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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Inter-Religious Dialogue

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Inter-Religious Dialogue

by Catherine Cornille
     
 

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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

Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"These chapters show that the Companion is not just a status quaestionis of the established theory and practice of interreligious dialogue: it actually tries to contribute to its theoretical and practical development." (Journal of Empirical Theology, 2014)

"In summation, Cornille has served up what must surely establish itself as one of the core reference texts in any serious library on interreligious dialogue, encounters, and relations." (Journal of Religious History, 3 September 2014)

"Instructively, the volume's impressive breadth and scholarship serve to orient readers to the future and its possibilities rather than to an alleged final word on a given dialogue. Every library and student in this and related disciplines should hold a copy." (Religious Studies Review, 16 June 2014)

"Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners." (Choice, 1 February 2014)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470655207
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Series
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.30(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Inter-Religious Dialogue is a landmark accomplishment that offers a definitive map of the terrain of a robust field and its growing literature. But the internationally recognized experts gathered herein do far more than report on the already known. This treasure trove of essays opens onto new vistas and poses vital questions that must be answered as scholars venture into terra incognita. Comprehensive, authoritative, creative and cutting-edge — this is a must read collection for beginners and experts alike."
John J. Thatamanil, Union Theological Seminary

Meet the Author

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).

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