Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue

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James Heft
Oxford University Press, USA, Nov 21, 2011 - Religion - 222 pages
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How can the world's many religions overcome ideological differences and come together to promote understanding, justice and peace? In this groundbreaking volume, James L. Heft and fifteen other leading scholars of the world's major religions show how to answer this crucial question. Structured as a scholarly dialogue, Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue contains essays by five Catholic scholars who have committed to extensive study of and dialogue with another world religion. Each scholar presents an assessment of the present state of interreligious dialogue between the Catholic Church and practitioners of a a particular faith, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. These assessments are followed by critical responses from two scholars of the tradition under discussion, as well as concluding comments from the Catholic scholar who offered the assessment.
 

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Contents

1 Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue
3
Catholicism and Judaism
23
3 MuslimChristian Dialogue in Difficult Times
57
Some Catholic Reflections on the CatholicHindu Encounter
89
The Catholic Church and Its Dialogue with Buddhists
127
An Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue
169
Index
209
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Fr. James L. Heft, S.M. (Marianist), Alton Brooks Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California, is the author or editor of twelve books and over 170 scholarly articles, and currently serves at the President of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC. His recent research has focused on the mission of Catholic education and interreligious dialogue.

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