The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Inter-Religious Dialogue

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-05-22
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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This comprehensive volume brings together a distinguished editorial team, including some of the field’s pioneers, to explore the aims, practice, and historical context of interfaith collaboration. 

  • Explores in full the background, history, objectives, and discourse between the leaders and practitioners of the world’s major religions
  • Examines relations between religions from around the world, moving well beyond the common focus on Christianity, to also cover over 12 major religions
  • Features a wealth of case studies on contemporary interreligious dialogue
  • Charts a long-term shift away from a competitive rivalry between belief systems, and a change in focus towards the more respectful, cooperative approach reflected in institutions such as the World Council of Churches
  • Includes up-to-date commentary on the growing dialogue of recent years, written by some of the leading figures working in the field of interfaith discourse

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

List of Contributors


Focal Topics

1. History of Interreligious Dialogue
Leonard Swidler                                                        

2. Conditions for Interreligious Dialogue
Catherine Cornille

3. Monastic Interreligious Dialogue
Pierre de Béthune                          

4. Comparative Theology and Interreligious Dialogue                       
Francis Clooney

5. Scriptural Reasoning: Reading Sacred Scripture under One Tent
Marianne Moyaert

6. Interreligious Worship
Michael Amaladoss

7. Art and Interreligious Dialogue
Mary Anderson               

8. Interreligious Dialogue and Interstitial Theology
Tinu Ruparell

9. Interreligious Dialogue and Social Action
Paul Knitter

10. Interreligious Dialogue and Peace Building
S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana

11. Women and Interreligious Dialogue
Jeannine Hill-Fletcher

Case Studies

12. Buddhist-Hindu Dialogue
David Lawrence               

13. Jewish-Christian Dialogue
Yaakov Ariel                                                      

14. Jewish-Muslim Dialogue
Reuven Firestone

15. Christian-Muslim Dialogue
Daniel Madigan                                                

16. Buddhist-Shinto Dialogue
Aasluv Lande                                    

17. Muslim-Hindu Dialogue
Anna Bigelow

18. Christian-Confucian Dialogue
John Berthrong

19. Dialogue between Islam and African Religions
John Azumah

20. Hindu-Christian Dialogue: You Cannot Give Without Taking
Anant Rambachan                                          

21. Native American Spirituality and Christianity: From Confrontation to Dialogue
Achiel Peelman

22. Islam and Buddhism: From Co-Existence to Dialogue
Imtiyaz Yusuf 

23. Christian-Buddhist Dialogue
Paul Ingram                                                       

24. Buddhist-Jewish Relations
Nathan Katz                      

25. Jewish-Hindu Dialogue
Barbara Holdrege            

26. The Implicit Dialogue of Confucian Muslims
Bill and Sachiko Chittick-Murata

27. Confucian-Jewish Dialogue
Galia Patt-Shamir and Zhang Ping

28. Mormon-Evangelical Dialogue: Retrospect and Prospect
Robert Millet

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