Theology and the Dialogue of Religionsby S. J. Michael Barnes
Pub. Date: 04/01/2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Michael Barnes SJ contributes to the debate about the place of inter-religious relations in the life of the Church by developing a "theology of dialogue". He offers a critique of much current thinking in this area and proposes instead a theology rooted in the themes of welcome and hospitality. He argues for a vision of Christianity as a "school of faith", a community called not only to teach others but to learn from them as well.
Table of ContentsPart I. The Returning Other: 1. Rethinking theology of religions; 2. Remembering the Covenant; 3. Facing the Other; 4. Learning something of God; Part II. Dialogue and God: 5. Telling the Christian story; 6. Reflecting on 'an other' experience; 7. Forming the school of faith; 8. Contemplating the depths of God; 9. Negotiating the middle.
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