Interfaith Dialogue

Global Perspectives

  • Edmund Kee-Fook Chia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. The Second Vatican Council and Nostra Aetate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Louis Fitzgerald
      Pages 3-15
    3. Edmund Kee-Fook Chia
      Pages 45-56
  3. Islam and Muslims Around the Globe

  4. What Christians Can Learn

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Paul F. Knitter
      Pages 129-142
    3. Michael Amaladoss
      Pages 143-154
    4. Jonathan Y. Tan
      Pages 155-167
    5. Emi Mase-Hasegawa
      Pages 169-179
  5. Methods and Models for Interfaith Dialogue

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 277-284

About this book


 This book addresses issues central to today’s Catholic Church, focusing on the relationship between various religions in different contexts and regions across the world. The diverse array of contributors present an inclusively interfaith enterprise, investigating a wide range of encounters and perspectives. The essays include approaches from the Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Bahá’í traditions, in a variety of geographic contexts. Contributors reflect on Muslims in the West, Christian-Buddhist social activism, and on Chinese, Indian, and Japanese religions. The volume also explores the experiences of communities that are often marginalized and overlooked such as the Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders of Australia and the Karen tribal peoples of Thailand. Contributors examine the works of the Focolare, Gülen, and Risshō Kōsei-kai movements, and integrate the vision of Raimon Panikkar and Ken Wilber. Chapters incorporate discussions of dialogue documents such as Nostra Aetate and Dabru Emet, and methodologies such as Receptive Ecumenism, Comparative Theology, and Scriptural Reasoning. Among other goals, the book seeks to offer glimpses into interfaith dialogues across the world and examine what Christians can learn from other religions and global contexts.   


Interfaith Global Religion Dialogue Nostra Aetate Christian-Jewish relations Christianity comparative religion dialogue religion social science sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Edmund Kee-Fook Chia
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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