World Religions in Dialogue, Enhanced Edition: A Comparative Theological Approach

World Religions in Dialogue, Enhanced Edition: A Comparative Theological Approach

by Pim Valkenberg (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599827995
Publisher: Anselm Academic
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author


Pim (Wilhelmus G. B. M) Valkenberg is an ordinary professor of religion and culture in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. His most recent books are Renewing Islam by Service: A Christian View of Fethullah Gülen and the Hizmet Movement (CUA Press, 2015) and (with Dr. Anthony Cirelli) Nostra Aetate: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Catholic Church’s Dialogue with Jews and Muslims (CUA Press, 2016).

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Introduction

Exploring World Religions through Dialogue *

What Makes This Book Different?

Information about world religions is easy to get. While most students will search the Internet, teachers of world religions will often explore recently published texts. Regardless of approach, a wealth of information is available. So what makes this book worthwhile? More importantly, what makes this book different from other sources of information on world religions?

Like other sources, this book includes trustworthy information by well-informed scholars about the five world religions most relevant to the Western culture of North America and Europe—namely, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Unlike many other sources, however, this book does not approach these religions from a “neutral” or an “objective” viewpoint. Instead, it presents them from the perspective of scholars immersed in religious traditions and engaged in interreligious dialogue.. . . . .

Baltimore, March 8, 2013, and January 8, 2016

Pim Valkenberg

Table of Contents


CONTENTS

Introduction: Exploring World Religions through Dialogue

Pim Valkenberg

PART 1: CHRISTIANITY

Kristin Johnston Largen and Whitney Bauman

Chapter 1: An Insider’s Perspective

Chapter 2: An Outsider’s Perspective

Chapter 3: Texts and Commentary

Chapter 4: Concluding Reflections

Resources for Further Study

PART 2: JUDAISM

Philip A. Cunningham and Jan Katzew

Chapter 5: An Outsider’s Perspective

Chapter 6: An Insider’s Perspective

Chapter 7: Texts and Commentary

Chapter 8: Concluding Reflections

Resources for Further Study

PART 3: ISLAM

Rita George-Tvrtković and Zeki Saritoprak

Chapter 9: An Outsider’s Perspective

Chapter 10: An Insider’s Perspective

Chapter 11: Texts and Commentary

Chapter 12: Concluding Reflections

Resources for Further Study

PART 4: HINDUISM

Aimee Upjohn Light and Madhuri M. Yadlapati

Chapter 13: An Outsider’s Perspective

Chapter 14: An Insider’s Perspective

Chapter 15: Texts and Commentary

Chapter 16: Concluding Reflections

Resources for Further Study

PART 5: BUDDHISM

Peter Feldmeier and Heng Sure

Chapter 17: An Outsider’s Perspective

Chapter 18: An Insider’s Perspective

Chapter 19: Texts and Commentary

Chapter 20: Concluding Reflections

Resources for Further Study

Conclusion: Learning World Religions by Encountering Religious Others

Pim Valkenberg

Contributors

Index

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