The Future of Interreligious Dialogue

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Drawn from a conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the landmark Vatican II document, Nostra Aetate (“Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions”), this multi-perspec­tive collection of essays by the world’s leading scholars of theology and interreligious dialogue brings new ferment to the field of interreligious understanding.

In addition to the editors, contributors in­clude (among others) John T. Thatamanil, John Borelli, Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Roger Haight, John Pawlikowski, Dwight Hopkins, Shira Lander, and Sallie B. King.

Charles L. Cohen is E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions at UW-Madison and former director of the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions.

Paul F. Knitter is the Emeritus Paul Tillich Pro­fessor of Theology, World Religions, and Culture at Union Theological Seminary, New York.

Ulrich Rosenhagen, formerly associate direc­tor of the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, is a lecturer in religious studies at UW-Madison.

Book Details

The Future of Interreligious Dialogue
A Multireligious Conversation on Nostra Aetate
Charles L. Cohen
Paul F. Knitter
Ulrich Rosenhagen

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Seventeen essays provide Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu perspectives. Each paper is confessional, scholarly, and challenging.
"An invaluable resource for those engaged in interreligious dialogue via presenting the seminal role Nostra Aetate has played in shaping such dialogue since its promulgation as well as the shortcomings inherent to the Declaration, and by providing insightful and challenging suggestions pertinent to the future of interreligious dialogue."
This much-needed book contributes to the discussion on why and how we need to move beyond Nostra Aetate—given that half a century after this declaration, "our age" requires fresh responses.
This superb volume opens new horizons on dialogue between and among religious traditions. The authors situate Nostra Aetate in a global context, respecting what this 1965 document inspired while transcending its limits. Every essay sparkles with insight and deep learning. An exceptional book: bold, creative, and visionary
This is simply the best study in any language of Vatican II's Declaration on the Relation of the Catholic Church to Non-Christian Religions, Nostra Aetate. Including essays by the most knowledgeable experts in the field of interreligious dialogue, the volume studies the history of the Declaration, its central teachings, and its reception, and presents responses by scholars of other religions. If you want to know where interreligious dialogue is going, this book is a sure and instructive guide.
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