Pope Francis and Interreligious Dialogue

Religious Thinkers Engage with Recent Papal Initiatives

  • Harold Kasimow
  • Alan Race

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Harold Kasimow, Alan Race
    Pages 1-3
  3. In His Own Words

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Pope Francis
      Pages 7-81
  4. Part II

  5. Reflection and Final Assessment

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 329-348

About this book


This book engages thinkers from different religious and humanist traditions in response to Pope Francis’s pronouncements on interreligious dialogue. The contributors write from the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Humanism. Each author elaborates on how the pope’s openness to dialogue and invitation to practical collaboration on global concerns represents a significant achievement as the world faces an uncertain future. The theological tension within the Catholic double commitment to evangelization on the one hand, and dialogue on the other, remains unresolved for most writers, but this does not prevent them from praising the strong invitation to dialogue–especially with the focus on justice, peace, and ecological sustainability. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Harold Kasimow
    • 1
  • Alan Race
    • 2
  1. 1.Grinnell CollegeGrinnell, IAUSA
  2. 2.World Congress of FaithsLondonUK

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