Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue

Interfaith Dialogue

Global Perspectives

Editors: Chia, Edmund Kee-Fook (Ed.)

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  • Presents a lively discussion of the critical theme of interfaith dialogue from different religious and cultural perspectives
  • Offers a  wide range of perspectives, including voices from outside of the North Atlantic 
  • Provides a range of approaches to the investigation of interfaith dialogue, including theory, praxis, and compelling examples from around the world 
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 This book addresses issues central to today’s Catholic Church, focusing on the relationship between various religions in different contexts and regions across the world. The diverse array of contributors present  an inclusively interfaith enterprise, investigating a wide range of encounters and perspectives. The essays include approaches from the Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Bahá’í traditions, in a variety of geographic contexts. Contributors reflect on Muslims in the West, Christian-Buddhist social activism, and on Chinese, Indian, and Japanese religions. The volume also explores the experiences of communities that are often marginalized and overlooked such as the Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders of Australia and the Karen tribal peoples of Thailand. Contributors examine the works of the Focolare, Gülen, and Risshō Kōsei-kai movements, and integrate the vision of Raimon Panikkar and Ken Wilber. Chapters incorporate discussions of dialogue documents such as Nostra Aetate and Dabru Emet, and methodologies such as Receptive Ecumenism, Comparative Theology, and Scriptural Reasoning. Among other goals, the book seeks to offer glimpses into interfaith dialogues across the world and examine what Christians can learn from other religions and global contexts.   

About the authors

 Edmund Kee-Fook Chia is originally from Malaysia. He served for eight years as Executive Secretary of Interreligious Dialogue for the Asian Bishops’ Conferences, and taught for seven years at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, USA. Since 2011 he has been teaching at the Australian Catholic University. He is the author of Edward Schillebeeckx and Interreligious Dialogue.

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“This book extends the usual western oriented discussion of religions to encompass a broad canvas of issues, concerns, and perspectives. It provides a real snapshot of the complexities, promises, and new avenues opened up by interfaith dialogue in very different contexts and perspectives. It will be helpful to both the novice and the expert , which is quite a rare achievement. I commend it.” (Gavin D'Costa, Professor of Catholic Theology, University of Bristol, UK)

“Fifty years after Vatican II, the doors opened to dialogue with other religions by the council documents remain at the vanguard of how Christians ought to approach and interact with others in a religiously diverse world. Our Roman Catholic and other friends in this book show how interfaith dialogue is now a global phenomenon to be engaged in multiple directions and at various levels. In a world of wall-building and militarization, we need to lift high these models of Christian commitment that witness relationally in a pluralistic world.” (Amos Yong, Professor of Theology & Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA )

"Unique in its scope and depth, Interfaith Dialogue engages a broad spectrum of international scholars and religions as no other book has. Only someone with Edmund Chia's vast experience and knowledge in this field could have produced such a volume. It is both an excellent and comprehensive textbook as well as a resource for advanced scholars." (Michel Andraos, Professor, Department of Intercultural Studies and Ministry, Catholic Theological Union, USA)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interfaith Dialogue
Book Subtitle
Global Perspectives
Editors
  • Edmund Kee-Fook Chia
Series Title
Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59698-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59698-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59697-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 284
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