Religious Stereotyping and Interreligious Relations

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-08-14
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Religion can heal, but it can hurt as well. This collection of essays addresses some key issues of religious stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination, and considers a wide range of important topics which haunt our societies today. When stereotyping becomes the oxygen we inhale, when it is so important to us that we cannot see how we can survive without it - what can and should we do? Twenty-two scholars from Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America explore the anatomy of various forms of stereotyping and ways to oppose them.

Author Biography

Jesper Svartvik is the first holder of the Krister Stendahl Chair of Theology of Religion at Lund University, Sweden, and at the Swedish Theological Institute in Jerusalem.
Jakob Wirén is a doctoral candidate in Systematic Theology at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University, Sweden.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction: 'For Six Strange Weeks They Had Acted As If They Were Friends'; Jesper Svartvik
1. Public Theology: Reflection on the Future of the Discourse; James Haire
2. Love, Sexual Stereotypes and Confidence; Pamela Sue Anderson
3. The Ambiguous Power of Prejudice and Love; Werner G. Jeanrond
4. Gordon W. Allport's Scholarship Revisited; Jan Hermanson
5. Reflections on Public, Private and the Secular Space; Mona Siddiqui
6. What Is the Relationship between Stereotyping and the Place of Religion in the Public Sphere?; Blandine Chélini-Pont
7. Occidentalism; Mohammad Fazlhashemi
8. The Image of Islam and Muslims in Swedish Evangelical Press; Kristian Steiner
9. Stereotypes in Christian Theology: Methodological and Eschatological Aspects; Jakob Wirén
10. The Challenge of Tolerance and Peaceful Co-Existence between Christians and Muslims in Northern Nigeria; Thaddeus Umaru
11. Catholic-Jewish Reconciliation: From Theology to Diplomacy; Raymond Cohen
12. 'You Only Have I Known': Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christians in Light of the Partiality of God for Israel; Johanna W. H. van Wijk-Bos
13. Interfaith Monologue: The Presbyterian Church in Canada Statement of Relationship with the Jewish People; Mark Godin
14. Othering the Jews from the Church Pulpits; Gunnar Haaland
15. How Can We Be 'Both Loyal and Open?': Some Thought on Religious Education and Prejudice; Deborah Weissman
16. The Theological Contribution of the Palestinian Kairos Document; Yohanna Katanacho
17. Old Whines with New Spins; Peter Pettit
18. Recent Uses of of Halakhic Discourses in Israel: Encouraging Racism and Violence; Ophir Yarden
19. Joseph Goebbels, Kristina Söderbaum and Jud Süss (1940): Seventy Years Later; Erik Hedling
20. Asher Lev at the Israel Museum: Stereotyping Art and Craft; Alana Vincent
21. Can Stereotypes Be Banned?: Pastor Åke Green and the Limits and Limitations of the Freedom of Expression; Linde Lindkvist
22. Illogical, Unethical, and with a Hidden Agenda: Anti-Christian Propaganda in Early Modern Japan; Kristian Pella

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