Theology and the Dialogue of Religions Paperback / softback
Part of the Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine series
Theology of religions is an area of theological reflection on inter-religious relations which raises fundamental questions for all people of faith in a pluralist, post-modern world.
How to practise a religious faith with integrity while respecting other claims to ultimate truth?
Must 'the other' always be regarded as a problematic complication on the fringes of a Christianity-centred world? Is there a 'third way' between an all-dominating exclusivism and a vapid relativism?
This book contributes to the debate about the place of inter-religious relations in the life of the Church by developing a 'theology of dialogue'.
In offering a critique of much current thinking in this area, Michael Barnes SJ 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 just to teach others but to learn from them as well.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 292 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 14/03/2002
- Category: Christian theology
- ISBN: 9780521009089