Interfaith Dialogue

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A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the Catholic approach to interreligious dialogue in our time.

When the Second Vatican Council published its teaching on Christianity in relation to other religious traditions (Nostra Aetate) everyone knew a threshold had been crossed. Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald and Dr. John Borelli have been participating in the crossing of that threshold for many years. This book tells the tale of what it has been like to have been engaged in interreligious dialogue and what has been accomplished since Nostra Aetate was promulgated.

The reader finds in this work a sober assessment of today's difficult situation and the inspiring story of a church that has tried to open itself to honest conversation with representatives of all the worlds great faiths.

Archbishop Michael L. Fitzgerald, a member of the Missionaries of Africa, served as President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in the Vatican.

John Borelli is Special Assistant to the President of Georgetown University for Interreligious Initiatives. He served as Associate Director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Book Details

Interfaith Dialogue
A Catholic View
Michael L. Fitzgerald
John Borelli
... challenges Christian in our post-9/11 world to move beyond confrontation and to overcome persistent stereotyping and prejudice in dialogue.
...a report on Catholic experience with interfaith relations, reflecting the international scene and particularly developments in Great Britain and the United States.
Fitzgerald and Borelli help us understand that Pope John Paul II was right: "Either we learn to walk together in peace and harmony, or we drift apart and ruin ourselves and others."
A comprehensive survey of Catholic developments regarding into-faith relations with Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism since Vatican II.
... this book remains a sign of hope to all seeking to live faithfully in a religiously plural world.
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