Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 723–733 | Cite as

A Psychology of Religious Plurality: From Intra-Religious Dialogue to Intra-Psychic Reality

Original Paper


Panikkar’s (The intra-religious dialogue, 1978) classic, re-issued by Paulist Press in 1999, grapples with the theological challenges in the disciplines of comparative theology and the theology of religions through what he terms, “intra-religious dialogue.” In this psychology of religious plurality, I use works from a variety of disciplines to highlight the achievements of Panikkar’s intra-religious dialogue, as well as to critique his work in the hope of finding categories of understanding that can be profitably used to face the inter-personal crises of the contemporary world, namely religious terrorism.


Theological pluralism Panikkar Inter-faith dialogue Religious terrorism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Drew UniversityMadisonUSA

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