ariel

14 Jewish–Muslim Dialogue 224
Reuven Firestone

15 Christian–Muslim Dialogue 244
Daniel Madigan, SJ

16 Shinto–Buddhist Dialogue 261
Aasulv Lande

17 Muslim–Hindu Dialogue 279
Anna Bigelow

18 Christian–Confucian Dialogue 296
John Berthrong

19 Dialogue between Islam and African Religions 311
John Azumah

20 Hindu–Christian Dialogue 325
Anantanand Rambachan

21 Native American Spirituality and Christianity 346
Achiel Peelman

22 Islam and Buddhism 360
Imtiyaz Yusuf

23 Christian–Buddhist Dialogue 376
Paul O. Ingram

24 Buddhist–Jewish Relations 394
Nathan Katz

25 Hindu–Jewish Encounters 410
Barbara A. Holdrege

26 The Implicit Dialogue of Confucian Muslims 438
William Chittick and Sachiko Murata

27 A Confucian–Jewish Dialogue 450
Galia Patt-Shamir and Ping Zhang

28 The Mormon–Evangelical Dialogue 468
Robert L. Millet

Index 479

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