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About this book
Religious and ethnic diversity have become crucial and pressing concerns in Europe: in particular, the presence of Muslims, their integration, citizenship, and how to deal with the influx of refugees. Can we draw on the resources of religions and their leaders for models of peaceful coexistence or do religious identities constitute obstacles to cooperation and unity?
This volume treats “Islam, Religions, and Pluralism in Europe” based on a 2014 conference in Montenegro. Experts analyze Islam and Muslim issues as well as Christian perspectives and state social policies. Case studies drawn from Western and Eastern Europe including the Balkans, constructively review and interrogate diverse theological, philosophical, pedagogical, legal, and political models and strategies that deal with pluralism.
· Theological and Philosophical Reflections on Pluralism
· Western Europe: Plurality in Pedagogy and Society
· Balkans and Eastern Europe: Islam, Dialogue, and Plurality
· Broad readership: academics, students, educators, interested public
Ednan Aslan is the Chair of Islamic Religious Education in the Centre for Teacher Training and Institute for Islamic Studies at the University of Vienna.
Ranja Ebrahim is a pre doctoral assistant and doctoral student at the Institute for Islamic Religious Education at the University of Vienna.
Marcia Hermansen is Director of Islamic World Studies at Loyola University Chicago where she is a Professor in the Theology Department.